K.O.R.C UK's 1st recycled kitchen
This kitchen is price group 3 of 4 in our ECO
In 2005, we created K.O.R.C:
The UK's first kitchen to be made from genuinely recycled content materials as seen here in our showroom. It's "reason to be" is to divert kitchen household waste away from landfill and be recycled back into useful products that we can all use in our homes. With recent developments in recycled materials, we have been able to make our original concept even better and the new K.O.R.C
kitchen specification is as follows:
Made from a 100%
recycled mix of Yoghurt Pots and Fridge Liners. The addition of the fridge material is beneficial to the board as it improves the surface flatness and provides a more even colour. This improvement has been made possible by the recent gained ability to successfully remove the expanded foam from the back of the fridge linings. The Yoghurt pot material probably provides the ultimate kitchen door material as it doesn't warp, crack, twist, flake, fade or split and it is, of course, totally waterproof!
Manufactured in rigid form from our eco chipboard that has a high recycled content of 70%
or better, coming largely from post consumer wood waste collected from waste sites around the UK. As with Eco²
, you can have many of the complex internal fitments such as: carousels, pull out larders, tambour doors etc. prefitted in the factory making installation simpler and quicker. All the drawers & doors use the latest soft close technology as standard.
As our original concept, the tops are made from our 'Charcoal' board (aka coffee cup) 100%
recycled material, predominantly made from vending machine coffee cups. The Charcoal worktops have proved to be one of the most successful styles of worktop we've ever supplied, proving extremely popular with domestic & commercial projects alike.
We have tiled our display up with recycled content tiles coming from the only UK based manufacturer currently doing this. Made in Stoke, the tiles have a recycled content of between 25 and 38 percent using scrap material from the pottery and ceramic industry in their local area.
The lighting shown here is based on the new more efficient compact fluorescent lamps. Providing good working light from only 7 watts each, the lighting gives out a warm light with the brightness needed to work in a kitchen.