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DIY Concrete

Get ready mixed concrete delivered straight to your home

 

If you are undertaking a home-based DIY project that requires concrete, we can provide you with the exact quantity of ready mixed concrete you need to avoid overspending and unnecessary waste. We will also deliver your batch of DIY concrete directly to you at home, and have a fleet of concrete pumps at our disposal that can deliver concrete to even the most difficult to access properties.

From driveways to patios, we can provide you with a tailormade batch of concrete, saving you time and money you would otherwise spend renting a mixer or mixing by hand. In addition to traditional ready mix concrete, we can also provide you with our specially engineered liquid screed – perfect for internal flooring applications and making the most of underfloor heating.

To find out more about our DIY concrete manufacturing and delivery services or to arrange a free quote, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0117 958 2090.

DIY Concrete

DIY concrete delivery

Save time & money on your DIY concreting project

 

Whether you are building a shed base or laying a new driveway, ensuring that your concrete is of excellent quality will ensure that your project is successful and stands the test of time. Mixing concrete is a delicate balancing act; choosing a concrete mix that is pre-mixed by our expert team will ensure that you get the quality of concrete you need.

Mixing concrete by hand requires a lot of time and effort, and can become costly if you under or overestimate the amount of concrete you need or mix a poor slump. Even for the smallest DIY projects, ready mix concrete is usually the most convenient option and allows you time to focus on other aspects of your project, such as installing any necessary framework.

Uses for DIY concrete

 

Pre-mixed concrete can be used for a wide variety of DIY projects, including:

  • Shed bases
  • Driveways
  • Foundations
  • Pathways
  • Patios
  • Floors

Contact our team to discuss your specific project requirements and we will be able to recommend the best type of concrete mix to suit your needs.

DIY concrete pump hire

Hire a concrete pump

 

Why spend your time mixing concrete yourself, when we can provide you with high-quality ready mix concrete delivered straight to you on-site? To ensure that the installation process is as quick and straightforward as possible, why not hire a concrete pump? We have both boom and ground-line pumps available which will ensure that your concrete batch is delivered efficiently and without any waste.

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 offer DIY concrete in Bristol, Cheddar, Newport, Avonmouth, Bath, Frome, Weston-super-Mare, Chippenham and Glastonbury.

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Concrete pumping: what you need to know
16th February 2021

Our concrete specialists break down everything you need to know about concrete pumping and how to calculate the volume of concrete your project will need.

What is a concrete pump?

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring wet ready mix concrete or liquid screen to the lay site. The two types of concrete pump are boom pumps and boomless pumps. 

Boom pumps use a robotic arm to accurately deliver ready mix concrete and screed. Their ability to pump large volumes of concrete quickly makes them a popular choice for large construction sites. Boomless pumps lack the robotic arm. Instead, they transfer concrete via pipes that are laid between the vehicle and the lay site. Our boomless minipump is designed to deliver liquid concrete over 100m vertically as well as 200m horizontally.  

How much concrete will you need?

If you’re unsure how much concrete you’ll need for your construction project, our handy volume calculator will help. Simply enter the dimensions of the area that requires concreting to calculate the volume of concrete you’ll need for the job. 

Why choose Wright Minimix?

We have the very best machinery at hand, including the UK’s largest concrete pump and the innovative mini pump, which is ideal for delivering concrete to sites with accessibility issues. 

Our highly experienced and qualified team of concrete contractors can provide a fully comprehensive service to both commercial and residential projects. We are fully equipped with a fleet of the best concrete pumps, capable of delivering concrete to projects of all sizes. We take great pride in the level of service we offer, and we’ve worked with many happy clients over the years. 

Find out more

If you have any further questions about concrete pumping, why not take a look at our FAQs? Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team on 0117 958 2090. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your project in detail to work out a concrete pumping solution that’s right for you. 

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Benefits of hiring a concrete pump
25th January 2021

Our concrete specialists explore how hiring a concrete pump can solve accessibility issues, while saving time and resources for your construction project.

Solve accessibility issues

In difficult to access areas that cannot be reached by a concrete mixer truck, concrete delivery becomes a lot more challenging. Without a concrete pump, you’ll be forced to rely on manual labour and wheelbarrows to get your ready mix concrete where you need it. Time constraints are a big concern in this scenario too, as the concrete will need to be transported within a set timeframe to ensure it doesn’t start to cure. 

