Leading manufacturer and supplier of ready mix concrete, liquid screed and concrete pumps for the South West

Our Concrete Plants

 

Our concrete plants located in Bristol, Avonmouth, Cheddar and Newport, allow us to deliver ready mix concrete, screed and concrete blocks to a number of locations across the South West and South Wales. Each one of our concrete plants is highly regulated at all times by our experts to ensure that quality is maintained with every batch.

If you have any questions regarding our concrete delivery services, don’t hesitate to contact our team of concrete specialists. We have years of experience providing the best quality concrete mixes to residential and commercial customers, and also offer concrete pumps to speed up the process.

Contact us today on 0117 958 2090 to discuss your requirements.

Important Concrete Delivery Information

 

Ready mix concrete and liquid screed have a narrow window between mixing and delivery before they start to dry and become unworkable. 

For this reason, we can only deliver ready mix concrete to sites a maximum of 25 miles away from one of our concrete plants, and liquid screed to sites a maximum of 30 miles away. Our concrete pumps for hire, on the other hand, are able to service the entire South and South West, as well as the Midlands and Wales.

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Concrete Mixes

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Liquid Screed

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Concrete Pumps

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Concrete Blocks

Bristol Plant

 
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2 St Ivel Way
Warmley
Bristol
BS30 8TY

Avonmouth Plant

 
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Severn Road
Avonmouth
Bristol
BS11 0YB

Newport Plant

 
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Westway Road
Newport
Wales
NP20 2WD

Cheddar Plant

 
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Shipham Road
Cheddar
Somerset
BS27 3DQ

 

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.

News
When is the best time of year to lay concrete?
18th April 2019

Is there a certain time of year that’s best when it comes to your DIY concreting project? Our experts lay out the perfect conditions for concrete installation.

Mild weather is considered best when it comes to ready mix concrete installation – that is, not too hot and not too cold. For this reason, spring and the start of autumn (around September) are considered good times to carry out a DIY concreting project.
 
Not only can you generally rely on the weather to stay above freezing during these periods, temperatures also aren’t as likely to reach higher than mid-twenties. However, this isn’t an absolute rule; the UK generally has a temperate climate, so there’s a lot of leeway. Still, there are certain conditions you should absolutely try and avoid when pouring ready mix concrete.

Snow & Ice

If there’s snow or ice on the ground, then it’s too cold to pour concrete. Fresh concrete that becomes frozen during the first 24 hours after installation can lose up to 50% of its overall strength, so avoiding pouring concrete in very cold weather is very important. 

Generally, if the average daily air temperature is consistently below 10 degrees, then it’s better to wait until later in the year and warmer temperatures.

Rain

Whilst there are ways around it, rain is also less than ideal when it comes to pouring concrete. We go into much more detail about the logistics of pouring concrete in the rain here. Simply put, if too much rainwater mixes with a fresh concrete mix, then its overall strength can be compromised. It’s therefore best to wait for a clear day if possible.

High temperatures

Ready mix concrete contains water as an essential component and a higher temperature mean faster evaporation. Hot weather can cause all sorts of problems for freshly laid concrete; not only does surface water evaporate too quickly, potentially causing cracks, the process by which the concrete solidifies is sped up, which means it doesn’t strengthen as much as it should. You can read our top tips about laying concrete in hot weather here.


If you are considering a DIY concreting project this year, our team of concrete specialists can help. We can suggest the best concrete mix for your requirements, and deliver it directly to you on site. Don’t hesitate to contact the team today on 0117 958 2090 for tailored ready mix concrete in Bristol, Newport and the surrounding areas.

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3 Signs your concrete floor could need replacing
04th April 2019

Concrete can start to wear over time and may need re-laying if it’s cracked or discoloured: our specialists highlight some of the signs to look out for.

Eventually, concrete may need replacing. The wear and tear that accrues over time can result in peeling, cracking or worse, so read on to discover how you can spot the signs that you need a new concrete surface.

Spalling

Spalling, or scaling, is when the concrete peels or flakes away. It’s generally caused by moisture getting into the concrete and is a particularly bad problem in basements. Generally, spalling occurs in colder weather when water seeps in, freezes, and then melts again.

