Recyclable joinery made from recycled materials

98% of our uPVC joinery is recyclable, and 25% of it is made from recycled material. uPVC, or unplasticised polyvinyl chloride, can be repeatedly melted down and reformed. Recycled uPVC from joinery is ideal for reuse in other building materials, like downpipes, or other consumer products. Our uPVC frames, glazing, and metal hardware can all be recycled in New Zealand. Furthermore, about 99% of waste material generated from manufacturing our windows and doors is recovered and reused, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.

SFI® Certified Forests

For timber-based products, our manfacturing partner, Sierra Pacific Windows, adheres to the environmental protection standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and goes beyond the forestry regulations in the US states of California and Washington – which have the highest forestry standards in the world.

Sustainability from seed to window

Sierra Pacific brings in professional foresters and wildlife biologists to help protect wildlife habitats, watercourses, and plant life, and to help manage its lands. As a result, Sierra Pacific plants 6 million trees every year, and will nearly triple the amount of trees on its lands in the next 100 years.
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Recyclable packaging

Our joinery is shipped with cardboard buffers, reusable wooden pallets, and reusable woven air bags. A thin layer of shrink-wrap holds it all together, which can be recycled with other common soft plastics.

Offsetting our carbon footprint

Upgrading from conventional single glazing to double glazing, with our standard features, will help the average Kiwi household reduce their carbon footprint by about 0.5-tons of CO2 since less energy will be used to keep the home warm. A typical 3-ton shipping container filled with our joinery, enough for about 4 houses, creates 0.65-tons of CO2 to get to New Zealand. That means that our windows and doors will offset their carbon footprint in as little as 4 months, when installed.

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