Delivering on time and on budget are the key challenges facing most large infrastructure projects. That’s why at Bison Precast we are working hard to deliver effective and distinctive engineering solutions that accelerate the construction process. Using expertise gained over decades of engineering innovation we are developing offsite manufacturing and pre-assembly techniques to create product sets that fulfil the quality and sustainability targets of our clients.
With pressure on the construction industry to reduce build times, improve health and safety, and tackle labour availability issues, the benefits of precast concrete are clear.
Because precast concrete products are manufactured offsite under factory-controlled conditions, where the impact of the weather on production is limited, it is possible to achieve better and consistent quality control. It also means that construction sites are cleaner and safer places to be and require fewer wet and follow-on trades. All of these factors help clients to realise improved build quality and reduced installation times
As an offsite manufacturer, at Bison Precast, we take a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach to create bespoke precast solutions for a wide variety of projects. Pairing innovative design with high tech manufacturing capabilities, the applications for which precast concrete can be used are virtually unlimited. We are also able to work collaboratively with other contractors to allow, for example, conduits for electrical installation, underfloor heating mats and pipework to be accurately designed and cast into precast units.
Bison Precast has built a reputation for producing consistent, high quality products off site in factory-controlled conditions. Our products and processes comply with all relevant standards and are manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001. Our precast components are CE marked against BS EN 116.
Whatever your scheme, timescale or budget, we have the capacity, experience and expertise to design and engineer tailor-made flooring solutions to suit. We also supply standard products straight from stock.
Alongside a core range of box culverts, omnia bridge deck and retaining walls, we also provide a comprehensive design, manufacture and delivery service for bespoke precast components for infrastructure projects.
With expertise in crosswall frames, stairs and landings, columns and beams, and stadia components, we have the ability and capacity to design and manufacture bespoke precast solutions for both residential and commercial projects.
Our pioneering concrete solutions are helping to increase construction safety, improve build quality and reduce installation times. With recent developments in casting and manufacturing techniques, precast concrete facades are now available in an almost unlimited range of textures and finishes. Select from concrete-faced panels, natural stone-faced panels, or our new brick-faced sandwich panels.
From residential, industrial and commercial to stadia, healthcare, leisure and more, we understand the sectors we work with and the solutions that work. Manufactured off-site, we can tailor our products to align with your scheme exactly – working with you to ensure the right fit, the right delivery time and the right components for a safe, quick and straightforward installation.
Multi-storey structures are designed to deliver the most economic use of available space. Offering speed of installation, our offsite-manufactured precast multi-storey car park structures are designed using a number of structural precast elements, including columns, beams, spandrels, wall panels, hollowcore flooring and stairs to create the space and strength these demanding projects require.
For most modern health centres and hospitals, open-plan is the preferred layout, and understanding precisely how to maximise space without compromising strength is of paramount importance. At Bison Precast we design solutions to create the optimum structure in terms of strength and space, thermal performance and that meet BREEAM requirements.
The offsite manufacturing techniques employed by Bison Precast provide significant advantages for this sector. Offering mechanical and engineering services together with the ability to cast cell doors, windows and grilles into precast walls and other components ensures quality, accuracy and a reduction in site construction periods and fewer onsite trades. Bison Precast has been extensively involved with the design, development and manufacture of precast units in many of the UK’s custodial rebuilding programmes.
Bison Precast has a long and proven track record of delivering high quality products for the construction of hotels, cinemas and leisure centres. Offering flexibility in design and offsite manufacturing methods, we have provided successful solutions for many hotel chains, including, Arora, Novotel, Dakota, Hilton, Ibis and Marriott.
We understand that the construction of stadia can be a complex process. Our experience in manufacturing and supplying precast components – including those all-important terraces – for the build of some of the UK’s most recognised stadia, including Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford, Twickenham and Headingly, means we are able to offer clients valuable know-how in helping to deliver a successful project.
Bison Precast has the technology and capability to work with you to deliver the accommodation you need – quickly, accurately, on-time and cost-effectively. Precast concrete solutions, enhanced using our crosswall design, bring together the advantage of a reduced structural zone and lower floor-to-floor heights. Offsite manufacture also reduces time on site, allows for cast-in services and windows, and provides units ready for decoration.
Industrial and commercial
Speed, strength and quality are the essential components of industrial and commercial builds. Through its offsite manufacturing capability, Bison Precast is able to offer flexibility in design, products and systems with an innovative approach to overcoming the challenges of greater span requirements.
Buildings for education require flexibility of structure and high thermal mass values. Bison Precast has the experience and know-how to design, manufacture and deliver precast frames and masonry solutions, together with hollowcore flooring and crosswall frames, to create quieter, more comfortable spaces for schools, colleges, academies and universities.
Residential is one of the most prolific sectors in the building industry. Bison Precast has forged a solid track record for reliability, innovation, quality and trust with many leading housebuilders, including Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Redrow.
Sales and estimating
From concept to completion, we can provide guidance at every stage of a project. But the best cost savings and construction times are usually achieved when we are involved from the earliest design stages, where we can specify the most appropriate Bison Precast products and solutions.
Design & technical
Our design and technical support teams are great problem solvers. They can provide their valued engineering input throughout the process to make sure you always have the most efficient and cost-effective solution.
Our experienced project management team is available to provide reassuring practical and professional support. Their skills and expertise in planning, organising, securing and managing resources have brought about the successful completion of many projects.
Bison Precast is a leading exponent of offsite manufacture. In adopting a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach, we produce consistent, high quality products in factory-controlled conditions to help clients to realise cheaper, faster and safer builds.
Because we operate from three, strategically located manufacturing facilities, we are able to deliver to most sites within a relatively short timeframe. In addition to our own vehicles, we have formed long-term relationships with trusted logistics partners, giving us exceptional depth of experience and capability in the delivery of products nationwide to meet even the most demanding project programmes.
Our regionally based contracts team provides practical, hands-on support at a local level, helping you to implement your project in the safest and most efficient way.
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Our experts are on hand to provide you with the most cost-effective solution, and can provide guidance at every stage of a project, from concept to completion. We will work with you to deliver practical support from the earliest design stages, specifying the most appropriate products and solutions from the Bison Precast range.
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From concept to completion, our experts are on hand to provide technical guidance at every stage of your project. By working with you from the earliest design stages, we can specify the most appropriate products from the Bison Precast range to help you select the most cost-effective solution.
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