ELITE PRECAST CONCRETE LIMITED

HALESFIELD 9
TELFORD
SHROPSHIRE TF7 4QW

Tel: 01952 588885
Fax: 01952 582011

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Suppliers of: interlocking concrete blocks

ELITE PRECAST CONCRETE LIMITED range of precast concrete products include standard products such as Concrete Ducts, Channels, Troughs, marker posts, interlocking concrete blocks, Concrete gully covers and slabs.

We also supply innovative products such as our range of Interlocking Concrete Blocks which can be used for a variety of applications such as Bay Walls for bulk material storage, earth retention, road blocking and traffic calming.

A Leading UK Manufacturer of Precast Concrete Products

With over 20 years experience in the precast concrete industry Elite Concrete are a rapidly expanding, versatile, enthusiastic producer for both national and independent merchants; civil engineering contractors and other national precasters. We supply a extensive range o high quality and cost effective precast concrete products. Elite are also renowned for bespoke concrete products.

Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Elite are leading UK manufacturers of innovative and cost effective Interlocking Concrete Blocks which can be used for a variety of applications such as Bay Walls for bulk material storage, earth retention, road blocking and traffic calming. Elite interlocking precast concrete blocks are loose laid and do not require foundations. Elite manufacture three types of interlocking blocks:

  • Vee™ - A unique ‘V’ locking system and the only interlocking concrete block that locks together both horizontally and vertically.
  • Legato™ - The only interlocking block available in high strength 50N/mm2 concrete block.
  • Duo™ - The UK’s only manufacturer of Duo™ interlocking concrete ‘lego’ blocks,  available in three sizes and used in a wide range of applications due to their ease of use and versatility.

Standard Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Manufactured as standard in BL2 1200mm x 600mm x 450mm weighing 750 kgs. Used as a dry laid interlocking ’lego’ type block which includes a cast-in lifting pin for fast installation.  

Other products Elite can supply are:

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Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them.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.

Elite Concrete Range of Precast Concrete Products
Elite Concrete manufacture a wide range of precast concrete products that include, interlocking loose laid concrete blocks which have a wide variety of applications including retaining walls, bunker walls, road blockers, security blocks.Other ranges include concrete channel sections, covers, dam slipway, TVCB, Indicator Posts and marker posts.

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Elite Precast Blast Protection Blocks

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Elite Precast Block Wall Layouts
Interlocking block layouts

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Elite Precast Cable Protection Covers

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Elite Precast Concrete Channels Ducts Troughs

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Elite Precast Concrete Counterweight Blocks
ballast blocks

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Elite Precast Concrete Dam Spillway Blocks

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Elite Precast Concrete Indicator Posts

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Elite Precast Concrete Jersey Barriers
interlocking heavy duty Barrier systems

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Elite Precast Concrete Marker Blocks

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Elite Precast Concrete Sea Anchor Blocks
ballast blocks

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Elite Precast Concrete Security Barriers

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Elite Precast Concrete Utility Protection & Pipe Protection Slabs

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Elite Precast Duo Interlocking Concrete Blocks
interlocking concrete blocks

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Elite Precast Guide for Retaining Walls -Using Interlocking Concrete Blocks
interlocking blocks

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Elite Precast Gully Cover Slabs Raisers

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Elite Precast Installation Guide Channels Ducts Troughs

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Elite Precast Kentledge Blocks Update Sept 2018
ballast blocks, precast concrete blocks, Counterweight blocks, hoarding blocks

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Elite Precast Legato Interlocking Concrete Blocks
interlocking concrete blocks

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Elite Precast Manhole Cover Slabs

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Elite Precast Seating Rings Adjusting Units

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Cable Proctection Covers
Precast Concrete Cable protection covers

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Duo Interlocking Blocks
Walling blocks

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Indicator Posts
Marker Posts Underground Services Indication

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Legato Interlocking Blocks
Walling Blocks

