Bespoke Precast Concrete

Betaloc® Precast Interlocking Concrete Blocks

The Betaloc® is Poundfield Precast's concrete brick style of interlocking building blocks, which provides a highly flexible construction system.

Solid concrete brick style blocks are ideal for both temporary and permanent structures. They’re easy to stack, move and relocate, making them perfect for constructing storage areas, partition walls, perimeter or retaining walls, or to use in areas such as landscaping, flood defences or site security barriers.

With 2 cast in lifting points, the units are quick to install and once in place the wall is immediately ready for use; the only real requirement prior to installation is to have a sound and level base.

This product is professionally designed and the performance has been calculated by our structural engineer. All applications and use of our products must be in line with our guidance, based on the specific capabilities, which is advised by our trained sales team.

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Betaloc® XL Precast Interlocking Concrete Blocks
Precast Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Case Study: 1,000 Betaloc® blocks used to create 3 large storage bays

Poundfield Precast have recently completed an install of over 1,000 Betaloc® blocks which are being used to create 3 large storage bays near Sevenoaks in Kent for Eurodome.

The bays will be used to store 5,500 tonnes of salt and 19,000 tonnes of road and asphalt planings. The bays have now been completed and are in the process of having a covered roof fitted made of a flexible, multi-layered PVC produced by Eurodome. Keeping salt dry is of paramount importance for several reasons. Firstly the environmental impact of salt brine to local water courses can be significant and secondly wet salt can result in wastage via over spreading which has clear financial implications.

As part of the process of producing recycled asphalt planings they go through a process of being heated and therefore the less water the raw material contains, the more sustainable the process is.

One of the main advantages of the Betaloc blocks is the speed in which they can be installed. The interlocking blocks each weigh 2.4 tonnes and are simply laid on top of each other and are held in position by the interlocking lugs. With 2 cast in lifting points, the units are quick to install and once in place the wall is immediately ready for use; the only real requirement prior to installation is to have a sound and level base.

The tops of the wall were capped off with flat surface Betalocs to allow the attachment of the roofing structure by Eurodome.

Betalocs are ideal for both temporary and permanent structures. They’re easy to stack, move and relocate, making them perfect for constructing storage areas, partition walls, perimeter or retaining walls, or to use in areas such as landscaping, flood defences or site security barriers.

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Case Study: Betaloc® XL Blocks allow for easy reconfiguration at Sackers Recycling

Sackers Recycling is a family-run business which specialises in the recycling of scrap metal, commercial and industrial waste. Operating from two sites near Ipswich they required a flexible storage solution to cater to the growing demands of their business and the waste that they handle.

“We like the flexibility of the Betaloc® XL blocks as it allows us to reconfigure the bays as our needs change. The blocks weigh in at around 2.4 tonnes each and therefore they provide a robust dividing wall which can be loaded on both sides,

Keeping product separated is increasingly becoming more important in the waste industry, especially to avoid the risk of cross-contamination once the waste has been sorted.

An efficient storage system is vital to us as a business and the Betaloc® XL blocks gives us the flexibility we need as our business grows and the volumes we handle increase”. said Adrian Dodds, Director for Sackers.

A dividing wall can be created quickly and easily thanks to the interlocking design of the Betaloc® XL. They can be stacked up to 3 high giving a total height of 2.4 metres. The Betaloc® XL blocks can be removed and relocated at any time making them suitable for both temporary and permanent structures.

Sackers Recycling
Betaloc XL Blocks at Sackers Recycling, Suffolk

Advantages of the Betaloc® XL

  • Ideal retaining wall system
  • Rapid and flexible construction
  • Lightweight and easy installation
  • Immediately useable
  • Expandable and moveable

Interlocking Concrete Blocks Size

Our standard unit is 800 x 800 x 1,600 mm long, made of solid concrete and weighs approximately 2.4 tonnes. With 2 lifting points the units are quick and easy to install, thanks to the stacking design of the units provided by an interlocking system. We also produce a half unit allowing for a flush finish to your walling, if required, which is 800mm in length.

We recommend a maximum height of 3-4 bricks dependent on use.

Get in touch with our Precast Concrete Retaining Walls Department

Our experienced sales team is always on hand to help and advise you on the features and benefits of the Betaloc® XL and the rest of our concrete retaining wall products and would be more than happy to help you discuss the wide variety of options on offer.

Phone us on 01449 723150 or email [email protected]