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Cemfree Silos For Capital Concrete

Capital Concrete is taking a leading role in the supply of low-carbon alternatives to the London construction industry, dedicating a 60-tonne silo to Cemfree – an ultra-low-carbon cement replacement – at each of its Wembley and Silvertown batching plants.

Capital Concrete is the first RMC supplier in the London area to stock Cemfree in this way and is responding to unprecedented interest in low-carbon solutions from the construction industry as concerns over carbon emissions and climate change escalate. Many companies want to ensure they are ready to meet possible future legislation as well as achieving their own internal carbon reduction goals and Capital Concrete is set to fulfil their demands within the M25.

Capital Concrete managing director Luke Smith said: “We’ve seen customer interest pick up recently – interest which is clearly linked to the growing importance of environmental considerations in construction build designs. Capital Concrete is now a leading supplier of Cemfree in the London area and we’re able to supply high volumes of this product anywhere in the London market.

“We have a strong reputation for developing cutting-edge solutions and niche products and Cemfree represented an opportunity to do both simultaneously. Supplying this product to the highest level of quality control is easy at our new state-of-the-art, high output, wet-batch concrete plants at Silvertown and at Wembley, where we have dedicated a silo at each site exclusively to Cemfree.”

Cemfree, which is produced by Cambridgeshire-based building materials company DB Group (Holdings) Ltd, can achieve dramatic embodied carbon savings – up to 88% - when used to replace ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in concrete production.

Adam Gittins, Cemfree Commercial Manager at DB Group added: “Cement alternatives have become the ‘holy grail’ in the quest to reduce the carbon expense of producing traditional cement – and while low-carbon technology is already here, the issue could come down to logistics, supply and quality control for contractors.”