Our self-delivery model lets us take full advantage of our independence, using local materials and gangs to deliver the best possible result for each project. This adds value by providing cost and environmental benefits for our customers. Local sourcing minimises the travel and haulage time factored into a project, minimising cost, improving programme efficiency, and reducing the CO2 emissions needed to set up site operations. We’re confident that prioritising sustainability in this manner will lead to increased customer satisfaction.
Sustainability forms a key component of our Topp26 strategy, reflecting its importance for the surfacing industry as whole. By ensuring that sustainability is considered within all our projects and processes, we are continually finding ways to reduce our environmental impact. Whether we’re removing paper from our site operations, maintaining plant to ensure optimum efficiency, or finding ways to streamline our processes, we are thinking sustainably at every opportunity.
Developing alternative materials
We funded the development of ToppBase, our own recycled product, which repurposes road planings into a fresh surface course, without compromising on performance. This innovative solution provides a new use for hazardous waste materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill, whilst also reducing carbon emissions by up to 90%. We source these planings from internal and external projects, allowing us to act responsibly and recycle waste from other contractors, local authorities, and customers. ToppBase is mixed at our Birmingham material plant and operational depot. The warm mix material allows for haulage over greater distances than conventional asphalt. Recognising the importance of reducing carbon, we have also invested in a transportable material plant so that the ToppBase product can be mixed in situ, eliminating the emissions produced by transporting materials to site.