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ballistic defence block system

ENVIRONMENTAL & RECYCLING iNFO


Our Ballistic Containment, Flood Defence, and Elements Protection products are made from 100% recycled vehicle tyres, from local tyre mountains in the UK.  Each block uses a minimum of 30 car tyres (1.5 times the number each vehicle consumes in a lifetime) which would otherwise be left to be burned in furnaces (only 25% of tyres are currently made into re-treads) or other recycled uses.  Tyre mountains/landfills are also significant fire hazards - fires can burn for years giving off noxious high CO2 smoke.

For our patented design, licensed waste tyres are buffed 100% to a fine dust, combined with a polymer binder and compressed by cold process. This means from waste heap to finished product in the warehouse our process has an extremely low carbon footprint compared to many other rubber re-manufacture processes, and  we are continually looking at further ways to reduce our carbon footprint

Unlike contaminated sandbags our flood defence blocks can be washed down and reused

Our flood defence products are reusable time and again - unlike sandbags they do not absorb polluted flood water or have to be disposed of as contaminated waste - they can be safely washed down (always use personal protective equipment for this) and stored or containerised ready for the next flood emergency.

When used appropriately, our flood defence blocks can help reduce environmental damage from polluted flood water - and can save homes, businesses, livestock, water supplies, animal feeds, crops, and essential utilities and transportation links from damage and the pollution by sewage, mud, petrol, plastics and the many harmful germs and viruses within (including e-coli), not to mention decomposing animal bodies and sadly in some cases, human ones too.

Being extremely dense, made of rubber and impervious to water blocks can also be used to contain many types of chemical spills in plant environments either following accident or as a semi-permanent bunding for chemical storage.

The cold process manufacturing helps keep our carbon footprint very low

Any of our block range can be used temporarily or permanently as general impact protection or kerb guides for roadways and vehicle parks (also an excellent method of storing emergency flood blocks until needed).  They have excellent resistance to impact and when joined can dissipate energy along the row or wall to protect buildings from heavy primary impact damage.

Our elements range is designed to provide long-life humanitarean accommodation, as well as protection for equipment and other accommodation needs in harsh environments. It's excellent thermal and insulatiing qualities can also help reduce carbon emissions from heating and cooling requirements,

Many temporary tent facilities cannot be reused after deployment in harsh environments, particularly in disaster relief areas, but our elements arange can be recovered, cleaned stored and reused time and again if required for other emergency situations.

The lifespan of our ballistic defence blocks depends on how they are being used - safety is obviously the overriding factor in deciding this, but any block used heavily in ranges will become spent at some point. The good news is that due to the self interlocking modular design which requires no links, clamps or adhesives the spent blocks can easily be recovered, and exchanged for new.

ertified tested full containment, with no palling, or chipping from side-arms, rifles and LMGs

The spent blocks can be recycled again, the metal fragments recovered, with the rubber polymer rebuffed and manufactured into new blocks for ballistic or flood defence, or elements protection - nothing goes to waste, making this a very environmentally friendly option. Oh...and did we mention - our products save lives!.

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FLOOD DEFENCE FOR GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENT & civil authorities

Flood defence block system for town centres and central business districts

TOWN & CBD DEFENCE

Appropriate use of the FDS-2 defence system can help divert flood water and defend main business districts from flooding.

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Flood defence block system for housing, apartment blocks and estates

HOUSING DEFENCE

Coordinated flood defence using the FSD-2 can be much more effective than relying on individual owners to protect their properties.

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Flood defence block system for farms, livestock, animal feeds and equipment

FARMS, FEED & LIVESTOCK

Having a safe refuge for livestock, animal feeds and farm equipment can assist with the recovery of farming and agriculture.

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Flood defences for rivers, canals and waterways

RIVERS & WATERWAYS

Flooding misery and pollution is often compounded by inadequate or damaged river and water way defences.

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FLOOD DEFENCE FOR UTILITIES, TRANSPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE

Flood Defence for Utilities & Utility supplies

UTILITIES SUPPLIES

Refineries, power/sub stations, pipelines, communication centres - the FDS-2 can help defend failures caused by flood water.

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Flood Defence for airports, aerodromes and runways

AIRPORTS & RUNWAYS

Whether you are looking for defence for a complete airport facility, or simply for runways and taxiways we can help.

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Flood Defence for Road, Rail and transport Links

ROAD & RAIL LINKS

Defending infrastructure, especially road and rail links is vital to aiding relief, and bringing situations back to normal.

