Sub-Base Preparation (Type 3 Stone) for South Cerney Stone at Crosskeys, Taunton

A good sub-base is extremely important before applying the surface layer. The photos below show us preparing a sub-base, using type 3 stone, at Crosskeys, Taunton. The stone is raked out and then compacted to form a solid, level base. This driveway will then layed with South Cerney stone for a great finish.

For more information about our paving and landscaping services, please visit our Paving, Patios and Driveways and Landscaping websites.

14 Tonne Digger For Hire

Abacus Construction offers a large range of plant for hire including mini diggers, JCBs and dumper trucks through to Grab Lorries / Muck away lorries, all at competitive rates. Our operators are all highly experienced and CSCS/CITB qualified.

Here is a recent photo of our 14 Tonne digger which comes with forks, grapple, riddle bucket and all digging buckets.

Contact Us today if you are interested in hiring any of our plant, and visit our plant hire page for more information.

Topsoil Enhancement & Screening

At Abacus Sand & Stone we supply decorative aggregates, decorative gravel, blue slate chippings, pea shingle, pea gravel, sharp sand, scalpings, building sand and other building supplies, garden pebbles and other decorative stones, plus many more types of bulding materials and garden aggregates including high quality topsoil.

Here are two videos, one showing our topsoil and topsoil enhancer, and another showing the screening process which breaks down the larger clods of soil, and removes stones, roots and other unwanted matter.

To find out more and order aggregates, sabd, and topsoil, please visit the Sand & Stone Taunton website.

Plant & Driver Hire

Abacus Construction offers an extensive range of plant available for hire from mini diggers, JCBs and dumper trucks through to Grab Lorries / Muck away lorries, all at competitive rates. Our operators are all highly experienced and CSCS/CITB qualified.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

Choice of mini diggers

  • From 3/4 ton to 1.6 ton.
  • Dumpers, skip-loading and Swivel.
  • 1.6 ton Mini-Digger with pecker for breaking concrete.
  • CITB approved driver

JCBs:

  • Site master and contractor.
  • CITB approved drivers.
  • Machines piped for pecker.
  • Hire of pecker also available.

Other plant available for hire:

  • Dumpers
  • Compressors
  • Whacker plates
  • Rollers – sit on and single drum
  • CCTV camera for drains
  • Lorry with loading clamshell
  • Roll-on roll-off lorry eight wheeler – ideal for muck away.

Here are some recent photos of our 14-tonne digger, available with driver hire.