A NORTH West-based building materials website has scooped the award for Business Innovation at the North West Construction Awards.

BuilderScrap, which is being re-branded as Recipro, revolutionises the way the construction industry treats excess building materials by providing a free platform to advertise any surplus or waste materials that can be reused in other building projects.

Since its launch in 2008, the site has been commended by many official trade bodies for the positive impact it is having on the environment.

It is hoped that the new name of the company identifies better with the organisation and what it does.

The firm is also developing a service for larger construction contractors to use on major sites and projects, which is being piloted throughout 2011.

The company was presented with the Business Innovation award by Lucy Meacock at Chester Racecourse.

Roy Stewart, chief executive of the Centre for Construction Innovation North West (CCINW) said: “This is a fantastic example of a company committed to continuous improvement.

“Recipro has come up with a great idea which is clearly delivering positive benefits to the industry. The judges had a really good feel about this and it was a unanimous winner for us all.”