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

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD collects personal information about you from our website.  

Visitors to our websites 

When someone visits http://www.wrightminimix.co.uk/ we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  

We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it. 

Search Engines 

Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by either WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD or any third party. 

We use a third-party provider iContact to deliver our email marketing. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our email marketing activity. For more information, please see iContact’s privacy notice at https://www.icontact.com/legal/privacy  

Cookie Policy 

Our website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. 

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers and stored by the web browsers. 

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. 

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. 

We use cookies on this website, for the following purposes: 

  • Make login faster to our website by remembering your login details 

  • Make the page load quicker by sharing the workload across computers 

  • Ensure our website pages are optimised for your browser or device by giving us technical information about the device or browser you are using 

Security & Performance  

We use a third-party service to help maintain the security and performance of WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD’s website. To deliver this service, it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the site. 

Contact Forms  

Should you choose to contact us using a contact form on the website or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be passed to / be processed by third-party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. 

We respect your privacy.  Any personal information that you send to us using a contact form on the website or an email, or email link will be stored securely with restricted access and we will not share this information with any third party.  If you have agreed to receive sales and marketing information from us, you can opt out of this agreement at any time.  If you have opted out of receiving sales and marketing information from us we respect your decision and will not contact you.  You can opt in to this agreement at any time. 

Emails 

We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit. 

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law. 

Telephone  

As a matter of policy we record all inbound and outbound telephone calls.  We do this for training purposes and because in some instances we may need to revisit information received or given during a conversation.  Recordings are kept securely by a third-party, GDPR compliant, service provider and all calls are deleted after 6 months. 

Access to personal information 

WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you, we will: 

  • give you a description of it; 

  • tell you why we are holding it; 

  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and 

  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form. 

To make a request for any personal information we may hold, you need to put the request in writing addressing it to the address provided below. 

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. 

You also have the right to be forgotten and your consent can be withdrawn at any time.  If you do withdraw consent we will remove/delete any personal data we hold on you. 

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting us via the address below. 

Links to other websites 

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. 

Changes to this privacy notice 

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 03.05.2018. 

How to contact us 

If you want to request information about our privacy policy, you can email us or write to: 

Wright Mini Mix
Unit 2,
St Ivel Way,
Warmley,
Bristol,
BS30 8TY

News
3 Common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete
14th March 2019

A well-managed project is the key to success when it comes to concrete installation. Here are 3 common mistakes to avoid when handling ready mix concrete.

Not preparing the site in advance

One of the most common issues we encounter when delivering ready mix concrete is that the client has not prepared their site properly in advance before attempting to lay the concrete. 

A poorly compacted sub base will result in an uneven surface finish and an increased risk of weak points. Using gravel that is too small or too thin on the ground can also result in settling. It’s therefore incredibly important to ensure you've prepared your site properly prior to laying the concrete.

Not preparing the concrete mix correctly

This can be a big problem for those who choose to mix concrete themselves, either by hand or using a mixer. A good concrete mix is hard to achieve and involves finding the right balance between water, cement and aggregates. Too much water and the concrete mixture will be weakened, whilst too little will make it unworkable.

Ordering ready mix concrete from trained experts such as ourselves is a sure-fire way to ensure you receive a top-quality concrete mix for your project. Whatever type of concrete mix you need, a concreting specialist will be able to tailor a concrete mix to meet your specific requirements.

Poor concrete finishing work

Just because the concrete is laid doesn’t mean your job is done. Concrete finishing is an essential part of the process, whether you’re installing a concrete shed base or a concrete floor for a warehouse.

Compacting the concrete is important and will help ensure its strength and durability, whilst going over the surface of the concrete with a screed tool will also help ensure that the concrete is smooth and level.


If you need any further advice when it comes to installing ready mix concrete, our team of experts will be able to provide you with all the help and guidance you need. For quality ready mix concrete in the South West and South Wales, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
 

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Preparing your floor for liquid screed
07th March 2019

From insulating a floor to applying an edging strip, laying liquid screen requires preparation before installation. Our concrete specialists advise on how to prep your floor.

At Wright Minimix, we pride ourselves on the quality of our liqud screed flooring. It’s ideal for anyone facing heavy foot traffic and combines anti-crack and anti-shrink agents to leave only the highest quality flooring. Read on for how you can prepare your floor for liqud screed.

Consider underfloor heating

Underfloor heating pipes should be clipped every 400mm and more around bends. Fill your pipes full with water prior to the liqud screed being laid to avoid your underfloor heating floating to the surface of the screed. The minimum cover above underfloor heating pipes is 30mm.

Remove debris and place insulation

Before you begin laying any liqud screed floor, remove the debris from the sub floor and place your insulation in two layers for extra padding. Fill the void around the pipes with dried sand and ensure that it’s level before adding a second layer of insulation board to fill it out further.

Lay membrane

Above the insulation board, you then lay a membrane of 1000 gauge or thicker as a slip layer. As you’re going to lay the liqud screed later, you don’t want it seeping through to the sub floor and insulation layers, so the membrane will prevent any leakage.

Install edging strip

Next, an edging strip needs to be attached securely to the edges and corners of the room. Make sure that any shuttering across doorways and steps are fully sealed with expanding foam, again to prevent leakage, and seal pipe ducts or holes through walls, because these will need to be sealed against leakage too.


Our Wrightflow Liquid Screed has been tailor made by us to ensure maximum durability and effective heat insulation in your flooring. To find out more about our liqud screedcontact us on 0117 9582090.

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4 Ready mix concrete myths debunked
19th February 2019

Our experts discuss some of the biggest misconceptions that come with laying and finishing ready mix concrete.

With any kind of concrete comes myths about how to use it. Laying and finishing concrete can be tricky, so it’s important to address any misconceptions that you may have about it. Read on for the myths we hear the most often when it comes to ready mix concrete.

Concrete is impermeable


Water, either in liquid or vapour form, can pass through concrete. You can make concrete less permeable by using well-graded aggregate, though even the densest concrete can be porous. However, Surface treatments can help to make your concrete flooring impermeable; our experts would be happy to advise further on the matter.

It’s fine to lay concrete in any weather


The ratio of water to cement in your concrete is a fine balancing act. When it rains, naturally this adds more water than is necessary to your concrete mix, making it weaker. It’s best to lay concrete in mild, dry weather if possible; too much heat can also crack the concrete and result in a curing process that is too rapid.

Concrete will remain flat and level once it’s finished


Concrete will change in volume whilst setting, hardening and drying. This is why it’s important to get a professional finisher in to do the job for you; slab edges can curl when there’s a difference in moisture content and the temperature of the slab. Curling is less common though when you minimise temperature differentials.

Reinforced concrete won’t crack


Using steel to structurally reinforce your concrete can actually transfer the tensile stress from the concrete to the steel, however, reinforcement doesn’t prevent concrete from cracking. Minor cracks are usually nothing to worry about and are purely an aesthetic concern; hairline cracks are very difficult to avoid altogether, even for the most experienced concrete finishers!


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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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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