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blue bulletSafety & Health Awareness Day

British Precast held a successful Safety & Health Awareness Day on 26 November 2016 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. Over 60 delegates were in attendance and presentations were given by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Kennedys Law, Howes Percival, HROC Public Relations and the MPA.


A range of current issues were discussed from a corporate and legal perspective and the safeprecast website was also launched during the day. It was fantastic to see so many members positively showing support to raising health and safety standards in the industry. Presentations from the day will be available shortly.

blue bulletBest Practice Awards 2016

Submissions are now open for British Precast members to enter the prestigious Best Practice Awards 2016! We are accepting entries for the following categories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Project and Sustainability (Full and Associate Member).


Entry forms are available for download here (zip file). The closing date for entries is 12 February 2016; please make sure get your entries in as soon as possible. Winners will be announced at the Black-Tie Annual Dinner on 7 July 2016.


blue bulletPRECAST2016 - 12 May 2016

Preparations are well underway for PRECAST2016 - the UK's biggest precast concrete event! The exhibition and conference will be held on 12 May 2016 at Leicester Tigers Stadium. We are pleased to announce our sponsors for the day - Tarmac Building Products and Tekla UK.

Exhibiting is FREE for British Precast Associate Members! Spaces are also available for non-members. Download the exhibitors booking form or contact us for more information.


blue bulletCreativity in Concrete Award 2015

British Precast is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Creativity Concrete Award is Heatherwick Studio.

Heatherwick Studio has a strong reputation for artistic thinking and is renowned for remarkable craftsmanship using diverse materials.

Projects such as the stunning Nanyang Learning Hub in Singapore and the forthcoming Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town, South Africa demonstrate Heatherwick Studio’s ability to explore extraordinary form-making. The award was presented during The Concrete Society Awards Dinner on 4 November 2015.

Click here for the press release and visit Heatherwick Studio's website for more information on their work.


blue bulletRIBA Stirling Prize 2015

The most prestigious prize in architecture has been awarded to Burntwood School; a school campus transformed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) using a range of precast concrete panels. Cast by British Precast member Techrete, a stunning facade has been created which 'encompasses great contemporary design and clever reuse of existing buildings as well as superb integration of artwork, landscaping and engineering.'

Read more in the Autumn issue of Concrete Quarterly.

blue bulletLooking for precast and masonry products?


The British Precast Buyer's Guide has detailed listings of the products which our members can supply. Click here to download the Guide.


All British Precast manufacturer members are signed up to the rigourous Health & Safety and Sustainability Charters so you can be sure of higher standards in quality, safety and environmental performance when you choose our members.



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 bullet Health and Safety Members' Briefings


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.


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Latest publications

Annual Review 2015open in new window

British Precast has published the 2015 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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