Featuring in George Clarke’s hit TV series Ugly House To Lovely House led to a big contract win for an award-winning Sheffield kitchen company.
Known for their use of sustainable materials, Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens were involved in the transformation of a family’s cramped 1930s semi in Millhouses.
Viewers watched SSK’s craftspeople create a bespoke luxury kitchen featuring worktops made from school science laboratory benches and eco cabinets fashioned from 100% recycled timber.
Architects at local housing developer Sky-House Co were watching, realised another green-thinking business was right on their doorstep and got in touch.
As a result, Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens has won a contract to supply kitchens for 22 new homes on Sky-House Co’s latest carbon-neutral development in Rotherham.
It is Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens’ first business-to-business contract and could lead to job growth.
Following on from their sold-out and multi award-nominated Sky-House Phase 01 development at Waverley, Phase 02 by Sky-House is a design-led eco-friendly concept, featuring three and four-bedroom contemporary properties with signature rooftop gardens.
Zoë Loveday, MD of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens, which currently employs 24, said: “We were very excited about being involved in Ugly House To Lovely House.
“It was a great opportunity to showcase our hand-made sustainable kitchens to a nation of design-conscious homeowners. We are delighted it also brought together two Sheffield companies with the same values.
“There’s a strong synergy. The developer is passionate about creating green homes for local people, using local expertise. We source, employ and make locally - and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and are really proud to be part of Sky-House Co’s visionary development. “
The order springboards Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens into a new marketplace.
“Developing an additional B-to-B arm will expand our company and potentially lead to more jobs being created at our base in South West Sheffield. We hope to build a longstanding relationship and are keen to talk to other developers, though creating bespoke kitchens for individual customers will remain the heart of our business.”
SSK’s design team have created two clean-lined, Scandi-inspired styles of kitchens for Waverley 02, which will be delivered from April to June.
“Designed to function and wear well in a pre-defined space, they will be made in Sheffield from sustainable and recycled materials using award-winning expertise and environmentally-friendly solutions we have amassed from 14 years in the sector,” said Zoë.
Sky-House Co’s MD David Cross commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens for our most recent project.
“Sky-House Co is all about making things local again. We are proud to be Sheffield born and bred, and our mission is to help people in our communities live better lives, by not only creating great places to live, but also by creating a great company to work with.
“Our aim is to build relationships with trusted partners and stakeholders to deliver award-winning schemes in all aspects of design, sustainability and customer value.
“We feel passionately that Sky-House Co & Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens are a perfect partnership between two of Sheffield’s most progressive and environmentally responsible organisations.
“SSK’s desire to work with as little impact on the environment as possible fits perfectly with our ‘live gently’ ethos.
“We create homes and places that are naturally sustainable, only built using robust and beautiful materials that stand the test of time, and feature the most up-to-date eco technology.”