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Concrete Mixes


All of our concrete mixes are largely composed of water, aggregates and cement mixed together; however, different additives can serve to enhance certain features. For example, concrete mixes can be modified to achieve additional strength, workability or to reduce setting time, along with other desirable traits.

We understand that every concreting project is different, so all our concrete mixes are made to deliver to your bespoke specifications. To discuss your concrete mix requirements with us, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0117 9582090.

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What are the benefits of our concrete mixes?


Regardless of your project, we will be able to manufacture a concrete mix to suit your needs. We can supply prescribed mixes, designated mixes and standardised prescribed concrete mixes that all meet BS8500-2 British governing standards. 

Not only are our concrete mixes made to perform as required, they’ll also help save you money. You’ll only ever pay for exactly what you need when ordering concrete mixes with us, and due to more efficient plant mixing methods, cement and waste production are minimal; this makes our process an environmentally friendly option of concrete production when compared with using DIY cement mixers.

To find out more about how our concrete mixes can benefit your project, contact us on 0117 9582090.

What can you use our concrete mixes for?


Our concrete mixes are useful for a broad range of enterprises, such as building foundations, extensions, paths, roads and basement conversions to name a few. We can supply concrete mixes from as small as 0.2m³, so we can accommodate even the smallest DIY projects, as well as large scale commercial concrete foundation plans. Delivery is not an issue for us, as we have concrete pumps available for hire in a range of sizes, including the largest concrete pump in the UK, so can reach even the most difficult to access lay sites.

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Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Key benefits of our concrete mixes


Our concrete mixes are made for delivery from a central plant, with each batch made to the client's bespoke specifications.

Here are the key benefits of choosing our concrete mixes for your project:

When you use our concrete mixes, you only pay for what you use, cutting your costs when compared with mixing your own concrete. It also means that you don't need to pay for a mixer on site to mix your cement for you.

We deliver direct to you on site, so there's no need to invest in proper concrete storage either, which will also save you money on your project.

You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using our concrete mixes. We work to highly maintained governing standards and use efficient plant mixing methods to ensure consistent concrete quality at all times.

You may be surprised to know that our concret emixes are eco-friendly! The core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, and these are all in abundant supply and don’t have as great an impact on the environment when they are extracted.

As all batches of concrete mix are custom made, there is little or no wastage and any surplus materials can be easily reclaimed and refurbished back to their natural condition with leftover concrete mixes being readily reused or recycled.

We are the right people for you – let’s work together!
Contact us on 0117 958 2090 today to get a quote or to find out more.

A guide to laying concrete yourself
15th May 2018

As we head towards summer, you may be thinking of undertaking some DIY concreting jobs that you’ve been putting off, such as a new concrete shed base or driveway. However, concrete can be difficult to handle if you don’t know what you’re doing, which is why we hope this guide to laying concrete yourself will help you.

Safety is important

Wet concrete is a highly alkaline substance, which means that it can cause nasty burns, irritation or allergic reactions if it comes into contact with your skin or eyes. If you do get concrete on your skin, it’s suggested that you wash the area with plenty of water and see a doctor for severe reactions. To avoid this, you should ensure that you wear long sleeves, waterproof gloves and boots, trousers and eye protection whenever you handle wet concrete mix.

Set out your framework

You’ll need to build a wooden framework to mark out where you want your concrete project to go and also keep it in shape whilst it cures. You can first mark out the area using pegs and string, which will act as a marker whilst you dig down to the correct depth. You should allow at least 100mm depth for the concrete as well as a further 100mm for a hardcore base. The top of your wooden framework should be at the height you want your finished concrete surface to be once laid.

Create your hardcore base

A hardcore base is a mix of hard, low absorbency aggregates that is important for providing a strong foundation for your concrete. It also helps ensure that you have an even surface to work with, as you will need to compact the surface using a tamper before continuing. This should be around 100mm deep.

Measure up and order your concrete

Now is the time to figure out how much ready mix concrete you will need for the job - you can use our handy volume calculator for this. Once you know how much concrete you need, contact a concrete supplier such as ourselves, specify the amount and choose a delivery slot.

Take into consideration any access problems, as concrete mixing trucks are large and sometimes will be unable to deliver directly to your lay site. You can use wheelbarrows to manually transport the ready mix concrete yourself, or consider a concrete pump for larger projects.

Receive the concrete and start pouring

Concrete typically remains workable for a couple of hours before it begins to harden, so you’ll need to be proactive once the concrete arrives. It's best if you have friends and family to help you with this, especially if your job is too big for one person to achieve in this time.

Pour the concrete into your framework, ensuring an even distribution with spades or shovels. Once the framework is full completely, use a tamping beam to compress the concrete into place before using a straight beam to even out the surface.

Finishing up

Once you’ve laid your concrete mix, then you’ll need to cover the area using a polythene sheet to make sure that it does not cure too quickly, as this can cause cracking. Allow at least a week for the concrete to cure enough to carry significant weight.

Do you require ready mix concrete for your DIY concreting project? We can help! We deliver the exact amount of concrete you need and endeavour to offer same-day delivery wherever possible across the South West and Wales. Contact us on 0117 9582090.

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What makes concrete the world’s most used construction material?
09th May 2018

Concrete is by far the most used building material in the world. All you have to do is look around you and you’re likely guaranteed to see at least one thing made of it and for good reason. Not only is it incredibly strong, it is also surprisingly versatile, which makes it ideal for various construction requirements. We break down how concrete cemented itself as the most-use construction material in the world.

