We take rocks and other raw materials out of the ground and put them through a variety of processes to create a huge array of building products that enable the creation of the environment we live in. We supply material to our valued external customers, large or small and we also supply our own internal businesses to support the manufacture of building products or the delivery of building services. For example, raw materials like shale, sand, slate and clay that are extracted from our quarries, can be used to make cement, whilst asphalt that we make is then supplied to our contracting business and used to build motorways. The rocks from our quarries, go on varied and sometimes multiple journeys, through different applications and processes until they reach their final destination of becoming an integral part of the world we live in today.
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We have the largest hard rock reserve and are the largest producer of crushed rock in the UK. We produce an extensive range of aggregate products, e.g. sand & gravel, decorative stone, rock armour, track ballast and recycled aggregates - fit for all applications from small collectable loads to millions of tonnes delivered all across Europe.
We have an extensive network of asphalt plants across the UK supplying a wide range of British and European standard and specialist asphalt products, as well as various sustainable options.
We produce conventional, specialist and sustainable ready-mixed concrete with national delivery capability from MiniMix service to large concrete pours
We have two Cement production plants that supply bulk and bagged products for business and consumers.
Mining and quarrying involves converting naturally occurring materials, often in complex deposits, into consistent, reliable raw materials for use in other industries. We extract and process an extensive range of raw materials, including clay, sand, limestone and other minerals.
We provide landscaping solutions for the commercial market plus a range of traditional and contemporary paving and decorative products for businesses and homes. We have supported some of the UK’s most prestigious urban regeneration schemes and infrastructure projects.
We have a full national contracting business with over 25 years experience in highways maintenance, engineering, road surfacing and construction services.