Road planings

Road planings are produced when the surface layer of a tarmac road or footpath is removed, they are also known as road scalpings or road scrapings.

The use of planings is considered environmentally sound as bitumen is a natural substance. Using them also reduces pressure on quarried aggregate stocks.

Uses of planings

Planings can be used for:

  • hard standings
  • haul roads
  • building sub bases
  • path/road/highway/driveway/patio
  • farm tracks

Planings are not suitable as backfill for drainage trenches due to the high fines content, care must be taken when sourcing them as older tarmac surfaces which have been deep planed may contain tar.

How do I get road planings

If you are interested in being placed on the register of interest for planings, fill in our online form and when planings become available in your area a member of the team will contact you.

Request road planings