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

Concrete Pumping in Cardiff

Concrete Pumps for Hire

 

Does your DIY or commercial project require a concrete pump? We can help! We have a wide range of concrete pumps for hire, including the largest concrete pump in the UK at 62 metres and the boomless minipump for concrete delivery to those especially difficult to access lay sites.

Whatever your project requirements, we have a concrete pump that can effectively supply you with ready mix concrete and screed, so don’t hesitate to contact us on 0117 9582090.

Wright MiniMix - Concrete Pumping Services

Wright MiniMix - Concrete Pumping Services

What is a Concrete Pump?

 

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring wet ready mix concrete or liquid screed to the lay site; there are two types of concrete pump:

Boom pumps use a robotic arm to deliver ready mix concrete and and screed accurately and are popularly used on large construction sites due to their ability to pump large volumes of concrete quickly.

Boomless pump, such as our boomless minipump, as the name suggests, lack this robotic arm and instead rely on laying pipes from the vehicle to the lay site. Our minipump is developed it specifically so that it can deliver liquid concrete over 100m vertically as well as 200m horizontally.

Unsure which kind of concrete pump you’ll require for your project? We’re happy to help! Contact us on 0117 958 2090 with any enquiries.

Wright MiniMix - Concrete Pumping Services

Our Concrete Pumps

 
  • The Mini Pump
  • Sermac Zenith 4ZR21 – 4 sections / 21m vertical reach, Sermac Extreme 3Z22 – 3 sections / 22m vertical reach
  • Sermac Extreme 4Z26 – 4 sections / 26m vertical reach, Sermac Extreme 5Z32 – 5 sections / 32m vertical reach X2
  • Sermac Extreme 5Z37 – 5 sections / 37m vertical reach, Sermac Scorpio 5R47 – 5 sections / 47m vertical reach
  • Mecbo AUT P6/24.4 – 4 sections / 26m vertical reach
  • CIFA K41L XRZ – 5 sections / 41m vertical reach
  • M60/62 - 6 section / 60-62 metre verical reach x 2

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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Is ready mix cement the same as ready mix concrete?
04th February 2019

Although both terms are often used interchangeably, ready mix cement and ready mix concrete are not technically the same thing - cement being an ingredient in concrete.

We frequently find ourselves asked by clients for a batch of ‘ready mix cement’, when in fact they intended to request a batch of ready mix concrete instead. We are used to both terms being used and are unlikely to be confused by such a request, however, we are more than happy to clear up the confusion whenever it may occur.

How are cement and concrete different?

Simply put, cement is a basic ingredient in the finished product that is ready mix concrete and acts as a binding agent. In order to turn cement into a binding agent, you mix it with water to form a paste, which then acts to hold the aggregates together as the concrete sets.

Working out the correct water-cement ratio of a concrete mix is one of the most important steps in creating ready mix concrete, as this will determine the overall workability and strength of the finished concrete. Adding more water means that the concrete mix becomes easier to work but weaker overall, whilst adding too little water makes the concrete more difficult to work with.

Can I mix ready mix concrete myself?

Whilst hand mixing is possible, achieving the correct water-cement equilibrium can be a big challenge when mixing concrete, which is why so many people choose to employ experienced concrete contractors such as ourselves to do the hard work for them; it’s usually not worth risking a less effective concrete slab by attempting the complex task of mixing concrete yourself.

Working alongside a professional ready mix concrete supplier means that you are guaranteed to receive a batch of concrete that is tailor made to suit your specific requirements, with the correct water-cement ratio and any required additives.


To discuss our ready mix concrete prices in length, or to arrange quote, don’t hesitate to call us today on 0117 958 2090

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4 Questions you may have about liquid screed
14th January 2019

Liquid screed is quickly becoming the screed of choice for internal flooring, thanks to its simple installation and durability: we asked our flooring experts for its benefits.

Liquid screed can get the best out of your underfloor heating, save energy and is easy to install. Even if you don’t have underfloor heating, liquid screed is a fine choice for any kind of internal flooring, so read on for our breakdown of why.

When do I need liquid screed?

Part of the reason that liquid screed is becoming so popular is because of the possibility of using it with underfloor heating. Only liquid screed will ensure that heat isn’t trapped in concrete air pockets, and combined with its self-levelling and completely smooth finish, its ease of installation is as much of a benefit as its ease of use.

What’s the difference between screed and concrete?

Screed is much smoother and more free-flowing than concrete. Both are made from cement, aggregate and water, but concrete is coarser, whilst screed is made of finer aggregates. 

Is liquid screed quick to install?

Liquid screed is fast to install. It dries very quickly and thanks to its composition, it self-levels for a smooth and even finish. Different screeds will take different lengths of time to dry but typically screed flooring should be left at least 24-48 hours before it is walked on.

What is liquid screed made of?

Liquid screed can be made from a range of admixtures, but our screed is made of blended cement, sand, limestone, dust and water. It contains anti-crack fibres and anti-shrink agent, meaning that it’s particularly strong and resistant to wear and tear.


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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Ready Mix Concrete Prices Guide
10th January 2019

Our ready mix concrete prices are cost-effective, especially for large-scale projects. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid spending more than you need to.

Measure for ready mix concrete correctly

We supply the exact amount of concrete you specify, and our ready mix concrete prices work on a volume-based system. If you measure your site correctly, this ensures that you only ever pay for the amount you need and use, but if you under or overestimate the volume of concrete required for your project, this can prove costly.

If you end up ordering too much concrete and need to send some back, you will need to pay disposal costs unless the batch is fit to be remixed and resold in accordance with our returns policy. Alternatively, ordering too little concrete can prove equally costly in terms of potential delays to your project and can compromise its effectiveness.

You can use our online concrete volume calculator tool to work out how much ready mix concrete you will require for your project, to ensure you only pay the best price for your ready mix concrete. If you have any further enquiries about estimating the volume of concrete needed for your project, call our expert team today on 0117 958 2090.

Prepare for your concrete delivery in advance

Our concrete mixer trucks can deliver ready mixed concrete up to 2.4m from the rear of the vehicle and are allotted a delivery time of 30 minutes. If a delivery truck is required on your site for longer than this period, then this can affect your ready mix concrete price.

There is no point in our concrete delivery truck turning up with your batch if you haven’t thought of a way to get it to your site, as this will mean a lot of wasted time and potentially lead to additional costs for concrete disposal.

You should therefore consider if your site has any obstruction issues and are prepared to receive your concrete delivery. If your site is impossible to access for a mixer, then why not consider one of our concrete pumps for hire? We have a range of boomless and boom pumps available that make easy work of even the most difficult to access sites.


To discuss our ready mix concrete prices in length, or to arrange quote, don’t hesitate to call us today on 0117 958 2090.
 

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Wright Minimix produce first concrete blocks
18th December 2018

We have produced a first batch of concrete blocks at our newest concrete plant in Avonmouth! We expect them to become available for sale in late January 2019.

Concrete blocks are useful for a variety of reasons, most notably wall construction, and complement our existing ready mix concrete and liquid screed manufacturing services. We make it our aim to meet all the concreting requirements of our residential and commercial clients, and the addition of concrete blocks to our services will help us meet even more of your construction demands.


Do you have any questions regarding our new concrete blocks? Our team are happy to answer any of your enquiries - contact us on 0117 958 2090.

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