Britpave, the British Cementitious Paving Association, is an independent body established to develop and forward concrete and cementitious solutions for infrastructure.

Please note, Britpave Trade Association has no commercial interest in or trading association with Britpave concrete step barrier. For contact details see:

It is active in the development of solutions and best practice for roads, rail, airfields, guided bus, drainage channels, soil stabilisation and recycling. As such, the Association is the focal point for the infrastructure industry.

The broad membership of Britpave encourages the exchange of pan-industry expertise and experience. Members include contractors, consulting engineers and designers, specialist equipment and material suppliers, academics and clients – both in the UK and internationally.

The Association works closely with national and European standards and regulatory bodies, clients and associated industry organisations. It provides a single industry voice that facilitates representation to government, develops best practice and technical guidance and champions concrete solutions that are cost efficient, sustainable, low maintenance and long-lasting.

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Contact Info
  • Address:

    Indigo House
    Unit 10
    Mulberry Business Park
    Fishponds Road
    Berkshire RG41 2GY

  • Phone:
    +44 (0)118 4028915
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What is Slab Track?

The Five Main Types of Slab track (or Ballastless Track) Systems slab track (or ballastless track) systems can be grouped into five families of design.

Please click on the system you wish to know more about, below or using the buttons below.

  1. Embedded Rail - The rail is encased in a resilient elastomer cast into a concrete track slab or steel bridge deck.
  2. Resilient baseplate - The rail is attached to a concrete slab or plinth by means of a baseplate assembly containing resilient pads.
  3. Booted sleeper - e.g. Stedef - The rail is mounted on a twin-block concrete sleeper which is encased in resilient boots, recessed into a concrete slab.
  4. Cast-in sleeper - e.g. Rheda - The rail is mounted on a sleeper by means of resilient baseplate (Vossloh System 300). The sleeper is cast into a concrete track slab.
  5. Floating slab - e.g. Japanese “Shinkansen” system - The rail is mounted on a concrete track slab. A resilient layer or spring system supports the slab.