Manufacture starts in our factory
From the manufacturing of SafeChoice products to our sources of supply, to our support for recycling and recycling initiatives, our system makes sense – environmentally and commercially.
Our energy efficient products are produced using the award winning BBA and BFRC approved Duraflex Profile System. Duraflex has achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and as a result all window profiles are extruded using 100% lead free.
Commitment to recycling
To decrease the amount of refuse created throughout the processes of extrusion, manufacturing and distribution, the group have developed a pioneering recycling program. We recycle the bulk of the waste we create ourselves, with less than 1% of the by-products we cannot recycle sent elsewhere to be used in production of furniture, pipes and other products. Furthermore, all off-cuts during fabrication are collated and recycled into other building products and materials.
Creating a better tomorrow today
To make sure that our dedication to helping the environment is proven and scrutinised, SafeChoice have adopted the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Requirements are that we operate under tight parameters and processes to improve both the management of SafeChoice and the impact we have on the environment while doing so. The system allows us to pinpoint the elements of our operations that are affecting the environment and adapting them to eliminate further environmental harm.
UK Windows and Doors Group comply with European Legislation ensuring hazardous solvents are removed from all laminating processes involving woodgrain and colour finishes on PVCu profiles. Consequently the group has invested over a quarter of a million pounds into new machinery to guarantee all SafeChoice products are manufactured with a new eco-friendly primer system.
Calcium organic manufacturing
Initiatives set by Vinyl 2010 target the total elimination of Cadmium from PVCu formulations whilst removing lead based stabilisers. The group have already removed all traces of Cadmium, thus providing a more environmentally friendly calcium organic SafeChoice product range.
Energy saving products
UK Windows and Doors Group is passionate about the environment which is why we were one of the first companies to launch energy rated products. UKWDG are at the cutting edge of research and product innovation, with a commitment to using the latest technology in the continual development of energy efficient SafeChoice products in order to provide both warmer homes as well as a reduced carbon footprint.
Energy saving recommended
Our PVCu SafeChoice windows carry the 'Energy Recommended Logo’, and have been proven to significantly reduce carbon footprint, heat loss and fuel bills.
Committed to sustainability
As part of our commitment to sustainability, UK Windows and Doors Group has also produced “The Green Book” which provides an overview of our products and services in relation to the environment in order to increase awareness regarding sustainability across the group.
Reduced carbon footprint
UK Windows and Doors Group supports the Government initiative ACT ON CO2, by providing an extensive range of superior quality and energy-efficient SafeChoice products which have been specifically designed to significantly reduce carbon footprint and save energy.