Consideration for the environment was one of Gaze Burvill's founding values. We are unwilling to use resources which are not regenerated at a sufficient rate to halt the erosion of the world's rainforests. However, we remain determined not to compromise on the quality and durability of our output.
Our first choice of material was always oak. Strong, durable and with a transparent supply chain of timber from well managed forests close to home. Oak also has another advantage, in that it can be steam bent to create solid wooden curves which allow for the most efficient use of the wood and thus result in minimal wastage.
Our Managing Director, Simon, is one of the founder members of 'Woodland Heritage', an organisation created with the goal of improving the management of British woodlands.
A key aim of Woodland Heritage is to provide a secure and sustainable future for British woodlands. Simon became a trustee of this charity in 2010.
At Gaze Burvill not only do we use sustainable materials to make our pieces, but also their design and manufacturer takes place in an eco-friendly environment. At our main site in Hampshire, we use a biomass boiler to heat our facility. Wood dust is extracted from the workshop, compressed into pellets then burnt as fuel. Additionally our solar panels on the roof generate enough energy in-house to power the site, reducing our dependance on the world's resources.