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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 concrete blocks by recycling leftover aggregate from demolition and construction sites – saving it from landfill. Construction waste is recycled at the Sheehan Group’s CDE Global Advanced Recycling Plant producing high quality concrete blocks, recycled aggregate, sand and other construction materials.

Contractors are embracing the recycled concrete blocks, which have a lower carbon footprint compared to other products on the market. It was led to a record volume of blocks produced in the past 12 months at the Sheehan Group’s Oxfordshire based recycling plant.

Tara Sheehan, Finance Director at the Sheehan Group, said: “Our Circular Driven Economy approach to recycling C&D waste reduces the volumes going into landfill, creates high quality recycled products and reduces transport emissions.

“We are experiencing an increased demand for concrete blocks thanks to their high-quality performance combined with their sustainability credentials. In the past 12 months we have produced 380 miles of recycled concrete blocks and expect this to increase in 2020. By using recycled concrete blocks in construction projects companies are helping to make a positive difference to the climate emergency.”

The Sheehan Group concrete blocks contain a minimum 75% recycled and secondary aggregates and are environmentally engineered to meet UK and European technical standards. They are durable and resilient, and have a class 1 fire resistance rating.

They are freeze, frost and thaw resistant and provide a sound insulation of 45 RwdB. They are suitable for use both above and below the ground, internally and externally. They are produced in a standard finish and are suitable for locations that will not be seen.

“Quarried aggregates are expensive and have a large carbon footprint to produce,” added Tara. “By utilising recycled aggregate, it helps against the environmental impact and creates a product that is great value for money. So much waste can be transformed into useful products which can be used on construction. We are constantly researching more sustainable ways to repurpose waste that can benefit our customers and the environment.”