Many sizes available from our vast stock or made-to-measure to your requirements ready for collection or delivery to site
We deliver Concrete Padstones nationwide.
SNS is recognised to be a leading provider of precast concrete padstones to the UK building industry with over 30 different padstone sizes normally available from stock. Our range of padstones has been specifically selected to meet the requirements of the trade.
Steel Lintels, Steel Beams including RSJ’s, Universal Beams, Universal Columns, and Parallel Flange Channels are all available from SNS for local delivery only, so please give us a call with your requirements!
Contact SNS for all your padstone requirements… speak to a member of our team on 0118 987 3344 or request a callback.
What are Padstones and why should I be using them?.
Padstones, are specialised high-density concrete blocks. Precast concrete padstones are an integral part of today’s building practices. The purpose of a padstone is to form a sound base or pad for a lintel or steel beam (RSJ, Universal Beam, Universal Column, Parallel Flange Channel) to distribute the load onto the surrounding block or brick structure (which would not commonly cope with the high loads imposed).
Without padstones, this weight would apply a damaging, crushing force to the blocks directly contacted by the lintel. Padstones however are made of stronger denser stuff than normal blockwork. Padstones are manufactured with 50kn/m2 concrete creating a block that will take a considerable weight from above and effectively distribute it across the blockwork below preventing cracks and structural damage.
What size Padstone do I need?
The size of the padstone will ideally be specified in the engineer’s specification and blueprints.
You cannot cut a pre-made padstone down to size, as this could change the compressive strength of the block.
Our technical team will provide the necessary advice when it comes to padstone design and specification.
Your Structural Engineer should be able to recommend the sizes of the concrete padstones required for your project
Our range of concrete padstone sizes are designed to fit most block and pier dimensions.
These standard sizes are available ex-stock and of course, we are always happy to discuss custom requirements.
Please select pre-made padstones from the table.
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