News Archive

  • TODDBROOK DAM Spillway Damage

    Earth embankment dams are a common feature of the British landscape, so much so that they largely go unnoticed. That is until one almost collapses. Many of these dams were constructed over 100 years ago, at a time when it was necessary to store reserves of water for ... more

  • President Trump Lands on ATS

    Presidential helicopter Marine 1 transported Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace yesterday and made a perfect touch down onto the official lawn. .bordertop { border-top: 2px solid orange; } .borderbottom { border-bottom: 2px solid orange; } Stabilised using Netlon ATS Advanced Turf when installed in 2000. ATS mesh ... more

  • The Oaks, Acton, West London

    The former Oaks shopping centre in Acton, West London, will provide 178 apartments and 42,000 sq. ft. of retail space.  Working with Osel Architecture, CJ O’Shea and Cawston Specialist Roofing ABG provided a design for  11 blueroofs across the site, including 5 podiums, meeting the SuDS criteria given.  The blueroof was designed to a 1 ... more

  • FORS Silver Accreditation

    After a lot of work our Logistics team are delighted to announce that ABG is now FORS Silver accredited.The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving ... more

  • Construction News Award Nomination

    The Construction News Awards are back and celebrating 23 years of showcasing the very best in the industry. Having become the most prestigious and coveted awards in our sector, winning a Construction News Award is a well-recognised badge of excellence amongst clients and peers.Here at ABG we are delighted to ... more

  • Post Building Completion!

    Our latest blueroof project on The Post Building is complete.The Post Building is the former Royal Mail Sorting Office located on New Oxford Street in Central London. It will provide Grade A office space, with street level retail and restaurant space along with rooftop gardens, terraces, and leisure areas.ABG worked ... more

  • Best Practice For Contaminated Land

    In March 2019 ABGs Goran Erak was invited to be part of the panel at the Environmental Industries Commision round table event "Towards Best Practice in Contaminated Land".The event was hosted at the AECOM Glasgow office, with the aim of bringing together companies across the process of land remediation, from ... more

  • Audit Success!

    ABG are delighted to announce that we successfully passed our triennial recertification audits to confirm compliance of our business management systems with ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems) & ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems).The recertification audit process was carried out in March 2019 by ISOQAR, a third party UKAS accredited certification ... more

  • Innovation for Rail Infrastructure

    The latest Rail Engineer magazine (issue 171) has a focus on infrastructure, and features an article written by ABGs very own Alan Bamforth. It focuses on the benefits gained by Thameslinks Bermondsey Dive Under through using ABG Deckdrain to provide structural drainage in place of porous block or granular options.You ... more

  • Sharing the Knowledge

    The design of geosynthetics used in erosion control on river and channels has evolved over the last 50 years and much empirical experience has been gained. Geosynthetics filters have developed to meet the demands of an often harsh environment placed on a wide range of soils. Academic studies have developed ... more

  • No More Muddy Boots With Breakfast!

    The Red Lion Truck Stop based at Weedon in Northamptonshire is a very popular place with truck drivers as it offers excellent facilities and food.However, this success meant the parking surface had deteriorated after many years of heavy traffic. Drivers had complained about the "roller coaster ride" in the parking area, not enough ... more

  • Gold Award!

    We would like to offer our congratulations to James Fryer of ISG Plc for his Gold Award for Primary Education  in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards for his project  at Temple Learning Academy, Leeds.Temple Learning Academy features an ABG Webwall, which is a vegetated retaining wall system. The steep slopes at the site had ... more

  • State of the Nation 2018

    The recent publication of the annual Institue of Civil Engineers State of the Nation report highlights some interesting challenges for UK infrastructure. As the UK repositions itself on the global stage and the population continues to increase, infrastructure needs become increasingly complex. Questions around capacity, reliability and performance need to be ... more

  • Our Most Recent Fleet Addition

    Our newest vehicle has landed! This brand new HGV dropside lorry is an 18t Euro VI compliant vehicle. It's been kitted out with 4 way internal cameras, class 6 mirrors, tracking technology and a host of other features which means it achieves FORS Silver accreditation.Coming soon to a site near you... ... more

  • Upcoming Exhibitions

    ABG will have stands at both Highways UK and Road Expo this year to showcase our range of geosynthetics including the BBA HAPAS approved range.Whether you want to know more about extending pavement life with asphalt reinforcement layers, how to reduce embankment consolidation time by as much as 80%, or ... more

  • Blue Roof Guide to Best Practice

    Blue Roof Guide to Best Practice Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Our very own Stephen Humberstone has been working with Ross Finnie at SIG to produce the recent blue roof guide to best practice published on the Architecture today website. The piece is and insightful guide to developments in blue roof technology as well as a ... more

  • ABG present at the Geosynthetics Symposium in Hong Kong

    Alan Bamforth Managing Director of ABG was invited to present recently at a Geosynthetics Symposium in Hong Kong .bordertop { border-top: 2px solid orange; } .borderbottom { border-bottom: 2px solid orange; } The symposium on the 6th June 2018 , entitled ‘ A Day with Geosynthetics’ was one of ... more

