are of course the part of your home where most energy is consumed.
As homes become better insulated and heating costs drop, then
the relative signicance of electrical appliances increases. By
law all electric refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers
and cookers now have to an energy rating on the scale A-G (illustrated).
From 2011 the A scale was further subdivided from A to A+++.
You can make a difference by not only choosing the best A rated
appliances, but also by letting the retailer know it is a key
factor in your choice.
usage is also a factor -efficiency goes as far as the humble
kettle -there are several eco kettles available that work on
the principle of only boiling the quantity of water required
-try Nigel's Eco Store
to see examples.
are a few manufacturers making kitchen units from recycled materials
-Chamois and Milestone are pioneers
here. Alternatively, if the base units are still good, then a
more sustainable solution is to replace just the doors.
our page on recycling for more information
on dealing with domestic waste.
Fitted Kitchens -Visit Betta Living to find a fantastic
range of the latest fitted kitchens. Whether you're looking for
a bespoke design, traditional style or something a little more
contemporary, Betta Living has a team of skilled consultants
who will be able to help you create your dream kitchen. Betta
Living kitchens are available throughout the UK so visit us online
to request a FREE brochure.
Eurofit Direct stock a range of kitchen components available
to order online from their Yorkshire based UK warehouse
including kitchen items such as cupboard hinges, drawer slides,
kitchen handles, and table legs.
Eco Kitchens -elegant
kitchen units made using cabinet carcases from 18mm recycled
melamine faced coreboard.
- Milestone -kitchens made entirely from recycled
products -including doors and units from recycled yoghourt pots
and coffee cups!
- Natural Collection -eco friendly kitchen accessories.
Eco Store -environmentally
friendly products for sustainable living, including recycled
products, organic products, green products, and eco friendly
products and gifts.
Cooking -site dedicated
to cooking using solar power.
- A good life -Guardian journalist Leo Hickman has an environmental
audit done on his kitchen.
- Anything Left Handed -really ought to be called everything
left handed -they sell a variety of kitchen implements for left
Online - Homes -Tips
on how to revamp your kitchen, and the rest of your home, with
the help of BBC stars like Laurence Llewellyn Bowen, Linda Barker,
on kitchen design -booklist
with kitchen design ideas.
- Clever Kitchen -this
innovative circular mini kitchen is designed to save space, with
everything located in a single revolving circular pod.
-why buy a complete kitchen when you can change the doors!
direct -online suppliers
of kitchen doors, handles, knobs, hinges etc.
- French House
-brings the very best of France to your door -kitchens, dining
- Joe's Kitchen Design -useful page with frequently asked
questions on kitchen design.
- Kitchen Buyers Guide -tips, advice and help to plan, design
and buy your dream kitchen.
- kitchensfitted.co.uk -reference site for the kitchen buyer that includes
articles on installing and choosing your kitchen, advice, surveys,
new product information and a forum. Design, sourcing and planning
- Sinks-Taps.com -the web division of KAD Limited,
one of the UK's leading specialists in Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks,
Taps and Accessories.
design and installation:
- Bulthaup -the ultimate in sleek designer kitchens
from this innovative German company.
- Holloways of Ludlow -family business providing bespoke fitted kitchens
and fittings; they also do high quality sinks, taps, radiators,
lighting and and ironmongery......and they have showrooms in
Shepherds Bush and Richmond as well.
- Kitchen Finesse
-nationwide kitchen design studio and supplier of high quality
rigid built British and German kitchens, they also offer bespoke
worktops such as granite, quartz, stone and corian with a nationwide
templating and installation service.
- Martha Mockford
-Based in Devon, they specialise in offering top quality kitchens
at affordable prices.
- A.D.Moore & Son Kitchen Installations -a small independent father and son
family buisness based in Mid Wales and the Westmidlands, specialising
in the design, supply and installation of high quality British
and German fitted kitchens.
- Pine or Painted
-Kitchen planning and design ideas, from a new kitchen island
to detailed kitchen plans helping you reach your ultimate stylish
of Devizes -possibly
the best known name in upmarket kitchens.
and Traditional Sinks
-traditional and modern sinks in stainless steel or fireclay
with complementary taps and accessories.
established as a company making canons (carronades), the company
has gone on since to become the UKs largest sink manufacturer,
offering a complete range of sinks and taps.
-Du Pont Ltd are manufacturers of the composite worktop material
that can be moulded for one piece worktops and sinks.
- Franke -Swiss specialist in kitchen sinks
-download brochures online.
Cucine -beautiful and
minimal Italian design.
- Barncrest -bespoke hardwood worktops in beech,
oak, walnut, cherry and iroko from their workshops in Penryn,
-moulded composite worktops and sinks by Du Pont .
- Design Finger
-make eco concrete surfaces for worktops, countertops, sinks
and baths from up to 90% recycled materials including cement
replacement waste from the power industry.
- GlassECO -kitchen worktops made from 85% recycled
Direct -Supplier of
high quality timber worktops and sinks.
- MAK Distributors
-based in Doncaster, they hardwood worktops from sustainable
sources. Useful guide to care and maintenance of timber worktops.
- Orama -postformed worktops.
- Polished Stone-
supply granite and marble worktops for kitchens to clients in
London, Eastern England and Birmingham to Sheffield.
and granite kitchen worktops in Bedfordshire. Available in full
polished, honed or antico finishes with repair service offered
for granite worktops.
- Range Cookers
Rayburn -the iconic
- Everhot -traditional cast iron, electric heat-storage
range cookers hand made to order at Coaley Mill, a 13th century
water powered mill near Dursley in the Cotswolds.
Cornue -the ultimate
in French kitchen ranges.
- Phil Green & Son -specialist suppliers of Rayburns and Agas
- Rangecooker -Range cookers from Britannia.
- Waterford Stanley
-established in Waterford, Ireland in 1934, today they offer
a selection of range cookers and stoves.
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