Construction News Awards

Tonight the Construction News Awards are taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. These are the biggest awards in the construction industry and as a result winning a Construction News Award is highly recognised and admirable. A panel of 60 of the UK’s leading clients and industry experts choose the finalists for these prestigious awards.

We are proud to have been involved with a couple of the projects which have been shortlisted for Project of the Year (£20M-£50M). Read more

cold concrete

As it is late November and is only going to get colder now until spring next year, then it is a good time to explain the issues of working with concrete during this chilly period.  Working with concrete in the winter months is much more challenging than in the warmer weather.  Concrete will take much longer to set and strengthen in cold weather, so this should be taken into consideration before quoting lead times. Read more

See below the images of CBS Precast Manufacturing’s flights of concrete stairs installed on site at Worcester.

Our Operations Director and the Site Manager both commented on how good the quality of the stairs are. The soffits in particular are excellent!

These stairs were designed by our experienced Design Team at CBS Precast and then manufactured by CBS Precast Manufacturing. We can create designs to suit your exact requirements and then produce them to a high standard with steel lifting points cast in place to allow for safe offload and accurate placement.

If you require a quote for a fast installation of durable, fire resistant precast concrete stairs for any type of building then contact us by emailing or call 01275 874508.

Here are some images of CBS Precast Manufacturing Limited’s terrace units which have been installed at Arbour Park, Slough, for Morgan Sindall as part of the Slough Urban Regeneration project.

The Arbour Park Community Sports Facility will include a 1,950 spectator capacity stadium, for which we manufactured and supplied the terrace units for the main stand.

terrace unit terrace units

exeter science hub

CBS Precast were honoured to be involved with the build of the prestigious new home for The Met Office’s supercomputer in Exeter.  CBS successfully installed the 454m2 of 60mm Deep, Precast Wide-Slab Lattice Floor (also known as the OMNIA Deck) together with 80mm structural concrete topping. Read more

concrete plank

CBS have had yet another successful project, having installed 2000m2 of 300mm deep hollowcore slabs on Dolphin School, Bristol for BAM Construction.

Below are a few images we wanted to share of the new build. The slab shown hanging from the crane is 11m long!

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Alan Webb

I contemplated where a good place to start would be for CBS Precast’s first proper blog posting.  I had a few ideas, however came to the conclusion that I should talk to the boss and find out how it all started.

So who is the boss?  He is Mr Alan Webb, a Chartered Structural Engineer who has been self-employed since the 1970s.  He was acting as a consultant to various companies in pre-stressed concrete, and this ultimately lead to the creation of CBS Precast in 1991. CBS offers the design, supply and installation of precast products.  The name was developed along with Alan’s idea to offer a complete construction package. It stands for Complete Building Solutions, and this was subsequently shortened to CBS.  The company now offers a wide range of products including, Beam and Block Flooring, Hollowcore Flooring, Solid Plank Flooring, Staircases, Twin-Walling System and Agricultural Panels, so the ‘Complete Building Solution’ is now more ‘complete’.

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