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Hanson Asphalt and Contracting Services

Hanson Asphalt

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials. 

Our basic raw materials are used to make added value products:

  • Crushed rock and sand is mixed with bitumen to make asphalt for road surfacing
  • Sand, gravel and limestone is mixed with cement to make ready-mixed concrete
  • Aggregates and cement are put into handy sized bags for selling through builders' merchants and DIY stores

Our principal markets are the major conurbations in England and Wales and the central belt of Scotland. We have no production operations in Northern Ireland. We employ around 3,500 people in jobs ranging from specialist and professional managers through to production operatives.

We operate a fleet of more than 1,200 vehicles to deliver our products, including 850 tippers and mixers operated by independent owner-drivers under a franchise agreement. We also have a fleet of four locomotives and 140 wagons operated by our joint venture rail freight business Mendip Rail. Our diverse customer base includes public sector works, major infrastructure projects, local building and civil engineering contracts and DIY projects.



Hanson Contracting

Hanson Contracting has extensive experience of highways construction works, operating throughout the UK, specialising in:

  • Highways England and Welsh Government major maintenance, new build and term maintenance contracts
  • Local Authority maintenance contracts
  • Road surfacing and major maintenance contracts – commercial and industrial
  • Civil airfield maintenance work

The company holds nationally recognised accreditations as detailed below and puts the health and welfare of our employees as its number one priority, this is testament to the safe systems of work we have in place and is supported by receiving a RoSPA Order of Distinction (Gold) award for 23 consecutive years.

We ensure that we remain at the forefront of modern surfacing technology, working in partnership with our clients and customers to provide sustainable solutions using BS11000 Collaborative Working principles

We own and operate our own fleet of paving machines and ancillary plant, ensuring the highest standards in welfare and safety for our workforce, the public, our clients/customers and supply chain.


For more information visit: https://www.hanson.co.uk/en


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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