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Posted by Keith on 18 February 2022

Are there different quality standards of concrete?

Whether you’re embarking on a domestic or commercial construction project, you may be wondering “Are there different quality standards of concrete?” The answer to this question is yes, there are several grades of concrete to choose from. Read on to find out more about the different types of concrete grades and their uses.   What are grades of concrete?  Grade of concrete refers to the minimum compressive strength the concrete should...

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Posted by Keith on 9 November 2021

Can you lay concrete in the winter?

With the cold weather setting in, you may be wondering “Can you lay concrete in the winter?” Whilst it’s true that low temperatures can cause concrete to lose strength and durability, there are ways you can minimise any damage. Read on to find out more. The risks of laying concrete in cold weather Laying concrete in the winter isn’t ideal since the cold weather can impact its quality and condition....

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Posted by Keith on 11 October 2021

How much concrete do I need for footings? [Infographic]

Are you wondering ‘How much concrete do I need for footings’? If so, this guide is for you. In this article, we’ll discuss how much concrete you’ll need for your footings and why footings are so important in construction projects. At Doncaster Quickmix, we are one of the leading concrete suppliers in Doncaster and Rotherham, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to source concrete for footings....

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Posted by Keith on 14 September 2021

How much concrete do I need?

Are you wondering “How much concrete do I need for my project?” Worried that you’ll order either too little or too much of it? Then read on. We’ve created a guide to help you calculate exactly how much you will need. Ordering the correct amount of concrete Don’t underestimate the importance of ordering the correct amount of concrete. When purchasing for any domestic or commercial task, you need to calculate...

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Posted by Keith on 16 August 2021

How to use concrete for landscaping projects [Infographic]

Visually appealing, durable, and affordable, concrete is ideal for use in landscaping projects. This material is incredibly versatile, which means it can be used in a wide range of ways. From edging to flower beds or retaining walls to paving or stepping stones, concrete can create many attractive features within a garden. Read on to find out how to use concrete for landscaping projects.   Using concrete for garden landscaping...

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Posted by Keith on 18 July 2021

How to pour concrete in hot weather

With summer now on us, your thoughts might be turning to how to pour concrete in hot weather. After all, if temperatures are too high, the quality of the concrete can be compromised. At Doncaster Quickmix, we can provide expert advice on pouring concrete in hot weather, helping to ensure that your construction project goes as planned.  The problem with pouring concrete in hot weather When pouring concrete in hot...

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Posted by Keith on 11 May 2021

What are concrete worktops?

Concrete worktops are in high demand right now, with many homeowners are drawn to their rustic, industrial style. There’s no doubt they’re making their way into homes across the UK but are you really sure what they are? In this article, we’ll answer the question ‘What are concrete worktops?” and provide you with the pros and cons of this popular kitchen feature. As one of the leading concrete suppliers in...

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Posted by Keith on 19 April 2021

What’s the best way to transport concrete?

If you are looking at buying concrete you may be wondering, what’s the best way to transport concrete? Are you unsure of the best way to transport concrete to your site? Then read on. At Doncaster Quickmix, we’ve been supplying ready mix concrete in Doncaster and Rotherham for many years, working with both domestic and commercial customers throughout the area. We can answer all your questions when it comes to...

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