A website that aims to help companies comply with site waste management plans, due to become law in April this year has gone live. The online market place for used, reclaimed or excess construction materials is called www.constructionresale.co.uk
and was developed independently by website managing director Will Goode. As a civil engineer on major projects he had seen opportunities to reuse or sell excess materials being missed. He said: The communications network across competitors does not exist to make use of these waste materials, so I developed the site to create a level playing field for these companies to trade with each other.
Contractors can buy and sell materials and products, while manufacturers can sell directly to customers.
Goode said: The site uses similar software to Ebay, although it works slightly differently. I thought that that kind of auction was the easiest way of providing a web solution in a way that people can understand.
Site waste management plans are expected to become law for construction projects in England worth more than £250,000 in April.