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Concrete Pumping Plymouth

Concrete Pumps for Hire Plymouth

 

Concrete Plymouth: get quotes for concrete pump hire and concrete supply and delivery in Plymouth. Our range of pumps for hire includes the largest concrete pump in the UK.

Does your DIY or commercial project in Plymouth 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 those especially difficult to access lay sites.

Whatever your Plymouth based 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.

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concrete pumps for hire Bristol

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 popularly used on 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 in Plymouth? We’re happy to help! Contact us on 0117 958 2090 with any enquiries.

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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 your Plymouth project – let’s work together!
Contact us on 0117 958 2090 today to get a quote or to find out more.

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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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