  • Saddleworth Moor - After the Blaze

    Following the unusually dry spring and summer wildfire near Saddleworth Moor broke out on the evening of Sunday June 24th near the village of Carrbrook.Though brought quickly under control, it reignited the following day escalating quickly and on Tuesday a major incident was declared involving the evacuation of nearby properties.The fire raged for three ... more

  • Susdrain Awards Commendation

    Following our nomination in the New Build Large Scale category ABG attended the inaugural Ciria Susdrain Awards at City Hall in London. It is brilliant to see such a wide range of schemes and applications being recognised for their use of Sustainable Drainage systems.  Our congratulations go to the London Borough of ... more

  • Contamination Expo Series Talk

    We are delghted to be able to share the news that Goran Erak, ABG's Director of Business Development, will be delivering a talk titled "Advanced Geosynthetic Solutions for Contaminated Land Remediation" at the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Expo at the NEC in Birmingham in September 2018.Geosynthetic materials are widely used in ... more

  • ABG Achieves ISO 14001:2015 Certification

    Here at ABG we care about our impact on the environment, and while our product ranges offer multiple significant environmental benefits to the construction projects that use them we are always looking to improve our own facilities and processes. That is why we are delighted that the hard work put ... more

  • Ciria Susdrain SuDS Award Nomination

    ABG are delighted to have been shortlisted for the susdrain SuDS Awards in the "Large Scale New Build" category for our blue roof stormwater attenuation system at Rathbone Market, London.Rathbone Market is located in a densely built area of London and restrictions on outflow rates to sewers from the building demanded high attenuation.  The ... more

  • The Society of Public Health Engineers

    Well designed water and waste systems are essential to successful, healthy and sustainable buildings. The Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) is a society within the Charted Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE). SoPHE members are experts in the public health aspects of developments, and promote the importance of best practice in public health engineering ... more

  • Woolwich Royal Arsenal Riverside Residences

    Borne out of a dockyard commissioned by King Henry VIII in 1512, the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich has a rich history including military reasearch, weapon proofing and ordnance storage. At its peak the site is estimated to have employed in excess of 100,000 workers.The MoD moved out in 1994, and ... more

  • NHSS13 Accredited Installer

    Working in partnership with Recomac Group, ABG Ltd provides a supply and installation service for our range of Rotaflex asphalt reinforcement glass fibre geocomposites.This benefits our customers in providing a holistic approach, from design support through to mechanised installation by a qualified and experienced install team.We are delighted to be ... more

  • Infrarail 2018

    The team on our stand at Infrarail are recovering from a very busy few days at Excel talking to people from across the rail industry about a range of challenges from depot surfacing to structural drainage. Using ABGs geosynthetic systems to bring some real value engineering into rail projects seems ... more

  • Rail Symposium - Geosynthetics in Rail

    In York this week ABG other members of the IGS at the Rail Symposium at the National Rail Museum. The event covered a wide range of possibilities for use of geosynthetics in Rail applications, and included speakers from around the world with experience in high speed rail. We were delighted to ... more

  • Quality System Update

    ABG are pleased to announce that as part of our ongoing commitment to excellence across all parts of our business we have successfully transitioned our Quality Management System to meet all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 well in advance of the September 2018 deadline. The 2015 version of ISO 9001 places ... more

  • CIRIA Wins Urban Drainage Award

    ABG have been a sponsor of CIRIA's Susdrain project for a number of years, aimed at promoting the use of effective Sustainable Drainage, so we were delighted to see that this work has been recognised with the award of CIWEM's WaPUG (Wastewater Planning Users Group) Prize.Ciria said "CIRIA is thrilled ... more

  • Pride of Britain!

    ABG Green Roof makes a brief appearance on the ITV Pride of Britain awards!Inspirational George Mathias has won the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year at the 2017 Pride of Britain awards.George who is 11 years old and from St Helens received his award from X Factor's Louis, ... more

  • Merrion House blueroof Installation

    Merrion House was originally constructed in 1973 for use by Leeds City Council. Situated in the north of Leeds City Centre, it is now undergoing a £41m major refurbishment to enable all Council public facing services to be situated under one roof. This is part of a reduction in the number ... more

  • Therapeutic Benefits of a Green Roof

    The Robertson Family Roof Garden is situated at the heart of the biggest healthcare site in Europe, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Here at ABG we understand the multiple benefits a green roof can provide (just look at what we did for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital in Liverpool), so it is great ... more

  • Highway Awards 2017

    The nominations for the 2017 Highway Awards have been announced, and we were very pleased to discover that ABG has supplied design advice and materials into all of the schemes nominated for the Major Project award!We supplied various drainage, stabilisation and erosion control solutions across these projects, and can't help ... more

  • Incredible Edible!

