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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Milbank manufacture two huge 18-tonne precast concrete neutron shields for ESS Sweden
We're kicking off the year by showcasing a very special project we were involved with, manufacturing two absolutely huge bespoke precast concrete neutron shields for ESS Sweden.
Utilising bespoke steel moulds, the 18-tonne shields (which required the positioning of sockets and fittings to be mm perfect) were cast with a high-quality finish at our bespoke facility in Essex and carefully loaded onto transport using Cadman Cranes flagship 180t Liebherr mobile crane.
Currently under construction in Lund, Sweden, the European Spallation Source (or ESS for short) is a research facility based on what will be the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source. Neutron radiation protection relies extensively on radiation shielding, hence the requirement for vast amounts of precast concrete.
If you have a project that requires a bespoke precast concrete solution, we would love to hear from you. You can contact our bespoke team directly by emailing Mark Ellis at email@example.com, or by calling us on 01787 223931.
Milbank Group work alongside GRP Specialists Sui Generis
As you know, the name Milbank is synonymous with precast concrete, but as a part of the Milbank Group we are proud to work alongside GRP specialists Sui Generis International.
This partnership allows us to offer you a range of standardised precast concrete products, such as steps or stairs, with pre-installed, DDA compliant, anti-slip GRP treads, strips or nosings.
This saves you the hassle of outsourcing and keeps costs down as we can deliver direct to site with the anti-slip features installed and ready to be used right away.
If you want to find out more about the Sui Generis range of anti-slip solutions, please contact Paul Foley on the details below, or alternatively, visit their dedicated Safe Tread website https://www.safetread.co.uk