Environmental ethos … where ethics meet aesthetics
At Amdega the timber we use for our conservatories, orangeries, and garden rooms comes from managed sources, ensuring both the environment and indigenous species are protected. Our hardwood is naturally resistant to wood and fungal attack, and the natural oils present in the timber makes it resistant to moisture penetration. Our timber is selected for its qualities of durability, strength and performance, giving our products their timeless and classic appeal.
All of our timber is certified under our Chain of Custody certificate from the PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management.
The P.E.F.C is the world’s largest forest certification system and seeks to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally – to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
We can also offer product under the F.S.C (Forest Stewardship Council) certification for an additional premium.
Recycling is a key part of Amdega’s waste management policy and we have been awarded the British Standard BS855 which shows our commitment to environmental improvement.
At Amdega, we actively recycle throughout many aspects of our working day.
- Our in-house planning team was one of the first members of the governments Planning Portal's Low Carbon Pledge.
- Our timber off cuts and shavings are used to generate heat for our paint plant and our factory.
- Over spray from our automated spray plant is filtered and re-used to minimise paint waste.
- Where possible, we recycle product packaging and our offices recycle all printer cartridges and waste paper.
Amdega promotes some of the highest specification glass available in today's market place, including Argon filled 'Ultimate' double glazed units. These double glazed units comprise of self cleaning coating to the exterior, together with an engineered coating to keep excessive heat out of the conservatory in the summer months whilst providing superior heat retention (U-value of 1.2 W/m²K) in the winter, thereby minimising the environmental effects, and the carbon footprint.