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RSG Structures Ltd
A 120m-long, 3.2m-high perimeter push wall was created for a new east London metal recycling facility using Elite Precast’s Legato interlocking concrete blocks.
In early 2020 RSG Structures Ltd was asked to undertake the design and build of the wall.
To use traditional construction methods to build a wall of this size would be expensive and take weeks of work. The wall would also need to cure for some time after completion before it could be used.
The solution was to create an in-situ foundation/plinth and install Elite Precast’s Legato interlocking concrete blocks on to it. This was a tried and tested method of construction that was both fast and cost-effective.
After Elite delivered the 441 blocks required for the project it took two men just 4 days to build the entire structure. Not only was it quick to construct but it was ready to use as soon as the last block was put in to position.
Using the special Legato ‘Bendi’ block also meant that almost any layout or design could be followed. And adding a ‘soldier course’ at the bottom, with buttresses, increased the strength of the wall.
Legato's flexibility means that if a design alteration to the layout or height adjustment is required in the future, it can be easily and quickly implemented.
“When it comes to constructing a wall of this size, to take the design loads specified and with a fast build time, there is nothing that comes close to Elite’s Legato block."
– Gareth Neale, Managing Director, RSG Structures Ltd