The term "prestressed concrete" (also known as pre-tensioned concrete) means that wet concrete is poured onto steel strand which has been tensioned. After the concrete has reached the required strength the strand is de-tensioned, the cured concrete adheres and bonds to the strand and when the tension is released it is transferred to the concrete as compression by static friction. This gives the panels additional strength and enables them to flex under load without detriment.
Our prestressed concrete wall panels are manufactured at our factory in Cumbria. A batching plant was installed in 2004 which ensures that we have complete control over the quality of the concrete used. Cast in moulds of up to 78m long means that the length of the panels can be infinitely variable to suit our customer's requirements (practicalities permitting of course!)
ACP (Concrete) Ltd are part of the Thomas Armstrong Group of Companies and manufacture a wide range of prestressed concrete panels to suit a wide variety of applications. Designed to BS 8110 and BS 5502 part 22 1992, our concrete panels are used to form walls in all types of agricultural buildings; silage clamps/pits; grain stores; slurry stores; livestock buildings; feed stores