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J & C O'Meara | Woodworking Machinery | UK

Castlewood Joinery: Briquetting wood, reducing carbon footprint and converting waste into profit

Derby based joinery manufacturer Castlewood Joinery have a long established reputation for care, quality and reliability and cater for both the private and commercial projects including new housing development, building restorations and barn conversions, along with the manufacture of traditional joinery items including windows, doors and conservatories.

Many of the projects undertaken require bespoke joinery manufacture including stair cases and the sympathetic reproduction of sliding sash windows. From design, and planning through manufacture and installation Castlewood work closely with each client to ensure that all expectations and timescales are met throughout each project undertaken.

Having been established in 1983 the longevity and success of Castlewood Joinery is not only down to the quality of the work and the professionalism of the company but also due to the foresight of company Managing Director Mr Stephen Coxon who has also established a strict criteria regarding the operation of his company and reducing the impact Castlewood will have on the environment. Already guidelines have been set only to use carefully sourced timber from FSC and PEFC grown forests but now have invested in a new machine to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

Mr Stephen Coxon "We at Castlewood joinery are a forwarding thinking and environmentally aware company. Because of our policy to ensure we do what we can to protect against any further damage to the ozone layer and help prevent global warming we have installed the very latest machinery to turn our waste in to wood burning briquettes."

The machine installed was the Genisis E55 briquetting machine which is used to convert the shavings produced by the planing and moulding machines into tightly bound briquettes which can then be used for heating and would have otherwise have been sent to landfill. As has been stated in various documents regarding the negative effects of landfill, decaying wood waste emits a far greater amount of CO2 than if recycled and used as a source to generate heat.

Along with the reduction in carbon foot print, companies who have invested in a briquetting machine have also benefited from the reduction in costs associated with landfill charges and heating costs but of course also now have a product which has been converted from waste into a sale-able product.


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