Are you looking for ready mix concrete or screed for your own construction project, either domestic or commercial? Whatever your concreting requirements, we can supply you with a quality product. Contact us on 0117 958 2090 for more information.


Concrete’s main benefit lies in the fact that it is incredibly strong and can withstand huge amounts of pressure, which makes it ideal for use in building foundations, roads and pavements. The fact that it generally provides minimal maintenance and repair issues whilst boasting a potential life-span of 100 years or more is what has made concrete the go-to building material since ancient Rome. In fact, the Colosseum built around 2000 years ago was made using Roman Concrete, a mixture very similar to what is used today and is living proof of concrete’s potential durability.


Not only is concrete strong, it is also surprisingly versatile. The strength of concrete is not something that is set; rather, different concrete mixes can be created to prioritise different aspects, such as strength, cure-time and workability. This means that you can get the ideal concrete mix for your project requirements. You only need to compare the difference between ready mix concrete and liquid screed to see how versatile in consistency and use concrete can be.

More Environmentally Friendly

Concrete is also one of the more environmentally friendly construction materials available. This is because the resources used to make it, namely water, sand and aggregates, are often readily available resources that are sourced locally and therefore require minimal transport to get them to a plant. In fact, limestone, the main component in cement is limestone, the most readily available mineral on the planet. Ready mix concrete can also make use of many ‘waste’ products, such as slag cement and fly ash, which are by-products of power and manufacturing plants.

For more information about our ready mix concrete, concrete pumping services and liquid screed, contact our team today on 0117 958 2090.

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Biochar makes concrete stronger and more watertight
16th April 2018

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are developing a new concrete mixture, that’s made with recycled wood waste to achieve a stronger and more watertight consistency. Currently Singapore produces more than 500,000 million tonnes of wood waste that’s mostly sawdust, which can be turned into biochar. Biochar is charcoal that’s used in soil, it’s rich in the nutrient carbon and has the potential to reduce climate change for our planet. 

In 2010, a scientific study explored the world’s current sources of biomass that aren't being consumed by humans as food. They found that increasing the production of the biochar material could reduce over 10% of the planet’s current greenhouse gas emissions. It also can improve soil fertility, and increase agricultural growth - perfect for garden enthusiasts! 

A researcher from the NUS project, Kua Harn Wei explains, “Close to 50 kilograms (110 lb) of wood waste can be utilized for every tonne of concrete fabricated. We typically require 0.5 cubic meter of concrete for every square meter of floor area (17.6 cu ft per 10.7 sq ft) built in Singapore. This translates to around six tonnes of wood waste being recycled to build a typical four room HDB unit with floor area of 100 square meters (1,076 sq ft).” So not only would incorporating recycled wood waste improve the strength of concrete, it’s better for our environment. 

Most biomass breaks down after 10 or 20 years, and then eventually breaking down and releasing carbon into the environment. Whereas biochar is different, it’s able to hold its carbon properties for thousands of years, making it incredibly environmentally friendly. This is great for concrete as it’s a very long-lasting mixture, and it can last for more than 60 years without any issues, so the added recycled wood waste would only improve its durableness. 

Are you interested in ready mix concrete for your residential or commercial outside space? We can supply you with quality ready mix concrete and liquid screed tailored to suit your requirements. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your project with us 0117 9582090

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Which is better: Concrete or asphalt driveways?
10th April 2018

Are you thinking of adding a new driveway to your home or making changes to your existing one? Asphalt and concrete are both common materials used for driveways, roads and paving but what are the differences between them? We evaluate the two to help you determine which one is more suited to your driveway requirements.


Whilst concrete and asphalt are both made using a mix of aggregates, concrete is bound using liquid cement whilst asphalt is bound using bitumen, which gives it its dark colour. Concrete is more flexible when it comes to workability, design and colour, as concrete can be cut into blocks to form patterns and can be stained to change its colouring.

However, asphalt has a naturally textured appearance and is darker, which means that any cracking is usually less noticeable than on a concrete surface. When it comes to appearance, you should choose whichever most suits your style.

Cost & Lifespan

Whilst an asphalt driveway is usually cheaper than concrete to install, its lifespan is much shorter and often requires more frequent maintenance. It therefore makes up the cost difference in the long run.

This is because asphalt requires re-sealing 6 months to a year after installation and then every 3 years or so in order to preserve the surface for as long as possible, whilst concrete does not require sealing at all (though doing so can help preserve the finish).

An asphalt driveway, on average, has a lifespan of up to 20 years, whilst a concrete driveway can last up to 40 years when properly maintained. This usually make concrete the more cost-effective option overall.

Resistence to weather

Typically, asphalt driveways react poorly to hot weather whilst concrete driveways react worse during bad frosts. You may think that you don’t have to worry with an asphalt driveway in this country, as it has a melting point of around 50 degrees whilst temperatures rarely reach over 30 degrees. 

However, due to its dark colour, asphalt absorbs a lot of heat and surface temperatures in direct sunlight reach a lot higher than air temperatures, which means that your asphalt is still at risk of melting. Not only does this damage the structure and unbearable to stand on barefoot, the surface can also become oily and you can track this through your home, causing potential stains if you don’t remove your shoes.

Alternatively, concrete driveways are susceptible to frost heave, which is where the moisture in the soil underneath expands when it freezes, pushing your concrete slabs up or causing cracks in the surface. However, good prep work to the ground underneath your driveway can greatly reduce this risk.

Does a concrete driveway sound like the right choice for your home? We supply DIY ready mix concrete straight to your door so that you can get started as soon as possible! Check out the areas we cover to see if you're legible for our concrete delivery service and don't hesitate to contact us!

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