Steel and Engineered Timber Structural Frame construction company B & K Structures has been recognised for its environmental efforts by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) at Ecobuild.
The company received praise for its attractive and sustainable stand design at the exhibition, finishing as runner up in the closely contested UK-GBC Sustainable Stand Awards. The competition rewards exhibitors who have taken steps to reduce their environmental impact of appearing at the show and considers elements such as energy efficiency, low carbon embodied components and a reduction and elimination of harmful substances.
B & K Structures
’ impressive stand consisted of a large engineered timber structure
, which perfectly showcased the company’s extensive product portfolio. All the components on the stand were re-usable and will be put to further use after the show, including the furniture, walls and structural elements
, which will form the basis of next year’s stand. The lighting consisted of efficient low energy bulbs and all paint and varnish used on the stand, as well as the ink used in the printed literature, was water based.
What’s more, as engineered timber is a highly sustainable product, the basic materials used in the stand’s construction boast solid eco credentials in their own right. All of the solid timber used on the stand, and indeed in all of B & K Structures
’ products, is sourced from legal and sustainable forests with full Chain of Custody and PEFC certification.
Nick Milestone, Construction Director from B & K Structures
said: “We are proud to have received this recognition for our work to reduce the environmental impact of our stand. Sustainability is a key concern and fundamental to our business growth and we are determined to carry those efforts into all areas of our work, including attendance at such prestigious events such as Ecobuild.”