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Ready Mix Concrete

 

Looking to acquire ready mix concrete as quickly as possible? When ordering ready mix concrete from Wright Minimix, you can be confident that we will get concrete to you in a fast and efficient manner.  Where possible, we also offer a same day delivery service, as we appreciate that your projects rely on a fast dispatch of concrete.

We understand that not all specifications of ready mix concrete are the same and all the concrete mixes we supply are produced to your own bespoke specification. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or you have used our handy cement volume calculator to calculate how much ready-mix concrete that you need, or perhaps you simply need to speak with one of our concrete specialists who can guide you through the process and help calculate how much ready-mix concrete that you require.

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Types of ready mix concrete

 

No matter what project you are working on, we will have the right kind of ready mix concrete for you. We can provide prescribed mixes, designated mixes and standardised prescribed concrete mixes, all to British Standards (BS8500-2)

We offer a full guarantee on all our mixes of ready mix concrete and our aim is to save you money (as you will only pay for what you actually need) whilst providing you with the very best quality ready mix concrete for your building needs.

What can you use your ready mix concrete for?

 

Our ready mix concrete can be used for a multitude of purposes, this can include: house building, home extensions, conservatories, basement conversions, paths and pathing, drainage and fencing, external paving and walkways as well as industrial and agricultural applications.

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Wright MiniMix - Ready Mix Concrete

Benefits of ready mix concrete

 

Ready mix concrete (also known as RMC) is essentially concrete that is specifically made for delivery from a central plant. Each individual batch of ready-made concrete is completely bespoke and is custom-made based on the clients’ requirements. 

There are several benefits of utilising ready-mix concrete and these include:

Using ready mix concrete significantly reduces costs as it curtails material consumption and storage costs too. It also eliminates the need to have a labourer on site to mix the cement on site too.

All batches of ready mix concrete are accurately measured, therefore there is no wastage which is also beneficial for reducing expenses.

Using ready mix concrete also reduces the need for onsite storage which is more cost effective and is also is more convenient too.

You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using ready mix concrete.  The quality of RMC is always maintained as you are working to specific requirements.

You may be surprised to know that ready mix concrete is very eco-friendly! If we consider that the core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, that are in abundant supply and don’t have as greater impact on the environment (whilst being extracted) 

As the batches of ready mix concrete are all 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 ready mix concrete 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.

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Concrete Shed Base in Bristol
28th July 2017

Building a concrete shed base in Bristol

 

At Wright Minimix, we believe in using and providing the very best concrete mixes for our customers. From DIY projects in the garden to large scale building projects, we provide quality concrete and excellent service to all of our customers. If you’re thinking of building a shed base this summer then we can help. With our experience in the concrete industry, we’re able to reach all industrial and residential locations with one of our versatile pump trucks. To find out more about our concrete shed services, contact us on 0117 958 2090 or read on below to start building your concrete shed base in Bristol.

Preparing your shed base

 

Putting together a shed base is by no means an easy feat, especially if it’s your first time. It’s not something to be rushed and whether it’s a shed base or concrete base for another structure – patience is key. Before you can begin with pouring concrete mix for your shed base, you must first construct the foundations of your concrete base. This usually requires damp proofing and the excavation of your plot to be longer and wider than the shed base itself. Our range of concrete mix is perfect for all DIY work, including shed base foundations and concrete sheds.

It is essential that the foundations of a concrete base are constructed on firm, solid ground as to ensure the pegs will remain rigid when compacting scalpings. ‘Scalpings’ are small, stone crushed aggregates that support the foundation of your shed base and is something we can supply when delivering your concrete mix. Afer the base area is ready, and the pegs are tightly in place, you can begin putting together the timber framework ready for the concrete mix.

Building a sturdy concrete base

 

Using tanalised timber formwork, you can begin putting together your above-ground base. The framework is to be placed along the line of pegs, which are then banged into place. This will form your timber shed base which is nearly ready for concrete to be added. Next, take your spirit level and measure around every dimension of your shed foundation – making sure it is completely level. If not properly level, the concrete base could become slanted once set or flow over an uneven side when poured. If you are having any difficulties with your shed foundation, you can contact one of our friendly team for help and advice on next steps.

