Redrow embraces the principles of lean construction by maximising the value delivered to the customer whilst minimising waste, improving production certainty for our suppliers and accelerating the construction process.
- Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) – When market conditions and site constraints permit, house designs are developed in consultation with MMC manufacturers, to optimise efficiencies made possible with the lightweight steel frame and timber framed build systems.
- Involvement in a high percentage of regeneration schemes clearly impacts upon the volume of waste generated in construction and Redrow is mindful of its responsibilities to reduce waste being sent to landfill.
- We monitor the volume and content of our waste and use this information to make changes in our procurement and construction processes to improve our efficiency.
In 2008 we produced 13.9 tonnes of waste/equivalent unit, of which approximately 65% was recycled. For 2009 we have set a target of reducing waste by 5% and increasing the recycled element to 70%.
- Redrow works with manufacturers to reduce or recycle waste and to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Redrow has worked closely with British Gypsum to reduce the waste generated on site from plasterboard. On many of our sites, plasterboard is now delivered to site pre-cut to length and surplus board is available to be recycled.
- Redrow manages the supply chain at all stages to streamline processes and to ensure appropriate products are built into our homes.
- Redrow has embraced E-commerce through paper-less ordering and payment systems and also provide ‘just in time’ deliveries.
- Redrow’s in-house Product Development Team is charged with enhancing our product to meet the needs of our customers and to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce whole life costs.