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Concrete Mixes

 

Whether you need concrete for a DIY or commercial project, we will efficiently supply you with quality concrete mixes made to your bespoke specifications.

All our concrete mixes are largely composed of water, aggregates and cement; 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, that's why all our concrete mixes are made to deliver to your bespoke specifications. To discuss your pre-mixed concrete requirements with us, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0117 958 2090.

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Why choose our concrete mixes?

 

Whatever 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, but 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 kept to a minimum. This makes our process an environmentally friendly option of ready mix 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 958 2090.

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 just a few. We can deliver 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.

Concrete 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 we can reach even the most difficult to access lay sites.

Get in touch with our team today to discuss the concrete mixes and delivery method you require on 0117 958 2090.

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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 directly 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 concrete mixes 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.

 

We are proud to deliver our concrete mixes across a number of locations, including: Bristol, Cheddar, Newport, Avonmouth, Bath, Frome, Weston-super-Mare, ChippenhamGlastonbury and Cardiff.

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Tips for pouring concrete in hot weather
20th July 2020

If your concrete pour falls on a hot summer day, don’t despair, our experts share their top tips for helping you install the perfect concrete pour even in the warm weather. 

How does heat affect concrete?

Just like your laundry on a hot day, concrete dries, or cures, much quicker than usual in warmer weather. This is a problem because as part of the curing process, the concrete mix needs to hydrate (it needs to form crystals as it absorbs the water) in order to form the strength and durability the construction material is famous for. When the curing process is sped up however, the concrete struggles to form these all-important crystals which means it might not be as strong as you’d expect, resulting in cracks and weakness. 

Avoid laying concrete between 11am and 3pm

Whenever you can, avoid laying concrete between the hottest part of the day, which is usually between 11am and 3pm. This way the concrete will be able to begin to cure in cooler temperatures and so form the bonds that make this construction material so renowned for its strength and durability. 

Prepare the area before you begin 

Before you begin your concrete pour, make sure the pour site is fully prepared and the surrounding area clear so you can install the concrete quickly and efficiently. It’s also a good idea to keep any tools you’ll be using cool by storing them in a shady spot.

Create shade over the concrete

Once the concrete has been laid, try to cover as much of it up as you can by creating shade. This can be very simple, such a hanging tarpaulin or a sheet over the concrete. If there is nowhere to hang the sheets, you may need to create them yourself by installing temporary poles. 

Let the ready mix concrete professionals do it for you

Of course, the easiest way to ensure your concrete pour is successful is to call in the professionals. Opting for ready mixed concrete means you can get on with the pour directly from the truck, so the concrete spends less time exposed to the air. It also means experts, who understand precisely how concrete is made, will mix your concrete to guarantee it’s the right mix for your needs. 


We’re the leading manufacturer and supplier of ready mix concrete, liquid screed and concrete pumps for the South West. Our friendly team have a wealth of knowledge to help ensure you get the precise ready mix concrete you need. To learn more or arrange your quotation, get in touch today on 0117 958 2090

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We’ve Acquired Chris Brown Concrete Pumping
30th June 2020

Wright Minimix is delighted to announce it has recently acquired Chris Brown Concrete Pumping. This exciting development means that our top quality ready mix concrete and concrete pumping services are now available throughout the entire South West and now includes Devon and Cornwall. 

The Best Ready Mix Concrete 

Wright Minimix is a leading manufacturer and supplier of ready mix concrete to both commercial and private customers. We therefore understand that not all specifications of ready mix concrete are the same and so all the concrete mixes we supply are created to your own bespoke specifications. So, whether you already know exactly what you need or have used our handy online concrete volume calculator, our concrete specialists are on hand to guide you through the entire process.

What’s more, when you order through us, you can rest assured that we will get your concrete to you as quickly as possible and can even offer a same day concrete delivery service. So, if you need your ready mix concrete in a hurry, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help you meet your deadline. 

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Fleet of Concrete Pumps

Wright Minimix’s acquisition of Chris Brown Concrete Pumping has increased our fleet of concrete pumps even further, meaning you can now hire the ideal concrete pump for your project throughout Devon and Cornwall. 

Our fleet of concrete pumps for hire includes two of the largest concrete pumps in the UK. At 62 metres these incredibly versatile pumps allow you to reduce the set up space to below 10 meters with a capacity to pump concrete at 180 m3 per hour! At the other end of the scale are our handy boomless minipumps. These innovative machines may be on the small size but don’t underestimate their potential. They can reach some of the most difficult to access sites and discharge concrete of S2 consistency and above from ready-mix trucks of all sizes. 

