ANDERTON CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD
UNITS 1 & 2, COSGROVE BUSINESS PARK
ANDERTON WHARF, SOOT HILL
CHESHIRE CW9 6AA
Tel: 0333 234 3434
Fax: 01606 75905
Suppliers of: Stepoc Retaining Wall Blocks concrete retaining walls
ANDERTON CONCRETE PRODUCTS Civils Business comprises three quite different but equally innovative mortar-free retaining wall systems that provide solutions to a broad variety of structural and landscaping applications including reinforced earth.
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Stepoc combines the ease of blockwork with the versatility of in-situ concrete and yet is faster to apply than both, making it an ideal component in fast-track construction. The Stepoc wall block system is quite unique.
It is a totally engineered system of lightweight, dimensionally co-ordinated components which are built dry, with or without reinforcement, and then bonded with liquid concrete to create reinforced earth walls with exceptional compressive and lateral strengths. This makes it ideal for the rapid, secure creation of basements or lower level walls when building into uneven sites.
Keystone is a mortar-free segmental retaining wall block which is fast and simple to build and yet offers exceptionally high levels of structural integrity.
Keystone’s strength is a product of superb design features which enable each unit to interlock with those around it to create a structurally sound mass with the minimum of labour skills and without the need for structural foundations. Its unique ability to be joined physically to proprietary geogrid systems enables retaining walls in excess of 8 meters in height to be achieved with confidence. Keystone Retaining walls are not just strong but also look superb.
Slope-Loc Dry Lay Blocks for Retaining Slopes - Laid Back Walling.
Available in three colours Slope-Loc is a dry laid mortarless interlocking retaining wall unit. Designed for use as hard facing to reinforced soil slopes, Slope-Loc can also be used on non reinforced soil slopes up to 0.85mtrs.
Units weigh less than 20kgs and are very simple to install on slopes designed to BS 8006 and HA 68/94. Attractive and economical to use, requiring less back filling than conventional vertical retaining walls, Slope-Loc is suitable for a variety of fill types.
Anderton Concrete products also manufacture and supply a extensive range of concrete products. These ranges include:
Anderton supply extensive ranges of rectangular concrete inspection chambers which are suitable for most domestic applications up to the depth of 2.7 meters. Anderton inspection chambers are a complete system that includes chamber sections, frames and covers.
Anderton supply lidded precast concrete cable troughs including our secure Interloc cable troughs widely used by Network Rail.
The Anderlite Troughing System is a lightweight cable route system which combines the strengths and benefits of traditional methods.
Our extensive range includes external service ducts , drainage channels, curved cable troughs, transition troughs and a range of concrete marker posts and utility identification posts. In addition to Anerlite we also provide products complimentary to Anderlite:
- Ander-Clip - Our pioneering new system provides the ideal solution to the problem of how to effectively deter cable theft in high risk areas.
- Ander-Fin - this new system used in conjuction with Anderton troughing enables cables to be secured to troughs every metre in high risk areas.
Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Anderton Concrete website.
Anderton works towards reducing cable theft
With cable theft costing the UK rail network millions of pounds each year, we are tackling the issue with the launch of our new innovative-patented product, Ander-fin.
Theft of metal on the rails has been a prominent problem for many years, not only at the cost of taxpayers, but it also has the potential to bring the network to a standstill. As the leading manufacturer of precast concrete products, we have designed a system to make cable theft virtually impossible.
Ander-fin is a newly approved cable anchoring system, which is patent approved and can be used in conjunction with our cable troughs to protect from metal theft.
Every reduced weight trough, which we now manufacture, incorporates a slot in its base to allow Ander-fin to be fitted at the point of installation, which when used in unison creates a system that makes cable theft virtually impossible.
Shaun Forrester, Sales Director for Anderton Concrete commented: “We believe Ander-fin offers an extremely effective solution to a continuing problem within the rail network and its shocking to learn an estimated 50,000 minutes per year are lost on the rail system due to cable theft. The beauty of our patented system is that we have protected every aspect of the system; this includes the void in the trough and the fin itself to anchor down the cable, which prevents any other system replicating the anchoring of cable via a void in the trough.
“For any railway scheme designers who are working in high risk areas, we encourage to specify the patented system as early as possible within the process. This will mean that the trough route is protected against potential theft and therefore reduces the chance of costly delays once the network is operational.”
ANDERTON CONCRETE’S STEPOC SYSTEM PROVIDES ‘FLEXIBILITY AND EASE OF USE’
ANDERTON CONCRETE’S STEPOC SYSTEM PROVIDES ‘FLEXIBILITY AND EASE OF USE’ TO GUILDFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS
The acclaimed Stepoc Concrete Shuttering System from Anderton Concrete was specified and installed by Blakedown Sport & Play.
The desire to establish a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) that could provide a high-quality basis for numerous different sporting disciplines year in, year out underpinned a major recent project at Guildford County School.
The company that was awarded the design and build contract, Blakedown Sport & Play, faced several significant challenges in arriving at a design that could fully satisfy the school’s multiple requirements. Perhaps most importantly it needed to deliver an all-year-round playing surface that would consign the existing site’s problems with water-logging and drainage – which often rendered the playing field unusable during the winter months – firmly to the past.
The Blakedown team also had to take careful account of the residential properties located to the south of the site. Not only did the proposed new MUGA pitch and sports hall need to have as small and impact on the surrounding dwellings, noise and disturbance during the construction process had to be kept to a minimum.
The choice of building processes and materials was therefore the subject of very rigorous evaluation. One result of Blakedown’s deliberations was the decision to utilise Anderton Concrete’s Stepoc Concrete Shuttering System to underpin the new site, which features a significant gradient in one orientation and a steep bank to one side.
Anderton Concrete’s Tim Fields, Technical and Development Manager explains: “Stepoc is a system of concrete shuttering blocks that are highly enigneered and dimensionally coordinated. Stepoc is designed to readily accept vertical and horizontal reinforcement for use where structural performance is the prime consideration and is the real alternative to shuttered concrete, offering cost savings in terms of both time and labour.”
The design and development period saw Blakedown work closely with Anderton Concrete to devise a system that could achieve retained heights from 0.4m to 3m. Ultimately, the design made use of three block sizes from the range – 200, 256 and 325mm – for a solution that was both economical and ‘fit for purpose’.
In addition, the system formed the walling of a concrete slab roof, which was cast in situ and now provides a covered and recessed storage area, as specifically requested by the school.
The entire project team was mindful of the need to minimise disruption to the neighbouring residential areas, and as a result deliveries were made by suitably sized vehicles to a very precise schedule. Larger vehicles would not have been practical due to the main access point to the site involving a sharp turn off a main road combined with a steep slope.
Construction of the new MUGA progressed smoothly and was completed in time for the start of the autumn term last year. As well as providing a fantastic new facility for use by the entire school, it enables a much more expansive approach to scheduling sporting activities, with the use of outdoor space increasing from approximately 18 weeks per year to 52. It also blends in very discreetly to the school grounds, with the development distinguished by a high standard of landscape design that includes extensive use of trees and other planting.
Now that the project is complete it is evident that the Anderton Concrete Stepoc Concrete Shuttering System has played a fundamental role in its success, with Tom Buckingham remarking that Blakedown is “very satisfied with the Stepoc Concrete Shuttering System, having now used it on several key projects. Coupled with the excellent customer service that we can offer and Blakedown says it would recommend the system to all.”