MOT Type 1 Manchester

MOT Type 1 In Manchester

Looking for type 1 MOT in Manchester?

Here at Grundy & Co, we are committed to offering environmentally friendly, recycled aggregates that meet industry standards.

Suitable for anyone, from home DIY-ers to large-scale construction projects, available in a range of tonnage to suit any project.

Contact us today for more information.


What is MOT type 1 used for?

MOT type 1 in Manchester is used as a compactable sub-base in many construction projects including:

  • Roads
  • Pavements
  • Driveways
  • Car parks
  • Patios
  • Garen paths
  • Trench fills
  • Artificial grass
  • Over-site fills

Grundy & Co are proud to produce their own recycled type 1 sub-base in our on-site yard in Widnes, perfect for contractors looking to utilise more economically sound aggregates, at an affordable price.


Why do I need MOT type 1 in Manchester?

Approved by the Ministry of Transport, our top-quality aggregate is perfect for local construction projects keen to lessen their carbon footprint while supporting local businesses.

Deemed a waste product, we recover crushed concrete and rubble from building projects in the North West and use this to make top-quality MOT type 1, perfect for your construction projects.

With 40 years of experience in the aggregate market, Grundy & Co are able to offer tailored solutions for any project requirement, including bulk or loose-tipped, large or small projects- we can do it all.

Based only an hour away, we can quickly and regularly deliver crushed brick aggregate from our base in Widnes to clients in central Manchester and the outskirts of the city.


Find MOT type 1 suppliers in Manchester

As we complete our own on-site recycling to create our own aggregates, we are able to offer highly competitive pricing and deliver custom-size orders, to locations throughout Merseyside, including Chester, The Wirral, Manchester, St Helens, Warrington, and Runcorn.

Set your project off on a solid foundation and contact us today.

You can call us on 0151 257 8816 or email us with your questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


Frequently Asked Questions

No – MOT Type 1 isn’t the same as ballast.

Ballast is a crushed aggregate generally used to form the bed of a railway track or road, but has other uses in various domestic or commercial settings.

Railway ballast is generally larger, at between 30-50mm, while MOT Type 1 is around 40mm, meaning you can’t use the two aggregates interchangeably if you run out of either, despite them being close in size.

Doing so can affect the structural integrity of your project and invalidate any insurance, leading to very costly mistakes.

If you need to order today, you can use our quick contact form or send us an email to and we’ll call you to see how we can help!

MOT Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, made up of recovered demolition materials that range in size – usually from 40mm to dust.

Sometimes referred to as subbase, MOT Type 1 is used because it is compactable, thanks to edges interlocking when compressed.

This adds strength and allows for solid structures like roads, patios, driveways, car parks etc., to be built over the top, without concerns for their structural stability.

If you need bagged or loose-tipped MOT Type 1 delivered to your project, fill in the enquiry form on your screen or email us at with your MOT Type 1 requirements and we’ll get back to you to arrange a delivery date.

Depending on your project, you may be wondering if it is best to get MOT Type 1 from Grundy & Co delivered loose-tipped or bagged.

Here are the benefits of each delivery type, so you can decide which is best for your site.

Bagged aggregates:

 Take up less room

 Are easier to store

 Less risk of obstruction or slip and trip hazards

 You can return or reuse the bag

 Mixed aggregates can be delivered in one go Loose-tipped aggregates:

 Are better for larger projects

 You don’t have to empty the bags to move them to the locations needed

 More aggregate can be delivered at once

 It can be more cost-effective

To order recycled MOT Type in Manchester, St Helens, or Runcorn, you can call us on 0151 257 8816 – we should be able to deliver to your site in just 48 hours.

If you have spare MOT Type 1 or your project has been delayed, you might be wondering how best to store your aggregate to keep it in the best condition.

To ensure the quality of your recycled aggregates is not put at risk, you should:

  • Store on a hard, flat, clean surface that is level
  • Keep MOT Type 1 away from other aggregates to avoid cross-contamination
  • Monitor moisture levels and store aggregates in the moisture level they prefer, for example, cement must be kept completely dry
  • Stack in a pyramid stockpile if loose or place into bins with high sides so overspill doesn’t contaminate another adjacent bin

    For more information about how to care for your MOT Type 1, you can call the team on 0151 257 8816 or fill in the contact form on the right-hand side of your screen and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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    Current Products Available

    • MOT Type 1
    • 6F2 Crushed Brick
    • 20mm Pipe Bedding (Washed)
    • 40mm Pipe Bedding (Washed)
    • 6 x 4 (Washed)
    • Road Planings
    • Fine Sand
    • Coarse Sand
    • Sandfill
    • As Dug Soil
    • Screened Soil
    • Washed Clay

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