We offer the most comprehensive concrete product service in the UK, providing a range of standardised precast concrete products including; beam & block flooring, hollowcore flooring, insulated flooring and straight stairs and landings, along with a varied selection of specialist bespoke precast concrete products including; curved and helical stairs, stadia products, terracing units, railway components, auditorium seating, balconies, silage clamps, sea defence & flood prevention products, ground beams and bespoke precast retaining walls.
Our manufacturing facilities, offices and transport hub are located near Colchester on the border between Essex and Suffolk in the UK. With the A12, M11 and M25 all nearby, we are well positioned to offer a competitive concrete products service to London & the Home Counties, East Anglia and the South East of England. Alongside our flagship prefabricated concrete products, we also supply an array of specialist bespoke concrete products to most parts of the UK. We like to see ourselves as more than just a precast concrete manufacturer. Putting our customers first, we are solution providers, with a mission and vision to deliver a continually exceptional level of service.
About Our Concrete
Precast concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world. Milbank concrete is always perfectly mixed and offers superior strength and durability to traditional wet or insitu poured concrete. Our offsite precast method is quicker than insitu mould construction/pouring and can be made into any shape. Manufacturing in our carefully controlled factory facilities in Essex ensures our precast concrete is not affected by variable site conditions or the elements, making Milbank the intelligent choice for leading construction firms and self-builders across the UK.
So why choose Milbank for your precast concrete products?
- Our precast concrete is always perfectly mixed and offers superior strength and durability to traditional wet concrete. This guaranteed quality control means no unforeseen delays.
- Cost certainty & quality control makes keeping to a strict budget easier.
- Repeat casting using our moulds means great results every time and cost efficiency through repetition.
- Design, manufacture and installation of your concrete products is all carried out by Milbank, meaning accountability and swift resolution to any issues that may arise.
- All of our products are designed and manufactured to British Standards.
- The density of our precast concrete makes for excellent sound reduction (especially appreciated in residential buildings). It also makes it highly impact absorbent.
- Our precast is completely fireproof and will not melt at high temperatures.
- Our concrete’s thermal mass offers designers the chance to exploit the natural properties of precast concrete for cooling and heating your building.
- Longevity – Milbank precast concrete is tough and durable and has excellent exposure properties. It is wholly resistant to insects, pests, vermin attacks, fungus and mildew, chemical attacks etc.
- It’s completely recyclable! – our precast units can be re-used in their entirety at the end of their life.
Milbank Hollowcore floors are prestressed concrete units with tubular voids extending the full length of the slab creating an efficient lightweight unit. This makes the slab much lighter than other floor slabs of equal thickness or strength. Reduced weight lowers transportation costs and saves on the cost of the material. They are typically used in the construction of upper floors in apartments/flats, commercial buildings and larger houses. Milbank hollowcore floors are available in 150mm, 200mm and 250mm deep units.
Beam & Block Flooring
There are many benefits to using a beam & block flooring system, the biggest of which being it is fast, cheap and simple to install with no special skills required. Our concrete beams come in 155mm and 225mm deep prestressed options and are available in lengths of 1-6m in 50mm increments. By varying the concrete beam centres during construction this kind of concrete flooring offers a quick and economical solution for a wide range of problems both at ground and upper floor levels. Milbank carry a permanent stock of over 25,000m of concrete beams in varying lengths but can quickly manufacture concrete beams to order.
WarmFloor Pro from Milbank Concrete Products represents a compelling alternative to the present market-leader. A cost-effective way to rapidly lay a thermally-insulated concrete ground floor, with lower construction costs at the outset and improved energy savings. As a high-quality alternative to a standard beam-and-block floor, WarmFloor Pro ticks all the boxes. WarmFloor Pro insulated concrete flooring (ICF) works by combining rigid insulation modules (EPS blocks) manufactured from lightweight closed-cell expanded polystyrene which is then laid in between our pre-stressed concrete beams (either 155mm or 225mm deep) and finished with an EPS top sheet, membrane and concrete screed.
Bespoke Precast Concrete Products
In our Essex based, purpose-built factories, we are well equipped to manufacture a wide variety of entirely bespoke specialist precast concrete components. From charcoal pigmented seating units in shopping centres to luxurious sweeping helical stairs in some of the most prestigious properties in the UK, we work together with our clients to design, build, and install exceptional precast concrete products to their exact requirements.
Our clients originate from a range of industries including: commercial and residential construction, rail, health, energy, environmental and the public sector and our products are routinely used for a range of applications. From creating steel frame support beams at commercial developments, such as the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios, to terracing units, walls, stairs and floors at stadiums, such as the Kia Oval cricket ground, our range of products and services are trusted by industry leading contractors all over the UK.
We are capable of producing single bespoke precast concrete units up to 15 tonnes and our expert haulage and installation teams are proud to put our customers first. We are renowned for the level of service we provide to our customers, putting in the effort to go the extra mile to ensure your expectations, as our client, are exceeded every single time.
Bespoke Precast Curved Stairs by Kallisto
We would like to introduce you to Kallisto Stairs – an exciting concept in the UK for precast concrete curved stair design. Through many years of research and development, we can offer unique and luxurious stairs that are entirely bespoke. Manufactured by hand at our facility in Essex, our stairs are delivered in one complete piece and fitted with ease by our expert installation team.
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