TG Aggregates are pleased to announce that they have now been granted planning permission to re-open the dormant sand & gravel Quarry at Cae Efa Lwyd, near Penygroes. The planning permission will allow us to remove up to 400,000t of high quality sand & gravel from the quarry for processing at our existing Cefn Graianog Quarry in Llanllyfni, Gwynedd. Commenting on the permission, Huw Thomas, TG Group Aggregates Manager said, “We are delighted that many years of hard work has culminated with the granting of this permission. This, along with the recent permission to extend working at Cefn Graianog Quarry, will help to ensure that quality sand & gravel products will continue to be produced in North West Wales in a sustainable manner for the local market for the medium term.” TG Concrete has found a new use for one of their products – building bridges. TG Concrete worked, in partnership with Dawnus Construction Limited, and their clients British Rail and Powys County Council, on a programme of bridge construction across the region. General Manager Dave Morris said: “We used our coloured concrete product as part of this initiative, and the results were absolutely fantastic. “It’s the first time the product has been used in this way, and the innovative process required us to pour the coloured concrete, let it set, and then contractors remove the outer rubber mould to leave an authentic-looking brick pattern on the surface. “The method has given us a whole host of new ideas of how we could use the coloured concrete and how we can use this experience to benefit other customers in the future.” Mr Morris said: “We’re proud of our dedicated and experienced staff here at TG Concrete, and it’s thanks to their skills and knowledge that we are able to constantly find new and surprising uses for the products we can supply. ” A new lease of life for Penygroes Quarry Building bridges thanks to our expert team New business means new vehicles The team at TG Skip Hire was involved in a restructuring process as part of the launch of the company’s new-look TG Enviro Service. This has resulted in the TG Skip Hire division seeing an increase in business 15% up on the same time last year. Kevin Gardiner, who leads the TG Enviro Services division, said they had seen an unprecedented surge in demand for the company’s skip services. “The complete restructure of the TG Enviro side of the business gave us an excellent opportunity to review our services and procedures, and our approach to sustainable and renewable energy. This increase in demand for our skip hire services is excellent news and is as a direct result of our rejuvenated approach to this part of the business. Thanks to the rise in bookings, we have now purchased extra skip hire vehicles in order to meet the demands of our existing and new customers, and the business is continuing to grow.” As part of the restructure, TG Skip Hire transformed their online presence to create a bright interactive website that proved particularly popular with both trade and domestic customers. “The website was generating new business for us within hours of its launch, and it gives customers the opportunity to review our entire range of available skips, receive an instant quote and book online. We believe the site has played a key role in the increase of skip hire business that we’re attracting, and we’re very pleased that the efforts we’ve put in are paying off.” TG Skip Hire is one of the region’s largest domestic and commercial skip hire services, and it runs from Tudor Griffiths Group’s Ellesmere and Chester sites. The new website details the full range of skips for hire – from 4 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards – with the majority suitable for standard residential driveways, including some with drop doors for easy access. “Our team has over 30 years’ experience in the business, and it’s clear our customers appreciate the fact that we can offer a complete waste disposal service, guiding them through the whole process of hiring the right skip for the job, removing the waste and ensuring the vast majority is recycled successfully,” said Kevin.