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blue bulletAnnual Dinner - 24 June 2015


The British Precast Annual Dinner is today! The black-tie Dinner will be held on at the Leicester Marriott Hotel and the evening will include the presentation of the prestigious Best Practice Awards.

We are pleased to be adding our support to the Felix RAAM team who are currently raising fundraising for British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA) and The Wounded Warrior Project. The team, which include's Forticrete's director & general manager John Lambert, will be conducting a cycle race across America where they will cover 3000 miles in 90 days.

We are hoping to conduct a live-stream link to the team racing in America tonight. For more information, click here to view the team's video and visit their Virgin Money Giving page to donate now.


blue bulletSafety & Health Awareness Day 2015


The next British Precast Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) will be held on 21 July 2015 at Tarmac Building Products, Stamford. This SHAD is aimed at supervisors and operatives to support you in gaining the knowledge and understanding to effectively manage your own health and safety and that of others around you.


The day will cover key topics including Incident Causation, Conveyors Isolation, as well as a session by the HSE. Please be aware the HSE is expecting all British Precast members to be represented at this event.


For further information and to book, please click here. Please note, spaces are strictly limited for this SHAD so book now to reserve your place.


blue bullet Annual Golf Day - 15 July 2015


We are pleased to announce that the annual British Precast Golf Day will take place on 15 July 2015 at Hawkstone Park, Shrewsbury. After the great success of last year, we return to the championship course for a full day of competition, prizes and fun!

This year we are also holding a morning 9-hole competition for golfers to try their hand before moving on to the full course. Click here to view the day's programme.

Don't miss out! Click here to book your place now!

blue bulletAnnual Review, Health & Safety Matters and Sustainability Matters 2015 Published


British Precast is pleased to announce the release of three of our publications which are available for download now.

Our Annual Review looks back on the last 12 months and the achievements of our industry, members and updates on current activities by our product associations and committees.

Sustainability Matters 2015 reports on the progress by members on the Sustainability Charter targets against Key Performance Indicators.

Health & Safety Matters provides an up to date overview of the initiatives by British Precast to improve health and safety in the industry.

All of these publications are available to download now; please contact us if you would like hard copies.


blue bulletPRECAST2015 showcases the best to the precast concrete industry

The UK’s biggest precast concrete event took place on 21 May 2015 at Leicester Tigers Stadium. PRECAST2015 was a great success with over 60 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the industry to over 400 delegates from the UK and further abroad.

The seminar sessions and live demonstrations taking place throughout the day were popular, and the speed networking session gave a valuable opportunity for suppliers in the industry to connect with potential new customers.

We'd like to thank our sponsor Tekla, and all of our exhibitors and visitors for making this day possible. Plans for PRECAST2016 are already underway and we’re aiming to make it even bigger and better!


blue bulletBritish Precast signs up the Infrastructure Carbon Review pledge

GCB Three years on report imageBritish Precast has become the first trade association to sign the Infrastructure Carbon Review pledge. The precast industry is already committed to reduce carbon emissions by 20% and energy consumption by 10% by 2020 (using the 2012 baseline).

British Precast also committed to other carbon-relevant 2020 targets associated with reduction of waste to landill and use of alternative cements.

The main statement can be viewed by clicking here.

Names of organisations endorsing the ICR can be found in the latest report by the Green Construction Board’s 'Three Years on Report'.


blue bullet Aircrete manufacturing acts on demand for new housing


31 March 2015

The sudden rise in new build housing projects in the second quarter of 2013 brought with it a dramatic  increase in demand for all building products and, as a result, a temporary shortage of materials across the entire industry. The Aircrete Product Association Members (APA) responded to the change in market conditions by rapidly bringing additional production on stream. Please click here for the full press release from the APA.


blue bullet Health and Safety Members' Briefings


26 March 2015

In line with our commitment to raising health and safety standards in the industry by safer by sharing, British Precast have issued two members' briefings which are available to download here.

blue bullet Annual Dinner & Best Practice Awards 2015


26 March 2015

We'd like to thank all those who have submitted entries for the British Precast Best Practice Awards. We have had a record number of submissions this year for the 6 catergories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety, Project and Sustainability (Associate and Full Member). Judging is currently underway and we look forward to presenting the winners on 24 June at our Black-Tie Annual Dinner!


Tables are going fast for the Dinner - book your place now to receive a 15% discount!

We are also pleased to offer special guest rates for delegates wishing to stay at the Annual Dinner venue, the Leicester Marriott Hotel. Simply click here.


blue bullet ASPA News


20 March 2015

The Architectural & Structural Precast Association (ASPA) is delighted to launch ASPA News. Visit the ASPA website to download the newsletter now and to find out more about ASPA members' latest projects and innovations.


blue bullet Ecobuild 2015 - A great success!


12 March 2015

The Concrete and Masonry Pavilion was a great success at Ecobuild 2015!

Supported by members, solution providers and industry bodies, the new Pavilion provided a multitude of visitors with guidance and expertise on concrete and masonry.

The High Performance Housing stand drew a great crowd throughout the 3 days. Live demonstrations and construction details showed visitors how the properties of masonry and precast flooring can be used to meet and exceed the requirements for energy efficiency, acoustic performance, fire resistance and durability.


Experts from the Aircrete Products Association (APA), Concrete Block Association (CBA) and Precast Flooring Federation (PFF) were on hand to provide visitors with information and guidance.


Plans are already underway to make the Pavilion at Ecobuild 2016 bigger and better! Further information will be released in due course.



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Latest publications

Annual Review 2015open in new window

British Precast has published the 2014 Annual Review.           

To download a copy click on the link above or to order a copy by post email info@britishprecast.org


Health & Safety Matters open in new window

This publication provides an up to date overview of initiatives by British Precast to improve health and safety in the industry.


Sustainability Matters - 2015 Updateopen in new windowSustainability Matters 2015

British Precast has published the 2015 update of Sustainability Matters with the complete data on Key Performance Indicators for 2014. To download a copy click above or to order a copy by post email info@britishprecast.org



Sixth Sustainability Performance Report open in new window

The Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Forum’s sixth annual Sustainability Performance Report.


Little Books of Concrete open in new window

Our popular little books are available to download or purchase via PayPal.


Statement on CE Marking of Cast Stone open in new window

British Precast statement on CE marking of Manufactured Stone Masonry, or ‘Cast Stone.


Membership Prospectus



Please view our prospectus featuring the benefits of British Precast membership in detail and with application forms at the back.


Buyers Guide

The British Precast Buyers is available to download in PDF or Excel format.

The matrix shows the products our members manufacture.

Bespoke Precast Suppliers

Architects and designers have all long known the flexibility of precast concrete, and now British Precast has launched its dedicated list of Bespoke Precast Suppliers.

Click here to download the listopen in new window

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