What makes our kitchen cabinets so sustainable?

So what makes the Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens core kitchen cabinets so sustainable? We are asked this a lot, as you can’t tell by just looking.

Our standard kitchen cabinets are made from a special eco board, which is produced from 100% recycled timber. The recycled wood particles are set in a resin with a low formaldehyde content to create a solid surface.

We have the board melamine-faced to give it an outer layer, which makes it easier to clean and maintain. It’s important that the cabinets are easy to maintain to increase their longevity. A long-lasting kitchen is a sustainable one. We build kitchens to last and a solid base of cabinet carcasses is key to this.

The eco board is pretty unique – no tree is felled in the production, so clearly a green option. It is a product with a low environmental impact and is also recyclable

As far as we’re aware, we’re the only kitchen company in the UK using this ultra-sustainable product. 

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Cabinet Construction

But it’s not just the eco-material that makes our core kitchen cabinets so sustainable. It’s also the way they are constructed.

The core base cabinets are solid and built to last.

They are constructed with an 18mm solid back panel and are glued and dowelled and set straight in a press for reinforcement. This process makes them much stronger than kitchen units that come flat-packed, for construction on site.

Super-strong, they stay square and are well-made to form the basis of the rest of the kitchen built around them. Their rigidity ensures that the kitchen doors we hang on the fronts later are also sturdy. And it also helps them to remain square and well-aligned.

We create kitchens that are solid and built to last, so using these as a base for our kitchens is key.

Want to find out more about other materials we use in our kitchens? Learn more.

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