Emergency Relief Shelter
Our Shelters is a highly sustainable product, robust enough to be recycled and repurposed up to 10 times without its quality or performance deteriorating, we use up to or around 39,000 tonnes per year of waste plastics, Once recycled, it is used to create our Emergency Relief Shelter. By doing this we are able to reuse 100% of our production waste.
Thanks to advances in recycling and product innovation, PVC-U is now widely recognised as a sustainable option for the construction industry. PVC-U can be recycled and repurposed up to 10 times without the quality or performance deteriorating. According to the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the average lifespan of PVC-U is 35 years, which means PVC-U can offer up to 350 years of high performance, with minimal impact on the environment..
An environmentally sound option
PVC-U achieve an A rating for residential buildings and an A+ rating for commercial projects in the BRE Green Guide.
Recycled PVC-U offers hundreds of years worth of usage.
Reduced environmental impact.
Purposed engineered to offer superior energy efficiency.
Reduced amount of PVC-U going to landfill.
Material property benefits
PVC-U is sometimes erroneously perceived to be unsustainable because it is not organic like timber. But being organic is only one element of sustainability, and a less critical one in the exterior building products market, which by definition needs products to be highly durable, low maintenance and thermally efficient. PVC-U is an inherently insulating material, whereas timber is porous and aluminium is a conductor (prone to thermal bridging issues, a major cause of condensation) on a like-for like basis PVC-U is the most thermally efficient material. PVC-U is also fully recyclable and can be recycled up to ten times with no material degradation. This gives a piece of PVC-U a minimum life of 350 years (source: BRE) Timber is not recyclable and is most commonly disposed of by burning, which can be carcinogenic. Clearly PVC-U is a sustainable material, and offers better value for money than timber.