Environmental Statement

Plastics

Our materials are made from up to 80% recycled raw materials during the manufacturing process. Using recycled materials does not affect the quality in anyway and they carry the same structural benefits as virgin materials. We use recycled materials in our products as a conscious measure to improve our environment as we value the world we live in. Using recycled materials means that we are helping to reduce new plastics being made which in turn reduces the harmful disruption and damage being done to the natural world. Recycling also keeps waste out of the environment and out of our oceans which is definitely a good thing. We could argue that we are also helping to reduce climate change as using recycled materials uses less energy on sourcing virgin materials and thus lowering carbon emissions.

The recycled materials we use are widely available through our trusted supply chain so there is little chance of them running out. The materials used to make our products are also 100% recyclable and any offcuts from installations are reprocessed back into a raw materials which are then reintroduced back in to the manufacturing stream to make further products.

Timber

We use FSC timber to form the substructures on our decks as it is a sustainable material sourced from well-managed forests. Using timber in construction locks away Carbon for long periods. (It has been calculated that a typical 3-bedroom semi-detached Timber Frame House, using about 6m3 of timber and wood-based products, stores about 1.2 tonnes of Carbon, equivalent to over 4 tonnes of atmospheric CO2 ). And even when wood is eventually recycled, it releases its Carbon back into the atmosphere within a relatively short time. Therefore timber, being relatively newly grown and then returned directly to nature, is in effect Carbon Neutral.

Considerations

Please consider our environmental statement when purchasing your Sundeck. Above and beyond price we all have a responsibility for the health of our planet. When purchasing a Mayfield Sundeck you can be assured that you will be investing in a great product that has the very best in ‘Green’ credentials.