Aggregates

Hanson is the world's leading producer of construction aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel) from the land and sea. In the UK, we operate 47 quarries and run the largest fleet of marine aggregate dredgers in Europe.

We supply aggregates for a variety of construction uses including ready-mixed concrete production, pre-cast concrete, brick and block manufacture and asphalt production. We also produce specialist sands for glass making, horticulture, agriculture and leisure.

We are also able to offer an extensive range of specialist aggregate products, including: industrial sands, agricultural lime, SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) aggregates,  and sea defence aggregates.

We also sell sand and gravel to other precast and ready-mixed concrete manufacturers and to the general market.

Distribution 

We use road, rail and water to distribute our products. Our core road fleet of 1,200 liveried trucks is operated principally by self-employed owner-drivers under a franchise scheme. 

Hanson are one of the country’s largest users of rail freight, moving over 2.5 million tonnes of aggregates a year from seven rail-connected loading points to 12 distribution depots. We have our own fleet of locomotives and wagons operated by Mendip Rail Limited, a joint venture company formed to manage aggregates distribution by rail. Barges are used to supply production facilities alongside the River Thames.

Bulk construction aggregates

Bulk Construction aggregates.

Hanson is the UK’s largest supplier of bulk construction aggregates. 

Marine aggregates

Hanson Marine Aggregates.

Hanson Marine is currently supplying between 4.5 to 5 million tonnes of aggregate to the UK, France and Belgium annually. 

Bulk specialist aggregates

Bulk Specialist Aggregates.

Hanson also offers an extensive range of specialist products including high PSV (Polished Stone Value) aggregates for road surfacing, rock armour for sea defence work and flood prevention, and powdered limestones for agricultural and industrial use.

Bagged and landscaping

Bagged and landscaping aggregates.

Hanson can supply, through a network of builders’ merchants, a range of bagged and landscaping aggregates suitable for builders and homeowners. Our products include bagged decorative and construction aggregates as well as bagged sands.