Sustainability

Boatbuilder committed to environmental sustainability

A focus on sustainability is a crucial part of what we do at Cockwells. We feel that we have a responsibility to approach boatbuilding with the future of the world around us in mind. We work to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We contribute to making wooden boatbuilding a sustainable industry within the UK for future generations. Through our apprenticeship programme we are ensuring that valuable traditional skills, learned from generations before us, are being passed-on to future generations.

We utilise every part of the log leaving nearly no waste. Depending on type, size and quality our waste wood is recycled in the following ways:

  • Re-used in smaller joinery projects
  • chopped and bagged for sale as firewood (biomass fuel)
  • poor quality dust and bits are composted

We are currently investigating the conversion of sawdust into wood pellet fuel or pressed board products. In a further attempt to minimise the waste that the company and our team produces, we actively recycle other products such as office paper, plastic & glass bottles, card etc.