Building materials supplier, Aggregate Industries, has launched its first ever low carbon paving range under its domestic landscaping brand, Bradstone, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable construction.
Work is now underway to bring all wet cast paving products into a new Bradstone ECO range. The first products awarded ECO status are now available and benefit from an improved design mix using more sustainable materials.
This has been achieved through improvements in manufacturing and design mix to help reduce the carbon footprint of each of the Bradstone ECO products by more than 20% compared to previous versions of the product. A typical patio measuring 30m2 will now produce up to 66kg less carbon during manufacture compared with the old mix design, the equivalent of the CO2 reduction generated by 3 mature trees over one year*.
Bradstone has also launched a new ECO Evolve product design that is more than 35% lower in carbon compared to the previous Old Town product. The paver is lighter and easier to handle and, with its specific laying pattern, is now faster to lay as well. The reduced weight means larger quantities can be transported at the same time, helping to further reduce CO2 emissions.
Simon Marriott, Managing Director of Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products Division, says; “The launch this month of our first complete low carbon paving range is a real milestone and part of a strategic commitment to reduce the carbon footprint across our business. As one the UK’s largest building materials suppliers, it is our aim to be a leading sustainable business that is contributing to building a greener, smarter world for all.
“Bradstone ECO is just one of many initiatives we are currently implementing to help us achieve our ambitions to be at the forefront of sustainable construction. Furthermore, the launch of our new Old Town ECO Evolve product will help make further reductions to our CO2 emissions.
“The first ECO and ECO Evolve products are now available, and we look forward to bringing the rest of the Bradstone wet cast range into the ECO portfolio over the coming months.”
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