Lightwater Quarries is a family owned company which has grown to become one of Yorkshire’s leading Independent Aggregate and Concrete producers.
With strong principles, including reliability and honesty, we have put quality and service, as well as our environmental and safety responsibilities at the forefront of all Lightwater Quarries activities. With established links to the community, and a local sales office, we have a reputation for doing things right first time and always meeting our customers’ needs, whether a large construction company, local builder or DIY enthusiast.
As a family owned company we recognise concern for the environmental implications of our activities. We pursue a policy of pollution prevention whilst targeting continual improvement in all areas of operations.
We incorporate sustainable development principles into business activities by including social and environmental as well as commercial considerations in how we do business.
Health & Safety Policy
Our policy is to provide and maintain working conditions, equipment and systems of work, which are safe and healthy for all our employees, and to provide information, training and supervision sufficient to maintain safety.
We also accept our responsibility for health and safety of persons other than employees who may be affected by our activities.
Provide high quality, on time concrete and aggregates to our varied customer base.
Provide a service with quality and value to our customer that is second to none.
To achieve these aims, for concrete we use a management system to ISO 9001 and quality assurance regulations, for aggregates we use independent 3rd party testing to BS EN 12620 and BS EN 13242.
All our employees ensure that this process filters down to our customers – to provide them with what they need and when they need it.
Unlike other volumetric operators in the area, Concrete4U has certification to BSI standards enabling us to supply all grades of quality assured concrete in accordance with BS/EN206. The certification covers the volumetric wagons and drum mixer enabling us to supply accurately batched concrete to our customers via mixed on site or conventional drum truck delivery.
‘BSI Accreditation means that we have been assessed against internationally recognized standards and operate to the highest levels of quality and service – providing further assurance to our customers that the certificates we have been issue are both credible and impartial.
This accreditation reduces the risk to you and your customers and gives you complete confidence that we have been independently evaluated for our competence and performance capability.’
We recognise the need for our customers to have access to our insurance certificates. As a supplier of choice we aim to give clear information to our customers to meet their needs any way we can.
BS EN 12620 and BS EN 13242
“I just wanted to say that from the initial phone call I made to receiving my goods the service was excellent. The gentleman I spoke to was really kind and explained everything to me. The price of the goods I had was the best price around. I will be definitely recommending lightwater quarries to anyone who asks.”
Karen Jones, Wetherby.
“I must congratulate your staff on giving an excellent service, it is so nice to be able to say “well done!” Hannah in the office was pleasant and very helpful. Stuart delivered my order today and he made a brilliant tidy job. He is hard working and efficient and the concrete was laid in no time. Many thanks”
Tony Booth, Leyburn.
“Another great job from @Concrete4Uuk this morning… pouring at 0700 hrs at top of Colsterdale. Top man Stuart.
“I needed Gravel for my driveway to match the material already in place, I knew Lightwater Quarries was local so I asked them for the material. In order to match the colour Michael Pye came out to my house with a couple of samples and we matched the material almost perfectly. When the delivery arrived the driver dropped the material along the drive for me in several places so I had less work to do to spread it. The service was well above what I expected and I am thrilled with the result.”
William Earl, Easingwold.
“We used Lightwater Quarries for our contract at Sowerby Gateway near Thirsk. They have supplied us with approximately 20,000 tonnes of aggregate with significant tonnage required on a daily basis. Their excellent customer service along with competitive pricing helped the project run smoothly and to budget.”
John Jeffrey, Managing Director B Jeffrey Construction Ltd.
“Just a note to say thank you very much for fitting us in this morning(Sat). Stuart Morris was great, thanks again we will be definitely using you again in the near future. One very happy customer”
“I would just like to say what a great service i have received from yourselves and the driver who dropped off the concrete today. Excellent response from the email quote. Great customer service when I rang up to book and the driver was kind enough to barrow the concrete down the drive. I will be sure to recommend your services in the future.”
“Just a quick message to say thank you to Stuart today. Unfortunately we had awful weather this morning to lay the 4M3 of concrete, however with a team of 6 helpers to hand and Stuart’s sense of humour at what we were faced with we had the job done in about 45 minutes or so, albeit we were all a bit wet by the end of it! Thanks again.”
Mal Austwick, Tadcaster.
“Concrete4U is our regular concrete supplier. We find their mixed on site ready mixed concrete service is extremely reliable and cost effective and we recommend it to anyone”
John Taylor, Chatsworth Windows.
“Very pleased with the service, price and helpful drivers. Concrete4U are our preferred supplier of ready mixed concrete whenever we are working in the Ripon, Harrogate and Wetherby area”
Brian Umpleby, Harrogate Construction.
“We have used Concrete4U for many years. Their approach to ready mixed concrete makes small concrete jobs much easier than mixing bagged cement and ballast on site. We have also used them for large pours where a 9 cubic metre delivery on one truck is handy. Spare capacity on the truck ensures complete flexibility on the day”
David Allinson, Lee Hill Construction.
“I phoned around and Concrete4U were most helpful throughout the process. They checked my calculation was correct, delivered on time and had 2 barrows we used to carry the cement. I am pleased I used them as they are DIY friendly! No hesitation in recommending the company”
Harry Wilson, Thirsk.