Carpet & Carpet Tile Take-back Service
Where existing carpet or carpet tiles are to be replaced with Irvine International floorcovering products, we offer a Take Back Service. This involves our managing the process of uplifting existing carpet or carpet tiles that still have some life left in them, and finding a new installation environment in which they can be re-used.
The product which is being replaced is offered free to Community Groups and the role Irvine International plays is in co-ordinating its uplift and finding an appropriate benefactor.
In addition, all our quotations for projects involving carpet tiles include maintenance stock to cover the rotation and replacement of worn tiles.
Irvine International believe it is in the practice of ‘acting locally’ that we can make our country and the world a better and more sustainable place.
Irvine International, in conjunction with Dominion Funds, recently offered approximately 900 square metres of used carpet tiles free-of-charge to members of the Christian Supply Chain for use on their commercial projects. Christian Children’s Camps 'Camp Columba' and 'Chosen Valley' were the grateful recipients, as well as Victory Outreach Church.
These 900 square metres of tiles were uplifted during a refurbishment project in Penrose Auckland, which was being managed by Dominion Funds. The tiles were made from Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) and in extremely good order. Irvine International arranged with the contractor to uplift the tiles and stack them on pallets ready for freighting. The Christian Supply Chain only had to pay the freight charges to their next installation destination.
As Chris Jereb of Dominion Funds explains: “It only cost a little more to have the contractors place the carpet tiles onto pallets, rather than throw them into a waste bin”. “We didn't incur any dumping fees and we were happy to supply a couple of car spaces in order to store the tiles.”
Daniel Bailey, Assistant Manager of the Chosen Valley Christian Camp, writes: "We are very grateful for the tiles and had them laid by John Sherer (who did a great job laying them). The room has become much warmer and we can now use it for various other activities too. So, thanks again Ian and Irvine International for blessing Chosen Valley Christian Camp."
Both Irvine International Floors and Dominion Funds are members of The New Zealand Green Building Council.
Dominion Funds, in conjunction with the Ministry for the Environment, Building Research, Kiwi Income Property Trust and Multiplex funded The NZ Green Star Rating System.
Dominion Funds seek to actively align themselves with NZGBC suppliers that are not only gaining Environmental Choice Accreditation, but have hands-on practical environmental policies.