Here at Deck & Fence Pro one of our core values is to uphold New Zealand’s proud clean and green image. The painting industry can have some catastrophic effects on our environment so we are 100% committed to reducing those effects and being an environmentally responsible company.
Our stains are manufactured in NZ specifically for Deck & Fence Pro. They are not imported so we can reduce our carbon footprint by not shipping stain half way across the world.
Our preferred paint supplier Dulux is NZ’s largest manufacturer of environmentally safe water based paints. Dulux have also been awarded an Environmental Choice license. This license covers most Dulux premium water based paints. Environmental Choice branded products must meet strict environmental standards and are recognised by the New Zealand Green Building Council, Green Star rating tools.
The ProGroup uses low VOC (volatile organic compound) products wherever possible. VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that readily vaporize into the air. When they enter the air, they produce ozone, which causes air pollution and a host of health issues including breathing problems, headache, burning, watery eyes and nausea. Some VOCs also have been linked to cancer, kidney and liver damage. As paint dries, these harmful VOCs are released into the air at high levels. Indoor VOC levels are routinely 10 times higher than outdoor levels, and up to 1,000 times higher immediately after painting. Paint-related products are one of the worst environmental offenders. They’re the second largest source of VOC emissions into the atmosphere after automobiles.
At The ProGroup we do everything in our power to contribute to the environmental awareness New Zealand is so well known for.