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Education and collaboration key to achieving Net Zero in construction industry

By Chris Sheehan, Managing Director at the Sheehan Group Becoming carbon neutral is now firmly on the agenda in the boardrooms of most major UK infrastructure companies. There has...

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Concrete industry uniting to become carbon neutral

A ‘Concrete Action for Climate’ platform has been launched nationally to help drive the industry’s journey to carbon neutral by 2050. The concrete and cement industry, which has cut...

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Scientists call for policy change to prevent sand from becoming extinct

Scientists have called for the adoption of more sustainable practices to prevent the world running out of sand. The authors of a university research paper appealed for policy makers...

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The environmental impact of the fly tipping crisis

The illegal dumping of waste has reached crisis point in the UK – with almost one million incidents recorded per year. Data shows the biggest fly tipping culprit is...

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The Sheehan Group celebrates Earth Day and sustainable construction

The Sheehan Group today celebrates Earth Day and the sustainable construction practices that are making a difference to our environment. Earth Day encourages people to think about how they...

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Recycled materials key to sustainability in UK construction industry

Sustainable construction company the Sheehan Group has appealed to the industry to embrace recycled products following the news of another UK materials shortage. The UK Construction Leadership Council has...

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Britain makes carbon neutral progress – but we can go further

Data has revealed Britain is halfway towards its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 – but there is no room for complacency. The news came as the Government...

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Five ways to make your construction projects more sustainable

The construction industry is one of the biggest users of natural resources and contributors to pollution, globally. It is an unenviable statistic the construction industry needs to reverse to...

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Accelerating sustainable construction to help achieve the UK’s carbon-zero vision

The government has set a target for the UK to become carbon neutral by 2050, after declaring an ‘environmental and climate emergency’. It has put clean growth at the...

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The Sheehan Group: we are here to serve you

The Sheehan Group is back open for business and we look forward to serving you. In line with the latest government guidelines all our sites are open, and our...

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How the UK construction industry can help answer the UN’s call for urgent human action to solve environmental crisis

The general secretary of the UN has issued a stark warning – humanity is killing nature. In his severe global warning António Guterres said: “Humanity is waging war on...

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The Sheehan Group: here to serve you

The Sheehan Group will remain open for business during the latest COVID-19 restrictions and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed construction...

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Sustainability is a growing business priority due to Covid-19, research confirms

Adopting increased sustainable practices is going to be more important to large companies as they adapt to COVID-19, according to research commissioned by the Carbon Trust. More than 70%...

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Sand: The natural resource that is under threat and how recycling is part of the solution

After fresh water, sand is the world’s most widely consumed natural resource. It is the key material in many construction products including concrete, asphalt, and glass and is critical...

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Commitment to the Circular Driven Economy can drive a Covid-19 recovery

The circular economy is a concept in which materials are produced to be constantly recycled or re-used. Covid-19 has been a deep human and economic disaster and our thoughts...

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The Sheehan Group is open for business

The Sheehan Group is back open for business and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers. All our sites are open, and our all services and products...

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COVID-19: The Sheehan Group closes office

The Sheehan Group can confirm we have closed our office until further notice following the latest Government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic. We have monitored and implemented Government advice...

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The Sheehan Group – COVID-19 statement

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Sheehan Group has implemented several precautionary measures to prioritise the welfare of our colleagues, partners and customers. We are doing everything...

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Sheehan Group produces record volume of low carbon concrete blocks

The Sheehan Group have produced 380 miles of recycled concrete blocks in the past 12 months – the equivalent of the distance between Oxford and Edinburgh. We produce the...

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Circular driven economy in construction is critical to tackling climate emergency

The world’s consumption of natural resources has reached record levels, but recycling is falling, the think tank Circle Economy has revealed. Circle Economy has reported the amount of material...

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Groundworks project completed at industrial retail site

John Sheehan (Oxford) Ltd recently completed the groundworks at an industrial retail site, including a new Aldi food retail store and a Costa drive-through. Our team carried out all...

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Happy Christmas from everyone at the Sheehan Group

On behalf of everyone at Sheehan Haulage & Plant Hire and John Sheehan (Oxford) Ltd we would like to wish all of our customers, colleagues, partners and suppliers a...

