Construction is facing enormous pressure to find ways to conserve and make best use of our increasingly scarce natural materials. Recycling materials from demolition projects is more economical than disposal and can result in reduced project costs. One way to do this is to recycle materials, the major source of which is from demolitions. Providing the materials are suitable for their intended purpose, there is no reason why they cannot be recycled in line with building regulations.
In most cases over 90% of construction materials can be reduced, reused, reclaimed or recycled. Over 95% of demolition materials come from natural resources like bricks, roofing slates and tiles, concrete, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, or structural steel most of which may be recycled. Such materials may be delivered to the relevant recycling centres, however George Beattie & Sons Ltd has invested extensively in plant and equipment to restrict this haulage, preparing and recycling much of the materials on site, thus reducing the carbon footprint of haulage.