Alfabloc retaining wall system chosen for new waste recycling centre

Posted on: January 11th 2016    •    Posted in: Alfabloc, Industries, Retaining Walls, Waste & Recycling

The owners of a new £1.5M waste recycling centre being constructed on 14 acres of land near Theale in Berkshire have chosen Poundfield Precast for the supply and installation of 110 m of reinforced concrete retaining walling within the main waste reception area.

Hadley Recycling & Waste Management, which can trace its history back to 1935, has specialised in skip hire during recent years but once the new recycling facility comes on stream it will become the company’s main focus of attention with a capacity to handle up to 150,000 tonne of mainly construction and demolition waste per annum.

The choice of Poundfield for this project was an easy one as Hadley has been using the company’s Alfablocs for some ten years on a nearby site where they demonstrated an ability to withstand a fair amount of abuse without a problem. In fact, these original wall sections will soon be moved to the new site to form an external storage bay for recycled wood.

The 90 new A shaped Alfabloc wall sections installed by Poundfield are each 3 m high by 1220 mm wide are interconnected by bolted-on steel straps in order to spread loads horizontally. In most applications Alfablocs can be freestanding, but because Hadley required a permanent structure it ordered the optional ground fixing kits which comprise of a pair of 500 mm long stud anchors for each wall section which are embedded into the floor slab and resin sealed.

In addition, Poundfield has fitted steel corner sections where required as well as steel end covers to seal off the final exposed ends of the Alfabloc walls.

To read more about the Alfabloc concrete retaining wall system click here or to speak to one of our sales team phone 01449 723150.