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Sand Production at Mercers Quarry Exceeds Expectations

May 16, 2018

During the month of April 2018 in its first full year of operation Mercers Quarry has exceeded all expectations in sand production and sales. Average daily sales are regularly close to 1000 tonnes with some days peaking over 1000 tonnes. On one notable day in April, sales reached an impressive 1320 tonnes! The sand from… [Read More]


Sandfrankskipsgo

March 28, 2018

Another Racehorse from J & J Franks owned and trained by our Managing Director Peter Crate ran an impressive race almost winning at Lingfield Park on Friday 23rd March 2018. Sandfrankskipsgo was second by a neck to Red Invader following a very poor draw in the stalls.  


Valentine’s Day Debut For Skip To My Lou

February 23, 2018

On the Valentine’s Day this year the latest addition to our team had her first race at Lingfield Park. Unlike our state of the art fleet of Skip and Grab Lorries, the emphasis this time was on a different kind of horse power. She ran extremely well on her maiden run and showed good speed.… [Read More]


4 Important Reason why Driver Safety Matters to J & J Franks

January 26, 2018

Why driver safety matters in our Skip and Grab Hire service At J & J Franks, the safety of our staff, our customers and the public in general is very important to us whether on site, off site or on the public highway. Our new Personal Protective Equipment improves on site visibility when delivering our Skips to construction sites… [Read More]


New Equipment

July 5, 2016

Keeping the Roads Clean – Franks has invested in its own road sweeping vehicle which will operate throughout each day the site is open. Working together with our on-site wheel cleaning equipment, the road sweeper will ensure that the A25 outside the Franks site entrance is kept clean. We have recently purchased another Komatsu 65… [Read More]


Nutfield Quarry Update

Development at our strategic sand excavation and landfill site is continuing apace with the haul road now running from the A25 entrance 900m through the site. At 7.5m wide the road allows two large lorries to pass comfortably and is constructed to a higher standard than most public roads. Completion of the haul road represents… [Read More]


Managing Director’s Christmas Note

December 22, 2015

Another successful year with all aspects of the business seeing substantial growth. Accreditation Successes include attainment of FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) accreditation, ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 9001 (Quality) a process of improvement in which the Company will continue to invest in during 2016. Sadly our Betchworth sand site is nearing the end of… [Read More]


Franks new sand extraction facilities

November 20, 2015

Nutfield Quarry Update. At our new strategic sand extraction site near Redhill Franks are making a significant investment in the site and surrounding infrastructure. As a start, in order to reduce the impact on local residents Franks, working with trusted local contractors Gallaghers are in the process of putting in a new road giving the… [Read More]


New member of the Franks management team

November 4, 2015

Staff Announcements. We are delighted that during October, Gordon Anderson joined the Franks Management Team as Operations Manager. An ex-serviceman Gordon has many years of experience as a fleet engineer and in quarry management.  With compliance and safety uppermost he will bring this experience and his professional skills to bear in our drive for efficiencies… [Read More]