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VOC-heavy paint harms the environment too


Safe as houses A


ll construction activity has an impact on the environment, but impending legislation has prompted the industry to recognise


its role in environmental damage – and in helping restore the balance. There’s now a growing trend for local authorities, planners, developers and construction professionals to build in a much more sustainable way. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in many mainstream paints and furnishings are air pollutants that can have detrimental effects on human health; they contribute to respiratory illnesses, and some are mutagenic or toxic to reproduction and harmful to infants and children. They have a negative impact on the environment too. Fumes and other airborne particles have been linked to everything from asthma and allergies to memory loss, dizziness, fatigue and depression. As ever, the young, elderly


HOW ENVIRODEC USES VOC-FREE PRODUCTS TO BENEFIT YOU AND ME, AND THE PLANET ITSELF


and infirm and allergy sufferers are the most at risk. Matthew Robson started out in the painting and decorating industry over 15 years ago, and from 2008 started to receive repeated requests for kinder products, especially for children’s bedrooms and nurseries. “I started to question how I was working and the products I was using,” he says. “I actually started to feel disappointed that I wasn’t able to leave the finished job with the satisfaction of knowing I’d used the best products I could.” As a solution, Matthew launched


Envirodec, a conscious service provider that uses as many traditional, carbon- neutral and natural products as possible. “I hoped that, as we came out of the recession, people would want to start spending on redecorating,” he says. “Envirodec, and skilled tradesmen like me, would then let those people take an ethical approach.”


“WE PROVIDE PAINTING AND DECORATINGSERVICES USING PRODUCTS THAT DON’T HURT PEOPLE OR THE ENVIRONMENT”


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Matthew discovered that traditional decorating methods used natural inks and food dyes; it was only after the industry became commercialised that the more harmful chemicals were introduced. He decided to go back to basics. “In an industry that was already tainted with bad workmanship and timekeeping, I wanted to clean things up,” he explains. Envirodec’s based in Bristol but covers


the whole of the UK, and its eco-friendly products offer a better finish and wider range of options than ever before. Even better, Matthew’s calculations suggest that the use of more environmentally-friendly paints would only bump your final bill up by around 7-10%. “We take great delight in our clients’ reactions when they enter beautifully decorated rooms that are clean and healthy,” Matthew says, “and that have not – and will not – damage them or the environment.” CL


For more information: 01179 415370 matt@helloenvirodec.com www.helloenvirodec.com


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