It is DRF Ltd's aim to help create a harmonious relationship between a building and the immediate environment. We strive to be eco-conscious in everything we do.We are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint. We operate a completely paper free business, negating paper waste, and the carbon footprint of postage. We recycle bottles, office equipment, printing and packaging. Use of superior quality products that are also environmentally resourced i.e. FSC plywood and wooden equipment.
Orders are despatched from the Manufacturer and delivered to our clients/site. This will dramatically reduce transportation costs both economically and environmentally, i.e. vehicle emissions, re-packaging and time. Spot checks will be carried out at random to ensure the highest quality is being reached. Please refer to the 10 year guarantee which reflects our assurance of quality
95% of the range is available in Natural Rubber. Not only is this a much better option for the environment and your project's BREAM rating it is also a far superior product in terms of strength, elasticity and stability.
Natural rubber is a rapidly renewable raw material. The Hevea Brasiliensis rubber Trees live for around 30 years, during which time they continuously produce latex. Tree utilised by the Manufacturer are ethically sourced from well managed Rubber Plantations, adding to the country's economy and benefiting the wellbeing and lifestyles of the local communities.
As well as excellent properties including strength, elasticity, resistance to change in temperature, impermeable to gases, resistant to heat, electricity, chemical action and abrasion, it also inhibits the build up of friction from heavy traffic and is Stain and damage resistant.
It has a long life expectancy (hence 10 year guarantee).
Easy to clean and maintain: Rubber creates a hygienic surface with prolonged life which in turn reduces the cost of replacement and subsequent waste. Something to consider – Of a Buildings life cycle typically only 20% is made up of the construction and a massive 80% is maintenance! By choosing a better product in the first instance will therefore reduce costs and occurrences of refurbishments due to wear and poor quality materials. Planning for the future is essential to create the most sustainable, eco-conscious building that will last and look great for many years. Renewal of flooring is not only expensive but is also disruptive for business and the people who use the building.
Due to the naturally dense surface No PVC coatings are required – creating a much healthier internal environment which is easier to clean and less susceptible to dirt. Additional properties include the prevention of unsightly tracks and pathways from regular traffic and helping to create and maintain the building envelope.
No joint sealing is required as the product will not shrink like PVC alternatives. Creating a more uniform look throughout.
The Benefits of Recycling after use are not only environmental but also economic and social:
We also use the waste rubber from samples in our Equestrian Surfacing.
Manufacture is to the highest health & safety standards as well as Strict Environmental standards.
Products are tested and regulated to the following standards