FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got questions about our blocks, weights, equipment or service? See below for answers to some of the most common queries. Of course, you can always call or contact us directly using the details provided on this website.  

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CONCRETE BARRIER FAQ

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This depends on your preference and needs, such as wether you would like the barriers joined together in a continuous line, or spaced apart? For example, if you have a 15 metre frontage that you would like to protect and you’d like the blocks to be secured together, you would need 6 x MKI RDBs or 5 x MKII RDBs.

To work out how many Barrier Blocks you need, measure the area you wish to protect and divide it by the length of the blocks you’d like to use.

Our MKI barrier blocks are 2.5m wide and can be linked using the bracket at the end of each block, which holds the blocks together to form a solid barrier.

Our MKII barrier blocks are 3m wide and can be locked together using bespoke security nuts. Assembly and removal requires a specialised tool that is exclusive to Block Aid UK.

We have three sizes of deterrent blocks.

Our MKI RDBs is 2,500mm x 500mm x 750mm (length x width x height) and weigh approximately 2,250kg.

Our MKII RDBs is 2,996mm x 450mm x 750mm (length x width x height) and weigh approximately 2,400kg.

Our RDB XL is 4250 x 700 x 750MM (length x width x height) and weighs approximately 5,000kg.

Our range of sizes are as follows, shown in mm as Length x Width x Height:

  • 50kg 350 x 350 x 175mm | 100kg 800 x 265 x 250mm | 200kg 800 x 350 x 350mm | 500kg 800 x 440 x 650mm
  • 1000kg 1170 x 500 x 750mm  | 1000kg Multi block 1000 x 1000 x 500mm | 1500kg 1750 x 500 x 750mm
  • 2250kg (RDB MKI) 2500 x 500 x 750mm | 2400kg (RDB MKII) 3000 x 450 x 750mm
  • 3000kg 1300 x 1000 x 1000mm
  • 5000kg (RB XL) 4250 x 700 x 750mm

If the customer can unload the vehicle at site, we can deliver a maximum weight of 27,000 KG on a single artic lorry. This equates to 12 x MKI RDBs or 11 x MKII RDB’s.

If Block Aid unload the blocks at site we can carry 22,000 KG, which equates to 10 x MKI RDBs or 9 MKII RDBs. This load may be reduced if the HIAB or a JCB is required. 

Yes! Our HIAB crane truck, JCBs or Moffett trucks can service virtually any on or off-road terrain and place the blocks to suit your requirements. You will need to be the land owner (or acting agent) and the blocks cannot restrict access to any public rights of way).

It is the customers’ responsibility to ensure the site is accessible to the vehicles requested.

For ongoing or regular access we can install a lockable, slidable gate in-between two of the blocks.

For one off or ad-hoc occasions, we can attend site and move the barrier blocks to allow for access and replace them once works are complete. This is charged at pre-agreed rate.

Blocks will be collected from the point of delivery at the end of the hire period.

MARQUEE WEIGHT FAQ

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This question is one of the most commonly asked questions and I’m afraid it is not one we are able to answer. Due to the many variables between structures, terrain, weather conditions etc. you will need to speak to the manufacturer of your product for their recommended ‘safe weight per leg’ calculations and take the location and forecast weather into consideration too. Alternatively you can seek advice from a structural engineer.

If the customer can unload the vehicle at site, we can deliver a maximum weight of 27,000 KG on a single artic lorry. This equates to approximately:

  • 135 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 54 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 27 x 1000KG ballast blocks

If Block Aid unload the blocks at site we can carry 22,000 KG, which equates to approximately:

  • 110 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 44 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 22 x 1000KG ballast blocks

This load may be reduced if the HIAB or a JCB is required. 

Our driver will supply you with one of our specially made pump trucks to move the ballast blocks into their final positions.

Yes! We can supply black or white covers for our blocks from the 100kg size through to and including the 1000kg ballast block. We also have white covers for our 1000kg Kentledge Multi block.

Yes, we can supply black or white straps, which are 3 metres long.

Blocks will be collected from the point of delivery at the end of the hire period.

KENTLEDGE FAQ

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This is one of our most commonly asked questions. Here’s how to find out…

Begin with the manufacturer (or supplier) of your marquee or temporary structure, who will have a recommended ‘safe weight per leg’ calculation for their structure. However, advise should be sought from your site or event’s structural engineer.

Once you have an idea of the weight required for each support point, we can advise you of the best combination of weights to fulfil that requirement. When considering this, it is also sensible to consider the location and weather forecast too, just in case!

If the customer can unload the vehicle at site, we can deliver a maximum weight of 27,000 KG on a single artic lorry. This equates to approximately:

  • 135 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 54 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 27 x 1000KG ballast blocks

If Block Aid unload the blocks at site we can carry 22,000 KG, which equates to approximately:

  • 110 x 200KG ballast blocks
  • 44 x 500KG ballast blocks
  • 22 x 1000KG ballast blocks

This load may be reduced if the HIAB or a JCB is required. 

Our driver will supply you with one of our specially made pump trucks to move the ballast blocks into their final positions.

Yes! We can supply black or white covers for our blocks from the 100kg size through to and including the 1000kg ballast block. We also have white covers for our 1000kg Kentledge Multi block.

Yes, we can supply black or white straps, which are 3 metres long.

Blocks will be collected from the point of delivery at the end of the hire period.

TEST WEIGHTS FAQ

All of our test weights are made to order based on specific customer requirements, so we do not hold stock.
Yes! Just let us know the dimensions within which you need the weights to work, and we will provide some options for you.
Yes! All of our weights are issued with a test certificate. The tests are carried out by an independent company who issue a ‘Report of Thorough examination’ for each individual weight.

SECURITY GATES FAQ

Our gates range from 3m openings through to 5m openings to allow authorised access to different sized vehicles required.
Yes, we supply Mul-T-Lock NE Series padlocks with coded keys. We can also provide combination locks if required and can set the lock to your preferred code.

PAYMENT AND GENERAL FAQ

We can accept payment using debit or credit cards, BACS, standing order, cheque or cash. Please note: Credit card payments incur an additional trancaction fee.
Yes we do offer Account setups for regular customers. Please contact us for eligibility information on 01908 26 33 66.
Yes, we offer hire or directs purchase of our blocks. Please get in touch for pricing on 01908 26 33 66.
Not always, but we prefer to have you there. However, if you can to provide a suitable site plan and clear instructions, we could deliver without the need for anyone to be on site.
The cost of repairs to damaged blocks, including replacement costs for any that are damaged beyond economical repair, will be invoiced to the customer.

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