Here at Danke, we care about the environment. This is why we go above and beyond to recycle responsibly. A common conservatory consists of plastic, glass and metal, which is why we have partnered with DJH Waste Recycling, to recycle our waste responsibly.
Our office is powered by Bulb. Bulb is the UK's biggest green energy supplier, providing 100% renewable electricity to all its members. For every unit we use, Bulb makes sure a unit is produced and put on the grid by a renewable source including solar, wind and hydro. Plus, their gas is 100% carbon neutral. Finally, they are also the biggest buyer of green gas for homes in the UK, so that a chunk of their gas mix comes from renewable sources, like food or farm waste.
The supplier we have partnered up with is called Warmer Roof. Their mission is "A Warm Roof with Green Credentials". They too work energy-efficiently and keep waste to a minimum. Here are some insights into the strategies used by Warmer Roof to be environmentally friendly:
Energy Efficiency - The energy used to source, process and deliver the timber for Warmer Roof products is extremely low. This reduces the typically embodied carbon footprint of your timber structure. Additionally, Warmer Roofs use a state of the art wood burner, which contains an emissions regulator that produces energy for their factory.
Wood Shavings - Warmer Roof’s wood shavings are collected and bagged up for distribution. They supply to small local businesses free of charge.
Minimal Waste - Warmer Roof uses recycled materials during production to dramatically reduce waste to landfill.
Planting - All timbers in Warmer Roof’s production process are sourced from companies involved in using timber from replenishable forest programmes and where three trees are replanted for every one used. Harvesting and replanting forests sustainably keeps the tree stock young and growing, which maximises the capture of carbon.
Wildlife - Before deciding which trees to fell, Warmer Roof’s timber supplier will fly drones to identify zones that should be left alone. By leaving certain areas of woodland undisturbed, they ensure that wildlife continues to flourish.
Here at Danke, we also care about people. This is why we donate £10 of every completed job to WellBoring. WellBoring, based in Chippenham, encompasses a UK charity and affiliated NGOs, all working on one of the world’s biggest issues: access to safe water in Africa.
They have already delivered safe water to more than 100 schools in Kenya, via groundwater wells, improving some 100,000 lives. Working together with schools, school communities act as co-investors, meaning donor funds go further, and schools have ownership and responsibility for their wells.