This cost benefit analysis is based on the design stage of a floor finishes trade package including carpet tiles, marmoleum, hardwood flooring and quarry tiles. The analysis is carred out per £100k spend. The study found that there was a total potential saving (net of implementation cost) of 1.46%.
This case study is based on a trade package consisting of a combination of hard and soft floor finishes. The value of the package is broken down as follows: 20% hardwood secret-nailed to battens, 20% quarry tiles, 20% marmoleum or vinyl, and 40% carpet tiles.
The case study consists of calculating the potential costs and benefits of carrying out waste management good practice during the design stage of a floor finishes trade package. The Net Waste Tool is used to identify the top opportunities to reduce and recover waste and to estimate the cost savings from implementing these measures.
- Clients need to instruct designers to look for waste reduction opportunities, plus set threshold waste reduction and recovery targets.
- Designers need to look for opportunities to design out waste (such as simplification of the specification).
- Contractors need to develop a quality SWMP and a materials logistics plan.
- Trade contractors need to ensure that materials are not over ordered, and that the materials brought to site are used as efficiently as possible.
- The waste management contractor must ensure that all wastes received are recycled wherever possible.