Tunstead Quarry, Buxton

Project Outcome

Successful execution of thermal insulation services to create a safer working environment and improved efficiencies of the quarry’s processes.  The project was delivered on time, on budget and without any safety incidents.

Project Rationale

Installation of the quarry’s new Clinker Cooler System, including fabric filter, HEX and associated equipment & ducting.

Project Details

  • Contract Type: Installation
  • Industry: Construction & Aggregates
  • Services: Insulation, Flexible Insulation Products
  • Workforce: 5 operatives
  • Timescale: 6 months

Scope of Services

Comprehensive specialist insulation services to the quarry’s new clinker cooler system (cooler, HEX, fabric filter, fan).

We installed the DUK rail substructure and bolted cladding rings to give the insulation system substantially better strength and resistance to damage.  Appropriate flashings/closure plates were installed for all corners/protrusions.

Equipment and assets insulated and cladded by our onsite operatives included the stack, fan & transition, filter inlet/outlet ducting, filter body & hoppers, the penthouse and collector & associated inlet ducting.

Insulation and cladding was installed for personnel protection requirements, to give weather protection and to improve the efficiencies in the new systems processes.

Material Specification


  • Bolted Cladding Rings
  • Welded DUK Rail System
  • Insulation Pins


  • Flat & Profile Aluzinc

Insulation Materials

  • Mineral Wool Slab
  • Mineral Wool Wired Mattress’

Site Details

  • Location: Buxton, Derbyshire, UK.
  • Type: Quarry (Cement & Lime).
  • Status During Project: In Construction

Tunstead quarry is one of the largest in Europe, covering 340 hectares of land.  And is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products in the UK, supplying several industries including the chemical industry.  The site also produces vast amounts of aggregates for the construction industry.

Thermal insulation fabric filter   Thermal industrial insulation ducting   Thermal insulation fabric filter hoppers

Thermal insulation cladding support   Thermal industrial insulation ducting   Thermal industrial fan insulation and cladding

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