The benefits of reusing steel hoarding

To achieve our 2050 Net Zero goal, it’s imperative that we’re mindful of our environmental impact. Currently, 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 could be saved each year in the UK by reusing construction materials currently treated as waste. In this article, we delve into the benefits that reusing steel hoarding brings to construction sites, including reduced environmental impact and the provision of a professional appearance.

What are the benefits of reusing steel hoarding?

Cost efficiency

  • Long lifespan of 10 years means fewer replacements and lower costs
  • Significant savings on site setup costs, especially from the second use onwards
  • Compared to timber hoarding, steel is a more cost-effective option in the long run

Environmental impact

  • Reusable nature minimises the carbon footprint associated with construction
  • Contributes to sustainability targets by reducing material waste
  • Reusing steel hoarding can lower embodied carbon by up to 80% compared to new steel

Professional image and durability

  • Engineered to withstand severe weather, certified to endure winds up to 50mph
  • Fully brandable panels, customisable with corporate colours for a cohesive look
  • Delivered in component form, easy to assemble, dismantle, and store efficiently

Steps to reuse steel hoarding

Transporting and storing steel hoarding efficiently is a straightforward process due to our component-based design. Once dismantled, these components are compact and manageable, making them ideal for moving to the next construction site. Here’s how we can effectively reuse steel hoardings:

Transportation to new sites:

  • Dismantle the hoardings into components.
  • Stack into transportable and storable pallets
  • Transport to new site

Customisation and installation:

  • Assess the new site for specific needs such as vehicle or pedestrian gates
  • Customise panels with branding or required features
  • Install using a robust framework

Maintenance and storage:

  • Perform regular maintenance checks and repairs as needed
  • Store in a dry, secure place to prevent damage
  • Keep an inventory of panels and accessories for future use

By following these steps, we not only extend the life of our steel hoarding but also contribute to environmental sustainability by minimising waste. Plus, the professional look of steel hoardings adds to the construction site’s image, reflecting our commitment to quality.

Steel is an infinite recyclable source!

Steel hoarding materials can be recycled and reintroduced into the manufacturing process, promoting a circular economy. Once our steel hoarding comes to the end of its 10-year lifespan, we recycle our steel so that it can find a new life as a different product.  All this contributes to a more sustainable industry.

Contact Rethync today to explore how you could reduce your carbon emissions for your next construction project.

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