When steel is used to reinforce concrete, moisture can also cause a problem, as it causes the metal to expand, putting stress on the surrounding concrete.

Cracking

Concrete cracking is usually an issue caused by external factors, such as it being subjected to a traffic heavier than it was designed to withstand. Whether this is caused by footfall or vehicles, this is referred to as pressure cracking.

Whilst pressure cracking comes from above, heaving cracks come from below and are caused by things like tree roots or a property settling into its foundations. The movement beneath the concrete means that the surface begins to crack as a result.

Discolouration

Often, the surface of concrete can be affected over time by rainfall. The alkaline content begins to be washed away, and this can produce a fertile breeding ground for plant life, such as algae and fungi, followed by more prominent weeds.

This looks unsightly and can cause structural problems like roots growing into the concrete, in turn causing more cracking in your concrete. It’s important to notice if your concrete is starting to look a different colour, before it starts cracking.


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

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3 Common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete
14th March 2019

A well-managed project is the key to success when it comes to concrete installation. Here are 3 common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete.

Not preparing the site in advance

One of the most common issues we encounter when delivering ready mix concrete is that the client has not prepared their site properly in advance before attempting to lay the concrete. 

A poorly compacted sub base will result in an uneven surface finish and an increased risk of weak points. Using gravel that is too small or too thin on the ground can also result in settling. It’s therefore incredibly important to ensure you've prepared your site properly prior to laying the concrete.

Not preparing the concrete mix correctly

This can be a big problem for those who choose to mix concrete themselves, either by hand or using a mixer. A good concrete mix is hard to achieve and involves finding the right balance between water, cement and aggregates. Too much water and the concrete mixture will be weakened, whilst too little will make it unworkable.

Ordering ready mix concrete from trained experts such as ourselves is a sure-fire way to ensure you receive a top-quality concrete mix for your project. Whatever type of concrete mix you need, a concreting specialist will be able to tailor a concrete mix to meet your specific requirements.

Poor concrete finishing work

Just because the concrete is laid doesn’t mean your job is done. Concrete finishing is an essential part of the process, whether you’re installing a concrete shed base or a concrete floor for a warehouse.

Compacting the concrete is important and will help ensure its strength and durability, whilst going over the surface of the concrete with a screed tool will also help ensure that the concrete is smooth and level.


If you need any further advice when it comes to installing ready mix concrete, our team of experts will be able to provide you with all the help and guidance you need. For quality ready mix concrete in the South West and South Wales, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
 

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Preparing your floor for liquid screed
07th March 2019

From insulating a floor to applying an edging strip, laying liquid screen requires preparation before installation. Our concrete specialists advise on how to prep your floor.

At Wright Minimix, we pride ourselves on the quality of our liqud screed flooring. It’s ideal for anyone facing heavy foot traffic and combines anti-crack and anti-shrink agents to leave only the highest quality flooring. Read on for how you can prepare your floor for liqud screed.

Consider underfloor heating

Underfloor heating pipes should be clipped every 400mm and more around bends. Fill your pipes full with water prior to the liqud screed being laid to avoid your underfloor heating floating to the surface of the screed. The minimum cover above underfloor heating pipes is 30mm.

Remove debris and place insulation

Before you begin laying any liqud screed floor, remove the debris from the sub floor and place your insulation in two layers for extra padding. Fill the void around the pipes with dried sand and ensure that it’s level before adding a second layer of insulation board to fill it out further.

Lay membrane

Above the insulation board, you then lay a membrane of 1000 gauge or thicker as a slip layer. As you’re going to lay the liqud screed later, you don’t want it seeping through to the sub floor and insulation layers, so the membrane will prevent any leakage.

Install edging strip

Next, an edging strip needs to be attached securely to the edges and corners of the room. Make sure that any shuttering across doorways and steps are fully sealed with expanding foam, again to prevent leakage, and seal pipe ducts or holes through walls, because these will need to be sealed against leakage too.


Our Wrightflow Liquid Screed has been tailor made by us to ensure maximum durability and effective heat insulation in your flooring. To find out more about our liqud screedcontact us on 0117 9582090.

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