We are always concerned with what happens to leftover pieces of natural stone once used on a project. We are happy to see that companies such as Stonethica recycle marble offcuts and recreate stone slabs that look great and timeless. They offer a variety of products and unique bespoke designs. I can’t wait to use them on one of our future projects!
Cork is a natural raw material sustainably harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree. It’s recyclable, renewable and can biodegrade completely. The bark is harvested from the tree every few years and regrows between the harvests. Cork as a material has numerous positive qualities. It’s hard-wearing, lightweight, offers thermal and sound insulation properties, and it’s waterproof. It can be used internally or externally, from interior flooring and walls to furniture, external cladding and building insulation. Apart from the practical benefits, cork also looks excellent aesthetically. Due to its natural texture when applied on a surface, it offers a warm, tactile and earthy look.
Having worked on many commercial projects, we understand that good design and construction are not always enough on their own to achieve complete acoustic comfort in buildings. Therefore, incorporating sound treatments in projects such as acoustic panels on walls and ceilings can help massively, and we are always looking for sustainable ways of doing so. BauxDesign is a company provides various acoustic products without compromising safety and environmental standards. They offer beautiful designs using natural, recyclable materials and upcycled textiles that provide excellent sound absorption while providing the desired visual aesthetic.
Spending 90% of our time, indoors we should appreciate how important internal air quality is for our health and wellbeing. We have started exploring Eco Indoor paint colours and came across Bauwerk Colour and are looking to use them on some of our residential projects. The paints are made with clay, minerals and beautiful natural pigments and the natural colours are friendly to the environment, free from VOC and harmful chemicals. Limewash paint can transform any wall, adding character, movement and a natural aesthetic.