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Why Choose Wright Minimix?

For years Wright Minimix has been the number 1 choice for commercial and private customers in the South of England and South Wales for all their ready mixed concrete, liquid screed and concrete pumping needs. Here’s just a few of the reasons why we have earned such a loyal customer base: 

  • Unrivalled reputation for quality products and customer service
  • Our large range of pumps means we can access the trickiest sites
  • We boast some of the largest and smallest pumps in the country 
  • Years of industry experience to ensure your project gets what it needs
  • Comprehensive services across the commercial and residential sectors

For more information about Wrights Minimix’s acquisition of Chris Brown Concrete Pumping or any of our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 0117 958 2090

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The Dangers of DIY Concrete Pouring
11th June 2020

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world because of its strength and durability; two qualities that also means when something goes wrong in its preparation, it really shows. Pouring concrete requires knowledge, skill and careful planning as well as the right tools and materials for the job, so if you’re considering taking on the challenge yourself, make sure you check out our list of the most common things that can go wrong before you begin. 

Inadequate preparation 

Many DIY concrete pourers think preparing the ground for the concrete simply means excavating the area and clearing any plants and stones. However, this base is not enough to provide a strong concrete foundation that won’t crack, crumble or degrade as the soil settles. The ground needs to be properly levelled and compacted, and building frames. 

The wrong weather conditions 

The weather can have a major impact on the quality of the concrete mix, the pour itself, and can continue to damage the concrete in the hours and days after. When mixing concrete yourself, you’ll also need to consider the area’s general climate as this can affect the long term durability of your concrete and so you will need to make adjustments to your mix. 

Getting the water to cement ratio wrong 

Adding too much water to cement is one of the most common mistakes made by DIY concrete pourers, possibly because the runnier the mixture the easier it is to work with. However, if the concrete mixture is too runny, or indeed too think, it will have problems in its appearance and durability once its set. 

Missing equipment and tools

Dealing with concrete is time sensitive as it will soon start to set once it has been poured so it’s imperative to have all the right tools and equipment you need to hand. If you don’t, then you run the risk of the concrete setting without your control and a potentially lengthy and costly removal process. 

Not taking safety seriously

Perhaps the most significant mistake DIY concrete pourers can make is not taking the health and safety of themselves and others seriously enough. Though concrete is a safe material to work with, it doesn’t come without any hazards and you will need to take appropriate precautions to protect your eyes, ears, and respiratory system and take care when handling heavy objects. 

When to call in the ready mix concrete professionals 

The best way to ensure your concrete pour is successful, and that your concrete is the right mix to last for years and years, is to call in the professionals.  At Wright Minimix, we help ensure your project is a success by supplying the perfect mix of concrete right where you need it. What’s more, when you use our ready mix concrete, you only order what you need, saving you time, money and the risk of having too much concrete that you’ll then have to waste resources on disposing.   


To arrange your competitive quotation for the best ready mix concrete in the South and South Wales, contact Wright Minimix today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to help.

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How To Successfully Install A Concrete Shed Base
01st June 2020

Whether it’s for storing tools and gardening equipment or to turn into something a little more fun, a shed is a fantastic addition to any garden. So, if you’re looking to add a shed to your outside space, you’ll need to make sure it has a solid foundation to ensure its longevity and durability which is why we’ve put together this quick guide to installing the perfect concrete shed base.

1) Where will your shed go?

The first thing you’ll need to decide for a successful concrete shed base is where you want the structure to go in your garden. If it’s placed too near a wall it will be difficult to apply your wood treatment and finish and it might restrict your access. Don’t forget if it’s too close to a tree or large plant, the roots may affect the stability of the shed base.

2) Preparing the sub base

Once you’ve decided on your perfect location, it’s time to prepare the ground by:

  • Digging the top layer of soil down to at least a 3 inch depth
  • Constructing a wooden framework that runs the perimeter of the shed base and sit approximately 3 inches above garden level
  • Laying around 3 inches of compacted hardcore (brick rubble is also suitable) and if appropriate, compacted sand.

3) Pouring the concrete

Now you have prepared the ground, all you have to do is sit back and relax as the experts at Wright Minimix prepare the perfect concrete mix for you and deliver it straight to your home. By choosing ready mix concrete, you ensure the concrete you use for your shed base is correct, you order the exact amount you need to reduce waste and ensure you only pay for what you need.


To find out more about Wright Minimix’s DIY concrete manufacturing and delivery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 0117 958 2090

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