D Good Flooring are committed to playing their part in prolonging the planet. With more pressure than ever being put on our planets natural resources, it has never been more important for everyone to play their part and recognise how our habits and desires effect the world around us. D Good Flooring have access to products and materials which have come from a renewable source and are sustainable.
Being sustainable does not mean compromising on style
Your individual tastes and lifestyle are both important factors to think about when renovating an area of your home. If you are looking for a natural wood, why not look into reclaimed options? Or If you want to add warmth to a room, consider natural ways of doing so, such as a cork or wool which are both natural insulators. Not only will you reduce your energy costs, you'll be using a renewable source which is much more sustainable than underfloor heating.
Another attractive and popular alternative to hardwood flooring is bamboo flooring due to its eco-friendly properties. Bamboo is durable and as a regenerating grass it grows much faster than hardwood trees, making Bamboo flooring a environmentally friendly choice.
Engineered wood flooring also benefits as an excellent heat conductor due to its dense core. Many manufacturers are FSC certified, which means that their wood products have been sustainably sourced from an approved forest. This accreditation shows that each stage of the process involved with creating the floor, has been taken with the environmental impact in mind.
It’s also worth considering whether your flooring could be recycled at the end of its lifespan. Short-lived flooring might look great, but in a few years it will be contributing to landfills, this is why is it important to also consider durability when choosing a new floor.
Working with a sustainable contractor
D Good Flooring understand that we can reduce our own impact on the environment by making small changes to our working practices. For example, by planning our working day effectively this reduces our time on the road so we can limit our carbon footprint. We also operate a paperless service where our customer requirements allow us to and chose to use products which have been sustainably sourced and only order what we need.
We are committed to continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and working to prevent pollution. We pay particular attention to waste minimisation and resource efficiency and ensure we source sustainable materials where practically and economically feasible. We take the Government’s aim to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted very seriously.
The communities in which we operate can be affected by our projects and we work towards mitigating the potential nuisance of our activities. Where required by clients, we work to the Considerate Constructors standard.
We work to ensure that we interact positively with the communities in which we operate. Effective communication is important so that all those who work for us or on our behalf are aware of their responsibilities to ensure a high standard of environmental and community care is maintained. Where possible we recruit our staff locally to support the local economy.
We are committed to reducing our commercial waste which is why we recycle our vinyl off cuts through the Recofloor system, a national take back scheme founded by Altro and Polyflor.
We also recycle all of our product packaging in line with local authority requirements and assess our effects on landfill waste with our main waste disposal supplier.
We are also registered with the supply chain sustainability school, where we frequently assess our business understanding of sustainable procurement and educate our team on effective waste management services and changing best practice guidance.