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Sustainability in Construction: Practical Steps for Flooring Contractors

In construction, 'sustainability' is more than industry jargon; it's the framework that guides our decision-making process. As a UK flooring products distributor, we're not here to preach about the environment—you're already in the know. Instead, let's talk brass tacks about how our FORS Silver accreditation and commitment to stocking eco-friendly brands can support you in meeting your sustainability goals, practically and effectively.

For flooring contractors, time is money and reputation is everything. You need to deliver on spec, on budget, and on time, all without compromising on your sustainability standards. This is where we come in.

FORS Silver: What It Means for You

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Let's cut to the chase. Our FORS Silver accreditation is more than just a plaque on the wall. It means that when you're working with us, you're also ticking boxes for efficiency and environmental responsibility. Our deliveries are planned to reduce mileage and emissions. Fewer trips, better planning—it all adds up to a greener project and less environmental impact, without any extra legwork on your part. FORS accreditation also emphasises our pledge to improving the road safety and abilities of our driving staff. Thus ensuring our customer's deliveries arrive on site in a safe manner, whilst reducing the carbon footprint of the project as a whole.

We have created an article on our FORS accreditation previously, please find that article here. We are always working to improve our practices and reduce our environmental impact.

Sustainable Products: The Inside Track

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When it comes to flooring products, the sustainable choice often starts with what's not immediately visible—the adhesives and levelling compounds. UK manufacturers have been stepping up their game. They're not just creating products that work well, they're doing it in a way that's better for the planet. Recycled materials, lower energy production methods, and products designed for end-of-life recyclability are now par for the course.

Here's the deal: when you're selecting products, think beyond the install. We’re talking about goods with full life cycle credentials. This means lower VOCs in adhesives, sustainably sourced materials for flooring, and products that can be recycled down the line. These choices help you meet stringent building regulations and sustainability targets head-on—and we've got the range to back you up. SASGO was named 2023 Recofloor 'Distributor of the Year' for our efforts in their vinyl 'take-back' scheme, which encouraged flooring contractors to recycle their leftover vinyl, and for our efforts towards achieving sustainable practices and helping our customers become more environmentally-minded.

Regulations and Targets: Keeping You Ahead of the Curve

UK building regulations and environmental targets aren't just hoops to jump through. They're the standard your clients expect, and your competitors are meeting. Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is not just a national goal; it's a target that will increasingly reflect in every aspect of construction, including flooring.

But let's not get bogged down in legalese. What you need to know is that we stay ahead of these regulations, so you don't have to play catch-up. Working with us means you're already on the front foot, using products that meet or exceed current standards.

In plain speak, our job is to make your job easier, helping you nail sustainability without breaking stride. You lay the floors; we’ll handle the eco-credentials. Let's build the future together, starting from the ground up. We are constantly evolving our own sustainability strategy to keep ahead of the curve, not only for ourselves, but for the benefit of our customers as well.

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