When you have perfectly aligned your shed foundation, the concrete mix can now be placed within the shed base foundation. Using a high-grade concrete mix is important at this stage.  Working with substandard ready mix concrete or poor slump will leave you with an unsafe shed base that cannot properly support the shed. If you are experienced in laying concrete and are looking for a quality concrete mix, you can use our concrete calculator and call our team for a quote.

Laying the concrete for your concrete base

 

Placing the concrete within your shed foundation is a two-person task, and can be very tough getting it done on your own. Once your concrete mix is ready to be poured into your shed foundation, apply it evenly until full. Using some spare timber, spread the concrete flat across your shed foundation. Doing this will make your shed base nice and smooth on top and leave it with a professional finish.

Another good practice is to knock two of the timber edges at the same time which will vibrate the concrete into place and ensure there are no small gaps within the shed base. This technique is called ‘tamping’ and is professional practice when building a concrete base. Now that you have tamped your shed foundation and smoothed over the top of the shed base, you can tap around the outside of the timber shed foundation with a claw hammer. This will alleviate any additional air bubbles and gaps within the concrete base.

Thinking of building a shed base or concrete garage?

 

Our unrivalled reputation within the concrete industry comes from our quality concrete mixes and service excellence. We’re proud to be able to provide a high-grade concrete mix for all types of projects. So if it’s for commercial projects or a DIY shed base, call one of our experienced team today on 0117 958 2090 to find out how we can help with your concrete shed base in Bristol.

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Concrete Shed Base in Gloucester
28th July 2017

Concrete shed base in Gloucester

 

If you’re looking for a concrete base for your shed Wright Minimix can help. We provide concrete for DIY in and around the home and garden, so if you don’t need large volumes of concrete mix for your concrete sheds or concrete garages we can help you out. We understand access restrictions for residential locations and provide flexible logistics when delivering to difficult access locations. Head over to our concrete calculator page to find out how much concrete mix you require, and contact us on 0117 958 2090 for more information on starting your concrete shed base in Gloucester.

Building a shed base

 

Building a shed base in time for the summer can be a time-consuming process – especially if you’re restricted to only working on it during the weekends. Constructing the shed foundation prior to pouring concrete often requires damp proofing and digging foundations slightly wider and longer than the base for your shed. At Wright Minimix we provide DIY concrete for all types of DIY Shed base projects. We have a huge range of concrete mixes available and supply concrete for all applications.

All concrete sheds should be built on firm enough ground to ensure the pegs for foundations sit firmly in place and will not move when compacting scalpings prior to working on your concrete base. Scalpings are made up of stone crushed aggregate and are something we offer at Wright Minimix alongside our shed base and concrete base services. Once your base area is ready and the pegs are tightly in place, you are ready to prepare your timber framework for the concrete mix.

Concrete base

 

Creating an above ground base requires tanalised timber formwork to be laid out along the line of pegs. They are then banged in to hold the timber in place ready for the pouring of cement mix for your concrete base. Once the timber framework is in place, your shed base is nearly ready for concrete! Using a spirit level, ensure the shed foundation or timber framework for your concrete base is level across all dimensions. If you are having trouble with aligning your timber foundations and need assistance or directions with constructing your shed base, contact one of our concrete base experts who can provide professional information on shed bases.

Once your foundations are perfectly in place, you are ready to mix and place the concrete mix into the shed base foundations. It is imperative to have a high-quality concrete mix as a concrete mix that has poor slump may end up eroding or provide insufficient support once hardened. We offer a large range of concrete mixes for specific projects and provide free, professional quotes on all concrete sheds and concrete garages. If you are experienced in concrete mixing and placement then check out our concrete calculator page where you can measure the exact volume of concrete needed for you shed base.

