All standard Shadbolt door and panel core materials satisfy the most stringent European Class E1 for formaldehyde emissions. Shadbolt’s E1 classification is based on:
Tests to Harmonised European Standard hEN 13986 or other compatible national European standards, eg DIN, DIB.
Use of wood-based materials to which no formaldehyde-containing substances are added during production and which therefore may be classified E1 without testing, eg solid wood frames.
Our standard solvent-based finishes are applied and cured in controlled factory conditions. BREEAM rules refer specifically to finishes applied on site. Factory-applied coatings are therefore deemed not to contribute to VOC emissions under BREEAM.
Alternative water-based finishes are available, but they are expensive to procure and much more time consuming (and therefore expensive) in application and curing.
Factory-applied paints and varnishes are not deemed to contribute to VOC emissions under BREEAM.