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Concrete Delivery Avonmouth

 

Are you looking for reliable concrete delivery in Avonmouth? We understand that efficiency is important for your project, which is why we deliver on time and on budget.

Whether you require ready mix concrete or liquid screed, our concrete delivery service will deliver what you need, when you need it. For a concrete delivery service you can trust in Avonmouth, contact us today on 0117 9582090.

Avoid delays with our concrete delivery service in Avonmouth

 

When working on a commercial project, time is money. We want to help you avoid unnecessary delays with our concrete delivery service in Avonmouth. Simply get in touch, choose a time slot and our concrete specialists will be there to efficiently see to your requirements.

We endeavour to offer same day delivery whenever possible for smaller loads, however, three days or more notice should ensure that you are able to choose the exact time slot you want for your concrete delivery. Whether you need concrete in a week or a month, you can trust our concrete delivery service to be there when you need us. Get in touch today on 0117 9582090.


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How do I ensure a smooth concrete delivery?

 

To ensure that the concrete delivery process runs as smoothly as possible, you should make sure that access to your site in Avonmouth is unobstructed so that our delivery truck can access your lay site without issue.

Our concrete delivery trucks require a minimum entry width of 2.7m and have delivery chutes extending up to 3m from the back of the truck and up to 1.2m from the side to straight tip the concrete off.

If you know that our concrete delivery truck will be unable to get that close to the lay site, then you need to arrange alternate ways of transporting the concrete from the truck to your site, for example by wheelbarrow.

Alternatively, we have a range of concrete pumps for hire available to assist with concrete delivery in Avonmouth, from our boomless minipump to our 62m boom pump and everything in between. This means that we can provide fast and efficient concrete delivery services to even the most difficult to access construction projects.

Do you have any questions regarding preparation for our concrete delivery service in Avonmouth? A member of our team will be happy to help. Get in touch today on 0117 9582090.

concrete delivery Avonmouth

concrete delivery Avonmouth

Concrete Delivery FAQ's

 

We want our concrete delivery service in Avonmouth to be as transparent as possible. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you cannot find the answer you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

1m3 is generally the minimum amount of concrete that we can deliver. However, sometimes smaller amounts can be delivered on the back of another delivery in your area. Contact us to discuss this further.

With over 34 years of experience, our qualified team boast an excellent health and safety record that complies with trade standards, so you can rest assured that risk will be kept to a minimum throughout the concreting process.

In order to calculate the volume of ready mix concrete required, use this formula: (Overall length x overall width x overall depth). Why not try our concrete volume calculator?

 

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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Pouring your Concrete in Winter
12th January 2022

As suppliers of concrete, screed and mixing services in the South, at Wright Minimix we know all too well the trials and tribulations involved with pouring concrete during the winter months.

In the UK, it’s hard to know whether it will be sun, rain, cloud, or snow on any given day, which makes it difficult to prepare for your concrete pour – however, our vast experience in the industry has allowed us to become as best prepared as possible, so that we can make sure you know exactly what to do regardless of the weather you’re confronted with.

Assess the temperature

There are a few important breakpoints that you should make sure to remember, as they could have a huge effect on the quality of your concrete pour.

Below five degrees Celsius, concrete is considered to be subjected to cold temperatures – at this level, it should never be left out in the open air for more than 24 hours, as this could cause the water in the concrete mix to fail to make the critical chemical reactions that give concrete its signature strength.

It would be wise to take precautions in such a situation, such as leaving the concrete insulated overnight – thermal blankets can absorb the heat emitted by the concrete as the curing process takes place, serving to keep it above that 5-degree breakpoint.

Frost and freezing

While the five degrees benchmark does begin to cause some problems with the integrity of your concrete pour, it’s when temperatures stray below this number that serious precautions need to be taken – in order to prevent wasted materials, wasted company time and an unsatisfactory concrete pour.

