Choosing the right concrete mix to use
Used for bedding and backing kerbs and edgings. Concrete bedded edgings and kerbs are used wherever a rigid support or restraint is required at the edge or perimeter of a pavement. They are essential for block paving and tarmacadam driveways, and can be used for all other types of paving. All edgings or kerbs, other than mowing strips, need to be bedded onto a medium strength concrete base.
Used for no-reinforced strip footings, foundation pads and drainage work. Under every house is a foundation, and under most foundations are footings. Most of the time we take footings for granted, and usually we can: For typical soils, a common 16- or 20-inch-wide footing can more than handle the relatively light weight of an ordinary house.
Internal Flooring Mix
Used for internal domestic flooring and bases which will not be exposed to industrial use. A concrete floor is usually laid during renovation work to replace a rotting timber floor. Before laying a concrete floor, you must consult your local Building Control Department as changing a floor can affect the ventilation in other parts of the building and it is possible that insulation will also be required. If infill material of more than 600mm is required a new suspended floor must be fitted instead, as the settlement of the infill material may result in damage to the new concrete floor.
Garage / Shed Base MixUsed for domestic garage bases and shed bases. To ensure complete stability and durability in any construction, concrete is a vital requirement. Its properties are necessary for aspects such as foundations, footings and Concrete Flooring. It is also a major component in providing protection against the elements, allowing for sturdy foundations and water-tight exteriors in projects such as home and garage extensions and conservatories.
Domestic Outdoor Mix
Used for external paths and domestic driveways. Garden walls and paths need a secure basis for their construction and a solid adhesive to hold their components together. We supply domestic concrete for all kinds of outdoor use, so you can be sure it will be long lasting and completely reliable. We provide a range of fibre reinforced concrete mixes which are ideal for use in paving, as well as for patios, pedestrian and parking areas. Using fibre reinforced concrete means that the concrete is stronger, more durable and has a reduced risk of cracking.
Industrial Outdoor MixA heavy duty mix which is designed for use in places of heavy traffic. This can be used for external slabs/paved areas and industrial use.
Working Out Areas For Concrete
To work out any area you must multiply the length(L) by the width(W) by the depth(D). Multiplying these three amounts will give you a cubic amount. We work in cubic metres so it is important to ensure that everything is either measured in metres or converted to metres
We supply the following Concrete Mixes