Kentledge Blocks

Maltaward are specialists in manufacturing, supplying, delivering and installing a wide variety of Kentledge blocks, hoarding and anchor blocks.

We have Kentledge blocks available in 500kg or 1,000kg. Our ballast weights are sturdy and capable of providing much-needed stabilisation. The ballast blocks can be used on a standalone basis or can be mechanically integrated into construction to provide the right level of anchorage for any temporary structure.

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Precast concrete Kentledge blocks are deployed to act as ballast weights or counterweights to provide stabilisation for a wide variety of temporary structures and works. This includes;

Site hoarding and fencing

Securing one side of the fence or hoarding with hoarding blocks provides immense stability and rigidity, even where structures face severe wind loads. The effectiveness of the blocks means that support can be applied to one side only, leaving the face completely clear, unobstructed and visually pleasing.

Scaffolding

Kentledge blocks provide 100% secure anchorage for scaffolding, including sheeted structures. The blocks add mass to the structure as well as rigidity because the anchor blocks can be mechanically integrated into the framework.

Rigging and stagework

Kentledge blocks make ideal counterweights on cantilevered structures, the heavy weights providing robust support on minimal footprints.

Useful for rigging staging, lighting gantries or other tubular structures, the blocks can be mechanically coupled to the structures for extra rigidity and safety. Where structures have sheet cladding, such as stage or start/finish gantries, the blocks can be integrated into the core structure without visually affecting the exterior.

Marquees and events

Providing anchorage for marquees, anchor blocks can be strapped to the main support guys, thus eliminating pegging, which may be particularly useful for hard surface marquee erections.

Cranes and towers

In addition to anchorage and stabilisation for temporary structures, our Kentledge weight blocks are ideal for the use of providing stabilisation for large cranes.

Test weights

Our high-quality and reliable concrete Kentledge blocks have a wide range of additional uses. This can include as concrete test weights and ballast weights. They are designed to be able to be securely stacked so that adding weight is simple.

If you would like to find out more, take a look at our FAQ below.

Sizes and specifications

Length: Various Height: Various
Width: Various Weight: Various

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Kentledge Blocks Specifications

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can Kentledge Blocks be used for?

    Kentledge blocks are any pre-cast concrete block that is designed to be used as ballast to secure temporary structures, such as stages and stage rigging, hoardings, marquees and fencing. They provide free-standing anchorage that is ideal for situations where it’s impractical or impossible to dig foundations.

  • How secure are the blocks?

    Kentledge blocks are used in a variety of demanding industries including civil engineering, large-scale construction and marine applications. Their versatility and durability make each block a reliable counterweight, and units can be combined to provide additional anchorage.

  • Is there a minimum or maximum size of order?

    No, at Maltaward we work closely with our clients to supply the most effective barrier for their needs, whether that’s a single unit or a complete system of various barrier types over multiple sites.

  • How are the blocks delivered?

    All of our barriers are delivered by Maltaward staff, in our own specialist trucks, sometimes we may use an approved Haulier who is vetted by our Health and Safety Manager and our Insurers. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t rely on third-party couriers and we have found this makes the process much easier for our clients. Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, you can speak directly to our team.

    If you would prefer to collect your own barriers, that’s no problem – simply call us to arrange a time.

  • How are Kentledge blocks installed and positioned on-site?

    Depending on the type of block you choose, specialist equipment will be required to safely lift and position each unit. Our Marquee Blocks, Security Barriers and Heavy Duty Road Barriers are manufactured with forklift slots for easy manoeuvring, while TVCBs and Malta XL Interlocking Concrete Blocks will require a HIAB crane fitted with a block grab.

    Our team are more than happy to take care of your barrier installation. Alternatively, we offer HIAB hire and a variety of block grabs to help you complete the job yourself. Contact us for a free quote.

  • How quickly can you deliver?

    We have a range of barrier solutions available for immediate use, so if you require urgent site security, please get in touch as soon as possible. At Maltaward, we pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our clients within the fastest possible turnaround times, so call us to discuss your site needs and we will start working on a solution straight away.

  • Are the blocks available to purchase or rent?

    Our complete range of products is available for purchase or hire, depending on what fits your needs. If you are interested in temporary or permanent Kentledge blocks, call our team to discuss your requirements and we will help you make the best choice between rental, purchase and additional equipment.

Contact Us

Maltaward is a leading UK supplier of a wide range of concrete blocks and barriers for a multitude of civil engineering applications and security solutions. As a CHAS certified contractor, we can offer expertise and security whether you require forklift hire, security and fencing options, or concrete barriers for your commercial premises or building site.

For more information on Kentledge blocks, hoarding blocks and anchor blocks, or to find out about our other products and services, please get in touch with us today. Speak to our friendly and professional team on 0800 043 2742. Alternatively, you can email your query to admin@maltaward.co.uk or contact us here.

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You’re a superstar! Please continue to man the entrance for the time being, if you can please deploy the concrete block too.

