Many of our customers work on, or close to, service and utility installations on a regular basis so we very much appreciate the importance of avoiding accidental damage.
That’s why we developed a series of products to help many types of businesses do just that.
From channels, ducts and troughs to cable protection covers, indicator posts, marker blocks and protection slabs, we’ve created systems that protect essential cabling and can make potentially disruptive – and expensive – accidents a thing of the past.
Channels, Ducts, Troughs
Our precast concrete ducting enables a number of different services, sometimes from multiple utility and building providers, to be accommodated in the same place.
The trough and lid system has several advantages over direct bury and overhead suspension – providing a vital protective barrier against accidental damage.
It also acts as clear indication of utility installations, enables easy access for maintenance and repairs and delivers high levels of security.
Rectangular ducts are available in a number of dimensions, but also we’ll make bespoke sizes to exact specifications. Lids are manufactured to withstand Highways loadings.
Cable Protection Covers
Our concrete cable protection cover tiles, also known as Cable Route Markers, are used by utility companies to provide a clear indication to site staff who may be working close to underground electrical cables.
The covers act as a protective barrier against damage, eliminating the risk of accidents and costly repairs. They can also be used to locate and identify other underground services.
Protection covers are reinforced precast concrete units manufactured and tested to BS 2484 specifications. They are imprinted, as standard, with the words ‘DANGER ELECTRICITY’ and are available in three sizes.
Bespoke covers can be manufactured to order for other services such as telephone, gas, oil, chemicals, fibre optics etc.
Indicator Posts/Marker Blocks
Also widely used by utility companies, our indicator posts and marker blocks assist in the location and identification of underground services or other reference points.
Made from reinforced precast concrete, they’re manufactured and tested to BS 1881 standards and are available in a variety of types and sizes, although again, other requirements can be made to order.
Utility and Pipe Protection Slabs
Our precast concrete slabs, heavily reinforced with steel, can protect a range of vulnerable utilities including water pipes, high-pressure gas mains and power cables from mechanical excavation damage.
Standard slabs are 2,500mm x 1,000mm and 150mm thick. Both faces are reinforced with heavy duty mesh and each slab weighs in at 900kg.
They are interlocking to allow for easy installation and ensure rigid construction.