NMS New Tipper Wagon

NMS is pleased unveil the newest addition to the Vehicle Fleet, the Volvo FM13 E6 460 8X4 Drawbar Tipper.

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In addition to its improved driving characteristics and improved cab safety, the tipper is lighter than the previous model and has an upgraded Euro 6 engine which can help improve fuel efficiency by 5% and will help reduce the carbon footprint.

The Tipper is a valuable addition to the growing NMS fleet.

Company Restructure

After 25 years of loyal and dedicated service to the company, Peter Law has left our employment for a change in lifestyle on Friday 27th June 2014. We would all like to thank Peter for all the hard work he has done over the years and wish him all the best for the future.

This has left a vacancy for the role of Contracts Manager.

NMS are pleased to announce that the vacancy has been filled internally and we have appointed Billy Griffin as the new Contract Manager. Billy will be in charge of the day to day running of the civils, blocks and variogaurd contracts.

Billy has a wealth of experience in these fields and his hands on proactive approach will ensure continued success into the future.

NMS Road Sweeper

Following recent introductions, NMS can now present its first ever Road Sweeper.


The 18ton DAF chassis is mounted by the state of the art Johnson V651 Dual Sweep. The V651 has a hopper volume of 6.5m³ and water tank capacity of 1572 litres. The sweeper will majority be used within the planing division but can be hired out separately if required.

The V Range has established itself as Johnston’s most reliable and dependable truck mounted sweeper. The Latest V Range sweepers have been developed from over 50 years of evolution and continuous improvement to meet customer requirements.

For more information or to hire the sweeper then please contact Roger or Mark on 01942 722694.


Congratulations to Office Manager Malcolm Holland who recently, after passing his exams with distinction, was awarded the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety and will now act as the Company’s Health & Safety Advisor

New Recruit

NMS can now introduce the arrival of a new recruit to the planer fleet, the Wirtgen W150i.


Cutting at a width of 1.5m, the W150i is at the cutting edge of cold milling and can plane to depth of 320mm. The machine is fitted with a number of safety aspects including several state of the art cameras so the operator is always up to date on what is happening around the W150i.

The W150i comes with Wirtgens latest technology, the WIDRIVE. The WIDRIVE is responsible for automatically controlling the engine speed, turning the water spray system on and off, monitoring and controlling the conveyor belt speed or assiting the machine driver in operating the levelling system.

For more information on the W150i, then visit the Wirtgen website or follow the link below.


For quotes and booking of the W150i or the rest of the fleet then contact Roger on 01942 722694.

NMS, Paving the Way for Manchester Metrolink.



Congratulation to Matthew Houghton on successfully achieving a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Civil Engineering. Matthew has worked very hard over the past five years and said “I’m over the moon after five tough years but it is definitely worth it in the end.”

Matthew joined NMS back in 2008 after completing his A-levels in Maths, Business Studies and Accounting. He then continued his studies at Bolton University part time, firstly studying his HNC for two years and secondly his degree in the final three years.

Matthew will now continue his learning in the office as an estimator and out on site as a site engineer.

NMS start work at Bootle.

NMS started work this week on a drainage connection in Bootle for Carriage Grove Ltd. The works involve connection of the new developments drainage network to the existing United Utilities brick sewer with depth of connection just short of 3m to invert.

NMS to conduct all the work necessary involving liaising with Sefton Council, United Utilities, Traffic management contractor and Confined specialist teams.

Carriage Grove


NMS continue their extensive work on the 2nd and 3rd phase of the new Manchester Metrolink

NMS are currently working on two sections of the new Metrolink around Manchester following on from the work carried out on the Oldham line. The Metrolink is broken down into three sections; The Oldham line which was the first section and is now completed and open to the public, the Rochdale line which is due to be completed soon and the Airport line due to open in 2016.

Currently a number of civils gangs are working in Rochdale Town Centre carrying out extensive civil engineering and hard landscaping works in and around the main stop.  Works here are due for completion in July.

Also works are progressing at Manchester Airport with the planing division carrying out work on a regular basis. The pictures below are from some recent works at the Airport, were this particular scheme involved planing 3000 ton over three days.



Company Restructure

NMS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Witherington as the new Manager for the Planing Division. Mark can draw upon his expertise and previous experience as planer operator, maintenance specialist & supervisor. This in depth knowledge, covering all aspects of the planing operations, is invaluable and will allow continuance of a service at the forefront of the industry