Readymix Concrete in the West Midlands

Concrete Developments have been working with concrete since 1950, originally manufacturing paving slabs and concrete fencing systems, we started supplying readymix concrete in 1990.

No matter what your project is you can rely on Concrete Developments to supply a top quality solution, at the right price, on time every time.

We only use virgin quarried aggregates in our mixes, no cheap inferior recycled material, and British Portland cement. This has been proven to produce the best quality finished product.

 

Large Pour?

No problem, we can supply 200m3/day from our plant in Great Barr.

 

Specialists in the supply of Readymix Concrete

We offer readymix concrete for any application, our standard mixes are C10 to C40 or we will happily mix to your specification. We supply volumes in ¼m3 increments up to a full 9m3 load.

C10 is commonly used for Mass Fill Foundations, Over-site and Cavity-fill (Filling Cavity Walls below DPC).

C15 is commonly used for Mass Fill Foundations, Setting Kerbs and Edgings and Sub Floors (Below Screed Topping).

C20 is commonly used for Mass Fill Foundations and Domestic Floors.

C30 is commonly used for Driveways, Paths and Commercial Floors.

C35 is commonly used for Industrial Floors, Structural Slabs, Reinforced Foundations, Piling, Under-Pinning and Structural Steel Bases.

C40 is commonly used for Industrial and HGV Floors.

For a competitively priced quote please Contact Us.

For help and advice regarding concrete mixes and quantities please Contact Us.

We welcome collections of readymix concrete or screed from our plant in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

 

Replace steel reinforcement mesh with macrosynthetic fibres in concrete floors

  • Convenient – no need to source re-mesh & wait for delivery to site
  • Labour saving – no steel mesh to lay & tie
  • Safer – floor layers are not walking over steel mesh
  • Competitive – usually cheaper than steel re-mesh

Representing a quantum technological leap in fibres, high-performance polymer macro-fibres are made from a revolutionary material that offers the long-term performance of steel fibres at a lower dosage rate, replacing steel reinforcement mesh. The unique sinusoidal, wavelike shape of each fibre serves to anchor it firmly within the concrete. At the same time, the design of the fibres allows for addition at a much higher rate per unit volume, infusing the concrete with added levels of toughness, energy absorption and durability. In addition, macro-synthetic fibres provide an added measure of crack control without the risk of corrosion associated with steel.

 

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Curing and Protection

Curing is essential to ensure that the concrete achieves its highest potential strength and optimum durability. Fresh concrete should not be allowed to dry out too quickly, therefore curing should commence as soon as possible after pouring to reduce the chances of plastic shrinkage.

Particular care should be taken during warm weather.

 

The following methods of curing conventional concrete are recommended:

  • Polythene
  • Hessian
  • Spray-on membranes

 

Points to Remember

  • Methods of placing and compacting the concrete should be organised before supply
  • The consistence of fresh concrete should be suitable for ease of handling and placing
  • Low temperatures can have a detrimental effect on fresh concrete, laying concrete at temperatures below 5 degrees should be avoided
  • Unnecessary water addition on site should be avoided
  • Wet concrete is caustic and may cause severe skin burns, contact with skin should be avoided but when occurs rinse with plenty of clean water