Job – Class 1 HGV Driver

Job – Class 1 HGV Driver

Class 1 HGV Drivers wanted, must be willing to do some long distance work involving nights out and local 8 wheeler tipper work when required.A good work ethic and practical aptitude is essential.

Please  apply in writing to D Renton & Sons at Rock Nab Alnwick NE66 2TL or email drentonandsons@gmail.com

Biomass Transportation

Biomass Transportation

Biomass Transportation

D Renton and Sons (Alnwick) have diversified their operations to include biomass transportation. In addition to the fleet of tippers we have added tractor units capable of hauling the large bulk blower units that are used for biomass transportation.

A selection from our biomass transportation wagons

 

What is biomass?

Within UN and EU legal frameworks biomass is classed as a renewable energy source. It can be made up from plants, chicken droppings and so on, but the main source is wood in various forms such as forest residues, dead trees, branches and tree stumps, yard clippings, wood chips.

How is biomass transported?

We work with Rock Estate, a little north of Alnwick, Northumberland. They convert wood into wood chippings. These are then loaded onto our wagons, which are equipped with bulk blowers. Biomass in the form of wood chippings is used as power plant fuel. We transport the wood chippings to the plant and use the wagons’ walking floor system to unload. We have invested in the latest most fuel efficient vehicles in order to maximise the benefits of using biomass over conventional fossil fuels.

biomass transportation

 

 

 

Find out More About Biomass

Wikipedia has an interesting article and here is a detailed list of the advantages and disadvantages of using biomass versus traditional fuels.

Tipper Wrap

Tipper Wrap

Our collection of wagons for tipper hire has just increased!

Below you can see the wrapping process that each one goes through in order to turn it from a standard Volvo or DAF into a D Renton and Sons special !

It’s a skilled job and we always take our wagons down to Carmeleon Concepts in South Shields

TipperHire Northumberland Getting Wrapped at Carmeleon Concepts

Whinstone from Northumberland – Facts and Figures

Whinstone from Northumberland – Facts and Figures

Whinstone

whinstone Northumberland

whinstone Northumberland

My Introduction to Whinstone

We were chatting away about whinstone when he said “A new sill visitor centre is to be built on the site of the existing centre and YHA hostel at Once Brewed, Bardon Mill, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre along Hadrian’s Wall”.  I love getting a chance to talk to Bill Purvis, because we both know so much about subjects that the other knows so little about!

I get to learn about rock formations, quarry operations, wagon safety features, how to lay roads and so much more and because Bill is passionate and knowledgeable about his subject, I find it all fascinating. It helps of course that he can explain it all in layman’s terms!  I’m all about building websites, producing videos, promoting small businesses and keeping them safe at the same time – so what I understand about Bill’s world could be written on the back of a matchbox!  Well – maybe that used to be true. I’ve got a ways to go yet, but I’m improving!
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Decorative Gravel Alnwick Belford Berwick Area Northumberland

Decorative Gravel Alnwick Belford Berwick Area Northumberland

Decorative gravel Alnwick Belford Berwick area Northumberland

Decorative gravel can increase the value of your home.

Decorative gravel not only looks good, it can actually increase the value of your home.  First impressions count for a lot, so the outside view of your property is important.

Of course, you may not be trying to sell your home just now;  maybe you just fancy upgrading it? There are many different ways to improve the place you live in – a new kitchen or bathroom are popular choices – but high quality decorative gravel is one of the most cost effective choices you can make.
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