Framing Unlimited & The environment.

Framing Unlimited is an environmentally aware picture framing business.

environment statement.

I endeavour to minimise the impact my framing service has on the environment through the processes, materials and products I use.

Polcore® frame moulding.

Polcore ® is recycled polystyrene – an alternative picture moulding material.

Recycled polystyrene picture frame mouldings have a skin of HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) – known as ‘virgin’ on the outside of the profile which provides a smooth surface on which to finish.

The core of the moulding is made up of about 70% recycled polystyrene and 30% virgin polystyrene.

Recycled polystyrene is made up of waste products from mainly two sources:

  • The electronics industry
  • Plastic packaging – mainly from the food industry.

It contains NO detectable formaldehyde or carcinogenic substances and is free from lead.

The manufacturing process is clean.

  • Does not use spray paints.

The manufacturing process uses decorative transfer films.

Therefore the material that constitutes recycled polystyrene mouldings broadly conserves the use of the earth’s natural raw materials by using those that have been recycled.

Wood frame mouldings

The ranges of wood products I use are from companies that purchase their timber from sustainable sources and reforestation projects.
Other ecological considerations include the use of water based paints and varnishes.


 Sinéad Flinders – Google Review

I love how calm this shop is.
I have had 3 things framed here now, including most recently a precious wedding photo. I would (and have!) recommend it – no pushiness at all, great value and beautiful frames. Could not be happier with how my pictures look!!

More reviews can be seen here  

is bespoke picture framing expensive?  

You might be pleasantly surprised 

As soon as you hear the word “BESPOKE” your thinking “EXPENSIVE” right? 

Rest assured this is definitely not the case.
There are many options available and I’m confident that I can provide a service within your budget.

Providing the Highest Quality Framing Services
In the north east of england

Custom Framing

Your artwork deserves to be framed professionally.
You might be surprised how affordable it can be!

Frame Moulding

Let your artwork dictate what frame would compliment it.
There are many frame moulding styles to display your art at its best.

Workshop Location

Unit 1a, Drum Industrial Estate, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham.
DH2 1SS.

Open Hours

Monday to Friday: 10am – 3pm
Saturday’s: 10am – 1pm
Closed Bank Holiday Weekends