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The advantages of using precast concrete blocks as Kentledge for hoarding and fencing

In recent years fencing and hoarding contractors have increasingly been using precast concrete blocks as foundations / counterweights / kentledge for temporary and even permanent fencing and hoarding rather than employing the traditional method of digging the posts into the ground. The advantages of using high quality precast blocks are numerous but can be best [...]

The advantages of using precast concrete blocks as Kentledge for hoarding and fencing2018-12-30T09:41:48+01:00

How to create the perfect on-site storage facility

Whether you own/operate a commercial, agricultural or an industrial building you will be familiar with the need to maximise your investment by making sure you make best us of the space. To do this you’ll need to assess your storage strategy and choose the right solution to help segregate or stockpile your stock – be [...]

How to create the perfect on-site storage facility2019-03-11T15:36:07+01:00

Specifier’s guide to precast concrete seating rings (adjusting rings) and gully risers (gully cover slabs)

Precast concrete seating rings and gully risers are a practical and economical alternative to engineering brick coursing, and provide both height adjustment and a robust seating for the ironwork cover and frame assembly.

Specifier’s guide to precast concrete seating rings (adjusting rings) and gully risers (gully cover slabs)2016-07-06T09:32:09+01:00

Precast Concrete Utility Protection Slabs

Precast Concrete Utility Protection Slabs are widely recognised as the most cost effective and robust method of protecting vital utility services from potential damage caused by mobile construction equipment. Underground gas mains, high pressure water or sewerage pipelines and high voltage cables are just some of the buried services that can be protected by laying [...]

Precast Concrete Utility Protection Slabs2018-12-30T09:41:48+01:00

Separating fact from fiction – your guide to specifying and buying precast concrete firewalls

Following the well-publicised spate of fires within the waste and wood recycling sectors in the last few years the Environment Agency (EA) have been changing their regulatory approach to licence holders. The EA has been insisting companies implement increasingly stringent measures involving reducing stockpile sizes as a way of reducing the risk that a fire [...]

Separating fact from fiction – your guide to specifying and buying precast concrete firewalls2016-03-29T10:50:29+01:00

Kentledge for above ground fencing / hoarding

The word kentledge might sound a little obscure with its origins going back to the 16th century. The original definition is ‘’Weights (often scrap or pig iron) used as permanent ballast on ships’’ however, kentledge is now playing a crucial role in some of the most technologically advanced and ambitious projects of modern times. For [...]

Kentledge for above ground fencing / hoarding2016-03-29T10:26:13+01:00

The Structure of Buildings and the impact on insurance premiums

Investing in new commercial premises is a major financial decision for any business however all too often little or no thought is given to effect that the choice of building materials can have on insurance premiums. Precast concrete has a well proven track record of being the building material of choice where fire risk is [...]

The Structure of Buildings and the impact on insurance premiums2016-03-29T10:46:43+01:00

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)

What is the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)? The AIA is the type of capital allowance that offers a 100% allowance on qualifying capital expenditure in the year of purchase. It is available to businesses regardless of their size. Why has it changed? In his budget statement of the 19th March 2014, the Chancellor announced that [...]

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)2016-03-29T10:48:12+01:00

Great news for farmers

Elite precast concrete are always on the lookout for anything that can save our clients’ money – so the latest tax relief for UK farmers building concrete structures is great news. We all know tax can be ‘’taxing’’ to explain but here are the basics (you may need advice from a qualified tax expert before [...]

Great news for farmers2018-12-30T09:41:50+01:00

Securing your land and premises against unwanted visitors

Valuable real estate is often targeted by unwanted visitors or thieves when it’s left empty for even the shortest of periods. The damage and disruption caused can run into many £1000’s, even undermining the long term value of the property or land as your un-wanted guests often return time after time – leaving only temporarily [...]

Securing your land and premises against unwanted visitors2018-12-30T09:41:50+01:00
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