Sustainability Credentials

At the end of the life of a building, aggregate concrete blocks can be recycled for further use.

 

 

  • Most aggregate concrete blocks are manufactured using by-product, secondary or recycled materials.
  • Aggregate concrete blocks have a long life. As they do not deteriorate in use, they have the potential to last for centuries. They require no maintenence.
  • A building constructed with aggregate concrete block is easily modified to accommodate needs of users as these change over the life time of a building.
  • Most aggregate concrete blocks use locally sourced materials.
  • Aggregate concrete blocks are not attacked by vermin and insects and are not affected adversely by water such as floodwater from within or without the building.
  • Buildings with aggregate concrete blocks have excellent fire resistance properties.
  • Meeting the thermal and acoustic requirements for Building Regulations compliance is easy with aggregate concrete blocks.
  • Aggregate concrete blocks can be used to construct buildings with high thermal mass.
  • Compliance with The Code for Sustainable Homes is easy to achieve with aggregate concrete blocks.
  • Aggregate concrete blocks can be used to achieve high Green Guide ratings for both walls and floors.