Some facts you may not know about building roads in Wales

Responsibility for road maintenance in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Government. The landscapes of Wales have often posed challenges to road construction, but this has sometimes brought about leaps in construction techniques. Thomas Telford took on the construction of what is now largely the A5 in North Wales. It was massively superior to other […]

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Surface Dressings

The choice of surface dressing plays a pivotal role in ensuring the longevity, safety, and usability of road networks. Surface dressing involves the application of an asphalt emulsion (or bitumen) followed by a layer of aggregate. This technique not only enhances the road’s structural integrity but also significantly improves its resistance to skidding, thereby ensuring […]

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From roads to runways – understanding the versatility and benefits of Asphalt

We take it for granted when we drive, walk or cycle our local streets, and our children often play on it. Asphalt is often in the background of our daily lives – so, it’s far from boring, and it’s hugely important! Asphalt is one of the most versatile and ubiquitous construction materials in the world. […]

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Interesting Fact: Thrust fault at Bolton Hill Quarry

Bolton Hill Quarry hosts an outstanding exposure of the Johnston Thrust – a locally and regionally significant tectonic feature caused by continental collision, which led to the formation of the super-continent, Pangaea. A thrust fault is a low-angle reverse fault which forms during compressional tectonic settings, resulting in older rocks being pushed above younger rocks. […]

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Progress on our new asphalt plant at Llandarcy, Neath Port Talbot

A bird’s eye view of our new asphalt plant. Conveniently located off junction 43 of the M4, we’re on schedule for opening in mid to end of March 2024. With 140 tonne/hour capacity, a 2-tonne mixer and four 50-tonne load storage bins, our new plant will mean less waiting time for utility companies, local authorities […]

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GD Harries install asphalt paths using recycled nappies at 5* Welsh resort

The Bluestone Resort is a 500 acre holiday resort near Narberth in Pembrokeshire. Located amongst ancient woodland, countryside and coast, the resort has become the first company in the world to use recycled nappy technology during the construction of its new range of Platinum lodges. The first phase of the new lodge accommodation, which has […]

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