Suffolk aggregate recycling centre uses Alfabloc system for storage bays

Suffolk-based vehicle hire business Tippers ‘R’ Us recently relocated to newly-built facilities including a state-of-the art wash plant on a former quarry site just outside Ipswich.

Suffolk aggregate recycling centre uses Alfabloc system for storage bays
The company approached Poundfield Products, a local precast concrete manufacturer, to install a number of storage bays around the 12-acre site. 

In total, 260 precast concrete ‘Alfabloc’ retaining wall units, each measuring three metres (m) high were installed. The new storage bays are used to store a variety of products including: construction/demolition waste, crushed materials and recycled stone/sands.

Alfablocs are freestanding, interconnecting precast concrete units that can range from 1.2m to 6m high and provide a structurally-efficient wall, requiring just a solid base to sit on. Units can be loaded either on one or both sides of a storage bay and provide a safe and secure solution to avoid cross contamination of divided products. Units come in heights ranging from 1.2m to 6m and weigh up to 5.2 tonnes and can also be ground fixed for high-loading applications.

Tippers ‘R’ Us’s aggregate recycling plant started with the capacity to produce up to 2,000 tonnes of materials every day – expansion plans include a further 290 Alfablocs to increase storage significantly as business grows.

According to company owner Guy Nicholls, the Alfabloc system was chosen for both its ability to be easily re-configured at any time to suit the business as it expands and also for its overall professional appearance in comparison to other storage methods.

More information is available on the Poundfield website.

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