TBLOCKS

An innovative concrete modular construction system

TBlocks is an innovative concrete modular construction system, designed to make it easier to design and build a range of structures for effective coastal defence, flood prevention and earth retention.

 

Benefits

  1. VERSATILE, INTERLOCKING DESIGN

    The interlocking design of TBlocks provides guaranteed interlock in two planes for a highly stable, resistant structure that accommodates moderate differential settlement without structural damage.

  2. FAST, SCALABLE CONSTRUCTION

    TBlocks enables fast construction using standard site equipment. This allows shorter build programmes and impressive reductions in cost and disruption.

  3. SMALLER FOOTPRINT

    TBlocks requires a smaller footprint than alternative construction methods like armour stone, due to its guaranteed interlock in two planes, allowing more usable space on beaches and shorelines.

  4. EXCELLENT WAVE DISSIPATION

    The result of extensive research, the innovative shape of TBlocks diffracts and dissipates wave energy to minimise overtopping and scouring.

  5. SIZE AND FINISH

    Made from durable high-grade concrete supplied by Tarmac, TBlocks offers a highly resistant, maintenance-free solution.

  6. FLOOD PREVENTION

    By aligning TBlocks in different ways, the structure can be made to follow the contours of a riverbank. This allows a variety of temporary or permanent structures to be built for stabilisation, erosion control and flood prevention.

  7. COASTAL DEFENCE

    The interlocking design of TBlocks and its wave diffraction characteristics make it ideal for design and construction of a range of marine structures.  

  8. EARTH RETENTION

    TBlocks can be used to construct temporary or permanent retaining walls for earth retention and slope stabilisation.

  9. EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    TBlocks enables a fast, effective response to extreme weather conditions. It allows structures to be built quickly using standard site equipment to protect infrastructure and assets from damage.

  10. QUALITY ASSURANCE

    TBlocks is manufactured in a highly controlled process with rigorous testing and quality assurance at every stage of the process. All of our products are manufactured in the UK and certified under BES 6001 Responsible sourcing.

  11. NATIONAL SUPPLY NETWORK

    Tarmac is UK’s leading supplier of specialist Readymix concretes with over 90 Readymix plants throughout the UK.

Applications

  • Sea Walls
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Harbour Developments
  • Offshore
  • River Banks
  • Ground Stabilisation
  • Promenades

Choice of sizes and finishes

TBlocks can be cast in different sizes to suit the needs of the client and the project.  TBlocks from 2.4 tonnes per unit to 77 tonnes can be cast offering a credible alternative to the irregular size and shape, difficult to source alternatives

Dimension

Scale of TBlock Achievable

Width (m)

1

1.5

2

2.5

3

4

Height (m)

0.7

1.1

1.4

1.75

2.1

2.8

Volume (m3)

0.506

1.79

4.05

7.91

13.66

32.39

Density (t/m3)

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

Unit Weight (t)

1.21

4.29

9.72

18.98

32.78

77.4


It is also available in a range of coloured and textured finishes to suit client requirements and complement local surroundings.

  • Long lasting colours - available with UV stabilised pigments that are, deep, long lasting and frost-resistant for a durable, maintenance-free solution.
  • Textured finishes - that replicate the appearance of a range of materials from stone block to wood.
  • Exposed aggregate - for a decorative finish that reflects local materials.

BIM Object

Click to download our BIM object for TBlock. For more information or to make it specific for your project contact bim@tarmac.com

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