Temporary Vertical Concrete Barriers (TVCBs) are used to provide demarcation and a physical barrier to unauthorised entry. Where an immovable physical barrier is required to prevent vehicle access, our on-hire concrete barriers, built to BS EN 1317 standard, provide the perfect temporary or permanent solution.
Concrete barrier blocks are a versatile, cost-effective way to create a simple, but extremely robust, perimeter security solution that can be used in a wide variety of applications. Whether needed to secure the perimeter of a vacant property, or control vehicle movement at an outdoor event, or protect a vacant car park or construction site, our concrete barrier hire service is a quick, efficient and cost-effective solution.
Our precast concrete barriers provide an effective way to protect unoccupied car parks, private land areas, construction sites and any other large areas that could be targeted for fly-tipping or unwanted guests. Pre-cast barriers are available in a range of standard sizes from 1.5m up to 3m.
Barriers can be hired short term or long term. We will always try to deliver our concrete barriers within 24 hours of order confirmation.
How many blocks can you deliver?
Individually, our lorries have the capacity to deliver 6 x 2.5 tonne blocks, or 10 x 2.5 tonne blocks with a trailer, at a time. Additional vehicles are engaged for larger installations to coordinate deliveries simultaneously. Fitted with both a hydraulic crane (crane unloading) and an integral Moffett M8 30.3 fork-lift truck (trailer unloading), we’re able to deliver and position concrete blocks pretty-well anywhere.
Are all of your blocks delivered using a lorry mounted crane or a trailer mounted forklift?
We have both options available. In addition to our lorry mounted hydraulic crane, we use a Moffett M8 30.3 trailer mounted forklift. The Moffett M8 allows us to access hard-to-reach areas so we can supply blocks to the majority of areas on your site if the ground conditions are suitable. This forklift can get into places that the crane lorry cannot.
What concrete barriers do you offer?
We stock a range of concrete barriers to be used for a number of applications. We will have an initial discussion or site survey to establish your needs and discuss the best solution accordingly. Our barriers include precast, temporary, Jersey, concrete lego, and barriers with Heras fencing. Our experienced surveyor is able to preempt any potential risk and problems on the site and suggest an appropriate solution.
Can I contact you 24/7?
Concrete blocks are typically delivered during a normal working day, although deliveries frequently take place earlier or later in the day to help avoid traffic congestion. Our office is available during normal office hours but an out-of-hours service is available for emergencies.
Can you bolt your blocks together?
Wherever possible, concrete blocks should be positioned end-to-end and bolted together to provide the strongest, most stable barrier. However, bolting blocks together is only possible where the ground is flat and stable enough. In the majority of cases, we will use M24 heavy-duty steel bolts, fitted inside the recesses of the blocks.
What is the weight of your blocks?
Our blocks range from 1 tonne to 5 tonnes however, the standard block we use for the majority of applications is around 2.5 tonnes. When the blocks are bolted together, they become increasingly difficult to move due to combined weight.
Do you deliver blocks nationwide?
Yes we do. We are based in Kent, in the south east, primarily providing delivery and installation across the south of the UK. Where practical, we will work with trusted partners who comply with our standards and code of practice, delivering and installing concrete blocks across mainland UK.
Our sub-contractors are frequently audited by us, ensuring that each installation is completed to a high standard. As part of our quality control process, we photograph every installation and removal to ensure that we have delivered as per the specification and contractual agreement.
Blocks can look very industrial and unsightly, do you have any aesthetically pleasing blocks?
If you need a concrete barrier solution but don’t want to compromise the aesthetics of your site, we can offer concrete blocks with recesses in which you can place plants. Whilst the functionality remains the same, a planter would soften the appearance of the block and can be used as an aesthetically pleasing yet discreet security measure.
Where can the blocks be placed?
Yes, depending on ground conditions. We may have to take into consideration height restrictions and we always look to secure each site on an individual basis. We need to assess the potential access points as they may not always be obvious. For example, access is often achieved through a breach in the fence lines, grass verges or other vulnerable, surrounding areas. This may increase the rental price, however, the cost of removing fly tipping can be an even larger cost and so the extra investment is often worthwhile.
Will you offer a site survey before the installation?
Yes. In the vast majority of cases a site survey can be carried out using Google Earth/Street Map or clients will send photos to clarify the situation and requirement. As much detail as possible is obtained prior to installation as location and final positioning are critical, including the need to know if vehicle or pedestrian access is required. Our team will often spot areas of weakness and assess potential security risks you may not have considered.
Can I supplement the blocks with gates?
Yes. Customers often require full perimeter or entrance/exit physical security but with the ability to allow controlled access for vehicles and/or pedestrians. We supply and install our own, purpose-designed gates, in lengths from 3m to 4.5m, designed specifically to integrate with our concrete barriers. The gates will be delivered and installed at the same time the blocks are installed.
Contact Our Concrete block Specialists
To discuss your perimeter security solution further or if you are not sure on which concrete barrier will be suitable for your needs, call us today on 01322 479652 or contact us via our contact form.