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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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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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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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