The cement manufacturing industry is a large producer of carbon dioxide. This comes from the breakdown of limestone and the heat used in the process. Worldwide, the cement industry is responsible for about 5% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions and approaching 2% of UK emissions. Additionally the energy used is mainly (82.5%) from fossil fuels, coal, coke and petroleum coke, and a further 11% from electricity.
During the manufacture of clay tiles a great deal of energy is expended during their firing, which again has a great impact on anthropogenic CO2. Did you know...
To make one ton of cement,
one ton of co2 is created!
As we avoid re-roofing the timber lathes and battens are retained and not replaced by timber treated with the noxious and harmful chemicals used in the tanalising process, the environment wins again.
By renovating the tiles we effectively recycle in situ. If the tiles are replaced, the old tiles are just consigned to land fill sites exacerbating waste disposal problems. Our alternative process offers very considerable environmental gains.