North West Construction Case Study

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    North West Construction’s Director of Recycling, Alex Ross commented.

    “The speed of build and cost effectiveness of the segregation bays are impressive. The L-shaped or U-shaped configuration was ready to use in hours and can withstand the daily battering our loaders and dozers dish out.”

    If you have a similar challenge to Alex, Blocks Walls may have the solution.

    Block Walls Carbon Footprint

     

    Each block saves 105kg of carbon due to using recycled material. This is equivalent to an average car journey of 262 miles

    Block Walls operate to ISO 9001 2008 quality standards and has won various prestigious environmental awards.

    Green Concrete Blocks

  • North West Construction use Blockwalls to create Concrete Segregation bays

    “We wanted a fast build solution that could take a good hammering from our Plant”

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    North West Construction Limited is a family run business that has been established for over 20 years. A large, professional construction company based in Birkenhead, they provide a wide range of commercial construction and demolition services. Following a recent strategy review they have developed an efficient recycling enterprise that collects and sorts mixed waste from a variety of sources.

    With an impressive list of customers in the public sector the Bromborough sortation centre has grown rapidly and required a straightforward and effective solution for separating waste types. Block Walls provided the answer.

    THE CHALLENGE

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    Heavy plant unload, store and compact mixed waste in large volumes on a busy recycling site. A series of functional concrete segregation bays were required to give the site a sense of order and clear.

    Although traditional walls were considered (which North West Construction could clearly have built themselves) a more robust solution was required to ensure longevity. Local business Block Walls manufacture stackable concrete blocks interestingly produced from 87% recycled materials.

    THE SOLUTION

    100 STACKABLOCS were used to form concrete segregation bays by interlocking the 1066 KG heavy-duty concrete rectangles. Block Walls design team planned the number and format of the build so the install ran quickly and smoothly. The flexibility of the design means structures can be dismantled easily to form new layouts based on demand.

    Another key feature for recyclers especially is the A1 fire resistance of the product, perfect when dealing with flammable waste streams. In summary the build time, practicality and cost benefits added up to a straightforward decision for North West Construction.

    Product features include: Excellent mechanical impact and heat resistance; quick to build; cost effective; and easily re-configured.

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OUR PEDIGREE

Working in partnership with recycling businesses.

We come from the recycling and civil engineering sectors and have invested in the development of advanced concrete technology.

The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, which became effective in January 2015 means recycling depots must ensure proper segregation of waste streams prior to treatment or disposal.

Block Walls are the ideal solution for waste management operators who are seeking cost effective solutions to properly manage their storage obligations.

WHAT TO DO NEXT

You send us a basic description or drawing of the area you need to construct and a description of the operation. We will do the rest.

WE MAKE BUYING SIMPLE

1. Our design team will establish which specification will best fit your environment and calculate the number of blocks required to do the job

2. We quote, you order, we make

3. We deliver

WE CAN DESIGN A SOLUTION FOR YOU

Virtacloc, Design servicesWe offer a full design service from simply working out how many blocks you require for your project to full design including drawings and calculations.

Our full design service can include:

  • Planning applications
  • Structural engineering design and calculations
  • 2D and 3D CAD drawings and BIM models
  • Building regulation applications
  • Full project management services

CALL 0800 880 3135

Call today and tell us about your project. We can then design it and give you the quantities of blocks you require together with a quotation. We supply all the method and risk assessments and COSHH data sheets for installation. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

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