Aggregate Industries, part of LafargeHolcim, Acquires Kendall Group

Aggregate IndustriesConstruction materials supplier Aggregate Industries, a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, has acquired the Kendall Group, a leading aggregates and ready-mix concrete manufacturer with net sales of around £25 million in 2017, operating in the South of England.

The acquisition of the Kendall Group will allow Aggregate Industries to expand its operations in the South of England.

The region where Kendall is active is expected to benefit from above national average growth, especially in the housing segment. It will also enable Aggregate Industries to enter the dredging business and secure a long-term position in this attractive market segment.

François Pétry, CEO of Aggregate Industries: “The Kendall Group perfectly complements our existing activities, both in the geography of its operations and its product offering. The company has a great track record, employs great people and shares our dedication to providing our customers with high quality products and services.”

Richard Kendall, Director of Kendall Group: “The Kendall Group has always been a family-run business. It was very important to us to find a company to take over Kendalls who would take care of the both the business and the people we have nurtured for almost 100 years. I believe that we found this in Aggregate Industries and I look forward to watching Kendall Group continue to flourish under their ownership.”

About LafargeHolcim

LafargeHolcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company serving masons, builders, architects and engineers all over the world. Group operations produce cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete which are used in building projects ranging from affordable housing and small, local projects to the biggest, most technically and architecturally challenging infrastructure projects. As urbanization increasingly impacts people and the planet, the Group provides innovative products and building solutions with a clear commitment to social and environmental sustainability. With leading positions in all regions, LafargeHolcim employs around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets.

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About Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries is a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.

It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) and a founding member of the UK Green Building Council. Aggregate Industries is a proud member of the LafargeHolcim Group.

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Environmental Policy

The Kendall Group recognises that its day-to-day operations have both a positive and negative impact on the environment. We are committed to minimising the harmful effects of our activities and have published our environmental policy.

Kendall Group environmental policy Click here for our environmental policy PDF

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New ready mixed concrete and floor screed plant in AltonNew Kendall Ready Mixed Concrete Plant Open in Newbury

In 2011 The Kendall Group opened a new ready mixed concrete plant at Grundon's Kennetholme Quarry at Colthrop, Thatcham near Newbury.

►BSI Accredited supplier of Quality Assured Concrete
►6 and 8 m3 trucks available from our large fleet
►Full collection facilities available for concrete and floor screed
►Ready to use Fibre-Screed available delivered to site

KRM Concrete Newbury Click here for a PDF with further details.

For more information about Kendall Ready Mixed Concrete at Newbury please contact Andy Luxton on 07903 348660.

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From A to B with A&B Homes

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A&B Homes new development at Golden Hill, near Romsey in Hampshire, is now out of the ground thanks to a 403 m³ continuous concrete pour.

The project involves the construction of a very high specification country house with ornamental lake and summer house.
The house itself offers in excess of 20,000 sq feet of living space with a large indoor swimming pool together with a nuclear shelter and Panic Room. The development is set in 8 acres of grounds and has complete privacy.

The concrete was pumped by South Coast concrete pumping using  a 52 metre Putzmeister boom pump. Deliveries were principally from our Romsey plant backed up by our Portsmouth plant. The first truck arrived on site at 8.00am and the pour was completed by 5.00pm averaging 45 m³ per hour. Portsmouth produced 120 m³ using a fleet of four 8 m³ trucks whilst 283 m³ came from Romsey on five 6 m³ trucks.

With well organised aggregate and cement deliveries and a well thought-out delivery schedule the pour was completed very successfully with a continuous supply of concrete on site.

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Digging Deep

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With space at a premium and building land prices at an all-time high it's little surprise that developers are looking to enhance the size of a property without increasing the overall footprint of the building. Planning restrictions on the height of buildings in relation to those around them and the penal cost in stamp duty have made many people review their options.

The construction of basements is not new as it is a step forward from the traditional cellar found in many older homes. However, the methods employed to make them dry and usable has moved forward considerably with the introduction of several new systems, one of which is the use of waterproof concrete. There are three main companies supplying chemical admixtures for this purpose – Caltite, Xypex and Sika.

Kendall Ready Mixed Concrete have supplied each system and have found them all easy to work with. As space and cost become evermore important the use of waterproof concrete will increase dramatically.

MTD Formwork Ltd of Woking are basement specialists who regularly work with the Caltite system, which is the acknowledged market leader in the UK. A recent project involved the creation of a basement for a new-build property on a site known as Cole House near Brighton. A concrete blinding was laid prior to MTD arriving on site. They then erected shuttering to form the walls and floor of the basement. The Caltite materials are supplied direct to our concrete plant at Shoreham by Sea (5 miles from the project site) and are added to the concrete at the point of batching by a Caltite technical representative. The concrete mix design requires a minimum cement content of 350kg/m³ and a water cement ratio of 0.45.
A series of four pours completed the project with all concrete placed using a concrete skip-loader.

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