Ready-mixed concrete - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Do I need to know what material I require?

No, not necessarily. Your builder or building inspector will advise in cases of poor ground conditions otherwise our sales/technical department will be able to suggest suitable concrete for your particular application. Guidance is also available on the web-site (Applications sheet).

2. How much concrete will I need?

For quantities required, the material calculator is available for guidance, alternatively our sales/technical department will be able to help.

3. What is a Slump?

The slump of the concrete refers to the material's consistency – how wet it is. Consistency is classified from S1 (0-40mm) through to S4 (160-220mm). The higher the value, the easier the material will be to work with.

4. How will I get the concrete from the truck?

This is very important. You will need to consider where in relation to the road, the concrete is to be placed. The truck mixers are fitted with chutes which extend 7-8ft from the centre of the truck. If the chutes are of insufficient length, you may need to wheelbarrow the concrete or hire a specialist concrete pump. As a guide, 1m3 of concrete equates to approximately 25 wheelbarrows. When considering man power it’s also worth noting that 1m3 weighs approximately 2.4Tonnes.

5. What size are the delivery trucks?

The size of the delivery mixer will depend on a number of factors including the quantity ordered, access to the site and site conditions. Guidance can be given by the sales office.

6. How do I lay the concrete?

For guidance on best practice in laying and curing concrete, please consult a member of our sales team. As a general rule, it is advised that concrete is placed within two hours of batching at the plant.

QUICK GUIDE TO LAYING CONCRETE

7. What will the price include?

The price given will be based on full, delivered loads including VAT. Consideration should be given to extra costs which may be incurred including part-load charges and waiting time where trucks are held on site in excess of 30 minutes.

Transport and Delivery

Ready-mixed concrete delivery method

Ready-mixed concrete is delivered in the following vehicle:

Ready-mixed concrete delivery method Ready-mixed concrete delivery method Ready-mixed concrete delivery method

8 Wheeer - Mixer, Gross Weight 32T, Carrying Capacity 20T

Customer Support

For further information please call one of our sales hotlines:

BREEDON NORTHERN

Argyll & Lochaber 01631 565128

Central Scotland 01698 611016

Cumbria 01290 700777

Fife & Tayside 01337 841989

Hebrides 01851 702482

Highlands 01343 862130

North East England 0191 615 3378

North East Scotland 01330 833361

South West Scotland 01290 700777

BREEDON SOUTHERN

Central England (N Derbys, Yorkshire) 01138 293006

Central England (S Derbys, Notts, Leics, Norths) 01332 694000

Humberside 01472 351987

Lancashire 01995 676156

Lincolnshire 01780 482000

Norfolk & Suffolk 0845 4135249

North Wales 01244 447033

North West England 01244 447033

South East England 01245 913063

South West England & South Wales 0117 225 3144

Staffordshire & Shropshire 01952 777910

West Midlands 0121 3763200

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