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Concrete Blocks

High-Quality Concrete Blocks from Wright Minimix

 

Concrete blocks are among the most versatile building products available and are used for a range of different purposes across a number of projects and industries, from the construction of our homes and schools to hospitals and office blocks.

At Wright Minimix Ltd, we are leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality concrete products in Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Avonmouth and the surrounding areas, supplying high-strength 100mm 7.3N dense concrete blocks for use in cavity and solid walls, load-bearing and solid partitions, columns and block and beam flooring.

For a free, no-obligation quote on our concrete building blocks, please call our team today on 0117 958 2090 or fill in the quick contact form on this page. Our concrete blocks come in packs of 88 and are available for both delivery and collection from our concrete plant in Avonmouth, where they are manufactured.

Concrete Block Specifications

 

Our solid concrete blocks have a tolerance of D1, a mean compressive strength of 3.6 - 30N/mm2 (Unit Strength) and a shear bond strength of 0.15N/mm2 (tabulated Value).

To protect the safety and integrity of your project, all our concrete blocks are fire-resistant, boasting a fire safety grade of A1, the very highest rating available. What is more, our concrete blocks provide excellent sound insulation and water resistance. Their thermal resistance is 1.11 W/(mK) 10, dry mat / 1960kg/m3 (Density).

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Get bagged aggregates as part of your order

 

In addition to our concrete blocks, we also supply a wide range of bagged sand and aggregates to assist you with your DIY and building project. Our bagged aggregate products are very competitively priced and include:

  • Building Sand
  • Zig Zag Fine Sand
  • 10mm - Pea Gravel
  • 20mm - Red-rounded Gravel
  • 20mm - Single Size Limestone
  • 40mm - Pink Limestone
  • Sharp Sand (yellow)
  • 10mm - Golden Gravel
  • 20mm - Golden Gravel
  • 40mm - Plum Slate
  • 40mm - Blue Slate
  • 40mm - Green Slate
  • 20mm - All in Ballast (yellow)
  • 20mm - All in Ballast (red)
  • MOT Type 1 (hardcore)
  • Grano Dust
  • Sharp Sand (red)
  • Cement waterproof bags

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Why use concrete blocks?

 

Manufactured from cement, sand and aggregates, dense concrete blocks are well known throughout the construction industry for their exceptional durability and strength, which makes them perfect for a number of uses, including building load-bearing walls. A cost-effective solution, concrete blocks also allow for rapid construction on any project, saving you valuable time and money.

Concrete blocks also have a high thermal mass which means they are extremely effective at absorbing and storing heat. When a building is designed and constructed well, concrete blocks help keep it cool during the summer months and warm in the winter. This allows the building to achieve the highest levels of long-term energy efficiency possible and contributes to the building’s overall sustainability and low running costs.

As well as our dense concrete blocks, at Wright Minimix we also offer bulk bags of sand and aggregate and cement waterproof bags. To find out more or to place an order, contact us today on 0117 9582090.

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Bricks vs solid concrete blocks: which is better?
31st March 2021

There are several main differences between clay bricks and concrete blocks, in terms of composition and usage. As a building material, they should be carefully selected according to the type of project and the intended use of the building. We break down the benefits of each.

The differences between bricks and solid concrete blocks

Bricks and concrete blocks are made from different raw materials, meaning they have different structural compositions. Brick is made up of sand, lime and concrete materials, while concrete blocks are produced from aggregate consisting of crushed sand or stone. 

Concrete blocks have a much higher water resistance than bricks, and their compressive strength is higher. Concrete has a shorter life than brick, though it still gives efficient results for up to 100 years. It is also incredible durable and can be painted more easily than brick, which secretes metallic salts that can cause paint to peel off. 

One of the main advantages of solid concrete blocks is that they offer outstanding fire resistance and the very highest fire safety rating. They're often favoured for their thermal efficiency and sound insulation. 

Which is better?

There is no simple answer to this, as it depends on the nature of your project and the intended use of the building. If sound insulation, fire resistance and thermal efficiency are priorities, then solid concrete blocks could be the right choice for your construction project. It's also worth noting that concrete blocks can be painted easier than brick can, giving you more flexibility in terms of design options and finishes. 

About our solid concrete blocks

We supply high-strength 100mm 7.3N solid concrete blocks for use in cavity and solid walls, load-bearing and solid partitions, columns and block and beam flooring. 

Our concrete blocks have a tolerance of D1, a mean compressive strength of 3.6 - 30N/mm2 (unit strength) and a shear bond strength of 0.15N/mm2 (tabulated value). Available in packs of 88, they are available for delivery or collection from our concrete plant in Avonmouth, where they are manufactured.

