Readymix Concrete West Midlands

Concrete is a composite material composed of coarse granular material (the aggregate or filler) embedded in a hard matrix of material (the cement or binder) that fills the space among the aggregate particles and glues them together.

Concrete technology was known by the Ancient Romans and was widely used within the Roman Empire—the Colosseum is largely built of concrete and the concrete dome of the Pantheon is the world's largest. After the Empire passed, use of concrete became scarce until the technology was re-pioneered in the mid-18th century.

 

Specialists in the supply of Readymix Concerete

We offer concrete in a wide range of readymixes: C10 - C40 with delivery in increments of a quarter metre from half a cubic metre up to a full six cubic metre 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 more information regarding Concrete Readymixes 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.

 

Coloured Concrete now available - Please contact us for prices
0121 356 5575

 

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
  • We also offer a speedy delivery service