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Flood Defence for IT and communications centres and hubs

IT & COMMS CENTRES

Flood damage to outlying computer centres, booster stations and hubs can cause outages across whole regions

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flood defence for manufacturing, COMMERCIAL & retail

INDUSTRIAL & FACTORIES

Manufacturing and industrial complexes, plant, production lines, and safety systems all need protection in risk areas.

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STOCKS & MATERIALS

Industrial supplies, foodstuffs and perishables, stock warehouses, raw materials, vehicle depots must also be considered

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COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

With basements, underground car parks, plant rooms, and computer suites, commercial centres are very vulnerable to flood damage.

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RETAIL & SHOPPING

Flood waters can take out a whole high street or retail park in minutes, often taking months for consumer footfall to return.

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flood defence for leisure, tourist & community

LEISURE & COMMUNITY

Loss of sports facilities, libraries, cinemas, churches and meeting halls can result in long term damage to communities.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Help defend your amusement or water park, garden, sports stadium or other tourist attraction against damage and revenue loss

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HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Heritage sites and historic buildings can be particularly susceptible to flood damage, often costing millions to restore.

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ZOOS & WILDLIFE

When zoo or wildlife enclosures flood, there is often no escape for animals, who may drown or be poisoned by polluted water

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BALLISTIC DEFENCE - CIVIL, marine, INDUSTRIAL & SPORTS APPLICATIONS

Indoor & Outdoor Firing Range Protection

TRAINING RANGES

Recycleable and exchangeable BDS-1 ballistic blocks are a cost-effective and green containment option for private training ranges.

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Ballistic Defence for Critical Equipment

EQUIPMENT HOUSINGS

Adds a ballistic protection layer to sensitive and critical comms and electrical equipment housings in high risk locations

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Ballistic Defence for Utilities & Infrastructure

UTILITIES PROTECTION

Oil refineries, power/sub stations, pipelines, computer centres - the BDS-1 can help protect against infrastructure-targeted attacks.

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Indoor & Outdoor Firing Range Protection

BALLISTIC TESTING

With a certified capability up to .50 calibre including tracer, the BDS-1 is ideal for ballistic testing and forensic facilities.

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Ballistic Protection and Sangers for Piracy Defence

MARINE
ANTI-PIRACY

Ballistic defence blocks can be used to create safe redoubts for crew from which to coordinate repulse or distress operations.

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Ballistic Protection for Panic Rooms & Safe Refuges

PANIC/SAFE ROOMS

Ballistic containment cladding layer for panic room and safe refuge construction to greatly increase ballistic resilience.

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Indoor & Outdoor Firing Range Protection

RIFLE & GUN CLUBS

Our blocks can be repositioned for even wear and enhanced longevity, and exchanged for new blocks without full replacement.

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Indoor & Outdoor Firing Range Protection

COMPETITION SHOOTING

Reliable ballistic safety combined with ease of installation is key at competitive shooting events with large public attendance.

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BALLISTIC DEFENCE - MILITARY, SPECIAL FORCES, & POLICE APPLICATIONS

Indoor & Outdoor Firing Range Protection

MILITARY RANGES

Fire safe.ballistic containment system for indoor and outdoor ranges up to .50 calibre, plus tracer and Chinese A/P rounds.

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Battle Hall Ballistic Containment Walls

BATTLE HALLS

BDS-1 system interlocking blocks are easily configurable for kill mazes and scenario training to prevent live round ricochets.

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Shoot House Ballistic Containment System

SHOOT HOUSES

Internal and external wall construction or cladding blocks, for shoot houses and urban live fire training facilities.

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Front Line Ballistic Defence System

RAPID DEPLOYMENT

Skylift/truck/container deployable BDS-1 blocks are a fast build and move alternative to sandbag defences for front-line positions

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OP/GP/CP Ballistic Defence Cladding

OP/GP/CP CLADDING

High performance ballistic absorbing cladding construction blocks for guard and observation posts in hostile environments

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Ballistic Protection Sangers, Gun Pits and DFPs

SANGERS & DFPS

The BDS-1 defence blocks are an ideal sandbag alternative for hard, dry, rocky or icy terrain, with no natural cover or fill materials

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Mobile and Containerised Firing Range Protection

MOBILE RANGES

Ideal for temporary outdoor or containerised range facilities requiring a modular/portable live round containment system

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TRAINING, CONSULTANCY, RECYCLING & LICENSING AVAILABLE

We offer full consultancy and training for your specific project requirements, installations and personnel...more

We operate a strong green ethic in our company and promote environmental responsibility.

Manufacture Under License options may be available to governments, to use green funding to reduce tyre mountains...more