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To learn more about our solid concrete blocks or to place an order, please don't hesitate to contact us today on today on 0117 958 2090

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Concrete pumping: what you need to know
16th February 2021

Our concrete specialists break down everything you need to know about concrete pumping and how to calculate the volume of concrete your project will need.

What is a concrete pump?

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring wet ready mix concrete or liquid screen to the lay site. The two types of concrete pump are boom pumps and boomless pumps. 

Boom pumps use a robotic arm to accurately deliver ready mix concrete and screed. Their ability to pump large volumes of concrete quickly makes them a popular choice for large construction sites. Boomless pumps lack the robotic arm. Instead, they transfer concrete via pipes that are laid between the vehicle and the lay site. Our boomless minipump is designed to deliver liquid concrete over 100m vertically as well as 200m horizontally.  

How much concrete will you need?

If you’re unsure how much concrete you’ll need for your construction project, our handy volume calculator will help. Simply enter the dimensions of the area that requires concreting to calculate the volume of concrete you’ll need for the job. 

Why choose Wright Minimix?

We have the very best machinery at hand, including the UK’s largest concrete pump and the innovative mini pump, which is ideal for delivering concrete to sites with accessibility issues. 

Our highly experienced and qualified team of concrete contractors can provide a fully comprehensive service to both commercial and residential projects. We are fully equipped with a fleet of the best concrete pumps, capable of delivering concrete to projects of all sizes. We take great pride in the level of service we offer, and we’ve worked with many happy clients over the years. 

Find out more

If you have any further questions about concrete pumping, why not take a look at our FAQs? Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 0117 958 2090. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your project in detail to work out a concrete pumping solution that’s right for you. 

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Benefits of hiring a concrete pump
25th January 2021

Our concrete specialists explore how hiring a concrete pump can solve accessibility issues, while saving time and resources for your construction project.

Solve accessibility issues

In difficult to access areas that cannot be reached by a concrete mixer truck, concrete delivery becomes a lot more challenging. Without a concrete pump, you’ll be forced to rely on manual labour and wheelbarrows to get your ready mix concrete where you need it. Time constraints are a big concern in this scenario too, as the concrete will need to be transported within a set timeframe to ensure it doesn’t start to cure. 

Transporting your concrete this way can be wasteful, inefficient and costly, not to mention downright impossible for large-scale projects that require a large volume of concrete. Hiring a concrete pump solves all the problems, as no site is too difficult to access for our boom pumps or innovative mini pumps

Save time

Concrete pumping is the most efficient method of concrete delivery, making it an ideal choice if you’re working to tight deadlines. Hiring a concrete pump is the best way to guarantee that ready mix concrete is laid in the shortest amount of time possible. Our pumps are capable of pumping up to 180 m3 of concrete per hour, making them a quick and affordable solution for delivering your concrete mix to your site. 

Free up manpower

If you’re working on a larger DIY project, chances are you won’t have the necessary manpower to help you transport your concrete from the mixer to where you need it within the required timeframe. A concrete pump helps you get around this, allowing you to focus your manpower where you need it the most. 


Wright Minimix has built an unrivalled reputation as providers of efficient concrete delivery using the latest concrete pumps. To find out about hiring a concrete pump for your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team on 0117 985 2090.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Preparing Flooring for Liquid Screed
02nd December 2020

The concrete experts at Wright Minimix share their helpful step-by-step guide to preparing your flooring for liquid screed. 

Step 1

Remove any debris from the sub floor.

Step 2

Place insulation in two layers. Use dried sand to fill the void around pipes and ensure that this is level before installing the second layer of insulation board.

Step 3 

Lay a membrane of 1000 gauge or thicker immediately under the pipework (above the insulation board) as a slip layer, and to prevent leakage of the screed before setting. 

Step 4

Install an edging strip around the edges and corners of the wall and attach securely.

Step 5

After laying (but before setting) make sure that you fully seal any shuttering across doorways and steps with expanding foam or mastic. This will prevent leakage.

Step 6

Seal any pipe ducts or holes through walls before placement of the liquid screed. 

Installing liquid screed with underfloor heating

When installing liquid screed with underfloor heating, you should follow these steps:

Step 1 

Install underfloor heating pipes and ensure that they are clipped every 400mm and more around bends. 

Step 2

Make sure that the system is full of water prior to the liquid screed being laid. 

Step 3

If using an ‘eggbox’ type pipe system, membrane should be laid under the eggbox. Avoid using small offcuts of eggbox to avoid possibility of floating.

Note: Minimum cover above underfloor heating pipes is 30mm, therefore minimum screed thickness is normally 50mm when using a 16mm UFH pipe. 


Wright Minimix’s liquid screed has been specially designed and tested to provide the perfect finish for a range of flooring applications in both residential and commercial settings. To learn more, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

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