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Mone Bros move a lot of aggregates and needed a low cost solution to build concrete push walls to allow fast loading for delivery. Virtabloc was the solution!

Yorkshire-based Mone Brothers specialise in landscaping materials, stone, aggregates, plant hire and recycling among other services.

In recent years their product range has grown from sands and gravels sourced from their own quarries, to recycled and decorative aggregates, top soils and SMR products from their recycling depots. Due to their growth, space became restricted and the need to separate the materials and create “concrete push walls” became vital.

The Challenge

Mone Bros pride themselves on the quality and cleanliness of their aggregates; and storing them separately from adjacent materials is essential.

Having previously spent many years trying to make aggregate storage bays out of materials such as steel joists and old railway sleepers with mixed success; they realised it was time to find an effective and more sustainable solution

The Solution

Load blocks were used to create a series of bays, which allowed the company to store a wide range of aggregates in an organised system. This not only improved the working environment but streamlined the day to day operation.

The new bays are proving particularly important for Mone Bros production of recycled aggregate called SMR (Structural Materials for Reinstatement). It is used in the construction and utility industries as the equivalent to Type 1 aggregate. With new products being added regularly the versatility of interlocking blocks became a huge plus. A further benefit realised during this project was flexibility. The concrete block can be lifted and rearranged to make different sized bays as storage needs change.

Product features include Excellent mechanical impact and heat resistance; Quick to build; Cost effective; Easily re-configured.

Mone Bros. Director Phil Mone commented

“BlockWalls low cost Eco-concrete solution provided a much better option for us than the alternatives.” He adds “their blocks are able to withstand a lot of the impacts that lesser aggregate storage bay materials would be unable to survive.”

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