Breedon Rapid

Bulk Portland Rapid Hardening Cement CEM I 52,5R is a high-early-strength Portland cement.

Breedon’s high-performance cement is also available in bags.

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Breedon Rapid

Bulk Portland Rapid Hardening Cement CEM I 52,5R.A high early strength Portland cement which is particularly suitable for:

• Facilitating the early de-moulding, handling and use of precast concrete units. 

• Maintaining production in cold weather. 

• Early striking of formwork. 

• Rapid hardening cement is a higher early strength Portland cement that conforms to the requirements of BS EN 197-1 CEM I 52, 5.


Breedon Rapid Cement is recommended to meet the following requirements:

• To produce high early strength in a wide variety of concretes, mortars and grouts. 

• To facilitate the early demoulding, handling and use of all types of precast concrete products. 

• To reduce formwork striking times. 

• To help maintain normal concrete production during cold weather.


• Chemically similar to ordinary Portland cement. 

• More finely ground than ordinary Portland cement to give higher early strength properties. 

• Stiffens and sets at a similar rate to ordinary Portland cement. 

• Does not contain any added accelerators or admixtures. 

• Colour similar to ordinary Portland cement. Other properties are also similar to ordinary Portland cement.


Breedon Rapid Cement is available in bulk tankers throughout the United Kingdom.


Customer Support


Bulk cement:
0845 520 1888

Bagged cement - Midlands & Northern Region
07436 284071 or by email 

Bagged cement - Southern Region
07703 732499 or by email

Northern Ireland:
Bulk cement
+44 (0)7768 671380 or by email

Bagged cement
+44 (0)7841 103035 or by email
+44 (0)7841 560410 or by email

Republic of Ireland:
Bulk / Bagged cement
+353 (0) 86 1764172 or by email


Bulk cement:
0845 520 1888 or by email

Bagged cement:
0845 520 1840 or by email

Bulk / Bagged cement
+353 (0)44 937 9200 or by email

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