The prerequisite for achieving the goal of brick recycling lies in the work on the tender documents.
If the tenderer knows the quality of the demolished materials, the bricks are more likely to be recycled.
Therefore, it should be written in the tender that old bricks should be recycled.
Gamle Mursten ApS offers free collection of bricks suitable for recycling.
The cost of cleaning bricks, palletising, storage in a warehouse and delivery again as CE marked bricks for the construction project will be on a case by case basis, but cheaper than buying new bricks.
If the developer does not want the bricks returned, Gamle Mursten ApS will still collect them free of charge if testing of the bricks shows that they are suitable for recycling.
In terms of recycling, the simple rule is that demolisher must not be allowed to drive into the bricks and that buildings should preferably be pre-1960 for bricks from this date to be cleaned, as lime mortar was the common mortar of choice then.
During an inspection and sampling, GM Tech can determine whether cement mortar has been used instead of lime mortar, in which case the customer is of course only charged for the inspection.
The following bricks can be reused
- Brickwork with lime mortar – typically buildings from before 1960 (possibly later, if bricks separate during demolition)
- Facade bricks
- Fire bricks
- Mortar washed surface
- Plastered surface
The following bricks cannot be reused
- Brickwork with cement mortar
- Chimney bricks
As a demolisher, you can work according to the following guidelines to ensure as many whole bricks as possible:
- Separate bricks and other materials continuously right from the first handling
- Avoid driving into the bricks.
- Please use a bucket for loading – not a grab. Many bricks are otherwise destroyed along the way.
The building must be environmentally screened and cleaned up in accordance with current legislation.
Gamle Mursten ApS must receive photos of the brickwork by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before dispatch: acceptance of brickwork before demolition and photo of material before loading.