June 2021 


Chesterfield-based Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, and Texfelt, a world leading manufacturer of eco-engineered PU foam replacements, have been named as finalists in a prestigious industry partnership awards scheme.

They two companies have an exclusive arrangement to sell a unique, fully recyclable underlay made from single use plastic bottles to the new build sector. To date Designer Contracts has diverted over 750,000 bottles from the environment through sales of Texfelt’s ground-breaking SpringBond underlay.

Their joint efforts have now been recognised in the annual Premises & Facilities Management magazine annual partnership awards in the ‘Partners in Sustainability’ category. The winners will be announced on November 3.

Said Peter Kelsey, managing director of Designer Contracts: “This is terrific news and testament to our belief that new home buyers are becoming increasingly aware of their impact on the environment. SpringBond has the potential to save the equivalent of 1,000 500ml PET plastic bottles from polluting our oceans and the environment if used throughout an average three-bedroom house.”

Long committed to environmental initiatives, Designer Contracts has won Carpet Recyling UK’s ‘Take Back’ award four times for a carpet recycling initiative that has diverted over 250 tonnes of carpet waste each year from landfill. The privately owned company has 15 regional offices around mainland UK supplying floorcoverings to housing developers, housing associations, the educational and public building sectors.

Texfelt is a family run business, based in Bradford, with a 160 year history of working in the textiles industry. Today it upcycles fibres derived from single use plastics and textiles, to create innovative new products for the home that can be fully recycled. SpringBond is manufactured using Texfelt’s unique Kytech manufacturing process, serving the flooring, furniture and bedding markets. To date it has saved some 18 million plastic bottles from going into the oceans and polluting the environment.