Freshly poured concrete must be prevented from freezing for at least 24 hours, making it vitally important to keep a close eye on the temperature for not only the day that the concrete is poured, but the following 24 hours too.

As water is the main component of concrete, the appearance of any ice crystals on your concrete could spell very bad news – when water freezes into ice, it expands, and when this happens within your concrete mix it disrupts the critical hydration process.

When this occurs, it leaves your concrete with up to 50% of the strength it should have had – rendering it unsafe to use in any build, but perilous when part of a large-scale project.

Another important check to make is for frost, especially within your trenches and cavities. In these sheltered spots, it’s easier for frost to accumulate unnoticed – and if concrete is poured on top, it could lead to not only an uneven pour, but the freezing of concrete as it makes contact with the frozen surface.

Choose Wright Minimix this Winter

In order to keep track of these varying factors, we highly recommend having a checklist or company protocol for when you are confronted with cold temperatures when on a job. This way, you can be as prepared as Wright Minimix!

If you would like to explore our services further, you can check out the rest of our website – and to book in Wright Minimix for your premium, local, concrete pouring service you can call our friendly team today, on 0117 958 2090.

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Screed and Underfloor Heating
25th October 2021

When looking to install underfloor heating, there’s one particular type of concrete that industry professionals rely on: screed.

At Wright Minimix we have decades of experience in producing quality screed for installations of all shapes and sizes, and know very well where it suits and where it falls short.

However, screed is less well known in general circles. Knowing how effective it can be, especially when it comes to underfloor heating, we decided to talk you through with a guide on what screed is and why it’s perfect for this job specifically.

What is Screed?

Screed is a type of mortar that lends itself to surface level installations, due to its ability to produce a smooth, flat surface – perfect for then installing flooring such as carpet, laminate or hardwood.

It’s usually made with very fine grade sand, giving it a malleable, liquid-like property that makes it easy to pour into ‘molds’ – while it also dries relatively quickly, making it suitable for projects that need to maintain a speedy pace towards completion.

It typically sits above a hard concrete base, which lies at the bottom of the installation providing a solid surface to pour the screed into. There are many types of screed, but most installations are completed with one of two types: semi-dry screed or liquid screed, with each having differing advantages and disadvantages.

Semi Dry

Semi-dry screed is the traditional form – using a mix of sand and cement at varying ratios depending on the job at hand, usually at 3:1 or 4:1. Water is then added, bringing the screed to life and creating a smooth consistency.

It’s best applied with expert hands – as this form is less malleable, meaning it needs an experienced installer to help level off and provide the professional finish that you are looking for. Trowels and other flat-edged tools are perfect here, while you can also add Polypropylene fibres to increase the strength of the mixture.

Liquid

Often referred to as self-levelling screed or flowing screed, this form of the material has far less viscosity and exhibits liquid qualities far more closely. This is great as it does not require the use of professional hands or tools to level it off – due to the liquid qualities the material simply levels off itself.

Liquid screed often takes less preparation too, as you are able to pour it directly on to the surface you’re working with without having to mix with water – while it then dries much quicker, allowing you to press on with the project.

What Makes Screed Good for Underfloor Heating?

While the use of a particular type of screed will depend on the unique requirements of your project, it is undoubtedly the best for this type of installation due to the universal qualities of all types of screed.

The nature of the material means once the underfloor heating systems are in place, you can pour the screed directly over the top of it – filling up the mold, encasing the pipework and levelling out to a perfectly smooth floor on the surface.

The fact that there are no air pockets in this method means that heat from the underfloor piping reaches the room as efficiently as possible.

However, there are mistakes to be made here that you should be sure to avoid. Part of commissioning the underfloor heating system is turning it on for the first time, allowing the heat from the system to speed up the drying of the screed around it – but if this is done too early, you could end up with cracks in the material, leaving you with extra tasks to complete.

The material has increased malleability, but as a result, is significantly less strong than traditional concrete.

