O'Briain Pianos aims to be an environmentally friendly business. After restoration is completed, a piano can be played and admired for centuries, with much greater longevity than a classic car for example.

Even when a piano can no longer be played or restored, due to age and wear, it can either be left where it stands as part of the household furniture, or broken down for parts to be re-used in rebuilding similar pianos from the same period. We use very little water or electricity and much of the work is done outdoors. Just one bottle of French polish is used for several pianos.

The restoration process takes only a small amount of materials from the environment and helps sustain the continued use of those same raw materials. Recycling and restoration go hand in hand and we pride our business on actively maintaining conscious work practices that help protect the environment.