Transporting your concrete this way can be wasteful, inefficient and costly, not to mention downright impossible for large-scale projects that require a large volume of concrete. Hiring a concrete pump solves all the problems, as no site is too difficult to access for our boom pumps or innovative mini pumps

Save time

Concrete pumping is the most efficient method of concrete delivery, making it an ideal choice if you’re working to tight deadlines. Hiring a concrete pump is the best way to guarantee that ready mix concrete is laid in the shortest amount of time possible. Our pumps are capable of pumping up to 180 m3 of concrete per hour, making them a quick and affordable solution for delivering your concrete mix to your site. 

Free up manpower

If you’re working on a larger DIY project, chances are you won’t have the necessary manpower to help you transport your concrete from the mixer to where you need it within the required timeframe. A concrete pump helps you get around this, allowing you to focus your manpower where you need it the most. 


Wright Minimix has built an unrivalled reputation as providers of efficient concrete delivery using the latest concrete pumps. To find out about hiring a concrete pump for your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team on 0117 985 2090.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Preparing Flooring for Liquid Screed
02nd December 2020

The concrete experts at Wright Minimix share their helpful step-by-step guide to preparing your flooring for liquid screed. 

Step 1

Remove any debris from the sub floor.

Step 2

Place insulation in two layers. Use dried sand to fill the void around pipes and ensure that this is level before installing the second layer of insulation board.

Step 3 

Lay a membrane of 1000 gauge or thicker immediately under the pipework (above the insulation board) as a slip layer, and to prevent leakage of the screed before setting. 

Step 4

Install an edging strip around the edges and corners of the wall and attach securely.

Step 5

After laying (but before setting) make sure that you fully seal any shuttering across doorways and steps with expanding foam or mastic. This will prevent leakage.

Step 6

Seal any pipe ducts or holes through walls before placement of the liquid screed. 

Installing liquid screed with underfloor heating

When installing liquid screed with underfloor heating, you should follow these steps:

Step 1 

Install underfloor heating pipes and ensure that they are clipped every 400mm and more around bends. 

Step 2

Make sure that the system is full of water prior to the liquid screed being laid. 

Step 3

If using an ‘eggbox’ type pipe system, membrane should be laid under the eggbox. Avoid using small offcuts of eggbox to avoid possibility of floating.

Note: Minimum cover above underfloor heating pipes is 30mm, therefore minimum screed thickness is normally 50mm when using a 16mm UFH pipe. 


Wright Minimix’s liquid screed has been specially designed and tested to provide the perfect finish for a range of flooring applications in both residential and commercial settings. To learn more, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

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Top 5 Benefits of a Liquid Screed Floor
21st October 2020

From creating super smooth surfaces to quick drying times, there are many fantastic benefits to using liquid screed for your flooring installation. Read on to discover 5 reasons why it’s such a popular choice.

1)    Liquid screed is quick to install 

When you use liquid screed to provide the perfect base for your flooring, you won’t be hanging around for days waiting for us to install it. This is due to the flowing nature of liquid screed which helps make installing it quick and easy.  

2)    Faster drying time than other materials

Worried that your project might be delayed because of a wet floor? These worries will be a thing of the past when you use liquid screed. That’s because it dries at a much more rapid rate than other flooring materials. Indeed, it takes only 24-48 hours to dry enough to walk on so you’ll be able to carry on with your project in next to no time.  

3)    Reduces the risk of cracking

Our specially developed liquid screed is renowned across the South’s construction companies for its long lasting quality. We use special ingredients that include anti-crack fibres and an anti-shrink agent to help make it incredibly strong and improve its resistance to deformation. We also add a super plasticiser to help provide excellent workability.

4)    Super smooth floors

You won’t have to worry about a lumpy and bumpy surface when you choose liquid screed for your flooring material. It’s flowability means liquid screed is self-levelling which speeds up installation, as previously mentioned, but it also provides a perfectly smooth and even surface ready for your chosen covering. 

5)    The perfect partner for underfloor heating

We have perhaps saved the biggest benefit of liquid screed for last – liquid screed is the perfect material for installing underfloor heating. Not only does it manage to cover all the pipework, eliminating any bubbles and gaps, but it can also be installed with low depth which makes the heating system much more efficient. 


Wright Minimix’s liquid screed has been specially designed and tested to provide the perfect finish for a range of flooring applications in both residential and commercial settings. To learn more, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

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