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.
Pre-demolition & pre-refurbishment auditing
Site Waste Management Plans
Embodied Carbon Reporting
Used Material Exchange
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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.
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.
We work closely with asset managers, developers, contractors and reclaim businesses, to help our industry partners source and sell secondary construction components.
Material Index are now proud members of the UK Green Building Council
Honoured for Material Index to be shortlisted for the prestigious
#WilliamSuttonPrize2023, appearing alongside winners Bell Phillips, Building with Nature and great projects from Allies and Morrison, Bridport Cohousing and Urban Growth Learning Gardens.
Thank you to Balaam Murphy Architects for your assistance, and thank you to Clarion Housing Group for supporting the prize and hosting such a fun evening.
Our Part 2 Architect, Justina Braskute, busy at site, indexing client assets on our platform
It's been another big week at MI as our Director Morgan Lewis presented to the great team at Piercy&Company (thank you for having us, everyone!) whilst our co-founder Robert Smith trialed our new auditing and material reuse software on site (watch this space for our software updates). There was even time to catch some of the Festival Of Circular Economy (some great clips from the talks on their page). Happy Friday everybody :)