Case Studies

Here's a few things we've been up to recently...

Event Safety/Security // Silverstone

Project: Supply barriers to secure an event drifting area.

When the call came in for a 290m stretch of concrete barriers to secure an event drifting area, our team knew they would enjoy the challenge! It meant deploying 116 of our MKI Concrete Barriers, each measuring 2500x500x750mm, all to be delivered and installed within a tight two-day window.

With our trademark precision, the team manoeuvred our Moffett (a trailer-mounted forklift) to carefully position the barriers around the designated areas. Each block was installed and lined up perfectly, a feat made easier by our innovative linking system.

In just two days, a highly effective concrete barrier was in place and standing guard around the drifting arena, ensuring the safety and excitement of all participants.

Customer’s Words: ‘Incredibly helpful! Great with our last-minute requests and advice on what equipment I needed. The delivery guys were also great! We were able to use the blocks to create a safe environment for some awesome stunts!’

Check out our concrete barriers here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Vacant Property Protection // Warwick

Project: Supply and deploy concrete barriers to prevent unauthorised access.

Working with the site managers, we were asked to deploy our MKI Concrete Barriers to a vacant commercial building to prevent unauthorised access.

As these were to be placed on the grass, we took one of our JCB 532.80 along to position the barriers. The customer wanted the barriers spaced with a gap in-between, and we advised that the gaps should never be over 1.5m to prevent vehicle access. In total, 60 of our barriers were placed around the perimeter of the site.

Each RDB MKI weighs approx. 2250kg, is 2.5m wide and can be linked together using brackets at each end.

Customers Words: ‘Great job yesterday, thank you very much!

Check out our concrete barriers here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Marquee Ballast // Peterborough

Project: Supply 100kg concrete ballast to secure a marquee.

It’s not always possible to stake down a marquee, so our dedicated Marquee Weights are the best option.

In this case, the marquee was at a festival in Peterborough and for this specific structure we supplied 48 x 100kg weights with white covers and straps. Our ballast blocks are available from 50kg to 3000kg and we can supply and deliver accordingly to size of the structure.

For a neat and tidy finish, we provide black or white covers to help the blocks match the marquees.

Check out our ranges here: Marquee Weights

Commercial Eviction // Romford

Project: Supply Concrete Barriers to prevent vehicle access.

This project involved responding to a request to attend a site at short notice, to work alongside Bailiffs in a commercial eviction.

The customer was unsure about the number of concrete barriers the job would require, and we were able to assist by looking online and determining the measurements. After a subsequent chat, we also agreed to double up some of the barriers on this site for additional strength and security.

Customers words: ‘All went smoothly today, your driver did a brilliant job. Many Thanks.’

Check out our concrete. barriers here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Concrete barrier and gate installation // Stockport

Project: Deliver and deploy security gates and barriers to vacant property.

Our Stockport customer required security for a vacant property, but still needed to maintain all-important access to certain areas of the site. In this scenario, our security gates offer a secure and flexible solution.

Our Security Gates offer multi-directional security without limiting site access, and reflective signs and solar-powered lights are a recent safety addition. 

We supplied the large swing gates with our MKII concrete barrier because the customer required additional barriers to add to the security. The MKII barriers are 3m long and weigh 2.5 tonnes each.

Check out our gates here: Security Gates
Check out our concrete. barriers here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Commercial Property Protection // Camberley

Supply and deliver 5000kg RDB XL concrete barriers to protect a commercial property.

This project required fifteen concrete barriers to protect warehouse shutters and access gates at a brand new commercial property in Camberley. 

The RDB XL concrete barriers are a serious unit! Each weighs 5000kg, is 4 metres long and has no visible forklift pockets. This makes them a highly effective deterrent against unauthorised access, plus their extra size means they are well-suited for protecting large gateways, shutter doors and access roads.

The RDB XL barriers are positioned using a crane lorry because they are simply impossible to lift using an Artic and Moffett, which meant  this particular project needed five crane-lorry loads!  Of course, we are very used to moving our blocks and we worked alongside the property manager to ensure the barriers were positioned safely and efficiently.

 Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Vacant Property Protection // Basingstoke

Project: Supply a sliding gate and concrete barriers to deter unauthorised access.

Our customer needed to limit unauthorised access to a property without stopping access completely, and we have an excellent solution for this common request. 

Block Aid gates are supplied with key or combination padlocks, which provide access flexibility. In order to suit most scenarios, they are offered in sliding and swing configurations and work in conjunction with our concrete barriers.  On this occasion, we provided a sliding gate along the main entrance and additional MKII concrete barriers for a car park, which were bolted using our unique system for added support and security.

Check out our gates here: Security Gates
Check out our concrete. barriers here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Scaffolding Support // London

Project: Provide Kentledge Multi-Blocks to support scaffolding

We were recently asked to provide effective scaffolding support that could fit within a limited 1.5m space. 

At 1000x1000x500mm, our Multi-Block was perfect for this job. The Multi-Blocks is a versatile, multifunctional 1000kg Kentledge block that is effective for a variety of scenarios and applications. It has passed extensive testing, including scaffold-pole tests, where the Multi-Block’s highest load capacity was confirmed at 11kn.

It’s also excellent for supporting staging and structures, and can be linked together due to its stackable design. With standard fixing for scaffolding applications, and available with white covers, it’s also useful for event signage and flag poles – and can be positioned with a standard forklift. Customers words: ‘A job well done by your company, were very happy with the way it went.

Check out our ranges here: Kentledge Blocks

Unauthorised Access Protection // Manchester

Project: Supply 2 RDB XL as additional protection against unauthorised visitors.

