Get your construction project back on track with TJ
17 August 2020
2020 has certainly presented some challenges to the construction industry, with many projects being put on hold for much of the spring. Now that restrictions have been lifted, companies are striving to pick up projects – and start new ones – as and where they can.
Construction services and suppliers may have been limited at different points during the pandemic, but at TJ, we’d like to reassure you that we are fully operational and able to offer your business a range of aggregate and haulage services.
When it comes to aggregates, we source and supply a wide range of materials for use on domestic and commercial construction projects alike. Available in 5-29 tonne loads (and multiple loads for bigger projects), we can supply what you need, when you need it.
Rock chalk and Reclamix from Butser
TJ owns Butser Quarry near Petersfield, where our Butser Rock Chalk is extracted from. We also produce our recycled aggregate Reclamix on-site here too. The 6F5 graded rock chalk is a primary general fill aggregate. It is an ‘as crushed’ product that is most commonly used for capping, laid over terram to raise and level natural ground ready for a Type 1 sub base.
The Type 1 Reclamix is our own innovative product that retains quality and value for money. The product is a blend of primary Type 1 Limestone or similar and recycled Type 4 aggregate and is used as a sub base for small to medium construction projects such as block paving and asphalt driveways, pavements and roads.
TJ had been looking for sites in Hampshire that would enable us to supply our own aggregates to the construction industry and we acquired Butser Quarry in 2017. The team came up with a plan to make the site operational and spent many months getting the site ready for use to ensure sustainable quarrying for years to come.
Sand and ballast from Hythe
TJ bought into the Forest Lodge site – referred to as Hythe Quarry – in 2017, after we identified an opportunity to expand our service to include sand supply. Since quarrying commenced in August 2018, we’ve been able to supply much-needed building materials to the construction industry in Hampshire and the surrounding areas.
Both sand and ballast are extracted from Hythe, depending on the point at which the dig is at. The sand is suitable for blinding, bedding, general fill, mortar and plaster. The ballast is a golden gravel and sharp sand mixture that is used for onward screening / washing, bedding and drainage fill.
OTHER AGGREGATES WE CAN SOURCE FOR YOU:
0/2mm building sand is a primary quarried fine sand. It can be mixed with cement to create mortar for bricklaying or as a blinding layer for oversite concrete. 0/4mm sharp sand is a primary sea dredged coarse sand which is most commonly used for laying and brushing into block paving, but also can be mixed with cement to create a floor screed.
0/20mm all in ballast is a primary sea dredged aggregate. It is a blend of sharp sand and gravel and is used for making concrete as well as general drainage fill for construction projects.
6F5 track ballast is a recycled general fill aggregate reclaimed from the UK’s rail networks. It is most commonly used for capping, laid over terram to raise and level natural ground ready for a Type 1 sub-base.
Type 1 track ballast is a primary quarried granite generally used as a sub-base or general fill for large construction projects where DOT compliance is required.
All limestone aggregates are primary quarried. Limestone suds can be used as a sub-base that will efficiently manage the drainage of surface water. Depending on your specification, it can also be used as a sub-base for permeable block paving or asphalt. We can supply the suds in three sizes – 2/6mm, 5/20mm and 10/63mm.
Type 1 limestone is the benchmark for quality and the most frequently used sub-base aggregate beneath highways and construction projects of all sizes.
Type 3 limestone is an open graded sub-base with a lower content of fines than Type 1 , allowing for better drainage. It is often used in conjunction with sustainable urban drainage system stone as a sub-base for permeable paving or asphalt.
We offer four different types of gravel. 4/10mm gravel and 10/20mm gravel are primary multi-purpose aggregates, sourced from sea dredging in the Southern Region. They can be used for surfacing driveways and paths, but also as a drainage material for construction projects.
6F5 crushed concrete is a recycled general fill aggregate that is most commonly used for capping, laid over terram to raise and level natural ground ready for a Type 1 sub-base.
Type 1 crushed concrete is a recycled crushed aggregate which is screened from 6F5 crushed concrete to produce a graded, cost effective sub-base for construction projects of all sizes.
Screened topsoil is recycled soil produced to WRAP Protocol. It is suitable for backfill, landscaping and turfing which makes it ideal for land reinstatement, civil engineering and utilities maintenance.
BS3882 topsoil is a mixture of screened soil and PAS100 compost, creating an enriched multi-purpose topsoil compliant to British Standard. It is suitable for general landscaping, turfing and planting, and is often utilised for gardening and civil engineering projects, housing developments and utilities maintenance.
Our haulage services are also fully operational and waiting to serve. Our fleet of tipper and artic lorries are available day and night to assist with construction projects of all sizes. Give us a call on 08000 463 964 to discuss your options and requirements with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.
Get an instant online quote today for the aggregates you need, or give us a call on 08000 463 964 to discuss your requirements further.
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