Thanks a lot for your help and support

Anonymous – I have added you to the top of my list of go-to contractors

Just a short note to say how grateful and impressed I was with your company’s service. You were able to supply me with the fencing I needed within an hour or two of the initial phone call late on a Saturday afternoon. My Customer and their neighbours were equally impressed with how your staff were really helpful, professional and polite, throughout the installation. They were even more happy when you turned up the next day just to check that everything was OK. I have added you to the top of my list of go-to contractors, thank you.

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Well done last night team.  I’ve had positive feedback over the response to this, which was a major issue to our client.  Thanks to everyone for all the juggling last minute to fit this in, and the safe working was undertaken to get this fan out. I’ll be back in touch soon.

5 Star Service

Very happy, a 5 star service & will keep your details for future projects. – Mark Jackson Director of Business Development

Danny Banks, DCB Environmental Limited

Perfect. The job went well so all happy.

Heathrow Projects Manager

Hi all well done for last night works. A sterling job once again.  Thank you and your teams for the hard work and diligence for the enormous task carried out.

Many thanks,

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5 / 5 Stars

Car Park Line Marking

Multiple compliments from staff and patients – I have been taking full credit.

Chaps did an excellent job – quick and efficient and spelling perfect!

Pikay Patel

We would like to thank you for your company for the prompt services in providing the concrete blocks for securing our old site. The service level was exceptional.

Julian

I’ve happily provided feedback. Your office and Paul (driver) have all been superb. Really appreciate the great service from the combined team.

Jak – Maltaward Barriers

We are really greatful for you guys organising these barriers, the driver was early, took no time at all and we are now properly secure. We will only use you for this sort of stuff in future, 10/10 service.

Mike

Thank you for your fast turn around on the blocks you supplied.

Thanks to your driver as well for doing an excellent job of placing the blocks to how we wanted them.

Will not hesitate to recommend Maltaward in the future.

Mike

5 / 5 Stars

Thanks for a great

prompt service gents! Very professional and polite driver you have.

Ms Williams

Paul was very patient, planned from where he could work safely, the neighbours allowed us to work from their car park and did a fantastic job.

Many thanks.

5 / 5 Stars

how amazing and professional

I just wanted to say Thank-you for helping out so quickly yesterday, and how amazing and professional!

Chris Hawkes

Just wanted to say the lads done a fantastic job clearing away all of the rubbish at Easthampnett.

Please thank them for me and thanks for your help.

Cheryle Bashforth, Chairman of Ryhill Parish Council

Hi Keith Jim Sam and Del,

Thank you very much for sorting out our problem following the trespass on the above site.
Your service was excellent and we would not hesitate to call upon you again. We enjoyed meeting Del so please thank him for us.

Anonymous

I was just looking out over my back garden over the weekend and seeing what a good job that had been done and wondering who best to contact, so pleased that you e mailed.

We saw the guys work very hard clearing all of the rubbish (and shovelling what need to be shovelled!!) I would like to thank them and yourselves for sorting this issue.

The site appears to be well protected and the fence fixed.

Your driver turned up early this morning and was most pleasant and efficient

Much appreciated. Your driver turned up early this morning and was most pleasant and efficient. It was so nice to meet someone who treated customers with such respect.

All best to you all

a professional, efficient service

The blocks are insitu and I just wanted to thank you and your team for a professional, efficient service today.  It is very much appreciated.

just wanted to say thank you….

Good morning Jim, Hope you are well, just wanted to say thank you to you and your guys for a job well done last night. Kind Regards, Dean

4 / 5 Stars

Senior Engineer – Infrastructure & Support Services

Many thanks for completing the job seamlessly.  Cheers for managing the grass.  A great job well done.

We have only good things…

Hi Gavin

Yourself and your team have been very helpful throughout as well as accommodating. We have only good things to do about the work you have carried out at this site.

Kind regards

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Always a pleasure working with you guys

Thank you as well, Jim! Always a pleasure working with you guys.

Facilities Project Coordinator

Hi Jim

To thank you very much indeed for the work carried out last week to install the barrier and the speed bumps. We can cross those off our H&S ‘to action’ list.

4.5 / 5 Stars

Airport Construction General Manger. Heathrow. HSQE Advisor

Morning Jim, Firstly id like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff making this install look amazing, the visual component has been mentioned and being viewed by HAL staff from far and wide, Thank you to all the night teams excellent delivery, safety and standards, I cannot express how happy I am with this stand delivery .

Maltaward who deserve highlighting for being so responsive

I wanted you all to see this circulation today, as all of you made a significant contribution last week to the issues related to the encampments at Broad Street & Rydes Hill, Guildford. To be successful required working as a team (particularly as I work part time) and we probably all felt the pressure created by the circumstances. Our contractors Maltaward who deserve highlighting for being so responsive (out of normal hours) and doing a great job, cheers

Castleoak Care Partnerships Ltd

Hi Jim

Just wanted to thank you for your help in getting this site secured so quickly.

