Asphalt keeps our wheels, and feet, firmly and safely on the ground.
As the surface for the majority of our roads - as well for playgrounds, footpaths, carparks, the airport runways and much more - it is uniquely versatile. The UK asphalt industry produces approximately 20 million tonnes of asphalt every year.
The materials used in asphalt has evolved in a variety of ways over many years, but the pace of product development over recent years has been rapid. The current generation of modern Ronez asphalts offer a range of important properties that improve road safety, maximise road life and reduce maintenance.
The current benefits include...
- Reducing spray
- Enhancing road safety by maintaining good skid-resistance
- Reducing road noise
- Improving ride comfort
- Reducing hold-ups at road works through more rapid laying
- Extending the life of a road and reducing major maintenance by providing stronger, longer-life roadbases
In addition, the industry is continually driving towards the production and use of more sustainable and environmentally friendly asphalts, through increased use of recycled materials and targeting reductions in energy use by lowering mixture temperatures.
Ronez are the sole suppliers of British and European standard asphalt in the Channel Islands, providing a complete range of asphalt mixes suitable for any surfacing specification or application. The production process involves blending aggregates and then heating them to a temperature suitable for coating with the bitumen binder.
The Ronez asphalt plants are quality assured to ISO9001 and ISO14001 and comply with BS EN 13108.
Our contracting services, Pallot Tarmac in Jersey and Road Contracts in Guernsey, are also quality assured to "National Highway Sector Scheme 16 for Quality Management in Highway Works" for the laying of asphalt mixes. Ronez and Pallot tarmac are the only certified contracting businesses in the Channel Islands.
The Ronez specialised and standard asphalt product portfolio includes...
- Base courses
- Binder courses
- Permeable asphalt mixes (porous material)
- Surfacing courses
- Sustainable asphalt
For smaller commercial customers, we provide a small load and collect service. Not only do we offer performance asphalt products, we are fully committed to ensuring the best possible customer journey.