PGT-Reclaimed received the Gold Award for Sustainability

Ian Burden, the founder of PGT-Reclaimed, has believed since day one that trees are much more beneficial to the world’s community when they are living, so we should not “cut them down when you can use what’s lying on the ground”. Mr Burden dedicated four years from the company’s onset to innovating a wood-drying technique to be able to ship furniture to various climates, with all materials reclaimed and sourced from pallets, buildings, shipping containers, and even shipwrecks. He also developed manufacturing processes to incorporate old-world carpentry techniques to ensure the products’ strength and stability. Through Mr Burden’s philosophy of reclaiming wood, the company estimates it has saved more than 550,000 trees from being felled, which equates to oxygen being preserved to benefit 1,100,000 people.