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Quarry project wins research award
Waterproofing concrete solution animations
Avon Barriers Project in South Lanarkshire
26 October 2016

Quarry project wins research award

Quarry Life Award winners 2016
A biodiversity research project carried out at Batts Combe quarry in Cheddar, Somerset, has won the top prize in the UK section of HeidelbergCement’s Quarry Life Award 2016. The project by a team from the University of the West of England looked at the importance of grassland restoration of quarry benches for bats. It was awarded a trophy and the £4,500 first prize at a ceremony at Middleton Hall near Tamworth in Staffordshire. The study was led by Dr Mark Steer and concluded that revegetated benches can be highly beneficial for bats. A survey carried out by students from UWE found that there...
21 October 2016

Waterproofing concrete solution animations

Waterproof concrete systems
Two new animations are available from Hanson to demonstrate the benefits and applications of our waterproof concrete systems. Aimed at specifiers, engineers and contractors, we offer three packages suitable for below ground structures, depending on the application.  Our flagship 'gold' system combines our Watertight Concrete with a waterproof membrane developed and supplied by partner Sika, to provide two lines of defence against water ingress. Our Watertight Concrete contains a capillary pore blocking admixture to provide a watertight finish. It is available nationwide as part of our range...
12 October 2016

Avon Barriers Project in South Lanarkshire

Avon Barriers Project, South Lancashire
Two abandoned weirs on the Avon Water in South Lanarkshire – Ferniegair and Millheugh – were identified by the Rivers and Fisheries Trust of Scotland as particularly obstructive to fish, as they close off large areas of riverbed. Following a feasibility study carried out by design and project management consultants Atkins Ltd, the preferred option for opening up these inaccessible areas to spawning fish was through the construction of fish ladders. Hanson UK supplied coloured concrete for 200 two-tonne interlocking blocks that were used to great effect to create the new fish ladders. This has...


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2016 sustainability report

Sustainability report 2016

2015 was another year of progress for Hanson UK. A growing economy and rising construction output lifted sales volumes across all our business lines and the prospects for 2016 look promising.   View the full report

About Hanson UK

We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. We are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete.

Hanson UK is split into four business lines – aggregates, concrete, asphalt and contracting and cement – which together operate around 300 manufacturing sites and employ over 3,000 people. Read more

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Featured project: Avon Barriers

Avon Barriers Project, South Lancashire

200 two-tonne interlocking blocks have been used to great effect to create new fish ladders for the Rivers and Fisheries Trust of Scotland, which have resulted in around 200 kilometres of river being opened up to spawning fish. Read more