Precast concrete truly is one of the most versatile and reliable of materials available.
From lamp posts lighting our streets to air raid shelters protecting us in the early years to innovative, sleepers for expanding our transport infrastructure and quick fit drainage systems today.
This amazing mix of naturally sourced ingredients provides strength, durability and protection. It is also completely recyclable and reusable.
We at Stanton Bonna are celebrating 100 years of precast concrete at Stanton by Dale. So have been sharing lots of old photos on social media one decade at a time – so keep an eye out!
In 1919 the seeds were sown on creating an alternative to steel pipes at the famous Stanton site. Production of precast concrete pipes started in 1920 followed by further developments in the methodology to create a ‘spun pipe’. The pipes were made using a centrifuge method that created a stronger product. This innovation of the first spun pipe manufactured in the UK was one of many that have continued through the life of precast concrete products here at Stanton.
The product portfolio soon expanded in the 1930’s to include concrete lamp posts as another key product. Again these were made using the centrifugal method which was seen as a UK first again.
Late 1930’s early 1940’s air raid shelters were produced to help protect the nation plus experimental concrete torpedo casings were produced!
Watch out for further updates.