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Seating Rings Adjusting Units
manhole seating rings, manhole seating slabs

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Elite Precast Specification Sheet Vee Interlocking Blocks
Walling Blocks

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Elite Precast Tank Trap Pyramid Barriers
pyramid concrete barriers

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Elite Precast Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers

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Elite Precast Turnkey Installations

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Elite Precast Vee Interlocking Concrete Blocks

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ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Concrete Precast Concrete Cover Slabs
ACCESS PREVENTION Security Blocks .
BALLAST BLOCKS Kentledge Weights Precast Concrete
BALLAST BLOCKS Kentledge Weights Precast Concrete Counterweights
BALLAST BLOCKS Kentledge Weights Precast Concrete Hoarding Blocks
BARRIERS Anti-Ram .
BARRIERS Boundary Marking .
BARRIERS Concrete Safety Permanent
BARRIERS Concrete Safety Temporary
BARRIERS Highway .
BARRIERS Parking .
BARRIERS Perimeter .
BARRIERS Precast Concrete .
BARRIERS Road Blockers .
BARRIERS Safety .
BARRIERS Temporary .
BARRIERS Temporary Hazard .
BARRIERS Traffic .
BARRIERS Traffic Guidance .
BLOCKS Concrete .
BLOCKS Concrete Kentledge .See Also BALLAST BLOCKS:
BLOCKS Counterweight .
BLOCKS High Strength .
BLOCKS Walling Concrete Interlocking Blocks
BOLLARDS Car Park .
BOLLARDS Concrete .
BOLLARDS Indicator Posts Marker Posts Underground Services Indication
BOLLARDS Parking .
BOLLARDS Road Blocker .See Also TRAFFIC BARRIERS and ROAD BLOCKERS
BOLLARDS Static Fixed .
BULK STORAGE Units Concrete
BUNKER Walls .
CABLE Chambers .
CABLE Chambers Ducted
CABLE Cover Tiles Danger Electricity
CABLE Cover Tiles Route Markers
CABLE Covers Precast Concrete
CABLE Covers Precast Concrete BS 2484
CABLE Covers Reinforced Concrete BS 4482
CABLE Marker Posts Precast Concrete
CABLE Protection .
CABLE Troughs .
CABLE Troughs Precast Concrete
CABLE Troughs Precast Concrete Lid Combined
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting .
CABLE CONDUITS Ducting External .
CABLE CONDUITS Floor Ducting Solid Floor
CABLE TRUNKING Cable Trunking
CAR PARK Barriers Road Blocker
CHANNEL GRATINGS Concrete .
CHANNELS Concrete .
CHANNELS Concrete Trapezoidal
CHANNELS Precast Concrete .
COMMUNICATION BOXES Precast Concrete .
CONCRETE WALLING Dry Laid Relocatable .
CONCRETE WALLING Freestanding .
CONCRETE WALLING Freestanding Modular Systems .
CONCRETE WALLING Freestanding Relocatable .
CONCRETE WALLING Interlocking Blocks .
COPINGS Precast Concrete .
COPINGS Precast Concrete Purpose Made
CULVERT Headwalls Precast Concrete
DAM SPILLWAY BLOCKS
DRAINAGE Catchpits .
DRAINAGE Catchpits Concrete
DRAINAGE Headwalls Concrete
DRAINAGE Inspection Chambers .
DRAINAGE Inspection Covers .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Precast Concrete .
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Precast Concrete Exterior
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Precast Concrete Purpose Made
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Precast Concrete Service Indicating
DUCT INDICATOR POSTS Marker Posts Service Pipes Cables Hydrants
DUCTING Exterior Services .
DUCTING Precast Concrete .
DUCTING Utilities .
FABRICATIONS Precast Concrete .
FENCE POSTS Concrete .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Demountable Freestanding Interlocking Concrete Blocks
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Flood Walls / Walling .
FLOOD DEFENCE SYSTEMS Flood Walls / Walling Freestanding Interlocking Concrete Blocks
GABION BASKET FACING SLABS Concrete .
GARDEN Wall Copings
GRAVE SURROUNDS Precast Concrete .
GRAVEL Boards .
GULLIES Precast Concrete .
GULLIES Specialist Gully Fabricators .
GULLIES Underground Concrete .
GULLY COVERS . .
GULLY COVERS Cover Slabs BS 5911-6:2004 .
HEADSTONE BASES Precast Concrete .
IMPACT PROTECTION SLABS
INSPECTION CHAMBERS Base Only .
INSPECTION CHAMBERS Covers .See Also MANHOLE COVERS: and ACCESS COVERS:
INSPECTION CHAMBERS Covers and Frames .See Also MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED)
