How concrete structures can help marine life

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precast structures for coastal defence

Undersea architecture: how concrete structures can help marine life   Like it or loathe it, marine structures are here to stay. For a start, they’re essential for protecting coastal communities. Even with seawalls and the like, the British Isles are being eaten by the sea. Without them, we’d be gobbled up in no time! It… Read more »

The ABCs of Precast

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ABCs Of Precast Concrete

The ABCs of Precast A quick dictionary of all things precast Don’t know your king posts from your aggregate? Lost in acronyms like UHPC and GGBS? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Construction jargon is hard to understand at the best of times. If you’re new to it, the terminology can be downright intimidating. That’s… Read more »

Rethinking construction

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Design, Supply and Installation of Precast Concrete

Rethinking construction: 3 reasons why an end-to-end service is a better way of building   How good are you at spinning plates? Can you manage one, two…maybe even three? Three’s impressive. But can you spin three plates while balancing a bowling pin on your nose and doing keepie uppies with a football? Unless you moonlight… Read more »

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Productivity In Construction

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Ways Technology Can Improve Productivity In Construction

7 Ways Technology Can Improve Productivity In Construction In a world where technology is advancing rapidly, and there’s a mobile app for pretty much anything – why are we so slow to adopt new technology in construction?  The construction industry is developing some incredible software and hardware to increase productivity and make our lives easier…. Read more »

High Early Concrete Strength Competition

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Derby University High Early Concrete Strength Competition

High Early Concrete Strength Competition   Earlier this month, the first Highest Early Strength Concrete Cube Competition – or HESCCC for short, was held at the University of Derby. The challenge was – to change a concrete mix design so that it would speed up the curing process and get the highest strength possible after… Read more »

Secure your site with concrete barrier blocks

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concrete lego block barriers

Secure your site with concrete barrier blocks   Fencing and gating a site is all very well, but sometimes you need that additional layer of protection. With concrete barrier blocks, you can be sure that nobody can drive into your site without your permission. What’s more, concrete barriers can be installed very quickly, very easily,… Read more »

Concrete Joint Sealant Types

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Precast Concrete Tanks

Concrete Joint Sealant Types – what to use and when to use it.   There’s a huge range of products on the market that can be used to seal concrete joints – so it can be difficult to know which one to use. We generally use elastic sealants rather than mortars or other types of… Read more »

Bolt Down Retaining Wall FAQs

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Bolt down retaining wall ramp

Bolt Down Retaining Wall – Frequently Asked Questions We’ve spoken to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years and have answered a huge range of questions. There are some that we’re asked all the time so we’ve made a list of the most popular for you. If there’s anything else you’d like to… Read more »

François Hennebique – A Pioneer of Reinforced Concrete

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François Hennebique Reinforced Concrete

François Hennebique – A pioneer of reinforced concrete Innovation is a word that we hear a lot in our business – and it’s not always used correctly. But there are some true innovators and pioneers that we think deserve more credit than they’ve received. Especially considering the impact they’ve had on the development of architecture… Read more »

The Beauty of Concrete – 8 Unusual Concrete Buildings

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Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater

The Beauty of Concrete – 8 Unusual Concrete Buildings From Around The World Concrete is usually thought of in just a practical way. But we see the beauty and potential in a material that has contributed to making some of the most outstanding buildings in the world. It might be strong, economical, and environmentally friendly… Read more »

Residential Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

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Residential Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

Residential Precast Concrete Retaining Walls   It’s no secret that there is a shortage of skilled trade-persons in the UK. When you add to this the mounting pressures on housebuilders and construction companies to reduce build costs, minimise delays and maximise profitability in a hugely competitive market, now is the time to utilise modern building… Read more »