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How Can You Use Recycled Aggregates?

Aggregates have been used in building projects for thousands of years and their use dates back as far as the Roman Empire when sand and stone were used as part of the development of a huge network of aqueducts and roads.

Modern uses are similar in purpose from acting as a reinforcement to a composite material, such as concrete, to drainage for foundations, wall drains and roadside edges to name a few. Domestic uses of aggregate include driveways, hard standings, paths and patios.

Aggregate often comprises of materials such as gravel, sand, slag and crushed stone and these are amongst some of the most excessively mined materials in the world. However, recycled materials have come to fore in recent years that are not only environmentally friendly but are economical and equally effective and these include crushed concrete; pipe bedding sand; ballast mix; drainage shingle and sharp sand.

RECYCLED AGGREGATES

The new forms of recycled aggregate come in a range of types that are more eco-friendly than the traditional materials. These vary from finely crushed particulate material to larger sizes depending on requirements, and more detailed information regarding the versatility of the recycled aggregate types mentioned above is as follows:

Crushed concrete: this is suitable for use on patio bases, hard standings, paths and driveways

Pipe bedding sand: a product that is good for patio laying and also for gas pipes or electrical cabling and a typical use could include bedding in fence posts and floor screeding

80/40 crushed: a durable kind of aggregate that is often utilised on driveways and roadways

Ballast mix: This recycled product comprises of a mixture of sand and gravel which is used to make concrete

Drainage shingle: a product that is an economical alternative to new gravel and comes ready washed

Sharp sand: typically used for slabs, patios and concrete and also suitable for floor screeding and fence posts

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

The impact of quarrying has raised concerns for decades due to pollution caused by smoke, dust and traffic. Excessive noise, damage to caves and a decline in water quality have also affected areas surrounding quarries not to mention damage to landscapes and visual blights.

Recycling companies now work hard to mitigate the amount of waste product that is sent to landfills, conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

Following the negative factors inherent in quarrying many people in both residential and business settings now look to recycling of aggregate as a way to acquire not just a high quality, economical alternative, but as a means of protecting the environment from the ravages of traditional mining methods. Grabloader offers a variety of aggregate materials for use in domestic and commercial projects. You can find out more about our recycled aggregates here.

How Can You Use Recycled Aggregates?

VACANCY FOR LORRY & PLANT MECHANIC

We have a vacancy for a qualified HGV  and Plant Mechanic to work in our Grazeley purpose built workshop and on site at our recycling centres at Pingewood and Playhatch

The candidate would be in-charge of all breakdowns, inspections, servicing and MOT’s of 7 up to date DAF lorries

They would also be required to travel to lorry breakdowns in the area and to visit our recycling sites to repair various JCB, Komatsu, CAT, Kiverco  and Hitachi Plant

If an urgent repair was needed then occasionally working late to fix the problem would be a requirement

A work van would be available to the right candidate. Excellent rates of pay

Please call 0118 988 4142 or send your CV to chris@grabloader.co.uk

VACANCY FOR LORRY & PLANT MECHANIC

Machine Operator Required

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We have a vacancy for a machine operator , initially for the summer with the possibility of full time work for the right candidate

Good rates of pay and opportunities for overtime

Please contact the Office on 0118 988 4142 with a brief summary of your

work history or a CV

This could also be emailed to chris@grabloader.co.uk

Machine Operator Required

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WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS 2016

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How Recycling Helps The Environment

Climate change is mainly down to the emissions the world is producing, and is resulting in alternations in temperatures, rainfall and sea levels. Yet with effective planning, we could save a significantly larger amount of energy throughout the world. We are already making a difference in the way we handle waste. Around the country, millions of recycle bins are being filled every week and companies are reducing the amount of packaging that they are using. Continue reading

How Recycling Helps The Environment

Victory Lane at Zandvoort

The Grabloader sponsored Capri driven by Steve Dance gained a win at Zandvoort in the NKTG series at the weekend. Well done to Steve and all the team 🙂

Victory Lane at Zandvoort

The more rain we get, the more drainage we need!!

Our cone crushed drainage shingles will do the job well 🙂

If you need to construct extra drainage due to the high volume of surface water we have had recently then give us a call on 0118 988 4142 to discuss this top Quality fully recycled product

100MM CONE SHINGLE The more rain we get, the more drainage we need!!

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We understand that it isn't always easy to specify what you are looking for, so we are happy to take time to discuss your own specific needs and requirements.

0118 988 4142

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