Tying it all together
Elite Precast Concrete works with semi-dry and wet-cast, high strength (50N/mm2) concrete products which are supplied to every sector of UK industry.
Elite was the first to manufacture interlocking blocks for fire breaks, retaining, blast and push walls and for creating solid barriers between open rail lines and those being replaced to avoid the need for disruptive all line blocks by allowing adjacent live line working.
All of Elite’s blocks have a minimum of 100 years design life. The largest interlocking block in the Elite range is called the Legato, the name coming from the Italian for ‘tied together’.
One of the benefits of in-situ concrete is incredible long term durability and strength without the expense, disruption, long build time and lack of flexibility usually associated concrete cast on site.
Elite is the only company in Europe to manufacture interlocking blocks using high strength (50N/mm2) concrete.
This allows its Legato blocks to exhibit extreme levels of durability, combined with the flexibility of having their own cast-in lifting pin. As each standard block will build 1.28m2 of wall, they provide an incredibly quick solution in a wide variety of applications.
Another block called the Duo block is made from 600mm thick high-strength concrete and has the advantage of not requiring expensive, specialist lifting equipment. The clever design (which incorporates a cast-in lifting pin flush with the concrete surface) allows the blocks to be easily dry laid onto any firm surface, creating bay dimensions to suit almost any site.
Easy installation and rigid construction
The third interlocking block in the Elite range is the Vee Interlocking Concrete block. These blocks interlock horizontally and vertically and can provide radiation shielding (either temporary or permanent) as well as providing a retaining wall.
The blocks interlock with each other using a unique ‘V’ system along the base, sides and top giving incredible strength and stability.
Precast concrete Kentledge blocks are used to act as ballast or counterweights for fencing, hoarding, scaffolding, or for various temporary works. They can also be attached to wire ropes which are fixed to the structure to provide greater stability.
Its security blocks, interlocking concrete blocks and Vee interlocking blocks all make excellent counterweight blocks for fall arrest systems and heavy lifting as well as most types of temporary works situations.
Elite offers a range of options when it comes to securing your premises against unwanted visitors, to manage site traffic and for use as HGV MOT test weights.
Elite’s large two tonne precast concrete blocks are designed and manufactured to be used as security blocks preventing access to land and buildings and are ideal for blocking entrances and gateways or for use as HGV MOT test weights.
The Security block, Vee interlocking block, Legato interlocking block, and Duo interlocking block all provide security solutions suitable for various temporary works applications.
All systems come with integral lifting options and can be painted in company colours, Ministry of Transport approved chevrons along with other designs and provide a much cheaper alternative when compared to hiring-in barriers.
All of the blocks have their own lifting and placing systems. For traffic management and for safely segregating pedestrians from traffic / vehicles the Elite Interlocking Jersey barrier is an ideal heavy duty system which has been designed for the ultimate in anti-vehicle perimeter protection.
Cast from Elite’s standard high-strength concrete (50N/mm2) the barriers are ideal for traffic management, flood defence, site security, rockfall, and edge protection.
Jersey barriers are 2,500mm long and weigh 1,450kg. The unique interlocking system provides incredible levels of security against unwanted visitors whilst allowing sections to be easily removed and repositioned should emergency access be required.
Elite’s Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCBs) are the perfect safety barrier for a huge variety of applications.
- to create a safe working area for the workforce
- to provide flood defences
- protecting pedestrians from traffic
- providing traffic barriers / bases for secure fencing to be fixed to (particularly useful for large public events such as the Olympics / Commonwealth games
- preventing un-authorised access to forecourts, car parks, fields and site compounds
- helping direct traffic flows safely
- as counterweights, kentledge for scaffolding, fencing, cranes, etc
- proving security against ram raiders and terrorist attacks
The safety barriers are connected together at the scarf joint by M24 high tensile bolts.
Precast concrete marker blocks are primarily used to aid in the location and identification of electric cables and other utility services that are buried underground. They can also be used to mark boundaries and other reference points.