Each year Kevin McLoud selects 10 companies to be his green heroes, to celebrate the best conceptual and eco-friendly construction ideas of 2017. We are so excited to have been selected and joined Kevin at Grand Designs Live at Excel for a whirlwind week of speakers, activities and a room full of exhibitors and over 100,000 visitors. Please check out this video of Kevin talking about The Used kitchen Company.
During a press conference Kevin described us as an eco-friendly kitchen recycler. “They’re one of my green heroes because the kitchen is one of the most expensive but also one of the most wasteful investments we make in our house,” he said. “It goes in, lasts ten years and then the new owner comes along and rips it out. And because they are getting ripped out a lot, they’re a quality which is now thanks to the internet becoming valuable on the second hand market and TUKC very cleverly don’t just buy and sell, but they tailor these into new lives, new incarnations.
It’s a brilliant thing to be able to recycle not just a fridge, or recycle a sink or a tap, but the entire kitchen which is of course never past its sell life. I defy anybody to show me a kitchen that’s past its sell by date because they always get trashed before they’re finished with. So it’s a great way of reusing and recycling.”