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Commercial Concrete

 

Are you looking for large volumes of commercial ready mix concrete? From concrete slabs to laying foundations, we can provide you with a custom-made batch of concrete that is tailored to suit your own commercial requirements.

As well as concrete, we can also provide you with high volumes of screed too. If you are looking for either concrete or screed in a hurry, we can help. Typically, we can deliver our concrete mixes and screed out on a next working day basis. Please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

Trade concrete that you can trust

 

Trust is everything in the building industry and you can trust in Wright Minimix as we always guarantee quality commercial concrete. Whether you require a little or a lot, you can rest assured that the commercial concrete that you will receive is of the highest quality and is attained from sources to BSEN9001 standards, so you can feel confident that the concrete you receive is mixed as agreed and is of the optimum strength that you need it for.

Wright MiniMix - Commercial Concrete Services

Wright MiniMix - Commercial Concrete Services

Types of commercial concrete

 

There are many types of commercial concrete and the concrete used for construction can vary from how it is used in a private residence.

From large-scale projects such as a new house build to concrete stairs, we can provide you with top-quality concrete that will significantly enhance your project.

Typically, commercial concrete tends to be greater in strength and possesses a higher grade of concrete which is essential for more industrial-led projects.

One example of how commercial concrete needs to be stronger than concrete for residential purposes is reinforced concrete which is traditionally used in reinforced floors and slabs and need to be strong enough to carry the weight of heavy machinery.

What can you use your commercial concrete for?

 

Commercial concrete can be used for a multitude of purposes, this can include: house building, home extensions, conservatories, basement conversions, paths and pathing, drainage and fencing, external paving and walkways as well as industrial and agricultural applications.

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What are the benefits of commercial concrete?

 

There are several benefits of utilising ready-mix concrete and this includes:

Using ready mix concrete significantly reduces costs as it curtails material consumption and storage costs too. It also eliminates the need to have a labourer on site to mix the cement on site too.

All batches of ready mix concrete are accurately measured, therefore there is no wastage which is also beneficial for reducing expenses.

Using ready mix concrete also reduces the need for onsite storage which is more cost effective and is also is more convenient too.

You can feel confident that you will receive a high-quality concrete product by using ready mix concrete.  The quality of RMC is always maintained as you are working to specific requirements.

You may be surprised to know that ready mix concrete is very eco-friendly! If we consider that the core ingredients of concrete are cement, water and aggregate, that are in abundant supply and don’t have as greater impact on the environment (whilst being extracted) 

As the batches of ready mix concrete are all 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 ready mix concrete 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.

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The Advantages of Concrete Building Blocks
28th September 2020

Concrete building blocks are popular building materials for many reasons - they’re readily available, affordable, and strong – and despite being man-made, concrete blocks are also a sustainable choice. As leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality concrete products in the South, our concreting experts outline some of the benefits of concrete blocks for construction.

Strong & durable

As with the majority of concrete-made structures, the natural components in concrete mean that concrete blocks are strong and able to stand the test of time, and as concrete tends to get stronger with time, it makes concrete blocks a great candidate for buildings, security barriers and block walls.

Fire resistant

Concrete blocks also have a high thermal mass which means they are extremely effective at absorbing and storing heat. Where a wooden structure will quickly succumb to flames, a concrete block building can resist them and limit fire’s ability to spread quickly.

To protect the safety and integrity of your project, all our concrete blocks at Wright Mini Mix are fire-resistant, boasting a fire safety grade of A1, the very highest rating available.

Sustainable

When a building is designed and constructed well, concrete blocks help keep it cool during the summer months and warm in the winter. This allows the building to achieve the highest levels of long-term energy efficiency possible and contributes to the building’s overall sustainability and low running costs.

Cost-effective solution

Oftentimes, environmentally friendly choices come with a hefty price tag. Concrete blocks remain affordable, especially since they allow for rapid construction on any project, saving not only money, but time.


If you’re looking for high quality concrete blocks at fantastic prices for your residential or commercial project, go to our concrete blocks page to discover more about the blocks from the South’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete products.

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How is ready mix concrete delivered?
09th September 2020

Due to its volatile nature, concrete has always had meticulous methods and ways of being delivered, and ready mix concrete is no exception. Read on to find out how ready mix concrete is delivered.

At the mixing site

Ready mix concrete typically travels from it starting point at the mixing site to its final destination in a mixer truck. Mixer trucks are used especially for concrete mix because this vehicle has a rotating mixer drum which is usually set at an angle, and inside this mixer drum is a set of fins that are set up in a spiral configuration – allowing the concrete to load and mix when the drum rotates in one direction and to discharge when it goes the other way.

Transportation

Mixer trucks keep ready mix concrete at the right consistency after it has been mixed at its original starting point, however sometimes they even sometimes do all the mixing while delivering. This solves the problem of premature hardening or slump loss that can result from delays between mixing and transportation. It also allows concrete to be hauled to sites which are quite a distance away from the starting point. When this needs to occur, the concrete is mixed and loaded, then taken to the job site with the drum rotating at between 2 and 6 rotations per minute, which helps to make sure that it remains at optimum consistency when it arrives at the job site.

The drums on mixer trucks are designed to be filled at between 60 and 80 percent capacity, depending whether the drum is acting as mixer or agitator. If the ready mix concrete isn’t transported in time or is exposed to significant temperature changes, it may experience a change in consistency, in which case more water can be added if the consistency becomes too thick. As a general rule of thumb, ready mix concrete should be discharged within 90 minutes and before 300 revolutions after water was added, unless the purchaser specifies otherwise.

Offloading

The truck specifications are Important factors to consider when delivering ready mix concrete, and this may depend on the location its destination, and how easy it is to get the truck in and out of the drop-off site. For example, a smaller 4-wheel mixer truck is likely to be able to fit into tighter spots and harder to reach places than their larger counterparts.

Ensuring a smooth delivery

Now that we’ve explained how ready mix concrete is delivered - its important to note the significance of ensuring a smooth ready mix concrete delivery if you are expecting one. We’ve previously created a list and explanation of the factors you will need to consider if you are expecting a ready mix delivery, you can check it out here.


If you’re looking for a fast and efficient concrete delivery service, contact Wright Minimix today! Our team has years of experience preparing and delivering quality concrete for a range of different projects, from small DIY endeavours to large scale commercial builds. Simply call 0117 958 2090 or complete and submit our online contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.

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We’re Hiring!
10th August 2020

Production/Operations/Transport Manager

We are looking for someone to join our team to manage overall operations and be responsible for the effective and successful management of labour, productivity, quality control and safety measures as established and set for the Operations and Transport Department.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Serve as a company representative on regulatory issues.
  • Enhance the operational procedure, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes, enhanced management reporting and to look for opportunities to expand systems.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company's policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities may include interviewing, selection and hiring; training new and existing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; authoring and discussing with employee’s performance appraisals; addressing employee performance and corrective action plans; employee motivation and rewards. Organising the budget of the company in collaboration with the director.

Ideally the successful candidate will hold Full Transport Managers CPC qualification or be willing to take the exam. Enquire with a full CV to lucy@wrightminimix.co.uk

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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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