At Minerva, sustainability is incredibly important to us. As a company, we understand the need to create a sustainable business and the impact we have on the well-being of our planet.
We are a local Herefordshire-based company and source our materials from our local timber merchant Pontrilas. The perk of our in-house manufacturing means our highly experienced craftsmen handmake our kitchens on-site, allowing us to strive to create a greener future continuously.
Our cabinetry is mainly crafted from FSC hardwoods. FSC stands for The Forest Stewardship Council, an organisation that promotes responsible management of the world's forests. Their goal is to shift the global forest trend towards sustainable use. The FSC enables businesses to choose wood (and any other forest products) from materials supporting responsible forestry.
On the topic of wood, one of our preferred choices for our carcasses is Birch plywood. One of the most sustainable plywood choices. Birch is a native tree, often grown in the UK and is a robust and long-lasting material.
In addition, our kitchens are made with wooden plinths rather than plastic, and our drawers are crafted with the most robust joint method that has been used for hundreds of years; the dovetail joint.
We recognise the importance of doing all we can to reduce chemical waste by using water-based paints for our kitchen finishes, and we are proud to say a solar panel farm powers our workshops.
Finally, at Minerva, what we craft is built to last, and these are just a handful of ways we contribute to a greener planet for future generations.