Recycled Aggregates

Recycled Aggregates

Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd offers the construction industry a full range of wrap quality protocol recycled aggregates, washed sands & soils. All products are produced on our fully licenced site at Widnes, Cheshire. Raw material is sourced from around the Merseyside, Cheshire and Machchester areas.

In the beginning..

Raw material is pre sorted to ensure that no unwanted materials enter the recycling process. Two main processes are used – namely dry crushing and washing. Both systems produce high quality recycled products that meet tight specifications. Aggregates and sands are tested on a regular basis, by an external testing house, so that you can be confident that the products you purchase will match your projects exact requirements.

If you need more detailed information about products and their uses we have a dedicated Quantity Surveyor who can advise and support your project.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Please find below a list of frequently asked questions from our customers

    What are recycled aggregates?

    Recycled aggregates are coarse materials. They can be by-products from construction that have never been used, or they can be materials that have been previously used in construction or demolition and reprocessed (i.e. crushed, mixed, graded).

    Examples include:

    • Crushed asphalt
    • Crushed brick
    • Crushed concrete
    • Crushed stone
    • Gravel
    • Sand

    Why should I use recycled aggregates?

    There are many social, economic and environmental benefits to be had from using recycled aggregates, like the ones we supply at Grundy & Co Excavations.

    For example:

    Save money – opting to use recycled materials will help to keep your costs low as they are less expensive to produce. If recycled materials are available locally, this can reduce transportation costs too. And making use of recycled aggregates, instead of sending them to landfill, will eliminate the need to pay landfill tax.

    Sustainable – recycled aggregate is considered to be a ‘green’ material in construction. And with more emphasis on protecting and preserving our environment, and fewer natural resources required, recycled aggregates are an eco-friendly alternative to the conventional choice.

    Versatile – whether it be landscaping, home improvements, general construction work or roads, recycled aggregates are suitable for a host of applications and will allow you to accomplish your project to the highest standard.

    Durable – studies have shown that recycled aggregates have a long lifespan and are equally as reliable as natural aggregate. On top of this, they are extremely safe to use.

    Above all, using recycled aggregates will enable you to do your bit for the environment – without breaking the bank – and without sacrificing strength and durability.

    What vehicles do you use to deliver aggregates?

    Here at Grundy & Co Excavations, we regularly deliver recycled aggregates to customers in our local area – covering Merseyside and Chester – using 8-wheel tipper trucks. All we ask is that you give us at least 48 hours’ notice.

    However, recycled aggregates can be delivered using grab lorries or HIAB lorries as well. Grab hire offers a simple solution for removing industrial waste, and these vehicles are capable of working in difficult areas which means they can also be used to deliver aggregates. HIAB lorries, on the other hand, are designed to lift and transport heavy objects or materials (including large bags of aggregate), removing the need for forklifts and cranes.

    Is recycled aggregate cheaper than virgin aggregates?

    Yes, using recycled aggregate to pave your driveway or complete your construction project is a smart move – guaranteed to save you money.

    Unlike virgin aggregates that can be expensive to produce, recycled aggregates make use of the by-products from construction and demolition projects. Not only does that mean you’ll be able to spend less on aggregate, but you’ll also benefit the environment by reducing the number of usable materials that end up being dumped at the landfill.

    Another great thing about using recycled aggregates is that, if they’re widely available locally, you won’t have to pay as much to have them transported to your site. And neither will you have to wait a long time for new materials to be manufactured and delivered.

    How soon can you deliver recycled aggregates?

    At Grundy & Co, we generally ask customers to give us at least 48-hours’ notice.

    That means, if you need recycled aggregate for your project due to commence on a Wednesday, you should aim to contact us no later than Monday. This will allow us to check our availability of aggregate and tipping trucks.

    Delivery times can also vary depending on the quantity of recycled aggregate required and your location. For example, if you’re based on our doorstep in Widnes, we may be able to deliver aggregate sooner. However, Grundy & Co accommodate the needs of all customers in Merseyside, Chester, The Wirral, St Helens, Warrington and Runcorn.

    For more information about the areas we deliver recycled aggregates to, and when you can expect our team to arrive at your site, call us on 0151 257 8816.

    Is recycled aggregate cheaper than virgin aggregates?

    Yes, using recycled aggregate to pave your driveway or complete your construction project is a smart move – guaranteed to save you money.

    Unlike virgin aggregates that can be expensive to produce, recycled aggregates make use of the by-products from construction and demolition projects. Not only does that mean you’ll be able to spend less on aggregate, but you’ll also benefit the environment by reducing the number of usable materials that end up being dumped at the landfill.

    Another great thing about using recycled aggregates is that, if they’re widely available locally, you won’t have to pay as much to have them transported to your site. And neither will you have to wait a long time for new materials to be manufactured and delivered.

    How soon can you deliver recycled aggregates?

    At Grundy & Co, we generally ask customers to give us at least 48-hours’ notice.

    That means, if you need recycled aggregate for your project due to commence on a Wednesday, you should aim to contact us no later than Monday. This will allow us to check our availability of aggregate and tipping trucks.

    Delivery times can also vary depending on the quantity of recycled aggregate required and your location. For example, if you’re based on our doorstep in Widnes, we may be able to deliver aggregate sooner. However, Grundy & Co accommodate the needs of all customers in Merseyside, Chester, The Wirral, St Helens, Warrington and Runcorn.

    For more information about the areas we deliver recycled aggregates to, and when you can expect our team to arrive at your site, call us on 0151 257 8816.

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    Grundy & Co Excavations Ltd

    The Liver Yard, Ditton Road

    Widnes

    Cheshire

    WA8 0TH