Whilst traditional precast concrete units are suitable for retaining bulk materials in many circumstances, some situations require a higher specification – this is where the Shuttabloc™ comes into its own.
The Shuttabloc™ reinforced precast concrete wall system is designed to withstand significant impact from loading plant or to retain high loads. It provides a faster, more economical alternative to casting in situ.
No on-site formwork, faster installation and a factory controlled finish results in a product that is flexible, cost-effective and designed to exactly the same properties as an in situ wall.
We can also supply a range of accessories to be used in conjunction with your wall to maximise its uses: Corner units to achieve a gap-free wall, T-junctions to create bays, and end covers to seal the wall units and finish off the ends.
The hollow cores of the precast concrete units are pumped full of concrete once in place resulting in a solid push wall and can be designed and manufactured in a variety of heights (from 3m to 6m tall) and lengths tailored to suit your needs.
“After the success of our first project using Poundfield’s Shuttabloc at Wrangle, we were keen to repeat it at our second site and once again the installation has gone well”
Vernon Read, Production Director of Staples Vegetables Ltd
“Poundfield’s new Shuttabloc system played a part in reducing the build time for the facility in comparison to traditional casting on site. The precast solution enabled works to carry on throughout the winter when an on site pour would have been severely disrupted. We have been impressed by the speed and quality of the Shuttabloc system, and will be looking to work with Poundfield in the future”
Nial Rees, TEG Environmental Biogas plant
Poundfield Precast have completed the installation of approximately 330 linear metres of Shuttabloc walls for the ash storage building at the new waste incinerator plant at Gt Blakenham, near Ipswich, Suffolk. Works were carried out on behalf of Lagan Construction Ltd.
This project was a challenge, requiring walls of up to 5 metres high to retain the bottom ash from the furnace, and the loads were severe.
Originally, an insitu cast wall was proposed, but Poundfield’s Shuttabloc was chosen after in was proven to save costs by reducing the installation time by two-thirds. A team of just four men completed the installation in only six weeks, with minimum disruption to other works on site.
Lagan’s project manager Gareth Rooney said: ‘Poundfield’s Shuttabloc installation went to plan and the reduction in the build time was a big factor in choosing their system. We would have no hesitation in using Shuttabloc on other projects.’
Our experienced sales team is always on hand to help and advise you on the features and benefits of the Shuttabloc™ precast concrete retaining wall system 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.