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Bulk Handling
Legato retaining wall
This solution saved an all-line possession for 72 hours; it cut customer disruption and cut congestion in Newport and Cardiff stations. So, it was a win-win for not only the project, but the route, the Tocs and Focs, and the travelling public. Additionally, the blocks could be disassembled and used elsewhere for future works to again create a safe environment.
Elite was very proud to have helped to ensure both the safety of the workforce and the completion of the works ahead of schedule. The high strength ‘Lego’ blocks have an almost endless range of uses and the vision of the Network Rail engineers in choosing the product means that Elite is able to add yet another to the list.
Design and manufacture
All of Elite’s products are made to the highest standards at two extensive modern manufacturing plants in Telford, Shropshire which cover 50,000 square feet of production area and two and a half acres of stocking space.
Rigorously applied procedures and the latest production techniques ensure consistency and efficiency, enabling the company to provide high quality products at the most economic prices. All raw materials are fully traceable and that the concrete is monitored for all dimensional accuracy, density, compressive strength on a regular basis.
Technical team
An inhouse support team is always on hand to offer advice, provide estimates and help with project planning. Elite prides itself on its strong reputation for excellent customer service coupled with a flexibility and desire to find solutions to the most challenging of customer requests.
Its customer service and technical departments are renowned for their ability to modify and adapt existing ‘off the shelf’ products to suit the most specific and exacting of requirements. This approach provides the customer not only with a considerable cost-saving, from that of a totally bespoke product, but also a production and turn-around time that can be greatly reduced.
Testing for quality
The quality and consistency of Elite’s products is something it takes very seriously operating within an approved BS EN 1917 quality system with a number of products carrying a BSI Kitemark.
The company is one of the few manufacturers of precast concrete products in the country that can boast of having its own, purpose- built, testing facility. Elite regularly performs a number of tests on both finished products and the materials used to manufacture these products.
Legato Wall - Cemex Railhead Loading Platform
Turnkey installations
In addition to the simple wholesale supply business, over the last 10 years Elite Precast Concrete has also developed trading partnerships with a number of strategically placed and highly skilled contractors who can in turn offer anything from a simple off-load and install service (under a client’s supervision) to a full turnkey installation.
Service and delivery
Elite can, in most cases, offer delivery times of between 24 and 48 hours from receipt of any order throughout the UK. Anything can be delivered, from one block to many thousands on a variety of different vehicles including flatbed artics and crane offload. FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold along with Tideway, CLOCS and Crossrail compliant vehicles are available. Elite also offers a full install service.
Because the blocks are made from one hundred per cent natural materials sourced from local quarries, they are also one hundred per cent recyclable at their end of their life. Combined with the 120-year design life, they provide the most environmentally sustainable solution currently available.
Elite’s production processes benefit from the most modern and efficient low energy equipment and it embraces best practice in all aspects including rainwater harvesting.
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