Responding to a call on a Thursday afternoon requesting 2 of our RDB XL concrete barriers to be delivered ASAP to a site in Manchester, we had both blocks in place the following day. 

Our RDB XL blocks weigh 5000kg and are over 4 meters in length, so have excellent deterrent benefits! Perfect for large gateways, shutter doors, vacant properties and so much more, they were a great fit for this type of job. We linked our barriers together to add extra strength, which can be done leaving no visible sign from the outside. Finally, we positioned them behind the existing bollards to further deter tampering.  

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Car Park Protection // Kettering

Protect: empty car park against unauthorised access using RDB MKI concrete barriers.

A customer called us Friday morning with an urgent request for eight of our MKI concrete barriers to prevent unauthorised access to an un-used car park.

We arrived on-site that afternoon and deployed our MKI barriers according to the customer’s instructions. Our MKI RDB’s are 2.5m long and weigh 2, 250kg and can also link together to form a super-strong single barrier.

Customers words: “You have been brilliant!  Thanks for pulling this one off for us”

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Entrance Security // London

Project: Add extra protection to shutter doors

We were requested by our customer to supply 2 of our MKI RDB’s to a vacant commercial property in London, who wanted additional protection to secure their roller shutter door.

Our RDBs are a great fit for this type of job. We linked our barriers together to add extra strength and placed them behind the existing bollards as further deterrent against tampering.

Our MKI RDB’s weigh 2250kg and are 2.5m wide, linking together using a hook and eye system.

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Weigh down a temporary structure // London

Project: Temporary Building Weights / London

We were requested by our customer to supply 4 of our 1000kg ballast weight to secure a temporary building, along with white straps and covers.

We can provide ballast for any temporary structure and our marquee weights range from 50kg – 5000kg.

Customers words ‘Many thanks to you and the team for your help with this project. Absolutely spot-on as ever!

Check out our ranges here: Marquee Weights

Commercial Property Protection // Mitcham

Project: Additional support for gate security

Our customer asked us to deploy 2 of our MKI concrete blocks to be used in conjunction with their existing security gate to provide added security against unauthorised access.

The MKI concrete security barriers are 2.5m wide and weigh 2250kg. The can be linked together using a bracket at each end of the barriers or they can stand alone.

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire


Warehouse Protection // Lutterworth

Project: Protect newly-built warehouse buildings whilst maintaining daily access

We were asked by our customer to visit site, measure up and suggest what would be most suitable to secure the newly-built warehouse from unauthorised visitors, whilst maintaining daily access for workforce and potential buyers. Within two days of measuring we were back on site deploying large sliding and two of our MKII RDBs to block the pavement. We even received a nice Testimonial from the client..!

“I have been using Block Aid’s services since 2018 and found them to be excellent across every aspect of their business. They fully understand the pressures we are up against in terms of time and urgency. They are a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend.”

Our sliding gates are produced using galvanised steel and are bolted and welded to the RDB barrier of your choice. Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire //  Security Gates

Vacant Warehouse Protection // Manchester

Project: Prevent unauthorised access to a vacant property

Working alongside a security company we were asked to deploy one of our RDB XL barriers to deter unauthorised access to this vacant unit.

Our RDB XL barriers are a serious block! Weighing 5000kg and at over 4m long, they must be deployed using our HIAB lorry. Despite their size and weight, the RDB XL has some great benefits such as a unique linking system and hidden forklift pockets, which are not visible from the front to prevent tampering.

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire

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Warehouse Access Prevention // Middlesex

Project: Deploy MKII RDBs to newly-built warehouses

Working with a security company, Block Aid was asked to deploy forty of our MKII concrete blocks to newly-built warehouse premises in Middlesex.

Our MKII blocks were used as an extra deterrent along with their bollards to add protection from unauthorised visitors. To further secure the MKII blocks we linked them together using our unique, custom made, tamper-resistant bolts and fixings.

Check out our range here: Concrete Barrier Hire

Sliding Security Gate Setup // Wolverhampton

Project: Flexible access solution using a sliding gate and concrete block combo 

Block Aid was asked by our customer to deploy our 5m sliding security-gate to provide a deterrent against unauthorised access, whilst not hindering day to day access during working hours.

Our sliding security gates can be used in conjunction with either our MKI or MKII barriers to provide a strong but flexible access system. The gates are bolted and then welded to give an extra precaution against tampering.

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire //  Security Gates

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Swing Gate Install // Birmingham

ProjectAccess control using a swing gate and concrete-block combo

We were asked by our customer to deploy our large swing-style security gate in conjunction with our MKII barrier in order to provide an extra deterrent against unauthorised access.

As space either side was tight, we made the decision to position the brackets and barriers at a right angle from the gate itself. The brackets on our swing gates can be angled in many directions depending on specific sites, and this proved a useful innovation for this install.

Check out our ranges here: Concrete Barrier Hire //  Security Gates

Access Deterrent Blocks // Leamington Spa

Project: Protection for vacant property

Working with a security company Block Aid was asked to deploy two of our MKII barriers to be used alongside their security gate as a deterrent against unauthorised access at a vacant property.

Our MKII barriers were linked together using out unique custom-made linking system to prevent tampering and provide fast and extra robust on-site security.

Check out our range here: Concrete Barrier Hire

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Ballast for 'Pub in the Park' // St Albans

Project: Marquee and Signage ballast for an outdoor event

Working with an events company, we were asked to deploy ballast used as marquee weights for a Pub in the Par event, and some additional ballast to use alongside scaffold poles to create and support signage.

Our 1000kg Multi-Blocks are a multifunctional kentledge block that is adaptable and effective in a variety of scenarios, such as event signage, flag poles and structure support.

Check out our range here: Concrete Barrier Hire