Green by design
Environmentally Friendly Kitchen Designers and Builders
As a society we need to make a rapid and urgent transition… for the past 150 years we’ve been riding an economic bubble that’s about to burst. Manufacturing jobs are vanishing overseas due to cheaper production and labour costs per hour.
As a result our future domestically, globally and environmentally is at a cross roads. We all have decisions to make that will impact our generation and generations to come. The good news is we can make a difference by making eco friendly choices today.
FARMERS is an Australian owned company employing Australians. By supporting us, you support Australian families. Since 1975, we have been producing high quality doors, panels and decorative features to create uniquely beautiful kitchens, bathrooms, laundries and furniture items.
Why choose us as your kitchen builders?
Flexibility and choice. Everything is made to order so your imagination is the limit. Your theme of choice, from French provincial,Hamptons, Country or something more modern can be carried through every room in the home. As all of our production takes place in our factory on the Gold Coast, we have close quality control over the production process, from production to painting to packing, we have you covered.
But above all, we are committed to providing an environmentally sustainable and responsible product. Never before have consumers cared so deeply about the environmental impacts of the products they use. In these environmentally conscious times, concerned consumers are coming to realise that timber veneer products offer a breath of fresh air by giving them the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they are using an environmentally friendly building material.
So what makes our kitchen production so eco friendly?
Well, part of our eco friendly secret lies in the core of our doors. For this we only use Australian produced E Zero, HMR, MDF board. What does that mean? Well, E Zero MDF is a low formaldehyde emitting MDF product. It has a formaldehyde emission of less than 0.5mg/L. This is lower than the current Australian standard. On top of that the MDF we use is Highly Moisture Resistant. That means it is not only SAFE for you and your family because of the low emissions and its eco friendly nature, but it is also highly durable.
For our Waratah, Provincial, Virginia & American Oak doors, this core is then enclosed in Natural Timber Veneer. This is the key to the genuine beauty of the FARMERS product. Why do we use Veneer? Well, solid timber is subject to expansion and contraction owing to changes in temperature and humidity making it unsuitable for use with modern fixtures and fittings such as soft close draws.
Timber Veneer, though, has been utilized for centuries all over the world. This technique yields all the positive features of solid timber, while maximising the use of harvested wood. One cubic metre of log produces around 1000m² of veneer making it the finest use of fine timbers. The natural variation of timber also means each project is individual – no two veneers are exactly alike. Timber veneers add eco friendly warmth and ambience to your kitchen or other project.
It is a sustainable resource, reusable, recyclable, completely biodegradable and it actually stores carbon. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon so efficiently that about half the dry weight of a tree is carbon. This carbon remains locked up in the wood for life, even when we use it for veneer. Also, when compared to other materials such as steel, plastics, aluminium or glass, the production of timber veneer uses little energy and so is a very environmentally friendly choice for your kitchen.
For the next step in the FARMERS production process Solid Timber Mouldings and Features such as decorative corbels are added. For this we use only Australian Plantation grown Natural timbers.
Timber, Australian Forestry Standard and PEFC.
For our Waratah, Provincial & Virginia doors, we then seal the almost finished product on all sides using an environmentally friendly low emission paint system. Our Pure Waterborne Paint System is backed by the largest paint company in the world. Instead of containing high VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) like most other paints at 60% to 70%, FARMERS uses only low VOC waterborne paint, at only 4%. Our unique layering of this paint, along with hand stressing & rubbed patinas, enhance the natural timber grain and result in a beautiful silky yet tough finish with the strength to endure and to be easily maintained for years to come.
Call us today to arrange your eco built kitchen
So when you choose FARMERS for your next eco friendly kitchen project you can be assured that you are making a quality investment, backed by a 7yr guarantee. You are also supporting a proudly Australian company that is continually innovating and is committed to being at the forefront of green production. Call 1300 72 51 51 or send us an online query today!