Construction Industry Update – November 2021

  Material cost increases hit forty-year high The Materials Cost Index conducted by the Building Cost Information Service shows price rises hitting a forty-year high. Analysts said that between January and September 2021 the greatest increases were seen. This rise mainly saw increases to steel and timber, with rises set to continue into next year. […]

6F2 vs 6F5

The Truth About 6F2 vs 6F5

We have noticed there is a lot of confusion when it comes to 6F2 and 6F5. There are lots of sources that state 6F2 is a crusher run that is produced using quarried stone. Whereas 6F5 is a crusher run but is produced using recycled materials such as demolition wastes. We have also seen it […]

Sustainably produced aggregates at Adswood

Is there a better time to be looking for sustainable alternatives? If you are after sustainable aggregate products then look no further. Adswood Recycling Centre, which is located just off the M60, produces a wide range of recycled aggregates for construction use. The processing centre accepts clean hardcore free of charge which is then scalped […]

The List of Waste Codes

Updated 29th October 2021 Do you have waste soils? Get in touch with the GMAT team for compliant recovery or disposal. Send your soil report to info@gmat.co.uk   Absolute Hazardous (AH)   |   Mirror Hazardous (MH)   | Mirror Non-Hazardous (MN)   |   Absolute Non-Hazardous (AN) CODE DESCRIPTION ENTRY TYPE 01   WASTE RESULTING FROM EXPLORATION, MINING, QUARRYING, […]

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Construction Industry Update – October 2021

Chancellor to detail £7bn spending pledge for local transport The pledge will amount to £1.5bn of extra new cash to supplement previous spending commitments on infrastructure over the next five years. It will be directed at areas outside of London to level up transport with new train and station upgrades and expansion of trams, with […]

Current Stock

Updated 7th December 2021 AGGREGATES ADSWOOD RECYCLING CENTRE (SK8 5QY) REC 6F5 REC 10mm Pipe Bedding REC 20mm Pipe Bedding REC 50mm REC Fill Sand REC Dust   2k tonnes 65 tonnes 10 tonnes 280 tonnes 1.2K tonnes 600 tonnes   BRITANNIA QUARRY (LS27 0SW) Gritstone 6F5 Midrange Bulk Clay Fill     4k Tonnes […]

Can waste soils reduce the UKs land shortfall

Can waste soil reduce the UK’s land shortfall?

The UK could run out of land by 2030 due to the demands for the redevelopment of space for food, housing, and energy, according to a Cambridge University-backed report. With the UK population forecasted to reach seventy million by 2030, the need for increased food production, extra housing, working areas, and amenities will increase the […]

Construction Industry Update – September 2021

Construction growth slows as costs increase Construction growth slowed down in August with nearly recorded rises in input cost inflation. Growth sales slowed as supply chain pressures saw cost inflation grow at the second-highest rate in the survey’s 24-year history. The IHS Markit / CIPS Uk Construction PMI Total Activity Index posted 55.2 in August, […]

Construction Industry Update – August 2021

Renewal race for Scape £750m Eastern region framework The next-gen framework, worth £750m over four years, introduces a parallel plotting structure to give clients the option to engage early with two contractors before awarding a project. The new framework has been structured into 4 regions: Lot 1 & 2 – Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire. […]

Construction Aggregates Guide

A Quick Guide to Construction Aggregates

  What are Aggregates? The term ‘aggregates’ is a broad term for a material that is used for construction. This includes gravel, sands, crushed stone, etc.   What are they used for? They are used for a variety of construction purposes, including: Concrete Road Construction Brick Making Drainage Bedding Sub-bases Capping Backfill   The different […]

Topsoil BS3882 Guide

A guide to Topsoil BS3882:2015

Nearly all landscaping projects require topsoil, but for some reason, it has become an afterthought. Topsoil is governed by some strict standards and sourcing the correct topsoil is important for the future growth of landscapes.   What is Topsoil BS3882 As the name suggests, is the top layer of soil, which is usually fertile and […]

Sustainable Aggregate Production Underway at Adswood

The crushing team will be operational at Adswood Recycling Centre for a 4-week crushing campaign. All recycled aggregates are produced on-site in accordance with WRAP Protocol and the relevant British and European standards. We will be producing the following aggregates for delivery or collection: Recycled 6F5 Recycled 10mm Pipe Bedding Recycled 20mm Pipe Bedding Recycled […]

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