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About Us

Material Index works collaboratively with building owners, contractors, and design teams to enable the reuse of construction materials. We provide a range of circular economy services such as pre-demolition audits, reuse consultancy and materials brokerage.

Construction generates over 50% of the UK’s waste by volume. The embodied carbon of replacement virgin materials is over 14% of total UK emissions, while industry average reuse rates are currently less than 2%. Reusing more materials lowers waste and carbon while cutting costs.


Our platform provides a one-stop-shop for material management and reporting, from pre-demolition audits to material procurement and exchange.

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Pre-demolition Audits

We undertake pre-demolition, pre-refurbishment and pre-redevelopment audits, at all stages of a building's lifecycle, to meet BREEAM and Circular Economy Statements using our proprietary platform.

We provide information on material valuation, reuse pathways, deconstruction advice and embodied carbon data, accessible through our platform.

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Material Exchange

We specialise in diverting materials arising from the refit, deconstruction and demolition of buildings that would be sent to waste being reused. We provide traceability on the sending of materials to the secondary supply chain, and their procurements.

We can assist you with the sourcing and specification of secondary materials for your next project, helping you meet your embodied carbon targets.

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Our Clients

We work closely with asset managers, developers, contractors and reclaim businesses, to help our industry partners source and sell secondary construction components.


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This week Material Index will be presenting at the Geovation Spring Seminar.

The past six months working with Geovation has been a great opportunity to develop areas of business related to data capture and integration, as well as working alongside some innovative companies in the prop tech and geospatial space.

The event is free, so please come along to learn more and for the networking.

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The Davidson Prize 2024 theme is: RETHINKING HOME – ADAPT AND REUSE.

A subject very close to our heart here at Material Index.

We are therefore delighted to in the longlist of nominations, where we will be working with Tom Dollard, Rory Olcayto and the rest of the team Pollard Thomas Edwards, and KNArchitects LLC.

Please go and vote for us.

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This week Material Index had the pleasure of meeting the Godfather of Material Reuse; Duncan Baker-Brown!

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We're taking a stand Futurebuild 2024.

Come and find us to learn about Digitising Reclaim, Reuse at Scale and how to save cost and reduce carbon with your refurbishment / demolition.

STAND J61 - near the Future Build Bar - Central and back of the event space


We are architects, engineers and software developers committed to helping the construction industry become more sustainable.

Morgan Lewis

Director, Architect

Rob Smith

Director, Mechanical Engineer

Ellis Dodwell

Director, Software Developer

Justina Braskute


Hamzah Rezq


Olivia Daw