First tile industry recycling service launched by Sandtoft
Sandtoft Roof Tiles
RecoRoof tile recycling service
In-depth look at the new Sandtoft RecoRoof service that prevents concrete tiles from going to landfill and is ideal for large social housing re-roofing schemes.
Sandtoft RecoRoof tile recycling service
- 100 per cent of the concrete recovered by Sandtoft will be recycled
- as much as possible used to produce new ridge tiles
The service is currently being employed by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) for a major refurbishment project involving 285 properties on Stamfordham Road and Broad Lane in the city.
Roofing contractor W. Carroll and Sons has partnered with Sandtoft to deliver the RecoRoof initiative for LMH
- up to 12 tons of concrete each day is removed and transported back to the contractor’s waste transfer station where it is mechanically sorted and put into Sandtoft’s RecoRoof containers
- containers are collected by Sandtoft who is responsible for crushing and recycling the aggregate into its concrete production line to make Duracoat ridges for the roofs of refurbished properties
Andrew Lawton, Sandtoft’s sales director
’Used concrete tiles are classified as waste which is why they are often put into landfill and nationally that can equate to well over 200,000 tonnes per year.
The RecoRoof service is a very innovative concept that sets an important example of environmental best practice and will make a significant difference to the green credentials of companies involved in major reroofing projects particularly in the social housing sector’.
Dave Woods, assistant director of property services
’As an ISO14001 registered company, we are committed to activities that increase recycling opportunities and reduce our impact on the environment whilst maintaining high standards for our customers’.
- RecoRoof project for LMH expected to last until October 2012
- by then nearly 3000 tonnes of concrete will have been prevented from going to landfill.
The roofs on the properties on Stamfordham Road and Broad Lane are being retiled with Sandtoft’s Cassius large format clay tile, Olympus clay double pantile and Duracoat ridges, which have a special finish that gives the appearance of natural clay and offers prolonged weathering properties.
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