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+00:00

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

A buyer’s guide to Kentledge blocks

The term ‘’kentledge’ was first coined in early as 1607 and originally referred to pig iron or scrap metal used as ballast for ships. The word’s use has widened in recent years and the term kentledge is now widely used to describe any form of counterweight or ballast weight. Precast concrete blocks are ideal ‘kentledge’ [...]

A buyer’s guide to Kentledge blocks2016-06-16T15:52:00+01:00

Concrete firm on starting blocks for Olympic effort

A Telford firm is winning its own race against time to ensure a prestigious Olympic contract is successfully completed well ahead of the upcoming London sporting extravaganza. Halesfield-based Elite Precast Concrete is supplying more than 21,000 of its precast concrete blocks to the official Olympic organisers LOCOG, who are using them as sturdy counterweights to [...]

Concrete firm on starting blocks for Olympic effort2018-12-30T09:41:52+00:00