INSPECTION CHAMBERS Drainage .
LANDINGS Precast Concrete .
LAWN BASES Precast Concrete .
MANHOLE COVERS Adjusting Pieces .
MANHOLE COVERS Precast Concrete Adjusting Units
MANHOLE COVERS Precast Concrete Cover Slabs
MANHOLE COVERS Precast Concrete Cover Slabs BS 5911-3
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Concrete .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Concrete BS 5911-3:2002
MANHOLE DEMARCATION CHAMBERS Precast Concrete .
MANHOLE LANDING SLABS Precast Concrete .
MANHOLE LOADING SLABS BS EN 1917:2002 Kitemarked .
MANHOLE REDUCING SLABS Precast Concrete .
MANHOLE SEATING RINGS Precast Concrete .
MANHOLE SEATING RINGS Precast Concrete BS 5911-3:2010 .
MANHOLE SEATING RINGS Precast Concrete Corbel Slabs .
MANHOLE SEATING RINGS Precast Concrete Lothian Seating Slabs Scottish Water Services Specification
MARKER BLOCKS Concrete BS 1881 .
MARKER BLOCKS Underground Services Indication Cables Pipes Gas Electricity Ducts Water
MARKER POSTS Concrete .
MARKER POSTS Underground Services Indication Indicator Posts Electric Cable Gas Water Pipes Ducts
MONUMENTAL FOUNDATIONS Monument Supports .
PAVING SLABS High Strength .
PAVING SLABS Precast Concrete .
PAVING SLABS Vehicular .
PIER CAPS Precast Concrete .
PLINTHS Precast Concrete. .
POSTS Precast Concrete .
POSTS Roadside Marker .
PRECAST CONCRETE Products .
PRECAST CONCRETE Purpose Made Bespoke Products .
RETAINING WALL Blocks .
RETAINING WALL Blocks Concrete
RETAINING WALL Panels Precast Concrete
RETAINING WALL Units Concrete
RETAINING WALLS Building Modules Concrete
RETAINING WALLS Building Modules In-Situ Concrete
RETAINING WALLS Dry Build Dry Stack .
RETAINING WALLS Engineered Concrete Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Freestanding .
RETAINING WALLS Gabion Faces .
RETAINING WALLS Heavy Duty .
RETAINING WALLS Interlocking Concrete Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Interlocking Masonry .
RETAINING WALLS Modular Blocks .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units .
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Class A1 Fire Resistant EN 13369 Clause 4.3.4.4
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Modular
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Severe Exposure BS 5400 Part 4
RETAINING WALLS Precast Concrete Units Severe Exposure BS 8110 Part 1
RETAINING WALLS Security Walls .
RETAINING WALLS Temporary .
ROAD Barriers .
ROAD BLOCKERS Concrete .
SAFETY BARRIERS . .
SAFETY BARRIERS Concrete .
SAFETY BARRIERS Road .
SAFETY BARRIERS Temporary .
SEA ANCHORS Precast Concrete Blocks .
SECURITY BARRIERS Concrete .
SECURITY BARRIERS Concrete Interlocking Jersey Barriers
SECURITY BARRIERS Concrete Temporary
SECURITY BARRIERS Concrete Temporary EN 1317 Compliant
SECURITY BLOCKS 2 Tonne .
SERVICE CONDUITS Channels .
SERVICE CONDUITS Ducting In-Screed
SERVICE CONDUITS Ducting Precast Concrete
SERVICE CONDUITS Precast Concrete Sections .
SIGNS Marker Post .
SILAGE PANELS
SLABS Precast Concrete Large Diameter
SPILLWAY SYSTEMS Spillway Headwalls Precast Concrete
STORAGE Units Precast Concrete
STORAGE BUNKERS Concrete .
STORAGE BUNKERS Recycling .
STORAGE BUNKERS Waste .
STORMWATER Weir Wall Chambers .
SURFACE BOXES Heavy BS 5834
TRAFFIC Blocks Temporary .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS .See Also BARRIER GATES and CAR PARK: Barriers .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS BS EN 1317: 1998 Parts 1 & 2 .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Crash Rated .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Road Blocker .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Road Blockers See also ROAD BLOCKERS
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Security .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Temporary .
TRAFFIC BARRIERS Temporary Blocks .
TROUGHS Concrete .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Gullies Concrete .
UNITS Precast Concrete .
UTILITY PROTECTION SLABS
VEHICLE BARRIERS .
WALLING Bin Stores Dry Laid
WALLING Systems Freestanding Interlocking Blocks
WALLING Systems Modular Interlocking Concrete Blocks
WALLS Bulk Storage .
Duo Precast Concrete Blocks
Legato Precast Concrete Blocks
TANK TRAP Security Barriers
V-INTERLOCKING CONCRETE BLOCKS Precast Concrete Blocks
Vee Precast Concrete Blocks

