Elite Precast hit out about the use of leaded glass in interlocking concrete blocks

In 2014, numerous UK companies raised the issue of leaded glass from cathode ray tube (CRT) screens being exported to the Netherlands, where it was being used by a company called 'A Jansen BV' to make concrete blocks which were then sold back to the UK in their thousands. Calling on the Environment Agency to [...]

Elite Precast hit out about the use of leaded glass in interlocking concrete blocks2019-12-19T10:49:36+00:00

The dangers of using recycled aggregates in concrete

Recycling Given the ever-increasing awareness of the environmental impact of construction and the desire to preserve the world’s resources, there is an onus on manufacturers to ensure their products can be recycled where possible when they reach the stage where they are no longer usable in their current form, known as end of life. The [...]

The dangers of using recycled aggregates in concrete2019-08-05T12:09:24+01:00

The importance of quality concrete in interlocking blocks

What is concrete? For every person on Earth, three tonnes of concrete are used every year. This makes it one of the most consumed materials in the world, second only to water1. Concrete is comprised of three elements – cement, water and aggregates – with the first two forming a paste which hardens and binds [...]

The importance of quality concrete in interlocking blocks2019-08-05T12:08:56+01:00