Weights and Measures

Public Weighbridges

A weighbridge is considered to be a Public Weighbridge if it is open to members of the public to use to weigh vehicles, tractors, vans etc.. You can find lists of public weighbridges in Devon (including Torbay and Plymouth) and Somerset below.

Public weighbridges are available for use by businesses or the general public for the weighing of vehicles and objects where determination of a specific weight/load is important, including ensuring that vehicles are not overloaded. They are operated by local businesses and are generally sited at premises such as quarries, feed mills and docks. A fee is often charged for each weighing carried out, which is normally from £10.

A document is required to be made out recording the details of each weighing – one copy is given to the person requesting the weighing, and the other is retained by the weighbridge operator.

We test all weighbridges for accuracy on a regular basis. We also examine and issue certificates of competence to weighbridge operators, to show that they are competent to perform the role.

It is recommended that you phone the weighbridge before visiting for directions, costs, and to ensure that they will be operating at the time of your visit. If you are driving a particularly large vehicle, you should inform the weighbridge to ensure that it will fit on their weighbridge plate. We have included any known restrictions on the Public Weighbridge lists but these are subject to change.

Devon & Somerset Weighbridge List

(last updated March 2014)

Devon (by District), Somerset (by District), Plymouth & Torbay
Name Address Phone Capacity Plate Size Times Cost
EAST DEVON
Stuart Partners Ltd Hill Barton Business Park, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR 01395 232800 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-17:30 £9.00 inc VAT
FWS Carter & Sons Ltd Greendale Business Park, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EW 01395 232855 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:30-17:00 £5.00 inc VAT
Future Industrial Services Ltd

 

 

 

A&S Barns

90 Durham Way, Heathpark Industrial Estate, Honiton EX14 1SQ

 

Stop Gate Farm
Yarcombe
EX14 9NB

01404 548333

 

 

 

 

01404 861550

50 tonnes

 

 

 

 

50 tonnes

15.2m x 3m

 

 

 

 

18m x 3m

M-F 07:30-17:30

 

 

 

 

