We set up our formwork here (from recycled formwork where possible), we get a brief from our clients for what colour, finish & size then set up the formwork so we know how much concrete we will need. We use a bucket system to work out the quantity and then I’ll just call my mate who is a local concrete contractor & find out what jobs he has on for the day and he gives us a list of sites to pick up the left over waste. We rush over to fetch it and then head straight back to the workshop and pour into our molds.
We let the molds cure for a couple of days, remove it from the mold then send it to our local stone mason to hone, then we bring it back to our workshop, give it a final seal & then send it out.
The terrazzo wastes are made up of off cuts of glass, bricks, anything recycled. Mainly, we pick up the off cuts from local stone masons who have little pieces of exotic stones in a bin up for us, which we pick up at &the end of the month. Other manufacturers & suppliers drop off waste for us. We have a smashing station where we will smash up these off cuts and other materials like bricks etc.
We do often get people asking if they can use offcuts from site and we love that because of the reuse, but also the story of where the materials have come from I.e. old brick walls being reused for the aggregate mix.