About Us

About Stanton Bonna

Stanton Bonna is one of the longest established precast producers in the UK.

Precast concrete drainage, rail, highways and bespoke products that are the backbone of Britain’s water, power and transport networks have been produced at our 43 acre site in Stanton-By-Dale, Derbyshire for over 100 years.

At the heart of England, this facility is perfectly placed to service projects the length and breadth of the country with timely deliveries through our network of heavyside merchants or direct to site.

Keeping everything in one place – from consultation and product design to manufacture and distribution – has other benefits too. Shorter lines of communication between Sales, Design and Technical teams mean closer collaboration, quicker responses and higher levels of customer service. Meaning you get a product that’s a more fitting answer to your problem.

Whether supplying a small local project or a fast moving multi-million pound project with complex delivery arrangements or working to challenging design and manufacturing demands, Stanton Bonna have the experience to meet the needs of all our customers.

Our Sales team comes from the ‘big enough to cope, small enough to care’ tradition. Enthusiastic, personable and ready to go the extra mile to help you get what you need.

While we’re proud of our achievements to date, we’re even more excited about what lies ahead.

Our Commitment to You

As the ‘go-to’ precast concrete provider we will keep you up-to-date every step of the way and support your project with better, easier, safer ways of working to achieve a successful  installation. So whether you need a standard manhole for a small, one-off housing development or you’re specifying for a complex, multimillion pound Civil Engineering project, we’ll make the same 4 commitments to you:

Stanton Bonna has an excellent reputation for high standards in health and safety, innovation, product quality and customer service, as demonstrated by the Awards and Certifications achieved.

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety of our employees and customers is at the very core of our business and is of paramount importance.

We are proud to be accredited with the BS ISO 45001 Certification. Stanton Bonna is committed to building a zero accident culture by ensuring a continual emphasis on controlling and eliminating risks in the workplace, and this certification demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our staff’s continued wellbeing and continually improving our health and safety management system.

BS ISO 45001 sets out a structure to help organisations improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. View the BS ISO 45001 Certificate.

Stanton Bonna is a proud member of the British Precast Charter Scheme which sets industry targets for Health and Safety and Sustainability.

Over the years our endeavours have been recognised, for example for seven consecutive years we won the Gold Award with Red Seal for achievements in health and safety and accident reduction, in the MPA British Precast Awards.

mpa targets certificate (2014)
British Precast - Best Practice Awards 2011 (certificate)
Stanton Bonna T4-80-A Pipe Lifter - Innovation and added value (photograph)
Stanton Bonna T4-80-A Pipe Lifter: Safer offloading

Company Policies

Stanton Bonna takes pride in the environment we work in and so we adhere to a clear set of company policies covering our activities including:

Environment and Sustainability

The environment is extremely important to us all to ensure sustainability for future generations.

Construction Products Certification ISO 14001 (logos)Stanton Bonna’s ongoing commitment to reducing environmental impact includes the award of BS EN ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system across the precast concrete business. The certification demonstrates responsible care to stakeholders and the local community and ensures regulatory compliance while reducing energy, materials and waste.

The company’s Sustainability Policy is continually reviewed and updated to improve practices and processes. The sustainability objectives contained in the policy are underpinned by our interdependent policies for Health and Safety, Quality, Environment, EthicsCommunity and Responsible Sourcing. [Read more]

In addition to our own Sustainability Policy we are also members of the British Precast Sustainability Charter which sets targets for the precast concrete industry to reduce carbon, water usage, fossil fuels and waste.

Read more in the Sustainability Matters document from British Precast > which shows how impressive the precast concrete industry has been in these areas, including achieving targets two years early! This is a continual improvement process that the industry has taken seriously long before many other sectors of the construction industry and is committed to continue reducing environmental impact.

You get lower emissions from concrete pipelines (graphic)
co2e (graphic)

Carbon Footprint

There continues to be much confusion and inaccuracy within the construction industry over the carbon footprint of materials, especially precast concrete.

The British Precast Drainage Association carries out and commissions independent research by professional experts to clarify the inaccuracies. One recent report which has been published is the  which compares the Whole Life Carbon of precast concrete pipes to plastic pipes - find out more >

In this report the most marked difference is in the larger diameter pipes where plastic pipe is shown to have 47% higher carbon emissions than that of precast concrete equivalents.