M-F 08:00-17:00

£10.00 inc VAT
EXETER
Secanim Ltd (formerly JL Thomas & Co Ltd) Spring Gardens, Canal Banks, Exeter EX2 8DX 01392 258447 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 06:00-18:00
Sat 06:00-18:00
£6.00 inc VAT
MID DEVON
Devon Grain Store Ltd Saunders Way, Kingmill, Cullompton EX15 1BS 01884 32827 50 tonnes 16m x 3m M-F 07:00-17:00 £7.00 inc VAT
Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL 01884 244225 20 tonnes 6.1m x 2.44m Evenings (after 18:00) and Weekends £2.70 inc VAT
NORTH DEVON
Taw Valley Contractors Hayne Farm, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple EX32 0DY 01271 323377 30 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check £10.00 + VAT
Nick Ager Plant Hire & Haulage Bucknell Way, Pathfields Business Park, South MoltonEX36 3LH 01769 572975 50 tonnes 18m x 3m M-F 07:30-17:30
Sat 08:00-12:00
Closed BH
£8.00 + VAT
SOUTH HAMS
No Public Weighbridges
TEIGNBRIDGE
E & JW Glendinning Ltd Linhay Hill Quarry, Ashburton TQ13 7ES 01364 652601 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 06:00-17:00
Sat 06:00-11:00
Closed BH
£10.00 inc VAT
Devon Waste Management Kenbury Wood, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XD 01392 832715 50 tonnes 15m x 3m Currently unavailable
Harleyford Aggregates Ltd Zig Zag Quarry, Torquay Road, Aller, Newton Abbott TQ12 5AT 01803 873298 50 tonnes 18m x 3m M-F 07:30-16:45
Sat 08:00-12:00
Closed BH & weekends
£7.50 inc VAT
Newbery Metals Gorman Works, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2SN 01626 352266 30 tonnes
50 tonnes
7.5m x 2.7m
18m x 3m
M-F 08:00-13:00
M-F 13:30-16:45
Sat 08:00-11:30
Closed BH
£5.00 inc VAT (single)£10.00 inc VAT (double)
Teignmouth Quay Co Ltd (AB Ports) Port Office, Old Quay, Teignmouth TQ14 8ES 01626 774044 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 06:00-17:00 £10.00 inc VAT (double: in/out)
Gilpin Scrap Metals Ltd Station Park, Haytor View, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6RQ 01626 830762 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 08:00-17:00
Sat 08.00-12.00
£5.00 inc VAT
TORRIDGE
Purgamentum Waste Management Willow Creek, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford EX39 4NE 01237 583012 50 tonnes 13.7m x 3m M-F 08:30-16:30
Sat 08:30-12:30
Closed BH
£6.00 inc VAT
Harpers Home Mix Ltd Waldon Way, Holsworthy Industrial Estate, Holsworthy EX22 6ER 01409 254300 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-17:00
Closed BH
£6.00 + VAT
Sibelco UK Peters Marland, Torrington EX38 8QE 01805 602205 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-15:45 £2.50 inc VAT
J Pickard & Co (Burrington) Ltd Burrington, Umberleigh EX37 9JG 01769 520279 35 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 08:00-17:00
Closed BH
£5.00 inc VAT
Hills of Devon Beechlea, Winkleigh EX19 8DH 01837 83704 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 08:00-17:30
Closed BH
£7.00 + VAT
WEST DEVON
Mole Valley Feed Solutions Ltd Spry Mill, Lifton PL16 0BA 01566 784426 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 06:00-18:00
Sat 06:00-10:00
Closed BH
£5.00 inc VAT
Cropmech Ltd Risdon Mill, Inwardleigh, Okehampton EX20 3AJ 01837 804356 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 08:00-18:00
Closed BH
£6.00 + VAT
Cropmech Ltd Huish Barton, Merton, Okehampton EX20 3QE 01805 804356 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 08:00-18:00
Closed BH
£6.00 + VAT
NK & HR Dunn The Barton, North Tawton EX20 2BB 01837 82129 50 tonnes 12m x 3m M-F 07:00-17:00
Closed BH
£5.00 inc VAT (cash)
£6.00 inc VAT (account)
MENDIP
Fussell Farms Church Farm, Frome Road, Rode, Bath BA11 6PW 01373 830027 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-17:00
Sat 08:00-12:00
Closed BH
£10.00 inc VAT
Western Skip Hire Ltd Lime Kiln Hill, Mells, Frome BA11 3PH 01373 812225 40 tonnes 12m x 3m M-F 07:30-17:00
Closed BH
£4.00 inc VAT
SEDGEMOOR
Bowerings Animal Feeds Ltd Provender Mill Docks, Bridgwater TA6 3EX 01278 458191 50 tonnes 12m x 3m M-F 08:30-17:00
Closed BH
£6.00 inc VAT
Brian Perry Waste Paper Ltd Showground Road, Bridgwater TA6 6AJ 01278 459995 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-15:00
Closed BH
£10.00 inc VAT
Cannington Grain Store Combwich Road, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2PL 01278 652167 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-17:00
Closed BH
£5.00 inc VAT
Hanson Aggregates Dunball Wharf, Bristol Road, Dunball, Bridgwater TA6 4TN 01278 683526 50 tonnes 15m x 3m M-F 07:00-16:15
Sat 07:00-11:15
Closed BH
£6.00 inc VAT
Viridor Waste (Somerset) Ltd Walpole Landfill Site, Pawlett, Bridgwater TA6 4TF 01278 685182 50 tonnes not confirmed M-Th 08:00-16:30
Fri 08:00-15:30
Sat 08:00-11:00
Closed BH
£11.00 + VAT
SOUTH SOMERSET
S Morris Ltd Tout Quarry, Tout Lane, Charlton Adam, Somerton TA11 7AN 01458 223991 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-17:00
Sat 08:00-12:00
Closed BH
£5.00 + VAT (trader)
£6.30 + VAT (commercial)
Hallet Metal Recycling Blacknell Lane Trading Estate, Blacknell Lane, Crewkerne TA18 7HE 01460 77766 31 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-13:00
M-Th 13:30-17:00
Fri 13:30-16:00
Closed BH
£10.00 + VAT
Branston Potatoes Wyvern Farms, Upton Lane, Seavington St Michael, Ilminster TA19 0BT 01460 240862 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-15:30
Closed BH
£10.00 + VAT
Paulls of Martock Coat Road, Martock TA12 6EX 01935 822204 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-17:30
Sat 08:00-17:00
Closed BH
£7.50 + VAT (non commercial)
£11.00 + VAT (commercial)
Duffields South West Ltd. Pen Mill Feeds, Babylon View, Oxford Road, Pen Mill Trading Estate, Yeovil BA21 5HR 01935 432299 50 tonnes 16m x 3m M-F 08:00-17:00 £9.00 inc VAT (account)
£10.00 inc VAT (non account)
Brian Perry Waste Paper Ltd Rimpton Road, Marston Magna, Yeovil BA22 8DL 01935 850111 50 tonnes not confirmed M-F 08:00-16:00
Closed BH
£10.00 inc VAT
TAUNTON DEANE
Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Public Weighbridge, West Buckland Road (A38), Chelston, Wellington TA21 9HP 01823 666548 50 tonnes 18m x 3m M-Th 08:30-16:30
Fri 08:30-16:00
£10.00 inc VAT
WEST SOMERSET
No Public Weighbridges
PLYMOUTH
Aggregate Industries Moorcroft Quarry, Billacombe Road, Elburton, Plymouth PL9 8AJ 01752 485259 50 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check Ring and check
Cattedown Wharves Ltd Cattedown Road, Plymouth PL4 0RP 01752 665231 50 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check Ring and check
TORBAY
TOR2 Waste Transfer Station Tor Park Road, Yalberton, Paignton TQ4 7PL 01803 402937 50 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check Ring and check
E Wiltshire & Son Ltd Walls Hill Quarry, Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3TA 01803 327676 40 tonnes not confirmed M-F 07:30-17:00
Sat 08:00-12:00
Ring and check
Skip-It Torbay (Armabridge Ltd) Telmar House, Barton Hill Road, Torquay TQ2 8JG 01803 329444 35 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check Ring and check
Glanvile Metals Ltd Lummaton Quarry, Happaway Road, Torquay TQ2 8ES 01803 316440 40 tonnes not confirmed Ring and check Ring and check

Click here to download/print the Devon & Somerset Public Weighbridge List (PDF)

Weighbridge Operator Certification

Anyone who carries out public weighings is legally required to hold a certificate of competence from Trading Standards. These can include weighing of vehicles and/or objects.

Applicants will be tested by a Trading Standards Officer to ensure that they have the relevant knowledge and practical skills to operate the weighbridge. They will also be required to demonstrate knowledge of the record keeping requirements. Successful applicants will then receive a Public Weighbridge Operator Certificate.

Please read the DCC Guidance on Public Weighbridge Operator Certification (pdf). Applicants should ensure that they have received sufficient training in the operation of the equipment.

When you are ready to apply, please complete the Application Form (Word document) and return it to us. An officer will then be in contact to arrange a date for the test.

Fee (as of 28/06/16):

A fee of £64.50 for the first operator and £48.50 for each subsequent operator is applicable (VAT exempt).