5 Creative and Innovative Techniques to Use Concrete in your Home and Garden

Concrete is one of the most versatile and contemporary materials you can use to decorate your home and garden these days. With some time and creativity, you can repurpose concrete into decorative pieces or practical furniture that is completely unique and bespoke to you. You will be amazed at the wide variety of these smart […]

5 Top Tips for maintaining your concrete driveway

Concrete driveways are often favoured because they not only offer a sturdy and long-lasting parking solution, but they require very little maintenance to keep them looking their best. That said, to ensure they remain looking their best for years to come, it is advisable to carry out a little light maintenance every now and again. […]

What is floor screed?

Floor screed is a simple mixture of water, ordinary cement and graded aggregate (such as sharp sand) to create a smooth, hardwearing sub-floor. It usually laid to be about 75mm thick and should always be laid by a skilled professional. Depending on the premises, the screed can be covered with underlay and a decorative flooring […]

What Really Is The Difference Between Concrete And Cement

Concrete and cement are quite often spoken about as if they are the same thing, yet the two are separate construction materials. However concrete can not be made without cement and this is the main difference between the two. Cement is essentially the binder, a fine powder that when mixed with water helps combine the […]

The Preservation of Historic Concrete Structures

English Heritage, the body responsible for the conservation of old England, recently released a list of 14 new buildings to be given protected status – and they’re all concrete, yes…concrete! Back in the Day For most people in the UK, when someone mentions English Heritage, historic rambling country estates, world-renowned monuments, castle ruins, and even […]

5 Tips for Pumping Concrete in Winter

Cold weather conditions can present a number of hurdles when it comes to pumping concrete. If concrete freezes in the hopper or boom, this can have a significant effect on its flow through the pipeline – causing you various problems. However, there are some simple solutions to ensure that pumping concrete during the winter season […]

Working With Damaged Concrete – Repair or Replace?

Concrete structures can be damaged or degraded by several factors, including but not limited to constant exposure to natural elements, heavy loads, salt and other corrosive substances, moisture content and poor installation. The type and extent of the damage determine the treatment plan, which most often revolves around repair or replacement. Replacing damaged concrete could prove a […]

Why Should I Hire A Concrete Pump?

Hiring a concrete pump to assist with the delivery of your concrete might be an added expense that you can’t justify, but depending on your circumstances the alternative could be just as costly. Have a look through our quick guide below, to see if you can afford not to hire a concrete pump for your next project. […]