Synonymous with excellence and innovation, Creagh Concrete has been supplying the construction environment throughout the island of Ireland and the UK with an outstanding range of industry-leading concrete products for 41 years and counting. Headquartered in Toomebridge, County Antrim, the company’s fully-accredited, award-winning products and services are quite simply second to none.
For more than four decades, Creagh Concrete has been leading the way in the concrete products marketplace, supplying a wide range of outstanding solutions, including bespoke products if required.
Established in 1976, the company has grown to become one of the largest and most innovative producers and suppliers of concrete products for a diverse range of market sectors throughout Ireland and the UK, including construction; civil engineering; house building; gardening; and agricultural.
Covering every base to ensure that customer expectations are not only met but exceeded, Creagh Concrete designs, manufactures and supplies an extensive range of concrete products, operating from its head office in Toomebridge, County Antrim and with further Northern Ireland bases strategically located in Ardboe, Dunloy, Draperstown and Magheraglass as well on the mainland UK – Nottingham and Edinburgh.
Excellence, quality and professionalism are traits that permeate everything Creagh Concrete does. The experience and dedication of their team of concrete specialists results in customer-focussed solutions being delivered every time, while compliance to the highest Health & Safety and quality standards as well as all industry legislation and regulations is a given.
Best practice is guaranteed in all aspects of production and all products are fully accredited and certified.
Creagh Concrete maintains an Integrated Management System to support its ethos of always manufacturing quality products. This management system conforms to ISO14001:2004, ISO9001:2008 and OHSAS18001:2007 certification.
The scope of this registration covers the design, production, control and supply of precast and readymix concrete and production of aggregates for use in concrete products.
Creagh Concrete is also a member of the Quality Scheme for Readymix Concrete which certifies concrete to BSEN 8500 and operates a UKAS approved testing laboratory which meets the requirements of ISO 17025.
The company is a CHAS (Construction Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) and Building Confidence accredited contractor. The concrete is CE-certified, whilst BRE standard BES 6001 confirms that products have been manufactured with responsibly sourced.constituent materials.
A member of Constructionline, Creagh Concrete has secured Declarations of Performance for all its core products and is also a key member of a number of trade and industry associations including the Mineral Products Association, British Precast, the Precast Flooring Federation, Quarry Products Association Northern Ireland, the Concrete Society and the International Prestressed Hollowcore Association.
To make sure that all markets are catered for, Creagh Concrete boasts a number of specialist divisions working within each sector of the construction industry. The company’s core product range is precast and prestressed flooring, with an extensive range of flooring systems designed for commercial or residential applications.
The range of products supplied is exhaustive but includes: floors; precast stairs & landings; cladding / architectural panels; lift / stair cores; precast frames; agricultural products (pig & sheep slats, multipurpose slats, passage slabs, manhole slats, cattle gang six-rib slats, drying floors, scraper slabs, cubicles, wall palens, feed trough bollards, beams, slurry channels, drinkers and feeders); premix, blocks & aggregates; precast for home & garden; bradstone; structural precast; and bespoke concrete products.
Utilising its wide range of mouldage and in-house joinery works, Creagh Concrete offers a vast number of bespoke products individually tailored to the project requirements. The engineering and design team at Creagh Concrete has immense knowledge of bespoke items – no matter how challenging requirements are, they will find a solution.
Creagh Concrete is an innovator in concrete. As a leading provider of multi-storey carparks in the UK, Creagh Concrete provides a complete service from initial design to manufacturing and installing. Graphic Concrete allows concrete to be used imaginatively in new and stylish ways – clients can select one of Creagh’s own designs or, alternatively, develop their own design. The technology deployed is a proven concept within the precast concrete industry and a vast range of designs is available to public, commercial or industrial sectors.
Down through the years, Creagh Concrete’s products and quarries have regularly scooped numerous awards, recognising their excellent and hard-eared placeat the forefront of the concrete products industry. In November, 2017, for example, they were honoured by a Certificate of Excellence at the Concrete Society NI Awards.
Creagh Concrete manufactures precast columns and beams either as part of a total precast frame solution or as part of hybrid in situ concrete schemes. Offsite manufacture reduces site programme times. Various profiles of beams and columns can be manufactured to meet specific project requirements.
Columns are available in a range of shapes, sizes and finishes; they can be circular or square and are designed to incorporate any additional features or fittings. Single-storey columns are generally 2.5m – 4m high. Beams bear directly on top of these units with a dowelled connection between them. Multi-storey columns are cast with corbels or alternative connections at locations to suit the beams at intermediate levels. Projecting rebar can be provided for tying in to in situ floors. Options for foundation connections include cast in base plates, dowel tubes or projecting bars.
Creagh Concrete can provide a cost effective solution offering a composite beam and floor solution which will reduce overall depth and weight with connections developed to client / project requirements.
Since its inception, the ethos of Creagh Concrete has been to build strong relationships with both its customers and employees. The company is committed to manufacturing quality, certified products and providing products and services that meet customers’ specified contractual and project requirements.
Sustained business growth is facilitated through continuous product development, investment in state-of-the-art production technology and the ongoing training and development of all employees, many of whom boast decades of experience. Creagh’s professional and dedicated workforce is committed to providing total customer satisfaction by treating customers as partners.
Some recent projects that Creagh Concrete has been associated with include the £700m Friargate Coventry regeneration project; the supply and installation of brick cladding units for over five blocks of shops and restaurants at The Lexicon for the regeneration of Bracknell High Street; the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of precast concrete cladding to the exterior façade for eGaming software giant Microgaming in the Isle of Man; University of Roehampton Library, London; and installation of a new £30m Engineering Innovation Centre for University of Central Lancashire in Preston.
Creagh produces a diverse portfolio of products that continues to grow through research and new product development – the versatility of precast concrete ensures limitless possibilities and potential. Creagh’s success is built upon customer service and flexibility – each project is considered from the customer’s point of view, thereby consistently delivering high-quality, tailored solutions.
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Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, February 2018, Vol 4 No 2