The hidden treasures of quarrying

  • 08/08/2022

The hidden treasures of quarrying

There are many types of quarries across the country, all excavating different minerals and materials such as sands, stone and slate. New Milton Sand and Ballast quarry for sand and gravel.

This type of quarrying is vital in the production of construction materials that build new houses and support and maintain the infrastructure that we all rely on daily, such as our roads.

Discovering Ancient History

One of the most exciting areas of quarrying can be the items we discover.  Some of our quarries over the years have unveiled some interesting historic artefacts linking back to the Roman or Iron Age periods.

We have expert archaeologists on hand to help us identify the items we find and ensure they are kept safe whilst we quarry.

Acknowledging this fascinating link our company has to ancient history and being aware that many of our staff and customers have children or grandchildren at home for the holidays, we have created a fun activity to do.

Make Your Own Roman Mosaic

Print Your Mosaic


Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

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