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Is MOT Type 1 right for my project?

Have you ever considered using recycled aggregates?

Recycled aggregates are used widely in foundations, construction, highways and domestic gardens and are less expensive to produce than virgin quarried aggregate materials. This means they’re cheaper to buy – even more so if you buy from a local reputable supplier in Manchester, like Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd.

As a leading provider of recycled aggregates, we have an extensive range of products to choose from. However, Recycled MOT Type 1 hardcore remains one of our most popular aggregates due it being so widely used and the consistent quality of our produce.

We love a blog and in this blog, we’ll be looking closely at what MOT Type 1 is and what it’s used for, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether it’s suitable for your next project in Manchester.

What is MOT Type 1?

Recycled MOT Type 1 is a granular sub-base aggregate approved by the Ministry of Transport (MOT). It’s made up of various materials recovered from construction and demolition waste including limestone, crushed concrete and tarmac.

There are several different types of Type 1 MOT aggregate, mostly categorised by size and material. However, this crushed aggregate is suitable for use in the construction of highways and pavements, as well as private use under driveways and patio areas.

What is MOT Type 1 aggregate used for?

Recycled MOT Type 1 is typically used as a replacement for limestone, grit stone or granite, which are our natural resources and not as sustainable as recycled products.

Composed of recycled materials that compact well to form a solid base, MOT Type 1 aggregate is perfect for use on:

  • Backfills
  • Car parks
  • Driveways
  • Garden paths
  • Over-site fills
  • Patios
  • Public pavements
  • Roads
  • Trench fills

Although this type of aggregate is not required for private groundworks, it has all the necessary properties to provide a safe and reliable hardcore layer for your domestic, commercial, utility  or civil engineering applications.

What are the benefits of using MOT Type 1?

Something that makes Type 1 MOT stand out from other aggregates is that it’s approved by the Ministry of Transport. When installed properly, it provides a stable and durable sub-base for high traffic road surfaces and pedestrianised areas.

As a result of being made from crushed granite, MOT Type 1 delivers a flat and compact surface with excellent load-bearing capacity. The varying particle sizes ensure they interlock to distribute weight evenly.

MOT Type 1 is an eco-friendly alternative to other crushed aggregates, sending less waste to landfill sites, and helping the UK to meet its sustainability targets and being a step forward to a circular economy.

It’s also worth pointing out that you can get your hands on top-quality Type 1 MOT aggregate without breaking the bank, benefitting from quick turnaround times, so you can finish your project sooner and within budget with Mayo Stone.

Order MOT Type 1 aggregate

For more information about our recycled aggregates and whether you could benefit from MOT Type 1, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd.

Already convinced MOT Type 1 aggregate is perfect for your project? We also have a wide range of sustainable washed recycled aggregates such as recycled washed grit sand and pipe bedding drainage gravels.

Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd provide aggregates to constructors and DIYers across the North West, covering Greater Manchester , Cheshire, and parts of Lancashire. We even do Grab Hire and can take away waste such as rubble, muck, inert and green waste on the same trip as delivering aggregates with our hiab delivery.

We’ll be more than happy to deliver MOT Type 1 to your door, too! Just give us a call on 0161 707 7773 to arrange a convenient date and time.