Guaranteeing Quality Assured Concrete Products

    The Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland has listed companies that can guarantee customers of quality and responsibly sourced materials. The move follows recent concerns being raised about the quality of mortar.

    “Customers of concrete products need to be assured that the products they buy and use come from sites that are managed in a safe and environmentally responsible way,” says MPANI Director Gordon Best. “They also need to have the guarantee of quality and that what they ask for is what they get.”

    To that end, MPANI with the support of QSRMC and BSI, has published a list of those companies that can meet customer expectations and can offer a guarantee of third party quality assured products.

    “This will allow customers to make better decisions when purchasing materials from the industry,” says Gordon.

    Stacks of cement block

    Public sector procurement policy in Northern Ireland requires that all concrete used on public sector construction sites must be sourced from Third Party Quality Assured Concrete Suppliers.

    It states: “All ready-mixed concrete supplied for government contracts must be from production plant currently certified by a body accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to BS EN 45011 for product conformity certification of ready-mixed concrete. These include QSRMC (The Quality Scheme for Ready Mixed Concrete).

    In terms of private housebuilding the National Housebuilding Council ( NHBC ) standards specification clearly states that Ready mixed concrete being used on an NHBC registered housing site is only acceptable from a supplier operating a full quality control system such as operated by QSRMC or the BSI kitemark or an equivalent system acceptable to NHBC.


    LD Aggregates – Cookstown

    B McCaffery & Sons Ltd – Enniskillen

    Breedon/Whitemountain – All sites

    Northstone NI Ltd – All sites

    Tracey Concrete – Enniskillen

    Quinn Building Products – Enniskillen

    Norman Emerson Group – Craigavon

    F P McCann – All sites

    Clady Quarries Newry – Armagh

    Creagh Concrete – All sites


    Alpha Quarry Products Ltd – Co Down

    Alpha Quarry Products Ltd – Co Down

    RTU Ltd – Newtownabbey

    CES Quarry Products Ltd- Newtownards

    Carryduff Concrete – Lisburn

    Neil Mullin & Sons Limited – Omagh

    McGarrity Bros – Omagh

    CES Quarry Products Ltd – Saintfield

    Loughran Rock Quarries Ltd – Carrickmore

    Macrete Ireland Limited – Toomebridge

    Robinson Concrete Ltd – Claudy

    Robinson Concrete Ltd – Ballymoney

    Stoneyford Building Supplies – Lisburn

    Loughran Rock Industries – Armagh

    Joseph Barrett & Sons Ltd – Dungannon

    W & J Chambers Ltd – Coleraine

    W J Chambers Ltd – Londonderry