    Holmfirth Adopts an Edible landscapeHolmfirth, West Yorkshire ABG have been working with local organisation Holmfirth Transition Town (HoTT) to help them set up their new Incredible Edible Holmfirth Project. The community project, supported by a Bright Green Community Trust Grant will be one of over 100 similar projects in the UK and over 700 ... more

  • Congratulations to the University of Huddersfield

    The University of Huddersfield has been named among the best in the country for its teaching.The institution is among 59 British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, to receive a Gold standard award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). You can read more at at ABG we were particularly pleased ... more

  • Bath Recreation Ground

    The Bath Recreation Ground Trust, owners of the ground which is home to Bath Rugby Club , demonstrate just what can be achieved with ABG’s Sudspave 40 permeable paving system. Despite frequent  and  heavy use by  cars and vans, regular attention and care   from  the grounds maintenance  team ensures a ... more

  • Temple Learning Academy Retaining Walls

    ABG have recently supplied our flexible, vegetated retaining wall system, Webwall, to two walls at Temple Learning Academy, Leeds. The initial enquiry was received from ISG who needed to use a flexible retaining wall in two areas at the academy. The order was placed via the specialist Subcontractor who completed the build. Webwall was selected to enable ... more

  • A556 Link Road - Highways England Green Bridge

    ABG have supplied a number of products to the newly opened A556 link road between Junction 19 of the M6 and Junction 7 of the M56. This new route drastically improved journey times in the area. BBA Approved Deckdrain for back of wall drainage and Roofdrain to sustain plant ... more

  • Great Yorkshire Way - CIHT Award

    CIHT have recognised another ABG supplied scheme with their Y&H Annual Best Project of the Year award for 2016.The Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) project - now known as the Great Yorkshire Way - provides a new highway from the M18 at Junction three to Doncaster Sheffield airport with links ... more

  • A Day at the Races

    What a nice surprise on Friday morning to see the BBC Breakfast build up for the Gold Cup broadcasting from right on top of ABG Advanced Turf at Cheltenham Racecourse!Advanced Turf provides a high quality, hardwearing surface and is ideal for areas that are subject to heavy use for prestigious events. Find out ... more

  • A1 Award

    The recent upgrades on the Leeming to Barton section of the A1 have been a long term project for ABG, so it is great to see the  hard work that went into the scheme rewarded with a BCIA award earlier this year. The scheme was awarded to the JV of Carillion and Morgan Sindall ... more

  • Susdrain Support

    ABG has joined an impressive cross-sectoral group of organisations dedicated to supporting, further demonstrating growing industry support for the widespread delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Over the next two years, it is anticipated that there will be a significant increase and improvement in the delivery of SuDS, with positive ... more

  • Another Award for ABG

    ABG Ltd are proud to have contributed to the award-winning Alder Hey Hospital Project.  Alder Hey Children’s Hospital adds the BICA 2016 Prime Ministers Better Building Award to its list of accolades, which include The UK Roofing Awards 2016 Green Roof Award and three RICS 2016 Awards for Project of ... more

  • Achilles RISQS

    ABG are proud to announce we have achieved full registration with Achilles RISQS scheme to add to our impressive collection of accreditations, verifications and memberships. Formerly known as Link-Up, RISQS is an independent third party qualification assessment of a suppliers capability to supply products into the demanding Rail sector.RISQS is recognised by Network Rail, ... more

  • The UK Roofing Awards 2016 - The Green Roofs Award

    We are thrilled to announce The Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, was awarded with the Green Roofs Award at this years UK Roofing Awards.  The steep pitches on all three fingers, as originally designed by one of the hospitals patients, were a technical challenge for the Geogreen installation team.  This was addressed by ... more

  • Blueroof seminar receives RIBA CPD Approval

    We are delighted to announce that our technical seminar, Using Roofs and Podiums for Stormwater Management: Introducing the Blueroof Concept has been approved by RIBA as part of their CPD programme.The seminar introduces to architects and other specifiers the concept of using roofs and podium decks for the management of stormwater as ... more

  • ABG Products on NBS

    ABG products are now available through the NBS Plus specification tool. ... more

  • ABG sign up as a partner on the CIRIA Big Biodiversity Challenge

    ABG are demonstrating our commitment to sustainability by signing up as a partner for CIRIA's BIG Biodiversity Challenge.CIRIA are challenging companies throughout the UK to 'do one thing' to improve biodiversity within their local environment. Biodiversity drives the crucial benefits that the natural environment provides us, including food, water, materials, ... more

  • Advanced Turf helps Cheltenham Racecourse redevelopment

    Interesting article in Construction News (4th Feb) about the challenges main contractor Kier have faced in developing the site whilst accommodating race events, including the Cheltenham Festival.Cheltenham Racecourse's £45m redevelopment races to festival deadlineABG have played their role in the development of the racecourse supplying our Advanced Turf rootzone reinforcement ... more

  • SuDS legislation is coming

    After what seems an interminably long time the government is finally set to make the implementation of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) mandatory across all major housing and commercial developments.In a government response to the recent SuDS consultation the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for ... more


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