Our products are an essential part of our every day world, helping to create the buildings, schools, homes, hospitals and roads that we rely each and every day.
They are an essential ingredient to modern life and support:
- the building of over 125,000 new homes a year
- hospital and school building programmes
- maintenance of our 230,000-mile road and 10,000-mile rail networks
- major investment programmes in water services and energy generation
Quarrying explained: from quarry face to providing essential materials
The materials we produce are an essential ingredient in our every day world.
Present in every home, school, hospital and office is built with quarried products. Aggregates provide the basis of our transport networks; roads, railways, harbours and airports - as well as our power and water systems. 4 tonnes of aggregates are used per head in the UK each year with each new house alone requiring 50 tonnes of aggregates.
How does a quarry work?
Beginning at the quarry face and travelling through our crushing and processing facilities this video takes you on the journey of our materials from the quarry face (in this case in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire) to its end use in the roads and buildings around us. T
The video also looks at the aftercare of the quarry and its restoration.
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