Elite Precast Concrete works with semi-dry and wet-cast, high strength (50N/mm2) concrete products which are supplied to every sector of UK industry

Elite was the first to manufacture interlocking blocks for fire breaks, retaining, blast and push walls and for creating solid barriers between open rail lines and those being replaced to avoid the need for disruptive all line blocks by allowing adjacent live line working.

All of Elite’s blocks have a minimum of 100 years design life. The largest interlocking block in the Elite range is called the Legato, the name coming from the Italian for ‘tied together’.

One of the benefits of in-situ concrete is incredible long term durability and strength without the expense, disruption, long build time and lack of flexibility usually associated concrete cast on site.

Elite is the only company in Europe to manufacture interlocking blocks using high strength (50N/mm2) concrete.

This allows its Legato blocks to exhibit extreme levels of durability, combined with the flexibility of having their own cast-in lifting pin. As each standard block will build 1.28m2 of wall, they provide an incredibly quick solution in a wide variety of applications.

Another block called the Duo block is made from 600mm thick high-strength concrete and has the advantage of not requiring expensive, specialist lifting equipment. The clever design (which incorporates a cast-in lifting pin flush with the concrete surface) allows the blocks to be easily dry laid onto any firm surface, creating bay dimensions to suit almost any site.

Easy installation and rigid construction

The third interlocking block in the Elite range is the Vee Interlocking Concrete block. These blocks interlock horizontally and vertically and can provide radiation shielding (either temporary or permanent) as well as providing a retaining wall.

The blocks interlock with each other using a unique ‘V’ system along the base, sides and top giving incredible strength and stability.

Precast concrete Kentledge blocks are used to act as ballast or counterweights for fencing, hoarding, scaffolding, or for various temporary works. They can also be attached to wire ropes which are fixed to the structure to provide greater stability.

Its security blocks, interlocking concrete blocks and Vee interlocking blocks all make excellent counterweight blocks for fall arrest systems and heavy lifting as well as most types of temporary works situations.

Elite offers a range of options when it comes to securing your premises against unwanted visitors, to manage site traffic and for use as HGV MOT test weights.

Security components

Elite’s large two tonne precast concrete blocks are designed and manufactured to be used as security blocks preventing access to land and buildings and are ideal for blocking entrances and gateways or for use as HGV MOT test weights.

The Security block, Vee interlocking block, Legato interlocking block, and Duo interlocking block all provide security solutions suitable for various temporary works applications.

All systems come with integral lifting options and can be painted in company colours, Ministry of Transport approved chevrons along with other designs and provide a much cheaper alternative when compared to hiring-in barriers.

All of the blocks have their own lifting and placing systems. For traffic management and for safely segregating pedestrians from traffic / vehicles the Elite Interlocking Jersey barrier is an ideal heavy duty system which has been designed for the ultimate in anti-vehicle perimeter protection.

Cast from Elite’s standard high-strength concrete (50N/mm2) the barriers are ideal for traffic management, flood defence, site security, rockfall, and edge protection.

Jersey barriers are 2,500mm long and weigh 1,450kg. The unique interlocking system provides incredible levels of security against unwanted visitors whilst allowing sections to be easily removed and repositioned should emergency access be required.

Vertical barriers       

Elite’s Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCBs) are the perfect safety barrier for a huge variety of applications.

  • to create a safe working area for the workforce
  • to provide flood defences
  • protecting pedestrians from traffic
  • providing traffic barriers / bases for secure fencing to be fixed to (particularly useful for large public events such as the Olympics / Commonwealth games
  • preventing un-authorised access to forecourts, car parks, fields and site compounds
  • helping direct traffic flows safely
  • as counterweights, kentledge for scaffolding, fencing, cranes, etc
  • proving security against ram raiders and terrorist attacks

The safety barriers are connected together at the scarf joint by M24 high tensile bolts.

Precast concrete ducting

Precast concrete ducting is a system that allows for the accommodation of a number of different services from multiple utility and building providers.

The trough and lid system has a number of distinct advantages over direct bury and overhead suspension systems. Rectangular Ducts are available in a wide variety of dimensions and they are usually available straight off-the shelf or with very short lead times.

Concrete Cable Protection Cover Tiles, also known as Cable Route Markers, are used frequently by utility companies to provide a clear indication to site staff who may be working close to underground electrical cables.

Covers act as a protective barrier against damage to buried electricity cables 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. The covers are imprinted, as standard, with the words ‘DANGER ELECTRICITY’ and are available in three sizes.

Concrete Cable Protection Cover Tiles (also known as Cable Route Markers) are manufactured to BS 2484 and imprinted as standard with the indented lettering warning legend DANGER ELECTRICITY and the internationally recognised Danger Sign.

Precast concrete indicator posts are widely used by utility companies and are installed to assist the location and identification of underground services. Marker posts are made from reinforced precast concrete, manufactured and tested to BS 1881 standards. They are available in a variety of types and sizes.

Elite manufactures several standard marker posts in accordance with BS 1881. Marker posts are available with or without anchor bases. Hydrant posts have preformed holes to accept plates within.

Precast concrete marker blocks are primarily used to aid in the location and identification of electric cables and other utility services that are buried underground. They can also be used to mark boundaries and other reference points.

Steel backbone

They are made from precast concrete and are manufactured and tested in accordance with BS 1881 standards. Marker Blocks are manufactured in accordance with BS 1881. Where applicable blocks have a recess on the underside which houses a 6mm galvanised bar to enable cable draw ropes and other accessories to be attached. The standard recess size for identification plates is 100mm x 75mm.

Elite’s utility protection slabs are made from precast concrete and are heavily reinforced with steel. They are designed to protect a range of vulnerable utilities such as water pipelines, high pressure gas mains and power cables from damage from above-ground traffic. Standard slabs are 2450mm x 1000mm in area and are 200mm thick. Both faces are reinforced with heavy duty mesh and each slab weighs in at 1,200kg.