WE USE LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY SOURCED BRITISH SOFT AND HARD WOODS
we all live on this planet and consume its resources and now, more than ever before, we must all be aware of our shared responsibility to ensure these resources are not wasted. while we cannot neutralize our impact entirely, we can attempt to minimize it.
at knotch, we do this in a number of ways starting with our exclusive use of locally grown hardwoods (keeping our travelling carbon footprint as low as possible) or if this is not possible, those certified by Grown in Britain. we use as few man made materials such as mdf or plywood in our designs as possible and on the rare occasions we have to, we seek out those that are made from responsibly sourced timber using eco-friendly adhesives.
we factor material wastage in to each design, ensuring minimal waste is created or that enough is left to be useful for other projects. sadly, some waste is inevitable so we make sure this is either up/re-cycled.
we do not reject 'challenging' boards (such as crown cut or those with difficult grain) that might otherwise be discarded, we design a piece around them, making the most of their quirks.