MILBANK CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD
Suppliers of: Precast Concrete, Flooring, Beams & Blocks, Staircases, Landings, Hollowcore
MILBANK is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-quality precast concrete products. Our trading history spans over 70 years and we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve success.
Our factory, offices and transport hub is located near Colchester on the Essex/Suffolk borders. With the A12, M11 and M25 all nearby, we are well positioned to offer a competitive service to London/Home Counties, East Anglia and the South East. For our specialist products including spiral stairs, bespoke precast, stadia etc. we extend coverage to most of the UK.
Milbank have a team of technical engineers and design staff that offer technical support, produce design drawings and offer innovative design led solutions.
Precast concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world and by manufacturing in a carefully controlled factory environment our precast concrete is not affected by variable site conditions or the elements. With this in mind, it is a safe, reliable, long lasting and cost effective product and the construction industry benefits from all these features for all types of building projects.
Milbank precast concrete is manufactured off-site in an enclosed casting environment which avoids delay due to inclement weather conditions.
Our products are designed and supplied to exact build fit and specification which allow the speed up of the build process and the components allow immediate site and finishing access following installation providing a solid footing - meaning no delays for follow-on trades.
Milbank concrete is always perfectly mixed and offers superior strength and durability to traditional wet concrete. It is quicker than in-situ mould construction and pouring and can be made into any shape. It is fireproof and will not melt at high temperatures along with being tough and durable with excellent exposure properties. It is wholly resistant to insect, pests, vermin attacks, fungus and mildew. It is completely recyclable and all precast units can be re-used in their entirety at the end of their life.”
Milbank Hollowcore floors are prestressed concrete units with tubular voids extending the full length of the slab creating an efficient lightweight unit. This makes the slab much lighter than other floor slabs of equal thickness or strength. Reduced weight lowers transportation costs and saves on the cost of the material. They are typically used in the construction of upper floors in apartments/flats, commercial buildings and larger houses. Milbank hollowcore floors are available in 150mm, 200mm and 250mm deep units.
Beam & Block Flooring
There are many benefits to using a beam & block flooring system, the biggest of which being it is fast, cheap and simple to install with no special skills required. Our concrete beams come in 155mm and 225mm deep prestressed options and are available in lengths of 1-6m in 50mm increments. By varying the concrete beam centres during construction this kind of concrete flooring offers a quick and economical solution for a wide range of problems both at ground and upper floor levels.
Milbank carry a permanent stock of over 25,000m of concrete beams in varying lengths but can quickly manufacture concrete beams to order.
Milbank WarmFloor offers homebuilders a simple and cost-effective solution to quickly construct a thermally insulated ground floor giving reduced initial construction costs and lowering heating costs making a compelling alternative to a standard beam and block floor.
The floor is easily assembled using lightweight expanded polystyrene (EPS) blocks fitted between our standard Milbank pre-stressed concrete beams (either 155mm or 225mm deep) and then finished with a structural concrete screed.
WarmFloor is suitable for almost any structure but mostly common in housing - from a single dwelling to a complete housing development.
Bespoke Precast Concrete Products
Milbank manufactures a wide variety of bespoke precast concrete components, up to 15 tonnes, in our modern purpose built factories. We work together with clients from industries including Commercial and Residential Construction, Rail, Health, Energy, Environmental and Public Sector to name but a few. Whatever industry you work in, we’re confident that we can provide the bespoke precast concrete products you need today.
Milbank offers a range of precast concrete balcony types to suit your project requirements. All our balconies are designed by our in-house design team and manufactured, delivered and installed to the highest standards. When designing the precast concrete floors for a project, Milbank will take into consideration the design of the balconies.
Spiral & Helical Stairs
Milbank’s expertise has been commissioned for staircase installations in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK. Working with architects, engineers and designers we have achieved stunning, durable precast spiral staircase installations. Today, the versatility of precast concrete, together with innovative engineering and finishing processes allows us to create bespoke spiral staircases that are both visually pleasing and exceptionally resilient. Utilising leading Northern European manufacturing technology, our palletised formwork and precast shuttering system ensures the finish is of the highest quality.
Stairs & Landings
Milbank are specialists in precast concrete stair and landing design and manufacture With an experienced team and a dedicated production facility we produce both simple and standard flights as well as complex bespoke units. We design and provide stair solutions specific to each project liaising with the client or their design team to reach the right solution.
Milbank Ground Beams provide a great alternative to traditional foundations and we manufacture specific ground beams for a number of leading contractors. Often ground beams are designed to support brick or block work and can be used to form a permanent shutter to the edge of an in-situ concrete floor slab. They are generally square or rectangular in section however notches, sloping faces and end details can also be incorporated.
