Rail Sector

As a major contractor to the UK construction industry, Frimstone Ltd can provide extensive experience and working knowledge across a broad range of specialist services in the rail industry, as the Company is enrolled on the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS).

We offer a meticulous approach to planning, execution and delivery that has served various sectors with distinction. Already working in partnership with the majority of Contractors that improve rail infrastructure, our integrated solutions will definitely prove beneficial.

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  • Secondary Granite Track Ballast
  • Supply Services
  • Accreditations
  • Plant & Equipment

Frimstone are the UK's premier recycler of Secondary Granite Track Ballast handling around 1.5million tonnes of material each year at seven local distribution centres around the country.

The Secondary Granite is utilised to handle the spoil originating from track maintenance work. Our operation involves screening and crushing the spent railway ballast to create aggregate for a multitude of civil engineering uses.

The core products are MOT Type 1 (cl803), 6F5 capping material, 1A/1B fill material, 6C drainage and piling aggregate. In addition to this we supply crushed single sizes and permeable paving sub base applications.

Secondary Granite is Aggregate Levy exempt and as a recycled product it’s sustainability credentials complement schemes with BREEAM assessment targets.

- Aggregate Supply
- Earthworks
- Demolition
- Remediation
- Soil Stabilisation
- Asbestos Management
- Concrete

Frimstone Ltd possess a wide range of competencies which are underpinned by the impressive list of RISQS approvals and rail related certifications it has achieved.

Core to that, is our culture of promoting and encouraging, employee learning, training and development, through a series of unique and innovative programmes that will in effect enhance organisational effectiveness when delivering our service.

Below is a sample of our accreditations:

- RISQS Product Codes
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- Clocs
- FORS Gold

The nature and scope of the projects that Frimstone Ltd and their Integrated Group Partners undertake across various sectors means that the Group must be prepared for just about all eventualities.

Our large, wholly-owned fleet includes more than 40 tippers for aggregate supply and muck away services, as well as an extensive range of earth moving, demolition and concrete vehicles; enabling the Group to tackle the most demanding of rail projects.

This significant investment is continually being added to and upgraded.


The Rail industry is heavily regulated, and for good reason. Those contractors who are accredited to complete related works are few and far between, and Frimstone Ltd are doing a splendid job upholding the reputation of those included.
Service: Aggregate Supply
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Project: Ely North Rail Loop
Client: Spencer Group
Material: 20,000 Tonnes

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