SUPPLYING AGGREGATES, AGRICULTURAL LIME AND SLAG FOR OVER 75 YEARS
Thompsons of Prudhoe have been supplying aggregates and agricultural lime for over 75 years. Thompsons operate five quarries/recycling centres throughout the North of England supplying crushed rock, sand and gravel, rock armour, agricultural lime and recycled aggregates to the construction and agriculture industries.
Coupled with one of the largest haulage fleets in the North of England, Thompsons have the capability to deliver all types of aggregate for construction and redevelopment projects, and offer the added value service of removing materials from sites for disposal and recycling as a back load.
What Is Quarrying?
Quarrying is a process that involves removing minerals from the ground which are later used to produce materials used for construction, production or manufacturing. Quarrying generally involves the removal of rock, sand and gravel as well as other materials from the earth which when extracted are most commonly used for construction and redevelopment. When quarrying is carried out, a “Quarry” is formed and this becomes a pit-like surface where minerals will be extracted from the earth.
What Are Aggregates?
Aggregates are earthly materials extracted from the earth’s surface via quarrying such as sand, slag, gravel and rock. Aggregates, also known as construction aggregates, are commonly used to make concrete when added with water and cement which will then be used to form concrete walls, flooring and path structures on construction sites.
What Is Agricultural Lime?
Agricultural lime can also be referred to as aglime and agricultural limestone and is a soil which is created by limestone extracted from the earth’s surface, often via quarrying and earth extraction. The main use of agricultural lime is as a soil improver and a natural fertiliser as it reduces acidity levels in soil and therefore improves the productivity of a land area to produce plants, crops and grass.
We are able to provide a competitive offering by significantly reducing vehicle movements and associated transport costs, as well as lowering the carbon footprint and environmental impact of our customers’ construction projects.
Our quarries/recycling centres have environmental permits to accept inert materials from our customers’ sites including inert soils, non-hazardous soils, brick and concrete, which are then processed to produce recycled aggregates/soils for reuse within industry.
We can deliver any tonnage of any product using our own extensive HGV fleet of 20 Tonne 8-wheel and 26 Tonne Articulated Tipper Trucks.