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Eco-Friendly Construction Solutions – Concrete Blocks

With urban development continuing apace it is vital sustainable construction methods are adopted to help sustain our environment. Historically leftover aggregate from demolition and construction sites would be sent...

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The Sheehan Group’s Guide to Contaminated Soil Remediation

What is soil contamination? Soil contamination is caused by the presence of man-made chemicals or harmful heavy metals in a natural soil environment. This includes lead, chromium, arsenic, zinc,...

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Sheehan interconnecting blocks growing in popularity

The Sheehan Group’s interlocking concrete interconnecting blocks have helped a construction company create quick and easy storage areas. Drayton Construction used the blocks to form a holding bay for...

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Sheehan Haulage & Plant Hire proud to be FORS accredited

Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire is proud to be an accredited member of the respected Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – FORS. The FORS accreditation recognises that our entire fleet...

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Sheehan Sustainable Urban Development Scholar graduates from University of Oxford

The first student to be awarded the Sheehan Scholarship in Sustainable Urban Development has graduated from the University of Oxford. Ryan Manton completed an MSc in the subject at...

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What is Sheehan Muck Away?

Muck away is classified into inert, hazardous and non-hazardous. Inert muck away can be defined as soils that have not gone through any chemical, physical or biological processes. Inert muck away, includes brick,...

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Demand for recycled aggregate in Oxfordshire growing

We are experiencing a continued shift in the construction industry towards using materials from more sustainable sources. The use of recycled aggregates in Oxfordshire is increasing, due both to...

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Sheehan Group deliver talk at C&D industry Annual Conference in New York

Sheehan Group present to C&D industry delegates The Sheehan Group presented to American leaders of the C&D industry at a conference in Brooklyn, New York this month. Tara and...

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The Sheehan Group share sustainability message far and wide

The Sheehan Group’s educational children’s book on sustainability has been shared with industry partners in the USA. ‘Captain Envirotron and the battle to save planet earth’, is a book...

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Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire supports Stanton Harcourt community

Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire is proud to support our local community of Stanton Harcourt. Pupils Stanton Harcourt Primary School were given mental health support via a ‘Smile Project’....

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Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire win appeal to increase recycling production

Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire has appealed for local authority officials to urgently overhaul its policies relating to climate change in response to Sir David Attenborough’s stark call for...

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School pupils’ recycling colouring in competition winner’s drawing placed on Sheehan Group’s vehicles

School pupil Charlie Hawkins has proudly had his winning colouring-in competition entry of recycling super-hero Captain Environton placed on lorries in the Sheehan Group fleet. Charlie, aged 11, was...

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Sheehan Group invests in wheel washing facility to help keep Oxfordshire’s roads clean

The Sheehan Group has installed an industrial wheel washing facility at its advanced recycling plant in Oxford as part of its commitment to the environment and local community. Every...

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The Sheehan Group’s guide to Self-Storage

What is self-storage?  Self-storage units provide a space to store items for a period and can be an ideal solution to a variety of situations, from moving home, renovating,...

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Fond farewell to machine operator Pat

The Sheehan Group have bid a fond farewell to machine operator Pat Rusher, after 25 years of service.  Pat retired in July after a 46-year career driving machines in...

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Why Interconnecting Concrete Blocks are Growing in Popularity 

Interconnecting concrete blocks are highly versatile and offer numerous benefits to clients. They are the perfect solution for custom storage bays, partition walls, security blocks, retaining walls and flood...

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Recycling super-hero helps Oxfordshire pupils learn about recycling waste

Pupils at an Oxfordshire primary school learnt about sustainable living via the story of super-hero Captain Envirotron, thanks to the Sheehan Group. Children at West Kidlington Primary School were...

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MP and Oxford University visit major recycling plant

Conservative MP Robert Courts visited the Sheehan Group to discover how the company is leading the way on recycling in the county.  Mr Courts was joined by Nicholas Field-Johnson,...

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The Sheehan Group’s Guide to Sustainable Aggregates

We supply a wide range of sustainable aggregates and gravels, which are suited to multiple exterior projects.  Aggregates are highly versatile and hard-wearing making them the ideal solution for...

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Hiring Skips: Top Tips

Sheehan Haulage and Plant Hire provides skips for hire in Oxfordshire to both trade and private clients. We are experienced in hiring out skips of all sizes for briefs...

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