Building bridges with Tudor Griffiths concrete
Shropshire-based construction materials firm supplies coloured concrete for new rail bridge in Powys
CONSTRUCTION materials suppliers Tudor Griffiths Group have found a new use for one of their ready-mixed concrete products – building bridges.
The team at TG Concrete, a specialist division of the company, has been working in partnership with Dawnus Construction Ltd, and their clients British Rail and Powys County Council, on a programme of bridge construction in the region.
‘We’ve been using our coloured concrete product as part of this initiative, and the results have been absolutely fantastic,’ said Dave Morris, general manager of TG Concrete.
‘It’s the first time the product has been used in this way and the innovative process requires 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 as to how we could use the coloured concrete and how we can use this experience to benefit other customers in the future.’
Contractors Dawnus Construction have been building new bridges over the railway line to help create easier access for farmers and on this particular project they ordered 750 cubic metres of pewter-coloured concrete from Tudor Griffiths Group.
‘The bridge using our coloured concrete is near the A470 at Talerddig, near Newtown, in Powys, and we’re very pleased with the results of the work that’s been carried out,’ said Mr Morris.
The coloured concrete range is just one of a wide and varied catalogue of products that the experts at TG Concrete have developed. They have also created a range of AgriCrete products, specifically for agricultural clients, which are designed to tackle the very specific challenges the farming industry faces.
Mr Morris continued: ‘We’re proud of our dedicated and experienced staff 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.’