The Carbon Management in Infrastructure standard PAS 2080 recommends that assessing the whole life carbon of assets is best practice.

A previous report was produced by the BPDA, which Stanton Bonna proudly participated in, and was an industry leading CPSA/Carbon Clear Study into the carbon footprint of concrete and plastic pipelines. Click here for a summary of the study.

This exacting study was conducted to widely recognised international standards and proved that the cradle-to-site greenhouse gas emissions of concrete pipes are generally better than plastic with up to 35% lower CO2e for DN 2100 pipes. It also showed DN 1200 circular precast manhole systems have a 30 to 43% lower carbon footprint compared to DN 1200 traditional manholes, 1250 x 1250mm box based manholes and DN 1050 plastic manholes.

Click here for a summary report of the study.

The full reports from the independent study are available on the BPDA (formerly CPSA) website in the downloads section. You can find them under the Sustainable Drainage Systems section.

BS 45001 Occupational Health & Safety

The Health and Safety of our employees and customers is at the very core of our business and is of paramount importance.

We are proud to be accredited with the BS ISO 45001 Certification. Stanton Bonna is committed to building a zero accident culture by ensuring a continual emphasis on controlling and eliminating risks in the workplace, and this certification demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our staff’s continued wellbeing and continually improving our health and safety management system.

BS ISO 45001 sets out a structure to help organisations improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. View the BS ISO 45001 Certificate.

BS 14001 Environmental Management

Construction Products Certification ISO 14001 (logos)Stanton Bonna’s ongoing commitment to reducing environmental impact includes the award of BS EN ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system across the precast concrete business. The certification demonstrates responsible care to stakeholders and the local community and ensures regulatory compliance while reducing energy, materials and waste.

BS 9001 Quality

bsi ISO 9001 Quality Management (logo symbol)Stanton Bonna’s product quality is the highest in the industry according to an independent survey. In addition to enhanced product testing regimes, the Company operate a Third Party Certified Quality Assurance Scheme complying with BS EN ISO 9001.

bsi Kite Mark (icon)Products are manufactured in accordance with the relevant British and European standards and kitemarked/CE Marked accordingly.

The service life of virtually all of our products are expected to exceed 100 years providing they are correctly installed and maintained.

Industry Accreditation

To further endorse Stanton Bonna as a highly professional company we have been awarded the following accreditation after matching strict industry criteria:

RAIL
Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

UTILITIES
Achilles UVDB Qualification Scheme

Memberships

Stanton Bonna is a proud member of the British Precast Charter Scheme  which sets targets for the precast concrete industry to reduce carbon, water usage, fossil fuels and waste.

Read more in the Sustainability Matters document from British Precast > which shows how impressive the precast concrete industry has been in these areas, including achieving targets two years early! This is a continual improvement process that the industry has taken seriously long before many other sectors of the construction industry and is committed to continue reducing environmental impact.

Over the years our endeavours have been recognised, for example for the seven consecutive year we won the Gold Award with Red Seal for achievements in health and safety and accident reduction, in the MPA British Precast Awards. See more Awards won >

In addition to our own Sustainability Policy we are also members of the British Precast Sustainability Charter

British Precast Drainage Association

 

Future Water Association

 

Supply Chain Sustainability School

 

The Pipe Jacking Association (logo)Pipe Jacking Association

 

When circumstances demand, we’re always quick to adapt and innovate. Back in the Second World War, that meant repurposing our pipe casting equipment to produce concrete
air raid shelters.

Today, it’s more likely to involve extensive research and development into new ways of improving flood prone areas, such as our Super Gully flood management system.

Investment is what keeps that innovation moving forward. Over the last few years, important new additions to our facilities have included a state of the art gully manufacturing
plant; ‘Poly Robot’, an automated piece of equipment that cuts manhole bases to precise specifications; a huge wet cast production facility; and a new batching plant to improve
the speed, quality and consistency of our concrete production still further.

Innovation and Added Value

Our customers are continually seeking productivity and quality gains on site. Stanton Bonna have worked with contractors and designers to provide:

These are just a few of the latest innovations that demonstrate how we add value to the construction process and deliver a huge gain in speed, safety, quality and consistency.

