Eco-Friendly Fitted Bedrooms
Sustainability and limiting our impact on the environment.
At Online Bedrooms, we recognize the impact that humans have on our planet, the ecosystems that live here and our environment as a whole. As a forward-thinking business, we are committed to ensuring that we minimize our environmental footprint wherever we can to allow for a more eco-friendly production of fitted wardrobes and other made to measure bedroom furniture… from the start of our supply chain to the finished product… from tree to your home.
Our state of the art factory in Nottinghamshire is where your fitted bedroom furniture will be built. All excess packaging and wood off-cuts from the production process are fed through our wood chipped and then diverted into our furnace, which in turn heats the factory and the offices, which minimizes our reliance on gas or heating systems.
Wood, glorious wood.
Wood is fundamentally sustainable, being a natural resource and renewable material. The wood that we use at our factory for the production of our furniture comes only from certified forests around Europe. The supply chain is overseen by both the Forest Stewardship Council® and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).
Our suppliers monitor compliance by what’s known as backwards integration. In essence, they are increasingly procuring wood through the use of their own forestry and wood-buying companies.
This allows them to trace the origins of any wood that we use back to the standing tree.
Keeping things to a minimum.
Production of timber occurs at a number of different sawmills around Europe, from which is it then transferred to nearby production plants. A site in Germany uses natural rainwater in the production process, which it's done since 2015.
These sawmills have a direct link to railway network, allowing for a more environmentally responsible method of transportation when compared to transport by road in diesel-emitting trucks. Use of the railways at these sawmills prevents over 5500 diesel-emitting truck journeys every single year.
The suppliers for our boards has its own biomass power plants, one of which is in the United Kingdom. Using energy from biomass allows them to avoid almost three quarters of a million tonnes of CO2 every year.
Recycling. Reusing. Reloving.
For our chipboards, up to 40% of the wood used is recycled material. This primarily comes from using waste wood from pallets, wood packaging materials and furniture. The wood supplier that we use has it’s own recycling enterprise in the UK, using the name Timberpak. There, the recycled wood gets processed and is used for the production of chipboard.
We use MFC (Melamine-Faced Chipboard) for the production of our fitted bedroom furniture. This has a CO2/m2 of -13.3kg. This is because more CO2 is absorbed into the wood during its growth than is emitted during both the production and transport stages. In addition, the MFC we use consists of a massive 85% renewable resources (in the form of paper & wood) and only 15% fossil fuels (glue, wax and resin).
For packaging, we have our own on-site cardboard machine, ensuring that we only use exactly what we need to package and ship our furniture to your home. We’re constantly looking for new ways to reduce our packaging (which involves no single-use plastics other than small bags for screws) including reducing the amount of cardboard that we use for future deliveries.
Together, we can build a more sustainable future and limit our individual impact on the planet.