The concrete base for your shed

 

Completing a concrete shed base on your own is extremely difficult and will require the help of a second person. You have now finished mixing concrete and are ready to place the concrete mix into the shed base foundations. Pour evenly across the foundations until full, and using a spare piece of timber, spread the concrete across the top of the shed base foundation. This will allow your concrete base to level out and provide a smooth top to your concrete shed base.

You can also tap together to two ends of the framework at the same time, which vibrates the concrete into place and helps it find its own level – this is referred to as tamping and is an excellent practice in making sure your concrete base is level. Once smooth on top, have a wander around the shed base framework and gently tapping the timber with a claw hammer. This will vibrate out any small air bubbles trapped between the frame and the concrete base.

Building a shed base or concrete garage?

 

At Wright Minimix there is no job too big or too small. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide prescribed and custom concrete mixes for any and all projects. From large commercial projects to DIY projects in your back garden – our experienced concrete experts can mix and place any of our quality assured concrete mixes. So, if you’re looking to build a new shed base or need a concrete shed base in Gloucester, call us at Wright Minimix today on 0117 958 2090.

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What are the advantages of liquid screed?
28th July 2017

There are many benefits to using liquid screed over more traditional methods of traditional sand and cement screed. These advantages particularly apply to the use of floor screed in underfloor heating.

Liquid screed has unique properties that are vital to the effectiveness of underfloor heating. The properties of this unique floor screed allow the effective and efficient transfer of heat from the pipework to the room to where the heat is required. Incorporating liquid screed into your underfloor heating helps increase warm up response times and this in turn will help reduce fuel costs too.

Another advantage of liquid screed is that our Wrightflow screed covers the pipework completely, therefor eliminating any potential gaps of air that could prevent the heat from rising. By utilising liquid screed, you will see a significant improvement of heat transference effectiveness.

Our cement-based liquid screed removes the need to have your floor sealed prior to laying the latex, adhesive or indeed any other cement-based product. Not only can be used on dry areas, but it can also be used on we areas too (as the strength of the liquid screed) is not degraded.

We can provide our unique Wrightflow liquid screed on a supply and lay basis which can be delivered to all areas within the South West of England and South Wales. From Bristol and Bournemouth to Poole and Plymouth to Swindon and Swansea, we have your liquid screed needs covered.  

Our unique liquid screed is designed to achieve optimum results and to be used in not just underfloor heating but for in all aspects of construction, so whether you require liquid screed for a building refurbishment, a new property or any kind of renovation work, you will find that our liquid screed delivers. Contact a member of our friendly team to discuss how we can help you with your liquid screed needs.

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Wright Minimix New Website Launch
28th July 2017

It has been an incredibly busy year so far, but one of our objectives for 2017 was to improve our website. 

After careful consideration, we opted to use one of the leading website agencies in the South West, Bespoke4Business who have created hundreds of websites for clients across a wide range of sectors, including for our colleagues at Nationwide Concreting.

Bespoke4Business have created a best in class website that truly delivers on what was requested by the Wright Mini Mix team. Their aim was to create a website design which fuses both the heritage and tradition of Wright Mini Mix, as well as adding a contemporary twist to showcase our modern and progressive approach to providing high levels of customer servicing and innovative approaches to concreting.

As you can see, our new website has a new improved look and functionality, but we have retained key features that we know our customers find useful such as our concrete calculator which has also seen a bit of a facelift in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

The new website contains information about all of our key products including our renowned ready mix concrete, our liquid screed and of course, our range of concrete pumps including our Innovative Mini Pump

Our aim was to make finding the information required on all aspects of concreting as easily as possible. The website also contains links to our new social media accounts which includes Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, why not give us a follow to hear the very latest from the world of Wright Mini Mix.

As a company that prides itself on quality and innovation, it was vitally important that our new website reflects these values and more and we feel that our new website absolutely demonstrates this.

Thank you so much to the Bespoke4Business team for your hard work on this project – we love it!

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