About us

Tarmac is the UK's leading sustainable construction materials, road contracting and building products business. We lead in the supply of construction material comprising aggregates, asphalt, cement, lime, concrete, road contracting, building products and recycling services.

With 150 years of experience and heritage to our name, we’re a national network of local businesses, combining the knowledge and expertise of two of the construction industry’s most iconic brands: Tarmac, pioneers and inventors of the modern road, and Blue Circle, the company that patented Portland Cement.

Tarmac - Constructive Thinking
The bigger we think today, the better we can make tomorrow

Tarmac. Building our World.

Across our business we are reinventing, reshaping, and automating. Offering more sustainable, lean, and effective solutions to accelerate the switch to integrated and next-generation construction. End to end, we have a transparent strategy to progress toward digitally enhanced, Net Zero. construction.

Tarmac. Construction for everyone

As well as providing market-leading packed products and PAVE infrastructure solutions, we contribute to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects. We have innovated for over 150 years and offer a rich heritage of contributions to landmark construction.

These include HS2, Preston Bypass/M1 (UK’s first motorway) Birmingham Library, St Paul’s Cathedral restoration, Silverstone, One Blackfriar, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, Glasgow Airport, Blackpool Sea Defences, The Shard, London 2012 and The Mersey Gateway.

Our building and construction solutions span aggregates, asphalt, cement, lime, ready-mix concrete, road contracting, highway maintenance, infrastructure services, building products, and recycling services. This combination of people, technology, assets, and innovation enables us to offer unrivalled choice and flexibility.

Our Vision

Tarmac is an ambitious, customer focused company with a proud history and a clear vision for the future:

“To be our customers' preferred choice for sustainable construction solutions."


Our Values

Our values are at the core of our business and underpin everything we do.


Leading the way across the UK

  • 330 strategically located sites
  • 120 quarries
  • 74 asphalt plants
  • 110 readymix concrete plants
  • 22 contracting offices
  • 3 cement & lime plants 
  • 20 marine wharves 
  • 47 building product sites

The facts

We employ around 7,000 people across a network of more than 350 sites across the UK.
Tarmac is part of CRH, the world's leading building materials business.
We've contributed to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects - Heathrow Terminal 5, The Shard & many more.
We have 150 years of experience and heritage to our name.
Over 1,300 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.
We've signed the
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(This means that we will supply feedback if requested after an interview.)
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