Topsoil is a byproduct of British Sugar's production process. Every year, sugar beet growers in the UK deliver 7.5 million tonnes of sugar beet to British Sugar's factories; stuck to the beet is some 300,000 tonnes of rich arable soil.
This is washed off the beet and then, instead of becoming a waste product, it is separated, dried, screened to 20mm and blended to produce Landscape20.
The product was judged on whether it offered a solution to challenges, regulations and standards facing housebuilders, saved cost and time, and met sustainability and zero carbon challenges facing the housebuilding industry.
It will now go forward as a finalist for Product of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards, to be held in London in November.