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What is MOT Type 1?

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MOT Type 1 is used widely in foundations, construction, and domestic gardens. Recycled Aggregate options and are less expensive to produce than virgin quarried aggregates. This means they’re cheaper to buy – even more so if you buy from a local trusted supplier, like Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd.

As a leading provider of recycled aggregates in Manchester, we have an extensive range of products to choose from. However, MOT Type 1 hardcore remains one of our most popular aggregates, both quarried and recycled!

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.

What is MOT Type 1?

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

Recycled MOT Type 1 is produced from construction, demolition, utility and highway waste. By diverting these wastes from landfill we are able to produce high quality, sustainable materials helping us to achieve a circular economy.

There are several different types of Type 1 MOT aggregate, mostly categorised by size and material, typically 50mm to dust. This crushed aggregate is suitable for use in the construction of highways and pavements, as well as landscaping and private use.

What is MOT Type 1 aggregate used for?

MOT Type 1 is typically a  limestone or granite product, our planet’s natural reserves are depleting and recycled MOT Type 1 demand is growing!

Composed of recycled materials that compact well to form a solid base, our 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, or civil engineering application.

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 stone, MOT Type 1 delivers a flat and compact surface with excellent load-bearing capacity. The varying particle sizes ensure it’s interlocking compaction distributes weight evenly.

Recycled MOT Type 1 is an eco-friendly alternative to other crushed quarried aggregates, sending less waste to landfill sites, and helping the UK to meet its sustainability targets.

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

Order MOT Type 1 aggregate

For more information about our recycled aggregates and whether you could benefit from MOT Type 1 or to order, contact our Aggregates team today on 0161 707 7773.