Great Service

Many thanks and great service, thanks

Alex – Associate Director Property Management

That’s brilliant Sam!  Must say I’m very impressed with the service of your company thus far.

All the very best and have a great weekend.

Oliver Dyer, Dyer + Hobbis

Afternoon Sam,

Thank you for confirming.

Maltaward have been most helpful and I will not hesitate to recommend.

Kind regards,

Ollie

Anonymous

Praise for your Tony !

I wanted to email to say a very huge THANK YOU.

Today came Tony (the bollards chap) who again, was wonderful. He was on time, friendly and just got on with the task effortlessly and with good humour.

Many thanks to you and the team at Maltaward

Hi Sam, Many thanks to you and the team at Maltaward for arranging the works yesterday. Can you please advise me of the initial cost for the work and the revised monthly statement for the 2 extra concrete blocks. Regards

5 / 5 Stars

Castleoak Care Partnerships Ltd

Hi Jim

Just wanted to thank you for your help in getting this site secured so quickly.

4.5 / 5 Stars

I’m impressed by the service…

Good work Jim.

I’m impressed by the service, client care and responsibility taken by yourselves here. It’s refreshing to see.

Building Surveyor

Anonymous

I wanted to say a massive thank you to you both in assisting with today’s ILRS set up at Enfield. Your behind the scene’s efforts were second only to Paul’s outstanding performance on site. He is quite simply a huge compliment to your firm; his attitude towards the task required and his tolerance, patience and enthusiasm, mixed with his natural character were nothing short of exemplorary and I would like to formally mark his efforts with a gift to say thank you.

Have a good evening both.

Mark Jackson, HPC plc

Thanks for a great prompt service gents! Very professional and polite driver you have. Much appreciated.

JPA Commercial

As and when we decide to go down the route of needing security, I won’t go to anyone else as I have used Maltaward on many occasions and am more than happy with your services.

WSCC surveyor

School very happy with the works and they noted how it has made a vast improvement to the site.

 Thank you for your works on the project Mark.

Parks and Sportsgrounds Supervisor

Just wanted to say thank you, for the works to the entrance at Snell Hatch.

Such an improvement and much appreciated by our cemetery users.

Many Thanks

5 / 5 Stars

make my life easier and the Projects successful

“Thank you for all your help and works over the years, you have always done and quite often the impossible to make my life easier and the Projects successful.

All the best for the future and hopefully we can work together again sometime”

Impressed with the service

Jim –

Thank you – impressed with the service. Happy to discuss the needs of the various projects when convenient.

Regards

4.5 / 5 Stars

Just a few lines to express my gratitude to your security staff

Just a few lines to express my gratitude to your security staff (and dog) for their actions last night in dealing with our trespassers at Mill View Hospital. I am impressed with his handling of the matter which came across as confident and decisive. The information he gained has been passed onto Police who now have an active line of enquiry.

No job was ever too small for you!

I just wanted to drop a note to say it has been a real pleasure working with you over the years.

Thank you for all your help and support over the years which has made what can be a very difficult and demanding job much easier.    No job was ever too small for you.  I have really enjoyed working with you.

We are delighted with the result

Just to express my thanks for the delivery of the 4 concrete barriers this morning. Your driver arrived in perfect time, extremely helpful and very skilled at getting the concrete blocks 10m down a narrow alleyway and into the exact position that they were needed, they have solved our problem perfectly, do express my thanks to your driver for his very careful and extremely accurate and precise work. We are delighted with the result.

Kind regards.

Anonymous

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the fantastic service, Tony is on site now.

we would not hesitate in using your services again in the future

The temporary barriers were gone on arrival at 08.00am this morning thanks

Thanks also, to you and your team for all your help in removing unwanted visitors and securing the premises in a timely and professional manner

Hopefully there will be no need, but we would not hesitate in using your services again in the future

We are really pleased and with the placement of the blocks

Just wanted to let you know that the client was really pleased and with the placement of the blocks, and complimented us on a great job.

So wanted to pass it on to you guys as well!

Thanks so much to everyone who helped with this.

Villie – SPIE Ltd

I have been informed that all went well last night with the delivery, my supervisor mentioned that your guys have been extremely helpful, so please pass on our big thanks.
Much appreciated, it is always a pleasure to work with reliable suppliers and you have proven to be one.

5 / 5 Stars

There was no trouble and the job was done quickly and cleanly. Brilliant.

Thank you for your email and extreme thanks should go to the chap who delivered the blocks.
He did a great job and dealt with any enquiries responsibly. There was no trouble and the job was done quickly and cleanly. Brilliant.
I hope by now that you have received the full payment for the delivery into your bank.
Much appreciate your response, we might be asking for more following our Parish Meeting next week.
Thanks again for a superb job.

Elena – Principal Engineer – Infrastructure & Support Services (Estates Team)

The team did a great job during installation.

very good feedback from the site…

Good to speak to you, may I also take the opportunity to thank you for sorting out the handler and dogs, I have had very good feedback from the site about the security guard who has been great.