Roper Rhodes, a leading bathroom furniture manufacturer, has been awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Meridian Isocore Bath Panel. This achievement underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

EPDs, or Environmental Product Declarations, are comprehensive and standardized documents that quantify a product’s environmental impact. Developed through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, these reports evaluate various impact categories, including CO2 emissions, across the product’s lifecycle. This assessment spans from the extraction of raw materials, transportation, and manufacturing processes to its application, end-of-life usage, and potential for recycling.

This development aligns with the growing relevance of EPDs as critical tools in setting industry benchmarks for sustainability and regulatory compliance and aids informed decision-making for customers and partners. Through this achievement, Roper Rhodes demonstrates its role in promoting sustainable practices and maintaining transparency in product manufacturing.

The UK Government has committed to reducing UK Carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 though a legally binding amendment to the Climate Change Act. Meeting this goal requires housebuilders, specifiers and architects to rapidly address the embodied carbon associated with projects and emphasises the need for credible and verifiable EPD for all construction products.

“We are thrilled to receive the EPD for our Isocore Bath Panels. This is not just a milestone for Roper Rhodes but a testament to our long-term commitment to environmental sustainability. Our customers can now choose our products with even greater confidence, knowing that at Roper Rhodes we are working actively towards reducing our environmental and climate impact.” comments Nadia Provenza, sustainability manager at Roper Rhodes

About Isocore Bath Panels

The Meridian Isocore Bath Panel represents a revolutionary advancement in bathroom design, offering a high-performance alternative to traditional MDF and chipboard panels. Manufactured from the innovative Isocore material, this bath panel excels in environments with frequent water exposure, making it an ideal choice for bathroom installations.

 Key Features:

  • 100% Waterproof: Fully waterproof Isocore material ensures no degradation even with continuous moisture exposure
  • Anti-Mould: Isocore offers superior protection against mould and fungi growth.
  • Easy and Quick Installation: Installation is straightforward, requiring no full sealing or re-sealing after cutting, significantly reducing installation time.
  • Lightweight Design: Isocore is 30% lighter than MDF, with a density of 535 kg/m³ compared to MDF’s 700 kg/m³, simplifying transport and handling.
  • Non-Toxic and Safe: Compliant with REACH standards, containing no SVHC substances, and safe to cut using standard woodworking tools.
  • Fire Resistant: Achieves a Class C fire rating according to EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009, offering enhanced fire resistance compared to standard MDF panels.

 About Roper Rhodes

Roper Rhodes Ltd is one of the UK’s primary suppliers of bathroom furniture and bathroom products. Over forty years of experience goes into creating each and every one of our products. Functional, stylish and seamlessly put together, our range incorporates contemporary and classic designs. Our development programme ensures we are continually updating our product range to reflect changes in style.