Our experience with bespoke products also provides innovative solutions to challenging projects that can save you time and money.

Poly Robot cutting Watertight Manhole Base mold to precisely to specification
Elliptical Pipe unique to Stanton Bonna
High capacity Super Gully

Stanton Bonna prides itself in being selected for some high profile projects over the years including:

Crossrail

SBC Rail Ltd are currently supplying innovative vibration mitigation track solutions to Crossrail.

Around 63,000 Twin Block Booted Sleepers (S312) and 4,500 High Attenuation Sleepers (HAS) have been designed in close collaboration with Consolis Group sister companies Stanton Bonna and Sateba.

The sleepers are primarily designed to attenuate noise and vibration whilst generating savings on both the track construction costs and programme.

The HAS is the result of a 10 year investment programme between Sateba and Alstom to develop a cost effective alternative to traditional floating slab track.

Watch the Crossraill video to see the installation method being used for sleepers and track – Crossrail Railway Systems: First permanent tracks laid in the Crossrail tunnels.

London 2012

Almost 7 kilometres of precast concrete circular pipes and manholes were supplied to provide a strong and durable main drainage system under the Olympic Park, Olympic Village and Wetlands Area. Drainage from the Park concourse feeds into ponds to support natural flood plains and a wetland area which provides a habitat for wildlife.

250 metres of 1200mm diameter jacking pipes were installed for the sewer diversion through the Olympic Village. A further, 1800 metres of 1200mm diameter jacking pipes were supplied to Barhale Construction for the primary sewer under the Main Stadium. This No Dig solution ensured minimal disruption to other contractors working on the London 2012 construction site and helped to ensure tight deadlines were met.

Over 500 metres of various cable troughs with covers were supplied for the safe channelling of cables around Stratford and the Olympic Park. Installed by McNicholas Construction as part of the Network Utilities contract, some cable troughs included a specially designed locking system to secure the covers and prevent vandalism.

6000 twin block sleepers were supplied to Skanska Grant Rail JV for the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) Stratford extension. These popular sleepers are lightweight and easy to install and have been adopted for many light rail projects including Nottingham Express Transit and Manchester Metrolink.

John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) highlighted sustainability, safety, employment, training and equality as the five themes of legacy for the London 2012 Games.

Contractors were primarily sourced on the five legacy themes along with integrity and price, and Stanton Bonna ticked all the boxes.

High Speed 1 (CTRL)

Almost 260,000 twin block sleepers were supplied by Stanton Bonna and installed on Section 1 (Contract 570) of CTRL, the 46 miles (74 km) between the Fawkham Junction and the Channel Tunnel complex in Kent. A further 8,000 monoblock sleepers were also supplied mainly for connections to Network SouthEast. Both types of sleepers have Vossloh fastenings.

Stanton Bonna completed production of the twin block sleepers within 13 months to meet the tight project schedule and delivered an average of fifteen 24 tonne loads each day to site working closely with CTRL project manager Rail Link Engineering.

CTRL also commissioned the first UK use of Stanton Bonna’s Perforated Drainage Troughs. An innovative trackside drainage channel system, which was extensively employed to more effectively collect storm water and reduce maintenance costs on the line.

Over 21 km of covered Perforated Drainage Troughs were supplied in various sizes. The main benefit of the drainage channel system is, in the event of siltation, the covers can be lifted and the channels cleaned with rods or pressure jetted. The channels can also be used for track bed sealing applications in environmentally sensitive areas.

Other Stanton Bonna products used on this project included: more than 33 km of concrete Cable Troughs; Ballast Guards to contain turnout motors alongside the track and points heating cabinets; quick assembly modular Access Stairs ensuring safe, easy access via rail side embankments; Cable Draw Chambers for under track crossing; Concrete Pipes and Manholes for drainage, and GRP liners to re-line existing brick culverts under the high speed track and an adjacent track.

HAS supplied at Crossrail Project
HAS supplied at Crossrail Project
Stanton Bonna precast concrete circular pipes at the Olympic Park
Installation of Stanton Bonna cable troughs
Installation of Stanton Bonna cable troughs
Mainline Sleepers supplied to High Speed 1 (CTRL)