Using a ‘Lego wall’ to avoid a disruptive all-line block

November 2017

The engineers delivering the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals Project used an innovative ‘Lego wall’ to provide a solid barrier between open lines and those lines being replaced, avoiding the need for a disruptive all-line block.

The idea came from someone’s “throw-away comment” about Lego, which prompted serious thinking about the concept of a ‘real virtual wall’ and research by Network Rail that proved it was viable.
6WO3 waits to depart Longdyke with spent ballast whilst operatives wait by the wall

RTM asked Network Rail’s Keith Morey (CDM integration manager) and Christian Irwin (senior project manager) to explain the idea and its genesis in more detail, following its successful implementation over the late May bank holiday. They told us:

“The Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals Project (CASR) had a massive task because of a lack of access when installing two new sets of points (9034 A & B) to form a crossover on the main lines and the rest of the 9033 crossover that was installed in Christmas 2014 on the reliefs to connect onto the main lines just outside Cardiff.

“These track works needed to be completed prior to the planned East of Cardiff Signalling commissioning, scheduled for the end of June 15. The railway involved is a four-track stretch of railway but in order to utilise the large Kirow 1,200 crane to install the points and new track panels, an all-line block was needed.

“With Network Rail being the principal contractor for the works, the planning with contractors (along with the safety of operatives) were clearly in the company’s area of responsibility, tied in with the delivery and productivity of the works and the commissioning.

“The project team looked at the amount of RRV works that could be controlled in part by slew restrictors and also by virtual wall technology, but to carry out the work with lines open would need the Kirow to unload, move and slew panels that had a much higher potential to foul the relief lines. Additionally, operatives would need to work around the site and so also needed something that could more easily be used to help keep them safe as though they were working in a full possession.

“It was clear getting an all-line possession wasn’t possible because of the number of trains that were required to run or to re-plan further with the scarce resource at Easter and Christmas would again impact the signalling programme, so to meet the commissioning timescales, an alternative was needed.

“By thinking outside the box, the project team came up with the idea of a real virtual wall, from a throw-away comment about Lego.

“Network Rail as principal contractor then looked at the viability of the idea of a real virtual wall and carried out further research. The project found that it was possible to have large size ‘blocks’ cast and so the possibility of a real virtual wall was born.

