Green is Good at Surface Design Show
Wind turbines. Ground source heat pumps. Solar panels. Sustainability is often seen as large scale. But at Surface Design Show, exhibitors are proving how surfacing products can play a valuable part in the bigger green picture.
From hand made recycled products to green credentials for a world leading manufacturer, responsible environmental management to a reduced transport footprint, surfacing products highlight how sustainability can be incorporated into the most practical and innovative of design solutions.
Bottle Alley Glass buys rejected and unwanted glass bottles and recycles them into new glass products such as worktops, splash-backs, lighting panels and countertops. The products use 100% recycled material with no added resin or bonding agents and can be recycled again after use.
The world’s largest suppliers of rubber floor coverings to the commercial market, Nora Flooring Systems will be displaying the only non-PVC safety flooring on the market and showcasing unsurpassed environmental credentials.
Burlington Stone craft a diverse range of signature British natural stone products that exude the ultimate in opulent quality and permanence. Using a natural stone source in the Lake District and skilled British craftsmen, Burlington is certified to ISO14001, and aims to utilise 100% of the stone extracted from their quarries.
Flexstone from Solus Ceramics is not only a unique, flexible and bendy wall tile that can be applied to flat and curved surfaces, but weighing in at about 2kg per m2, it’s one of the lightest options available to transport.
The show’s director, Christopher Newton, said, “More than ever before, sustainability has gone beyond just window dressing – it’s part of the whole lifecycle of a product. Surface Design Show provides architects, interior designers and specifiers with the opportunity to see, touch and source practical, leading-edge environmentally-friendly products.”
Surface Design Show takes place 5-7 February 2013 at the Building Design Centre and is the only UK event to focus exclusively on innovative and exciting interior and exterior surface solutions. To discover more about these green surfaces, the hundreds of the very latest materials on display, the extensive and thought provoking programme of talks & debates and to register online to secure your free place, please visit www.surfacedesignshow.com.