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Rock solid future for apprenticeship graduates

Two Isle of Wight apprentices are celebrating the successful completion of their four-year training courses with Wight Building Materials. Aaron McHugh and Steve Deacon have secured Level 3 NVQ qualifications in their chosen specialist areas while learning practical skills ‘on the job’ at the Island’s leading supplier of construction and building materials. Wight Building Materials […]

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Wight Building Materials Steps In To Support Ryde’s Beach Lifeguards

Wight Building Materials stepped in to help Ryde Beach Lifeguards when it learned about a new storage facility that was needed to help Ryde Beach Lifeguards to grow and improve its service. “When we learned that Ryde Beach Lifeguards were short of funds to complete their new building project, we were delighted to provide ready-mix […]

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New project gives environmental and economic boost

A new multi-million pound project is underway to make sand and gravel extraction at Wight Building Materials among the most efficient and environmentally-friendly in the UK. The company has begun the installation of technology called a filter press which dramatically reduces the amount of water used in the processing of aggregate materials. The press – […]

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Wight Building Materials Raises £345 for Breast Cancer Now

As part of the ‘Wear it Pink’ campaign in October, Wight Building Materials dressed in pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. On the 23rd October 2020, we dressed our staff and our lorries in pink, to help raise money for Breast Cancer Now, the research and care charity steered by world-class research and […]

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Recycling Milestone for Wight Building Materials

A high-tech process in which recycled material is used to resurface roads on the Island has reached a significant milestone. 250,000 tonnes of recycled surface material – all taken from the Island’s highway network – will have been used during the Highways PFI programme. The recycled resurfacing product is called Recofoam and is produced on […]

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Wight Building Materials apprentice urges more women to consider engineering careers

An apprenticeship with Wight Building Materials has given 23-year-old Izzy Bowles from Godshill a firm foundation on which to develop a career in engineering – and she is urging other women to consider careers in the traditionally male dominated world of engineering. The ‘learn while you earn’ approach of apprenticeships has given Izzy a strong […]

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New project brings biodiversity to quarry site

A major environmental project to enhance the biodiversity of a dormant West Wight quarry is underway. A restoration project is being undertaken by Wight Building Materials in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) and Natural England at Prospect Quarry near Shalfleet. It is funded through the Aggregate Industries Local Partnership […]

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Great British Spring Clean

As part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign in March, Wight Building Materials hosted a litter pick on the Bembridge Trail, removing all sorts of discarded rubbish from the public byway.

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