“Measurements were calculated and stability tested and all was found to be feasible. The first section was delivered, installed at the depot and tested, passing with flying colours.

“After that it was ‘all systems go’ and the wall was assembled in the 10-foot over the required distance for the stretch of track to be replaced. This was done using RRVs and trailers utilising short midweek night possessions. The installed stretched for approximate half a mile along the route. Gauge clearances were checked and levels tested to monitor for movement but all was sound – the project had the real virtual wall.

“This in turn allowed the CASR team to produce (in collaboration with Balfour Beatty Rail) a plan to deliver a whole crossover and link into the relief within a bank holiday weekend, utilising the two-line closure, the Kirow crane, numerous trains, RRVs with slew locks and dozers within the dig.

“Everything worked perfectly, following the carefully planned programme – everything was excavated to the required depth and within time. With all trains arriving in the right formation and on time, the planning showed its worth, with hand-back achieved 60 minutes early.
The top of the wall can be seen as the RRV loads wagons with spoil and an Arriva Trains Wales service rushes past

“Not only that, but the main services had still been able to run on the reliefs while the mains were being worked on, so the train operators – Arriva, First Great Western and CrossCountry – were happy, along with Freightliner, Colas, GBRF and DB Schenker, who were all able to run freight trains.

“This solution has saved an all-line possession for 72 hours; it has cut customer disruption and cut congestion in Newport & Cardiff stations. Win-wins for not only the project, but the Route, the TOCs and FOCs, and the travelling public.

“Additionally, the blocks can be disassembled and then used elsewhere for future works to again create a safe environment and access efficiencies. The project is now looking at the possibility of installing block walls near two-line RRAPS so that machines could on- and off- track without needing an all-line block. All from a child’s Lego set.”

Owen Batham from Elite Precast told RTM: “As the largest manufacturer of interlocking blocks in the UK, Elite Precast were delighted when we were asked to get involved in this exciting and innovative project. We are very proud to have helped to ensure both the safety of the workforce and the completion of the works ahead of schedule. Our high strength ‘Lego’ blocks have an almost endless range of uses and the vision of the Network Rail engineers in choosing our product means that we are able to add yet another to the list.”

Interlocking Legato Blocks used as Part of the Salt Barn Refurbishment Project

January 2017

Hilton Park Services Salt Barn Refurbishment

Elite Precast Concrete were approached by Midlands-based contractor Currall, Lewis and Martin (Construction) Ltd (CLM) to provide their high strength interlocking Legato blocks as part of the Salt Barn refurbishment project being carried by Kier Construction on behalf of the Highways Authority.

The Legato blocks were to be used to line the walls of the salt barn creating additional safe storage for the road salt which is kept on hand for gritting during the winter months.

Key elements of the project included the difficult access into the building, the fact that the building floor was sloping and issue of there being thousands of tonnes of salt already stored in the building.

CLM took on the task of casting level plinths onto which the blocks could be placed and organised the timing of installation of the blocks by making sure the salt already stored on the barn was moved over to one side.

The off-loading and installing of the blocks was contracted to the specialist lifting and contracting business owned and operated by Andy Fones – AA Installations. Andy has many years of experience of operating at the highest level of safety standard whilst completing some of the most challenging lifting / placing / installing projects involving heavy precast concrete elements.

By close liaison between CLM, AA Installations and Elite Precast Concrete the blocks were safely installed in two parts – one side of the salt barn and then the other – thus insuring minimal disruption to the day-to-day running of the facility at Hilton Park.

Elite Precast Concrete carry large stocks of their high strength Legato blocks so AA Installations were able to order them straight ‘off-the-shelf’ and the fact that the blocks are designed to a minimum 100 year working life means that the client will have benefit of the newly refurbished salt barn as part of their annual challenge of keeping the motorways open during the winter months for many years to come.

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