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Airfield and Runway Construction

Northstone Materials experienced Airfields Team have undertaken numerous airfield surfacing contracts ranging from installation of service ducts and airfield ground lighting, to pavement quality concrete and design and laying of heavy duty Marshall asphalt.

Our capability includes construction of main runways, taxiways and hard-standings, as well as groundworks, earthworks and surfacing.

We can provide and operate mobile asphalt mixing plant capable of mixing any grade of coated material to the required specification. Our surfacing squads are highly experienced in laying materials to the exacting standards required on airfields. We have the capability to design and test Marshall asphalt in-house.

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All material testing and sampling with Northstone Materials is undertaken by the divisions own testing department, Mattest. The Mattest laboratories in Belfast and Coleraine are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025. All mobile laboratories on airfield and contracts are also UKAS accredited. The accredited tests and procedures undertaken by the Mattest laboratories includes testing of aggregates and coated materials, Marshall asphalt design and testing and operation of a nuclear density gauge and rolling straight edge.

Our Special Products team are also experienced in the provision of special surfacings on airfields.

Our most recent large scale resurfacing contracts involved live airfields where night possession and daily hand back was required due to flight timetables.