Tree House, Recycled Glass Worktop
Fitted out with Granite Transformations’ eco-friendly recycled glass work surfaces, the eco-Perch is Blue Forest’s first prefabricated tree house unit.
Developed to meet the demands of the tourism sector for high quality, affordable and sustainable accommodation, eco-Perch is designed to comply with the Caravan & Mobile Home Act and can either be sited on the ground or perched amongst the treetops. The highly insulated and double-glazed timber construction is fitted out with an L-shaped worktop and breakfast bar, complete with integrated fridge, sink unit, gas hob and oven.
‘Green Dream’ recycled glass material was chosen for the kitchen surfaces and has excellent environmental credentials, being made from used beer, wine and mineral water bottles. It will offer outstanding resistance to the knocks, spills, cuts, heat and day-to-day wear that the eco-Perch cooking and dining area is likely to experience. The tough yet extremely lightweight and flexible surface was contoured and fitted around the radiused breakfast bar, complete with a decorative edge strip, and the large sheet sizes enabled a virtually seamless countertop, with minimal joins.
“We had a lot of favourable comments about the green recycled glass worktop and people loved the curved end of the breakfast bar. It’s features like that will help sell the eco-Perch design and we shall certainly be offering Granite Transformations as an interior option,” says Blue Forest Director, Simon Payne.
Unlike hardwood countertops, which can be easily cut, burnt or scorched, there is no need for oiling, sealing or resanding the recycled glass material; whilst unlike weighty natural granite or stone, there are no extra reinforcements needed when the surfaces are installed, nor regular maintenance required.
Blue Forest can install an eco-Perch within three or four days, delivering the timber-clad and framed building in four modular parts. Having fabricated the worktop and breakfast bar counter off-site, our expert fitters can then carry out our installation work in just half a day.