British Hardwoods has scooped the Energy Saving & Sustainability Award at Interbuild for its Green Floor product.

The Keighley-based flooring and mouldings specialist beat the likes of Kingspan and Dyson to win the prize.

British Hardwoods’ green philosophy includes sourcing temperate hardwood from sustainable sources and producing its own factory heat using wood waste from its manufacturing process.

It also collects used vegetable oil from catering businesses which it converts into biodiesel for use in a power generator and in delivery vehicles. Recycled packaging is used to wrap flooring products and invoices are sent on recycled paper.

“We have a green philosophy and are prepare to go to great lengths to demonstrate a sustainable way to manufacture our product,” said sales manager Jonathan Scott.

“The award is fantastic for the business and hopefully encourages the industry to embrace viable production methods like ours.”

Meanwhile, TRADA said it was very pleased with the Timber Zone at Interbuild, which ended yesterday.

“The range of products on display is very impressive,” said Jeremy Vibert, head of TRADA information.

He said architects, builders and contractors were among those participating in TRADA’s organised tours of the Timber Zone.