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What is the difference between a drum mixer vehicle and a volumetric vehicle?
How long is the chute from the rear of your vehicles?
What are the dimensions of your Vehicles?
How much per cubic metre does concrete cost?
Do you meet to any quality standards?
What type of concrete do you supply?
What notice is required when placing an order for concrete?
What notice is required when ordering a pump?
What is the standard length of a pump line?
What type of pumps do you supply?
How can I open a credit account with you?
What methods of payment do you accept?

 


What are your opening hours?

Monday to Friday we operate from 8am to 6pm. On Saturday we operate from 8am until 12.30pm. For deliveries outside of normal working hours additional charges may apply.

 


What is the difference between a drum mixer vehicle and a volumetric vehicle?

Drum Mixer A drum mixer vehicle is loaded with ready mixed concrete from our plant and delivered to the customer’s site. The client will pay for the amount ordered and may incur un-carried charge should a full load not be required. A drum mixer vehicle can be loaded with any type of concrete. Due to the shelf life of ready mixed concrete, a mixer vehicle can only travel an 8 mile radius from the plant. Volumetric Vehicle A volumetric vehicle carries dry materials and mixes on site, it will mix 1m3 per minute. The customer pays for the concrete used. The vehicle will stay up to one hour on site free of charge. The method of mixing on site enables the company to service customers at a much greater distance from base than conventional drum mixer vehicles.

 


How long is the chute from the rear of your vehicles?

The chute on our mixer vehicles extends to just over 2 metres from the rear of the vehicle.

 


What are the dimensions of your Vehicles?

We have both 8m3 & 6m3 vehicles. The volumetric Vehicles can carry up to 9m3 of dry materials and are 3.9metres high, 2.6metres wide and are 8.0metres long. 8m3 Drum Mixer Vehicle and 6m3 Drum Mixer Vehicle are either the same size or slightly smaller if any advice is needed as to which vehicle is best for you please call the office and our friendly staff will be willing to help.


How much per cubic metre does concrete cost?

There are several factors required to provide a quote, these are: 1. Quantity 2. Mix specification 3. Purpose 4. Location 5. Method of discharge i.e. direct from vehicles, pumping, barrowing etc.


Do you meet to any quality standards?

We are fully accredited with British Standards Institute Kitemark Scheme and operate a quality management system to BS EN ISO 9001:2000.


What type of concrete do you supply?

We can supply concrete to all recognised specifications and standards.


What notice is required when placing an order for concrete?

Generally we require 24 hours notice, however should there be availability we can sometimes provide concrete on the same day.


What notice is required when ordering a pump?

Generally customers need to allow up to 48 hours notice to book a pump. However, occasionally a pump can be organised at short notice subject to availability.


What is the standard length of a pump line?

A standard line length is 40 metres. Pump length in excess of 40 metres requires a second operator which may incur additional cost.


What type of pumps do you supply?

We can provide both boom and land line pumps, but we do need 48hrs notice to secure availability.


How can I open a credit account with you?

Yes, it usually takes 24 hours to open a credit account. Get the paper work here


What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or debit/credit cards only, We except NO CHEQUES. Customers wishing to pay via debit/credit card will incur a 3% handling fee. All customers that wish to make payment by debit/credit card must relay card details to a member of the office staff to secure a delivery with us. Without card details no delivery will be made.

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