Most modern stadia are constructed using steel structures with precast concrete to form the terracing, walling, stairs and circulation areas. Concrete frame structures comprising beams, columns, walls, floors, stairs and other elements can be used for a wide variety of applications including multi-storey car parks, retail and leisure developments, offices, schools, hospitals, etc. These structures can be built entirely from precast concrete but more commonly will be of hybrid construction comprising in-situ concrete or steel elements together with precast components.
Our coastline is very valuable for both economic and social reasons, but it is a varying environment that naturally evolves through coastal erosion and flooding processes. Whether the requirement is complete wave walls or copings to refurbish existing defences, Milbank provide high-quality precast concrete blocks to resist natural processes such as wave action and sediment movement. Milbank also work with the Environment Agency in supplying Canewdon blocks which are often laid in grid formation at the toe of the sea wall.
Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Milbank Precast Concrete website or via the BPi Download Library.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
Demolition of Milbank Prestressed Flooring Units
Milbank Prestressed Flooring Units, Demolition
Published [21/04/17]File size [255 KB]
Milbank Beam Block PT Technical
Beams precast concrete,Concrete floor beams
Published [07/07/16]File size [39 KB]
Milbank Exposure Classes for Prestressed Floor Units
Prestressed Floor Units
Published [12/05/17]File size [48 KB]
Milbank Fire Resistance Precast Units
Fire Resistance Precast Units,precast concrete floors, Hollow block floors, Stairs precast concrete
Published [12/05/17]File size [66 KB]
Milbank Hollowcore PS Plank
Hollowcore Floor units, Hollow Core floor slabs planks
Published [12/05/17]File size [557 KB]
Milbank PS150L U Values
Published [12/05/17]File size [35 KB]
Milbank PS200 U Values
Published [12/05/17]File size [35 KB]
Milbank Structural Concrete Toppings
Insitu Structural Concrete Toppings For Composite Precast Floor Construction
Published [12/05/17]File size [38 KB]
Milbank T155 Beam and Block Complete.
beam and block
Published [21/04/17]File size [280 KB]
Milbank T225 Beam and Block Complete
Published [21/04/17]File size [281 KB]
Milbank WarmFloor Insulated Thermal Ground Floors
insulated thermal ground floors, precast floors EPS Panel
Published [18/07/16]File size [1587 KB]
T150 Beam and Block
Flooring Beam and Block, Precast flooring, Hollow block and beam floors.
Published [07/07/16]File size [232 KB]
Warmfloor Installation Guide
Published [12/05/17]File size [227 KB]
The Flint Walls of Dover.
"The St James development will transform the retail and leisure offer in the heart of Dover and South Kent."
Installation has begun on the new flint town wall at the new St James development in Dover. Milbank produced 97 precast concrete walls ranging from 6 to 11 tonnes using 4 separate moulds which allowed two moulds for flint laying whilst the other two moulds were poured over a 10 week casting period at our precast concrete factory in Earls Colne, North Essex. Dover District Council visited our factory during the production period to check the flint arrangement met their needs and gave the best possible match to existing flint walls and buildings in the vicinity. The walls are currently being erected on site adjacent to a row of popular shops including Next, Trespass and Marks & Spencer.
The development is located on the A20, the main road leading to the Port of Dover. This makes it highly visible and accessible to visitors, tourists and those travelling to and from the port. The development comprises of 156,915 SqFt of new retail and leisure space.
Purbrook Park School Auditorium Takes Shape…
Milbank are proud to announce that we successfully supplied and installed 6 No. 9 tonne auditorium units and single 5 tonne access/exit stair units at Purbrook Park School near Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Purbrook Park School is a comprehensive co-educational secondary school situated in Purbrook, north of Portsmouth, Hampshire. The school has an enrolment number of 840 pupils, aged 11 through to 16 and became a trust school in April 2009 with Ofsted judging the school to be “Good” in May 2015.
Milbank were commissioned to produce 6 No. 9 tonne auditorium units and single 5 tonne access/exit stair units for the schools new auditorium. Due to the site being on school grounds, the units had to be installed during the Easter end of term break when there was less congestion of pupils and teachers. A 250 tonne mobile crane was required to install the units due to the extraordinary weight and radius, the auditorium units were equivalent to 3 Range rovers in weight each.
The auditorium moulds were extremely complex with splayed sides, large radius treads, profiled nosings and chamfer on all faces. One of our dedicated Installation teams completed the job in just one day with special thanks to Mark Howard (foreman), Richard Holmes, Craig Barnett and Richard Gadd.