Established in 1867, Long Rake Spar has been supplying quality specialised decorative aggregates from its base in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District for over 150 years. During this time the company has diversified into many market sectors by focusing on the key strength of supplying the most extensive range of quality decorative aggregates currently available in the UK. The established product range is sold into a broad spectrum of industries.
Long Rake Spar is renowned for the high quality of its products and the exceptional customer service delivered to all of its customers.
With strategically placed production facilities, Long Rake Spar offers national coverage to numerous stockists and contractors. Long Rake Spar have three production sites- Youlgrave, Derbyshire, Rye Harbour, East Sussex and Prees, Shropshire, and further four dock sites that hold in excess of 100,000 tonnes of raw material. Read more about our Processing and Packing facilities.
High volumes of stock are held at Long Rake Spar’s various sites to enable us to react quickly and dynamically to demand for products. This allows for stock to be pulled to production sites from storage facilities in a calculated manner, reducing costs and from an ecological and environmental perspective, reducing the road miles of the products too. Further expansion and investments are planned at two of the production plants at Rye Harbour, East Sussex and Youlgrave, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire, which will vastly increase the capacity to produce and store finished products ready for market.
Our core business can be simplified by splitting into two main brands and sectors:-
- Natural Selection – Decorative Aggregates for the hard landscaping industry
- Grantex Surfacing – Dried Aggregates for industrial markets including resin surfacing
Natural Selection Range of Decorative Landscaping Aggregates
Natural Selection supplies the most extensive range of hard landscaping products to the Merchant trade and independent landscape design sector, currently available in the UK.
In addition their traditional strengths in supplying quality, clean and bespoke blends for the external render / pebble dashing sector have continued to develop and grow.
Grantex Surfacing Range of Dried Aggregates
As the UK’s main supplier of dried aggregate granules to the resin surfacing industry, Grantex has products used in many of the UK’s most prestigious resin surfacing projects. An unwavering focus on customer service and product development has established Grantex Surfacing as the market leader in the supply of dried aggregate granules to the resin surfacing industry.
Grantex dried aggregate granules continue to diversify into more specialist industries of flooring, paint, coatings, renders, concrete, white lining and highway applications.