About Us

W&J Chambers

BUILDING ON HERITAGE

W&J Chambers are racing towards a 100-year milestone in business. Building upon nearly a century’s worth of knowledge and experience the Chambers family are pioneers in the field of concrete manufacturing.

A NAME YOU CAN TRUST

W&J Chambers invest heavily in their manufacturing process and quality control. W&J Chambers successfully hold certification in Quality Control from recognised bodies enabling them to supply Certified Products to your project.

BUILDING A CONCRETE FUTURE

The hardworking knowledgeable team are the driving force behind the proficiency of such a successful company manufacturing Champion Products. The wealth of experience in the manufacture of concrete and concrete blocks has propelled W&J Chambers as a market leader in the North and North West of Ireland.

CHAMBERS CERTIFIED CHAMPIONS

If you are considering a new project, be Chambers Confident and build your future with Chambers Certified Concrete Products.

1935

A young Mr John Chambers seen an opening in the market for a block business based in Sandbank, Ballyarnet. Blocks were made using hand moulds. His sole means of transport was a motorbike and a sidecar

1942

The business relocated to Lisdillon. Facilitating increased manufacture of blocks and expansion into aggregates including sand and gravel. Operating as J Chambers Concrete Products, Sand & Gravel

1947

Obtained one of the first sand and gravel washing plants in the country

1955

Johns’ son Will left school at the age of 15 and joined his father in making blocks. W&J Chambers was born

1958

The established firm relocated to a new site in Drumahoe, which remains the busy hub of the company today

1961

Will took over the running of the company at the age of 21, supported by his wife Rita

1970

Purchased sand pits in Donemana and Burndennet

1980

The business was joined by Will’s five sons; John, David, Gordon, Will and Alan

1985

Celebrated 50 years in business

1990

Expanded into ready mix concrete production

1994

Purchased limestone quarry at Lisbunny

2004

Purchased animal feed warehouse in Drumahoe

2004

BSI Kitemark Certification awarded. Audited annually to this standard

2005

The 4th generation joined the established business

2005

Exhausted quarries ecosystem restoration commenced

2007

New depot purchased in Macosquin, Coleraine. The concrete and block plant serves the North and Northeast coast in Northern Ireland.

2010

Celebrated 75 years in business

2018

Expansion of Farm & Equestrian store initiated

2018

W&J Chambers acquired ownership of Kilhoyle Quarry, Limavady securing the highest-grade basalt aggregate supply

2019

Purchased new McGirr block machine dedicated to long-standing employee Dan McGlinchey who had been with the company for over 60 years

2019

A team responsible for quality control formed. Preparations for attaining NSAI certification began

2020

Foreseeing increased sales of certified blocks in 2021 a second new block machine was purchased to meet this demand

2020

Celebrated 85 years in business

2020

Awarded NSAI EN773-1 Certification

2020

State of the art million-pound investment in a new concrete batching plant in Drumahoe depot

2020

Biodiversity plan activated. Greater focus on ’going green,’ off setting our footprint, and environmental management

2021

Expansion of exhausted quarries restoration into Biodiversity Centres of Natural Excellence and Education

2021

Brexit

2021

Re-brand of W&J Chambers Initiated

2021

Awarded annual NSAI Quality Certification (EN771-3) in factory production control certifying quality control in manufacturing of concrete blocks

2022

Joined forces with Queens University in the research of carbon neutral concrete

2022

Submitted planning application for new purpose built Farm & Equestrian Store

2022

Submitted planning application for new Veterinary Practice on the Farm & Equestrian site

2022

Awarded annual NSAI Quality Certification

2022

Founding Partner of W&J Chambers, Will Chambers passed away, 67 years building W&J Chambers

2023

Rejuvenated Ballyheather Quarry into an area of natural beauty and wildlife sanctuary. In partnership with Andrew Diver, a new Carp Fishery launched at Ballyheather, a first in Northern Ireland.

2023

Extensive investment in the Drumahoe Depot to enable increase of manufacturing

2023

1000+ apple trees planted across 6 acres at Lismacarol Orchard in Drumahoe

2023

Newly awarded NSAI Certification (I.S. EN 12620:2002+A1:2008) certifying the quality of extracted aggregate for manufacturing

2023

New website launched