National coverage - local service
At Contracting, simply delivering the basic service is not enough. We are proud of and recognised for our achievements in providing our customers with an industry leading service. At the heart of this is a clear focus on teamwork, innovation and safety, underpinned by our corporate sustainability framework to help ensure that we are your supplier of choice.
National head office
Our national head office, located just off junction 28 of the M1 in Derbyshire, provides both commercial and administrative support to our area offices across the UK. See contact us for details.
The office is the focus for all strategic decision making and the overall direction of the business. The commercial services team based at this office is responsible for supporting the needs of our customers at tender stage through:
- Quality submissions
- Capability statements
- Technical innovation
- Contract planning
The focus of our commercial team is on our customers to ensure that they are provided with the information they need to be successful and effective.
Operationally, we have embarked on a national continuous improvement programme focusing on the identification, reduction and elimination of inefficient processes. This will enable us to continue to achieve our business goal of delivering value to our customers.
Our head office function ensures that we operate consistent national systems and processes across our four regions covering health, safety, the environment and quality. This guarantees that our customers receive the same excellent levels of service wherever they are in the UK.
Contracting's Highway Services is a specialist division offering a range of complimentary services to maintain the highway infrastructure of the UK.
With geographical bases across the country we
are able to work with our clients as a single service provider for
many aspects of highways maintenance. We work in close
collaboration with clients to help support their obligations to
meet the complex demands for highways maintenance.
One of our key strengths is our ability to offer a complete package of:
- Delivery and installation of street lighting
- Traffic management
to meet the diverse needs of individual clients for a given project.
Our understanding of national and local government agendas and priorities enables us to deliver the highest standards of road safety and personal security that are demanded by our customers and the communities within which they operate.
Over the years, we have played a major role in developing, modernising and maintaining the UK roads and transport infrastructure. The scope of this work has varied immensely and our extensive experience enables us to utilise our skill and versatility to the benefit of the client.
National Road Planing (NRP)
National Road Planing (NRP) operation is the UK’s only nationwide planing contractor.
NRP combines 30 years’ experience with the largest technologically advanced planing fleet in the UK to handle all types of planing contract from footpaths and around ironworks to full carriageway planing. Working in conjunction with Tarmac’s recycling operations NRP aims to help its customers to achieve their sustainability targets and to ensure the best use of arisings either by direct re-use in our FoamMaster system or as recycled fill material.
We operate on all types on contracts including:
- Highways Agency and local authority maintenance contracts
- Discrete schemes
- Airfield works
Subsidiaries of our Contracting arm
The following are wholly owned subsidiaries of Contracting trading under their own name:
- BDP Surfacing Limited
- Huw Howatson Limited
- National Road Planing Limited
Read more on subsidiaries and joint venture companies in our annual Sustainability report.
Contracting is certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 by the British Standard Institute. Our accreditation covers all aspects of highway construction, surfacing and related activities.
We also have the following National Highway Sector scheme accreditations:
- 2A and 2B Supply, Installation and Repair of Fencing and Vehicle Restraint Systems
- 9B and 10 Installation and Maintenance of Highway Electrical Equipment and Road Traffic Signs
- 12A and 12B Temporary Traffic Management on Motorways and High Speed Carriageways
- 16 The Laying of Asphalt Mixes
Health and Safety
We are fully committed to health and safety and welfare issues and is striving to eradicate all injuries and unsafe behaviour. BSI acknowledge the strength of our health and safety management system with OHSAS 18001 certification. We are also members of the British Safety Council and are accredited members of the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
All Environmental Management aspects of our works are covered by our certified BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS).
Our Constructlionline accreditation includes a Civil Engineering notation of £35m an Asphalt Surfacing Notation of £50m.
Investors in People
Contracting achieved the IIP standard in 2003, which provides a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet those objectives.
See more on the following with our Sustainability section:
Building relationships to deliver
Our skills base and comprehensive experience
combined with an excellent existing relationship with the client,
was key to securing the contract to strengthen and resurface the
main runway at Newcastle International Airport Limited. Over 17,000
tonnes of asphalt was laid and the project was completed five weeks
ahead of schedule.
Read the full Newcastle Airport case study.
In addition, our experience has also been key
to a 30 year partnership with the Forth Estuary Transport Authority
in maintaining the Forth Road Bridge. With our unique knowledge and
experience of this structure we have tailored our approach to
ensure its longevity.
Read the full Forth Estuary case study.
The confidence of major customers in our skills, capability and reliability has been demonstrated recently by our South East team successfully winning the contract to provide the surfacing element to widening schemes on the M25.
On the recently completed M1 J6a-10 widening project over 500,000 tonnes of bituminous materials were laid with no remedial works required throughout the three year scheme.
Working with local authorities
Across the UK, we have been successful in securing long term maintenance contracts with many local authorities.
These strategic and bespoke public/private partnerships are delivering real benefits to both the authorities and the local communities they serve. By integrating our teams directly with the local authorities we are able to offer key experience and expertise to the on-going planning and scheduling of highways maintenance activities. This ensures the effective evolution of the service to best achieve joint aims and objectives.
Our established framework agreements with Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire County council's involve the delivery of essential front line maintenance services ranging from traditional carriageway surfacing and minor civil engineering works to grass cutting and landscaping.
In addition, we operate a full highway maintenance contract with Walsall Borough Council which commenced in 2009 and includes winter maintenance works, emergency response, gully emptying and the responsibility for noticing in accordance with the Traffic Management Act.
Highly qualified teams providing a range of services
Our highly qualified and trained teams are focused on quality and the specific needs of our customers and are dedicated to providing flexible and innovative solutions for all contracts, large or small. As a result, the construction of a small car park will receive the same professional service as any of our major highway contracts.
Our approach to innovative products and
flexible working is clearly demonstrated by our TarmacDry porous
paving system. Installed exclusively by our specialist teams across
the UK, the TarmacDry SuDS system captures rain and surface water
and enables either storage for reuse, release into the subgrade or
controlled release into the existing drainage systems.
See more on TarmacDry
Read more about our Contracting services:
Tarmac National Contracting
01773 815 100
Did you know?
Tarmac’s National Contracting division is the UK’s leading supplier of highway contracting services installing over 3.5 million tonnes of asphalt per annum.
Did you know?
Tarmac National Contracting undertakes in excess of 5,000 contracts annually. We recognise the importance of long term partnerships and term maintenance agreements with private clients, local authorities and public bodies.