Natural Stone-The Original Sustainable Building Material
Stone is the right choice for sustainable building & landscaping.
Rock formation is a continuous evolving process of earth building to make rock formations, that are used by man.
Man has always manipulated stone to make shelter. When buildings are pulled down, the stone returns to the ground and the process of reformation begins again. Stone is sustainable and renewable.
The challenge for us today is to manage the processes that bring the stone to you, to ensure that we have the minimum impact on the environment that is possible.
We are conscious of our responsibility to reduce that impact, and to that end we seek new ways to bring you what you need.
Ways we are being better and cleaner:
Recycling Waste: All packaging materials and office waste onsite is re-purposed or recycled wherever possible.
Stone Off cuts: All off cuts are re purposed
Pallet Recycling: Pallets are collected & reused where feasible.
Water Usage – All water used in the masonry factory is derived from a natural onsite spring, and then collected and reused over and over.
Lighting– all factory lighting at Stoneworld is now LED, reducing electricity usage overall by 50%
Solar Panels– All electricity used in the masonry factory is derived from solar panels
Cleaner vehicles: currently 50% of our company vehicles are electric/hybrid. As battery technology improves we will seek to change more of our vehicles to clean air technologies
Transportation Efficiencies –
- all imported stone is brought to UK on full loads ensuring the least possible use of fuel. Plus, disembarking is always at the nearest port to site to ensure minimum road transportation requirement.
- Offering stone from UK quarries reduces transportation requirements even further.
Onsite Masonry Factory- not only does our onsite masonry factory ensure skilled jobs for the local rural workforce, it significantly reduces the carbon footprint of many fabricated stone items we can produce in UK, rather than importing from overseas.