We’d love to answer your questions. Due to the high demand for our products, it might take a while to get back to you. Is your question one of the following?
This depends on the calculation method you use. In preliminary research from an external agency, a 25% reduction in environmental cost indicators was reported with fully scaled-up production. In general, the WasteBasedBrick®, in line with other bricks, is sustainable because of its longevity (70+ years).
With the WasteBasedBrick®, we focus primarily on waste as a resource instead of digging up natural and limited resources. To decrease the CO2 footprint of the brick even further, we are testing more efficient firing curves.
We currently compensate for the footprint of the firing process by using forest-compensated gas from supplier Greenchoice. The next big step is switching from a gas-fired production process to an H2-fired production. Visit our news page to learn more about this latest development.
The datasheet / NEN specification we publish on our website is an indication of the technical specs of a certain brick type and is based on previously produced products. The document gives you an indication on the water absorption percentage and compressive strength of previous batches of the same brick type.
For your specific project, the technical specifications of the actual production will be separately tested and confirmed. We advice not to use this datasheet / NEN specification for technical decisions such as a mortar advice.
The WasteBasedBrick® is a building material that includes waste from construction, demolition and the industry. It is an intrinsic property of the WasteBasedBrick® that, due to the nature of the used materials and means of production, the products contain a certain colour variation.
Samples of products you’ve received before placing the order are type samples and give an indication of the colour and texture. The actual aesthetical properties of the WasteBasedBricks® will be confirmed with a production sample after placing the order.
This depends on what product you compare them with. In general, the WasteBasedBricks® are priced in the higher range of bricks. But in terms of quality and aesthetics, they score high as well!
Our experience is that when a client is looking for a facade with standard brick masonry, we are 2-4 times more expensive, based on standard Dutch brick sizes.
However, in the segment of non-standard sizes, colours and textures (for example, long formats, moulded bricks, and thick formats), we can compete with suppliers of conventional products. We specialize in this segment.
Due to the nature of the material and the production process, ceramic brick is subject to dimensional tolerances and a certain range.
In the case of WasteBasedBricks®, this is specified as T1/Rm (15-10-10) (Tolerance / Range). In the case of T1/Rm, the deviation on the average size can be no more or less than 6*4*3mm (l*w*h) and the difference between the smallest and the largest bricks can be no more than 15*10*10 (l*w*h).
Dimensional tolerance (T1, T2 or Tm)
In practice, the designer often bases the dimensions on the average theoretical dimensions of a standard masonry brick format. However, the dimensions used by an individual manufacturer can greatly differ from this. Each manufacturer can give its interpretation of the average size of a standard format and the associated dimensional tolerances (T). So standard dimensions do not exist in masonry bricks. This deviation is defined in the classes T1, T2 or Tm.
The starting points are the length, width and height as stated on the CE specification of the brick. The average size of the bricks must fall within the specified tolerances.
Measure spread (R1, R2 or Rm)
After determining the average sizes, the size spread can be calculated. The size difference between the smallest and largest brick in a batch (ten bricks are randomly drawn from a batch) must not exceed the specified size range.
StoneCycling’s WasteBasedBricks are all delivered within the T1/Rm standard. The dimensions of bricks and brick slips are the result of the average dimensions of the chosen brick and the dimensions of the joint. In the case of a tile or herringbone bond or a joint smaller than 10 mm, you want to consider the effects of the tolerances on the design.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products in a credible way.
It depends on the production location and products but in general, our waste comes from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England.
We are already able to make products from 100% waste. That said, the machines we are using aren’t currently able to process them. This will remain our focus for the coming years.
Our mission stands: creating building materials from 100% upcycled waste with a positive carbon impact on the planet.
All our waste streams are tested on quality and consistency and comply with government regulations.
We are running a few pilot projects in the Netherlands to test the complete process of returning waste from a donor building to the project for the first time.
Depending on what we encounter in the process and the results of the final product, we will see if and how we will bring this further. Visit our project page to find out more.
We deliver our products to Europe (including the United Kingdom) and North America.
Deliveries to Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand don’t fit our current sustainable approach. We want to work with regional waste streams on all continents in the future, so stay tuned for the latest updates!
This depends on the product you choose and the quantity of the order. In general, delivery takes 26+ weeks. This can go up to a year for projects exceeding 1000 m².
This depends on the type of product you are looking for. Based on the information communicated in the sample request form, we’ll prepare a brick proposal for you, send samples, get into the specifics of your project and confirm the order, start production, and deliver on-site.
During and after the construction of your project, we’ll connect a few times to see how things are going. Get in touch with questions you might still have, or read more about the process of our custom-made service.
Our WasteBasedBricks® are produced per project according to traditional production methods and with attention to quality and aesthetics. Because we look for the best solution for each project with the client, a set price isn’t possible. All prices depend on the product type, shape, size and quantity of your order.
In general, the price of our WasteBasedBrick® starts at € 120,- per m². The cost of our WastedbasedSlips® begin at € 70 per m² and for the BioBasedTile®, prices begin at € 65 per m². These indications are exclusive of VAT + transport.
Our products have the properties to last more than 100 years. Unfortunately, most buildings these days are being demolished much sooner than that. The good news is that WasteBasedBricks® can be recycled and used as ingredients for new WasteBasedBricks®.
Not at the moment. Currently, we work mainly business-to-business and handle all sales ourselves. This way, we are certain you get all the complete information on time. We only produce our building materials on a project basis.
In principle, we do not use any pigments. However, we aim to compose the recipes of the WasteBasedBricks® in such a way that it leads to an attractive product. Pigments could be added to manipulate certain colours. The firing curve of the products also has a significant effect on the colour. We aim to primarily use pigments from waste.
All our products go through the standard market tests for bricks and are safe to use according to European standards.
We deliver our products under the general terms and conditions of the Royal Association of Dutch Brick Manufacturers (‘Vereniging Koninklijke Nederlandse Bouwkeramiek‘ – KNB). This involves a 10-year warranty on frost resistance. This is in line with most producers of ceramic materials in the Netherlands.
It’s always a challenge to capture the tactility and colour of products in photos, especially when made under different light circumstances. That can be one of the reasons the products look different online.
Another reason is that we constantly optimise our product recipes and production methods. This will lead to different colours and sometimes textures over time. That is why we recommend requesting a new sample on the products page.
Currently, we offer BioBasedTiles in different colours, sizes and finishes that can be applied as flooring, wall cladding and facades. Visit our products page to find out more.
After sending your information, we will contact you as soon as possible.