Low cost solution for segregation bays and push walls
Mone Bros move a lot of aggregates and needed a low cost solution to build concrete push walls to allow fast loading for delivery. Virtabloc was the solution!
Yorkshire-based Mone Brothers specialise in landscaping materials, stone, aggregates, plant hire and recycling among other services.
In recent years their product range has grown from sands and gravels sourced from their own quarries, to recycled and decorative aggregates, top soils and SMR products from their recycling depots. Due to their growth, space became restricted and the need to separate the materials and create “concrete push walls” became vital.
Mone Bros pride themselves on the quality and cleanliness of their aggregates; and storing them separately from adjacent materials is essential.
Having previously spent many years trying to make aggregate storage bays out of materials such as steel joists and old railway sleepers with mixed success; they realised it was time to find an effective and more sustainable solution
360 Virtablocs were used to create a series of bays, which allowed the company to store a wide range of aggregates in an organised system. This not only improved the working environment but streamlined the day to day operation.
The new bays are proving particularly important for Mone Bros production of recycled aggregate called SMR (Structural Materials for Reinstatement). It is used in the construction and utility industries as the equivalent to Type 1 aggregate. With new products being added regularly the versatility of interlocking blocks became a huge plus. A further benefit realised during this project was flexibility. The concrete block can be lifted and rearranged to make different sized bays as storage needs change.
Product features include: Excellent mechanical impact and heat resistance; Quick to build; Cost effective; Easily re-configured.
Working in partnership with structural engineers and civil engineering contractors.
We come from the civil engineering sector and have invested in the development of advanced concrete technology and quality assurance. Our mission is to support structural engineers and civil engineering contractor to come up with innovative solutions to common problems. Block Walls are the ideal solution for structural engineers and civil contractors who are seeking cost effective solutions to properly manage their projects.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
You send us a basic description or drawing of the area you need to construct and a description of the operation. We will do the rest.
WE MAKE BUYING SIMPLE
1. Our design team will establish which specification will best fit your environment and calculate the number of blocks required to do the job
2. We quote, you order, we make
3. We deliver
WE CAN DESIGN A SOLUTION FOR YOU
We offer a full design service from simply working out how many blocks you require for your project to full design including drawings and calculations.
Our full design service can include:
- Planning applications
- Structural engineering design and calculations
- 2D and 3D CAD drawings and BIM models
- Building regulation applications
- Full project management services
Mone Bros. Director Phil Mone commented
“BlockWalls low cost Eco-concrete solution provided a much better option for us than the alternatives.” He adds “there blocks are able to withstand a lot of the impacts that lesser aggregate storage bay materials would be unable to survive.”
Each block saves 105kg of carbon due to using recycled material. This is equivalent to an average car journey of 262 miles
Each block saves 105kg of carbon due to usinBlock Walls operate to ISO 9001 2008 quality standards and has won various prestigious environmental awards.g recycled material. This is equivalent to an average car journey of 262 miles
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