Wright Minimix Quality Screed

If you’re looking for a professional, vastly experienced trade company to help you with your underfloor heating systems, look no further than Wright Minimix. We’re ready to provide any type of screed for your unique installation – why not give us a call on 0117 958 2090.

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What is Quikrete and how do you use it?
29th September 2021

Quikrete is an all-purpose, do-it-yourself fast setting concrete, perfect for consumers trying to save money, time and energy on concrete work or repairs.

Selling itself as ‘easy to make and apply with just one set of hands’, this concrete mix attempts to take the power away from contractors and heavy machinery, and put it in the hands of the homeowner.

For example, the passing of the seasons often leaves its marks on concrete structures, with fluctuating temperatures causing expansion, retraction and as a result, cracking.

Quikrete allows just one person with a paintbrush to remedy the issue, with little to no hassle. You can even give other worn out areas a brush up, replenishing that newly laid look.

How do you use Quikrete?

Using Quikrete is much easier for the individual than working with traditional concrete. While most concrete is incredibly tough to mix, especially without the expertise or machinery, Quikrete have a simple to follow formula that will have your projects roaring along in no time.

As a general rule, mix one part water with five parts mix, and you’ll have perfect Quikrete – it may take some experimentation, but once it has a consistency like that of modelling clay, you’ll know it’s ready to go.

Quikrete vs Ready Mix Concrete

Ready mix is the go-to for many people working on concrete projects. Mixed by professionals and delivered to site, it takes away both the need to hand mix and the pressure of getting your mix absolutely spot on.

As well as being vastly experienced in the trade, professionals have access to industry machinery that will always produce a higher standard of concrete than achievable at home.

Professional services can listen to your needs and specifications, and hours later have the exact concrete mix you needed for your project. So why use an alternative like Quikrete?

When buying ready mix, you get what you pay for – professional concrete for professional prices, with all the equipment that comes with it.

When it comes to smaller projects, Quikrete will do a proficient job – without the need to spend big, or stress over getting heavy machinery onto your property. In addition, Quikrete makes touching up cracks or worn out spots incredibly easy.

However, for larger projects and that professional finish – there is no substitute for industry experience.

Wright Minimix – The South West’s Leading Ready Mix Concrete Supplier

For specialist advice and premium quality ready mix concrete, you can always rely on Wright Minimix to deliver. With years of industry expertise and loyal customers across the region, why not give us a call on 01179 582090 to discuss your ready mix concrete needs.

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Why Build a Concrete House?
17th June 2021

Concrete – it’s a grey, dull substance. But it can make beautiful homes. Chosen for its durability, versatility, and easy transport to site, concrete is a popular choice for people looking to build or extend their home. 

But this time, we’re not talking about the concrete blocks that are commonly used to construct properties and housing estates. 

Poured and precast concrete is one of the most popular new ways to build a house, with more people saying goodbye to concrete blocks, and opting for the angled lines and soft curves of concrete-filled custom-made moulds. 

Additives are usually added to the standard concrete mix to give it more favourable properties. Thanks to the reinforced mix, concrete houses are more energy efficient, more insect and mould resistant, and more disaster resistant than houses made from standard building materials. 

The fact that concrete houses are more expensive doesn’t put people off. That’s because properties made from concrete are more cost-effective in the long run – think lower energy bills, and less maintenance and upkeep. 

Combined with industrial-esque glass and steel, concrete is the perfect choice for people that not only want to make a statement, but for people who want to be more environmentally friendly when it comes to heating, and constructing their home. 

Wright Minimix provides concrete pumping services

It goes without saying that if you’re going to build a property made entirely from concrete, you’ll need a concrete pump. At Wright Minimix, we have six concrete pumps available, meaning we can service all scales of concrete pumping. 

If you’re looking to contract a concrete pumping company, get in touch with Wright Minimix team. They’ll be able to advise you on the concrete mix and pump required to complete the project and provide a fast and reliable concrete pumping service. Give the team a call on 0117 958 2090.
 

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