A KIRKLEES company supplying kitchens for social housing schemes UK-wide has completed a first.
Dewsbury-based Rixonway Kitchens is partnering the first Arms Length Management Organisation in the UK to receive a Social Housing Grant from the Homes and Communities Agency to build a series of new properties.
The project in Stockport will achieve level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which measures the sustainability of new homes.
Rixonway will supply kitchens from its Trieste range for the first stage of Stockport Homes’ Brinnington development. The £1.02m project comprises 17 modern timber-framed homes, two of them designed for disabled residents.
Rixonway was chosen as a supplier partly because of its track record on environmental issues.
Chief executive Paul Rose said: “We have become very aware of our environmental obligations and take our responsibilities very seriously.
“We are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious development and with a client who shares our commitment to tackling environmental challenges.
“We follow a number of environmental and sustainable practices throughout our production process, including a recycling service and converting all wood waste generated during the manufacturing process into biomass fuel.
“As a testament to our hard work, we have been accredited with ISO14001:2004, the internationally recognised standard of effective environmental management.”
Mark Hudson, director of technical services for Stockport Homes, said: “As well as supplying a market leading product, Rixonway brings a wealth of experience, dedication and excellent customer focus to our relationship.
“There is a need to trust our suppliers to deliver an excellent customer service which befits a Three Star ALMO. Rixonway delivers this with an excellent service underpinned by a willingness to embrace partnership working.”