Have you ever considered using recycled aggregates?
Recycled aggregates are used widely in foundations, construction, and domestic gardens and are less expensive to produce than virgin materials. This means they’re cheaper to buy – even more so if you buy from a local supplier, like Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd!
As a leading provider of recycled aggregates, we have an extensive range of products to choose from. However, MOT Type 1 hardcore remains one of our most popular aggregates.
In this blog, we’ll be looking closely at what MOT Type 1 is and what it’s used for, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether it’s suitable for your next project.
What is MOT Type 1?
Type 1 is a granular sub-base aggregate approved by the Ministry of Transport (MOT). It’s made up of various materials, including limestone, crushed concrete, and granite.
There are several different types of Type 1 MOT aggregate, mostly categorised by size and material. However, this crushed aggregate is suitable for use in the construction of highways and pavements, as well as private use.
What is MOT Type 1 aggregate used for?
MOT Type 1 is typically used as a replacement for limestone or granite, which are in short supply and expensive to transport.
Composed of recycled materials that compact well to form a solid base, MOT Type 1 aggregate is perfect for use on:
- Car parks
- Garden paths
- Over-site fills
- Public pavements
- Trench fills
Although this type of aggregate is not required for private groundworks, it has all the necessary properties to provide a safe and reliable hardcore layer for your domestic, commercial, or civil engineering application.
What are the benefits of using MOT Type 1?
Something that makes Type 1 MOT stand out from other aggregates is that it’s approved by the Ministry of Transport. When installed properly, it provides a stable and durable sub-base for high traffic road surfaces and pedestrianised areas.
As a result of being made from crushed granite, MOT Type 1 delivers a flat and compact surface with excellent load-bearing capacity. The varying particle sizes ensure they interlock to distribute weight evenly.
MOT Type 1 is an eco-friendly alternative to other crushed aggregates, sending less waste to landfill sites, and helping the UK to meet its sustainability targets.
It’s also worth pointing out that you can get your hands on top-quality Type 1 MOT aggregate without breaking the bank, benefitting from quick turnaround times, so you can finish your project sooner and within budget.
Order MOT Type 1 aggregate
For more information about our recycled aggregates and whether you could benefit from MOT Type 1, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Grundy & Co today.
Already convinced MOT Type 1 aggregate is perfect for your project?
We provide aggregates to constructors and DIYers across the North West, covering Merseyside, Cheshire, and parts of Greater Manchester. We’ll be more than happy to deliver MOT Type 1 to your door, too! Just give us a call on 0151 257 8816 to arrange a convenient date and time.