Each of our plants is accredited to use the BSI Kitemark for the design, production and delivery of ready-mixed concrete to British and European standards, so you can rely on our quality.
Our plants benefit from the reliable and consistent supply of aggregates from our own quarries. We deliver in our own fleet of truck mixers operated by experienced staff. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer specialist advice and assistance.
General concrete is produced to British and European standards to guarantee high quality. Each has a designed strength and minimum cement content. They are most commonly used in foundations or domestic flooring
Gen 1: Often used in strip foundations
Gen 2: A stronger version of Gen 1
Gen 3: This mix has the highest cement content of the Gen range and is therefore the strongest of the range. Often used in foundations, domestic floors, patios and paths.
Most commonly used where steel reinforcement is present. The characteristics of each mix is specified by British and European standards to produce strength and durability qualities. These help to reduce the risks of the steel being attacked by aggressive chemicals.
These mixes are designated: RC20/25, RC25/30, RC28/35, RC32/40 and RC40/45.
These have a broad range of uses, and while there is no guaranteed designed strength, a minimum cement content is specified in British and European standards. The mixes range from ST1 to ST5 and their uses range from kerb backing to concrete slabs.
Usually specified by the engineer, architect or designer, it is usually manufactured to achieve a particular strength. Other properties may also be specified. These details would usually be found on the construction drawings, specification or bill of quantities.
These can be added to your concrete by request. The main benefits of their addition are:
Q: How long do I have before the concrete goes hard?
You will typically have up to two hours after the concrete arrives onsite to place and finish the load. Mixes of higher strengths will give less time than weaker mixes. Similarly, hot weather will often decrease working time.
Q: What happens with the concrete arrives?
Check the delivery ticket to confirm that the correct mix and quantity are being delivered. Show the driver where the load is to be discharged and give assistance if requested.
Q: What do I need to ensure?
Q: How long can the vehicle be on site?
It can normally be on site for 40 minutes. Additional time may incur a charge.
Q: How do I pay?
Payment can be made by Visa Mastercard or Switch at the time of ordering – also by trade account if one has been prearranged.
Q: What if I order too much?
We reserve the right to make a charge for concrete returned to us.
Q: When do I place my order?
The more notice that you are able to give us, the more choices that you will have for delivery times. Generally we would suggest at least 24 hours’ notice, but same day deliveries are sometimes possible.
Q: What if I need to change or cancel my order?
We will accept changes or cancellations up to any time before the concrete is prepared – this is typically up to three hours prior to the agreed delivery time. After that time, any costs incurred by us may be charged for.
Q: How accurate is your delivery time?
We make every effort to deliver to agreed times, but occasionally delays on a previous delivery or traffic problems can contribute towards some unpredictability in guaranteeing delivery times. We will always notify you of any undue delays to your delivery.
Health and safety is our priority. When it comes to your health and safety and that of our staff, we don’t believe in taking risks.
Be aware that direct contact with wet concrete or screed can cause alkali burns, ulceration and acute allergic reactions in some people.
For your own safety we strongly recommend you use suitable clothing, including impervious gloves and boots. Long sleeves and eye protection should also be used.
If wet concrete or screed comes into contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water, and if it gets into the eyes, seek urgent medical attention.
You can calculate your requirements by multiplying the length x breadth x depth of the volume which the concrete is needed to fill.
Be sure to make allowance for areas which may be slightly wider or deeper. We will supply and deliver concrete with a minimum quantity of 0.5 cubic metres in increments of 0.1 cubic metres up to 7.5 metres in one load.
As a rough guide, one cubic metre is approximately 20 – 25 wheelbarrow loads.
Concrete how and when you want it. Call us on 01834 860 464