Plastic Surgeon – cosmetic repair specialists and experts in material and building product repairs such as – Plastic and GRP, Woods and Veneers, Stone and Brick, Ceramics and Enamel, Glass and Glazing, Metals and Foils, and other Surfaces scooped the award at the 2011 National Recycling Awards, under the category of ‘Waste Minimisation’ for their ‘repair not replace’ sustainable strategy.
Their construction repairs can include anything from fixing scratches on shower doors and chipped kitchen worktops to restoring damaged sinks, baths, stone facades and uPVC windows.
The team of experienced Finishers make invaluable repairs that save their clients hundreds of thousands of pounds on expensive replacements. Plastic Surgeon fought off tough competition to win the award from Costain, Crystal Clear Window Works, London Borough of Hackney and a joint venture by Skanska and Balfour Beatty.
A spokesperson from MRW said:
“The judges loved that this was a business all about repairing rather than replacing materials – and saving waste in the process.”
Rob Mouser, Managing Director of Plastic Surgeon said:
“We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award. By taking on the ‘snagging’ or damage inevitably caused by building contractors during the build process, and helping to repair and maintain surfaces in existing buildings, our team work to avoid the need to replace damaged items, thereby reducing the huge volume of material sent to landfill every week.”
He went on to say:
“Last year we saved 64,938 items from landfill and carried out 208,221 repairs, this award gives us credible recognition for our commitment to sustainability.”
By carrying out cosmetic repairs, Plastic Surgeon can assist builders and contractors to improve their waste management dramatically. Legislation, such as the legally enforceable requirement of Site Waste Management Plans for any project valued at over £300,000 will only increase, so a long-term commitment to repair rather than replace will become ever more important.
Plastic Surgeon’s expert repair and fine finishing service is quickly expanding into new sectors such as social housing, facilities management and insurance as more companies see the value in reducing waste and sending items to landfill.
VisibilITy and Control – Plastic Surgeon provide construction, FM and housebuild customers with full visibility and control, from quotations right through to invoicing. The in-house team of IT specialists have designed highly sophisticated, yet simple to use systems that give customers the fine detail on all their construction repair projects – Ideal for them to manage their site waste programmes. The VisibilITy online reporting system provides comprehensive data, including detailed statistics on landfill savings, cost per repair and site specific information.
The winner’s of the National Recycling Awards were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on the 14th July at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.