Elite are the UK’s only manufacturer of blocks which lock together both horizontally and vertically, the Vee ™ Interlocking Concrete block.
If you looking for an interlocking block system that can provide radiation shielding (either temporary or permanent) or if you’re looking for a block that can provide a retaining wall solution or for a block to use in various temporary works, including cofferdams, then Vee™ Interlocking blocks could be the answer.
Before you start using our blocks we recommend you check out our unique stability and loadings directory below where you will find lots of guidance on wall heights, material storage and ground bearing / foundations etc – there are also great downloads available to assist in designing new stockbay walls (New Stockbay Wall design Guidance for Interlocking blocks) and inspecting existing walls (Stockbay Wall Inspection Guidance for Interlocking blocks) or contact us on 01952 588558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org where we can refer your questions to an experienced third party structural engineer.
Choose Vee™ blocks to create fire resistant walls that are incredibly durable and yet quick and easy to install. Call our sales team on 01952 588558 or email email@example.com.
We can provide a full turnkey package of services including design, transport and installation – all available through our approved contractors.
Structural and foundation design reviews for existing and new projects carried out by an independent structural engineer are available on request.
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Vee™ Interlocking Concrete Blocks comply with BS EN 1992-1-1:2004 Design of concrete structures. General rules and rules for buildings.
Originally designed to provide radiation shielding the Vee™ Interlocking block is an incredibly versatile product that will excel in the most demanding of applications. The blocks interlock with each other using a unique ‘V’ system along the base, sides and top giving incredible strength and stability.
The standard block is a B1 1830mm x 610mm x 610mm (highlighted in the table below) and weighs in at 1600kgs.
See below for the full range and specifications.
Vee™ Block types
All blocks measure 610mm square in cross section, but vary in length. B1 blocks are the standard type of block and are identified by having a V-shaped groove (female) on the bottom and one end of the block, and V-shaped projections (male) on the top and opposite end of the block. The direction of build is the direction in which the male projections should be pointing when assembling the wall.
B2 blocks are identical to B1 blocks with the exception that the male projection on the end of the block has been removed leaving a flat surface. The blocks are used to butt up to blocks which are at 90 degrees to the direction of build. They are also used at the end of walls to produce a smooth finish to the wall.
C1 and C2 blocks (combination blocks) interlock courses at corners. As well as having the usual groove in the bottom of the block, combis have transverse grooves running across the width of the block. This is designed to lock the blocks in the course below. C1 blocks, (as with B1 blocks), have the male V projection on the end of the block. C2 blocks have a flat male end as with B2 blocks.
T2 blocks are specifically designed for the formation of intermediate bay walls. These blocks have a flat male face.
There are also a series of flat top coping blocks, these being standard 610 depths (FB blocks), or 305 depths (HB blocks).
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Typical loads… Vee block walls
1. These loading figures are for guidance only – if in doubt consult a structural engineer.
2 The retained material should be allowed to naturally fall against the wall as it is stacked.
3 These loading tables relate to specific materials with a typical density and angle of repose, stacked to specific heights and slopes.
4 The client should ensure that the walls are built on a suitable base.
5 The density and angle of repose of each material shown are typical values only.
Further Vee block example calculations can be viewed in our Stability & Loading Calculations Directory.
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