The business was founded in 2008 by managing director, Rob Cole, after becoming frustrated with unnecessary waste, poor quality materials and levels of service in the kitchen industry. Sustainable from the outset, the business was built with corporate, social and environmental responsibility at its core. Across business practices and thinking practices, we are driven by our ethics, encompassing our relationship with our community, our support of local businesses and our responsibilities as an employer.
We design and fit bespoke sustainable kitchens, high quality and built to last. Designs are thoughtful and considered, each one put together to meet the individual needs of the client. Using a combination of high quality fixtures and fittings and eco-friendly raw materials, whether it’s high recycled content, reclaimed or sustainably sourced, the kitchens are designed to last for decades, and not end up in landfill.
Many of our kitchens have a story to tell, whether it’s the solid oak cabinet door fronts that were originally railway wagons, open shelving that had a previous life as a school lab bench (complete with graffiti) or worktops made from glass bottle shards set in a solid resin. We are constantly exploring new sustainable materials to add to our offering.
We are now also creating sustainable bathrooms and as well as creating brand new living spaces, we offer a refurbishment service. This involves just replacing or renovating those elements which are tired or worn, making adjustments to improve an existing space, significantly reducing waste. With our expertise, we also advise clients on making sustainable choices for their interiors.
Our aftercare service increases the longevity of the product – a long-lasting kitchen is a sustainable one. Our excellent reputation is based on strong customer service, through the design and fitting process, to many years later. We won the Houzz Customer Service Award 2019 and 2020.
Our approach to sustainability extends much further than the way we craft kitchens. Business practices ensure socially-responsible supply chains and support the local economy, championing independents and other sustainable businesses, keeping money local and transport miles low. We use green electricity, bank ethically and recycle wherever possible. Two thirds of our fleet is electric. We are supporters of active travel, encouraging our team to cycle or walk to work.
Accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, showing our commitment as a responsible employer towards our growing team, we offer apprenticeships and are actively involved with local students and educational institutions, providing mentoring and support for training.
As a member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Council, our MD works with members to help them become more sustainable. He also co-founded and chairs the Sheffield Sustainability Network to share best practice and support local businesses to become sustainable.
In 2018 we won the award for Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility at the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. We were finalists for the same award in 2019. We were also nominated by the Yorkshire Post for their Excellence in Business Awards in 2019 and 2020.