Since the weekend (25th February), weather warnings for snow and plummeting temperatures have put the UK on high alert.
The range of grit bins in our 48hr delivery category have been specifically selected as they are available on an express delivery service as standard.
These products are available with a 48hr delivery service for all orders placed before 12pm Mon-Fri.
Here’s a link to the new category:
Our sales office will be closed from Monday 23rd December 12 noon and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 9am.
All orders placed on our website during this time will be processed and despatched on our return in the new year.
Have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Although winter doesn’t officially start until 21st December, it’s already started to get much colder and the frosty mornings and evenings have returned. Going by the last few winter’s that we’ve had in the UK, there’s a greater chance than ever that the winter weather will affect our lives, so being as well informed as you can about the weather forecast in your area is very important.
This article lists our top 5 UK weather forecast sites to help you keep up to speed with the latest UK weather reports. Continue reading… “Top 5 UK Weather Forecast Websites”
Rock salt and grit are used during the winter on roads, public areas and areas around business premises and homes to minimise the risk of injury and accidents due to slippery surfaces. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few facts and a quick guide on how and when to use rock salt/grit effectively. Continue reading… “How to Spread Rock Salt and Grit”
On 7th September 2013 a rather unusual event occurred in Cornwall, just 24 hours after Britain baked in a near-record September heat wave, they received what appeared to be an inch of snow! Continue reading… “Freak Weather in the UK”
Here in the UK we are no strangers to snow, but yet every year we always underestimate how much we’re going to get, leaving us to struggle once the snow piles up on the roads and thus grinding the UK to a halt! We need to prepare before the winter weather actually arrives, so here’s a reminder of what the past 3 winters in the UK have brought us. Continue reading… “Winter Weather in the UK – A Look Back Over the Past 3 Years”
In the UK Councils and Highways agencies have an obligation to ensure that the road networks within their individual designated areas are kept safe and as clear from snow and Ice as possible. Each Council will carry out Grit Bin Assessments to decide where to strategically position Grit Bins within their areas, throughout the UK there are tens of thousands of Grit Bins in use, below is a snap shot detailing the amount of Grit Bins in current use by a number of major councils throughout the country: Continue reading… “Council Grit Bins in the UK – How Many ?”
Throughout the UK, Councils carry out assessments to decide the locations of where grit bins are to be placed within their jurisdictions. These assessments are known commonly as Grit Bin Assessments. Careful consideration is given to the placement of the bins to ensure the maximum benefit is gained. Some of the criteria used in this assessment can be found below: Continue reading… “Council Grit Bin Assessments”
The first of the heavy snow hit Scotland on Monday 5th December with the worst effected areas being Central Scotland, The Highlands and South Lanarkshire. The M37 in Glasgow was closed southbound at Junction 2 with heavy snow also reported on the M74 at Lesmahagow.
In Sterlingshire the A82 between Tyndrum and Sterling was also partially blocked because of ice and snow. The Scottish Minister for Transport Keith Brown stated a fleet of over 130 Gritting wagons had been out from the early hours spreading rock salt. In total 3,000 tonnes of rock salt has been spread.