Deicing Salt

In extreme weather conditions of ice and snow, slips, trips and falls are the most common accidents to occur. All outdoor areas have the potential to be hazardous in such winter conditions therefore, public footpaths, roads, entrances and pedestrian walkways must be treated to reduce the risk of slips and falls.

We have an extensive knowledge of the de-icing salt market (however, you would think so after supplying it for over 30 years!) and can offer you a one stop solution for all winter maintenance products and solutions. We work very closely with the UK’s largest rock salt producer, Salt Union, to ensure plenty of availability of brown rock salt and have developed strong partnerships with overseas manufacturers to have a constant supply of white de-icing salt imported to the UK.

We operate our own bagging plants to pack salt into polythene bags and bulk bags. If you are a commercial customer and would be interested in having your own branded bags, please contact our Customer Service team.

  • Don’t slip up and order your rock salt – be prepared before the cold weather descends on us. Keep your business running – no matter how cold or frosty it is
  • Large stockpiles of bagged rock salt are kept in stock at our Cheshire depot – customer are very welcome to collect bagged salt. Please contact us for more details.
  • Discounted prices are applicable for salt that is pre-purchased before the Autumn / Winter season – we can even store it free of charge until the product is required

Rock Salt and White De-icing salt are available in different pack sizes. If you wish to place orders for large quantities please contact us for a competitive quote. Call our Customer Service Team on 0151 328 5600 or click here to email.

Pack Sizes – Handipaks (approx 20kg)
Large Bags (approx 25kg)
Bulk bags (approx 900kg)
Bulk tipper loads from 10 -30 tonne quantities

Facts About Salt and Deicing

  • Over 2 million tonnes of salt are spread onto the UK roads each year. The majority is spread onto Motorways, Trunk roads and Main roads. Less than a third of other roads are treated.
  • Salting UK roads costs over £150 million per year.
  • Without salting, delays caused would cost £2 billion per year.
  • Local authorities are bound by an Act of parliament, passed in 2003, which states, “a highway
  • authority are under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice.”
  • Dependent solely on the weather, winter maintenance expenditure can vary vastly, making control of budgets very difficult.
  • There can be a huge difference between individual area Highway Authority Winter Maintenance plans.
  • Historically, great attention is given to planning but less attention was paid to the outcomes/effectiveness of the salting activities. The introduction of technology to winter maintenance is now providing methods to review effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Each year, approximately 1,000 people are killed or seriously injured on icy or snow covered roads.
  • EuroRAP survey results show the risk of being killed in a traffic accident in Britain is 5.9 per 100,000 population – the lowest in any country in Europe.
  • 6mm salt results in a reduction in windscreen damage, controls spread away from verges which results in less wastage.
  • 10mm salt may be better for spreading wider roads and for greater penetration on lying snow.
  • Dryrox has a lower moisture content than Thawrox. Thawrox is often taken when stored in salt barns, whereas Dryrox is taken to be stored outside, where it will naturally absorb more moisture from the environment.
  • For calibration of spreader vehicles, bulk density and flow characteristics are particularly important depending on the grade of salt used. The delivery rate of damp salt is less than that of dry salt.