Construction Waste Management

Introduction to Construction Waste Management

What is Construction Waste? Construction waste refers to the materials generated during any construction activity. It can occur during different construction activities such as construction, renovation, demolition, or excavation.   What is Waste Management? Waste Management actively manages waste throughout its lifecycle, beginning with the collection of waste at its source, followed by transportation, and […]

Class-6A

Class 6A Material: What is it?

What is Class 6A Material? Class 6A material is a selected and well-graded granular fill, that is used in highway construction. The grading requirement for this material are defined in Series 600 Earthwork of the Specification for Highway Works. This is the only aggregate within the specifications that can be used underwater, meaning it has […]

Class 6B

Class 6B Material: What is it?

What is Class 6B Material? Class 6B material is a grade of material that is categorised within series 600 Earthworks of the Specification for Highway Work. It is a selected, well-graded granular fill material intended as a starter layer You should place the material as the first layer or layers of fill above the existing […]

Class 6C Material

Class 6C Material: What is it?

What is Class 6C? You may have heard of Class 6C but what is it exactly? In the world of construction, Class 6C stands out as a specific kind of granular fill material that is consistently graded. This classification is a part of the Series 600 Earthworks and plays a crucial role in ensuring the […]

Different Types of Construction Waste

The Different Types of Construction Waste

What is Construction Waste? Construction Waste, often referred to as Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste, is the by-product of waste materials generated during construction, renovation, or demolition. It includes a variety of materials that are no longer needed and need to be disposed of.   How much Construction Waste is Produced in the UK? According […]

MOT Type 3

MOT Type 3 Subbase: What is it?

What is MOT Type 3 Subbase? MOT Type 3 Subbase or just Type 3 is an open graded unbound mixture of aggregates. The material grading requirements are defined in Clause 805 of the Standards for Highway Works. Type 3 will be crushed down to a size of 80mm down to dust. It differs from MOT […]

Construction Industry Update – July 2023

Housing Slump Sees Construction Output Fall Construction buyers reported a drop in overall output in June for the first time in five months. The bellwether S&P Global/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index recorded 48.9 in June, down from 51.6 in May and below the neutral 50.0 threshold for the first time in five months. The […]

The Do’s and Don’ts for Wet Loads of Soil

When it comes to handling wet loads of soil, navigating the right approach can be a challenging task. Whether it’s the result of rainy weather or other factors, managing wet soil demands careful consideration and adherence to best practices. In this guide, we will explore the do’s and don’ts of dealing with wet soil loads, […]

MOT Type 2 Subbase: What is it?

What is MOT Type 2 Subbase? MOT Type 2 Subbase or just Type 2 is an unbound mixture of aggregates that is defined by Clause 804 of the Standards for Highway Works. It is used as a subbase in construction work. The material will be crushed down to 63mm down to dust. It differs from […]

The Construction Waste Soil Testing Guide

Soil testing is an essential part of the waste disposal process within the construction industry. It allows each individual or business to understand exactly what material they are dealing with. There are also legal requirements that soil testing will help you satisfy. What is Soil Testing? It is the process of conducting laboratory analysis on […]

Different Types of Construction Sand

4 Different Types of Construction Sand

Sand plays a massive role as an aggregate within the construction industry. You may just think there is one type of Construction Sand, but that is where you are wrong. There are many different types of sand used within construction, all with their own unique grading and application. Understanding some of the most common types […]

Maximising Construction Aggregate Efficiency in Large Scale Projects

Construction Aggregates are a crucial material in the construction industry. You can find them in many different applications, such as creating piling mats or producing concrete. However, using aggregates efficiently in large-scale construction projects is a challenging task. To maximize their use, you need to plan carefully, coordinate, and manage materials effectively and efficiently.   […]

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