New Build in Wandsworth
What was the job?We were required to lay a slab for a 3 storey new build block of flats to be built on.
What type of concrete was used?180m3 of C35 concrete was poured.
How long for the complete job from arriving to leaving?We set up our boom pump at 7am and sent 3 trucks to the site, adding more throughout the day. It took around 15 loads to complete and we completed the job at 6.30pm. The boom is very quick to set up, it took a maximum of 10 minutes to get the arm out and then 30 minutes to pack down at the end of the job.
What type of pump was used?We accessed the site with our boom pump, straight over the hoarding.
How did they hear about you?We received contact direct from the builder after being let down by other suppliers, as the service from their ready mix company was not consistent. It was very difficult to order exact amount for a slab that size, so we provided our volumetric service to allow the to client pay for what they use.
Did you provide any advice to the builders/homeowners about how long the concrete would take to set/cure?No need! These guys were very experienced as they do this work day in and day out.
Did you have much cleaning up to do afterwards?There was 1/2 m3 to dispose of from the boom, which we put in skip, followed by a simple wash down of the road.
Additional InformationThe customer commented on how clean we were and how there was no waiting for the EasyMix vehicles. He found it hard to be serviced by other companies as most couldn’t service the whole project in one day. Luckily, our large large fleet meant that this wasn't a problem for us!
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Tyrwhitt House - Charity Pour
What was the job?It was a concrete slab provided for the expansion of their “Peace Pond”, a tranquil koi pond in the centre of their accommodation area. This slab formed the base of the pond.
What type of concrete was used?We used C40 concrete, due to the weight of the water that would be going on top of it, and we poured about 5m3.
How long for the complete job from arriving to leaving?It took about 15 minutes to set up the pump lines and about an hour to pour the concrete.
What type of pump was used?It was a groundline pump that ran straight from the car park through the side garden gates and then into the pour area! Very straightforward and only about 30m of pump line was used.
How did they hear about us?The charity “Combat Stress” approached us and asked if we would be kind enough to donate. We support Help for Heroes and building this pond for the charity that help war veterans was something we were more than honoured to do! It felt nice to be able to give back to the community and especially to those who have risked their lives for our country.
What advice was given to the charity about how long the concrete would take to set/cure?We did give some advice as to when it would be suitable to place the water into the pond. We recommended waiting the full 28 days for the concrete to cure properly. The charity managed to secure a building company to do the labour aspects of the work for them, so they were clued up as well and dealt with all the framework and removal of it.
Was there much cleaning up to do afterwards?As standard, we had to clear our pipeline and empty our hopper into a waste bin so that we could re-enter the public highway safely. Using a gorilla bucket provided to us, this was a very easy and clean procedure and the bucket was then disposed of into a skip on site! We also washed off the back of our lorry into this gorilla bucket to ensure any debris were removed from the lorry before re-entering the highway.
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EasyMix Concrete UK LTD - New Yard
What was the job?This was our new delivery yard in 2017! We are venturing into a batching plant and the grab business, so we needed a bigger space to operate from! We had to demolish the old buildings and re-level and strengthen the ground to make sure our very heavy lorries could safely use the space!
What type of concrete was used?We‘ve poured C40 slabs to ensure maximum strength and durability. We’ve poured over 200 meters into this site!
How long for the complete job from arriving to leaving?We didn’t use a pump for this job as we could pour straight from the lorries chute. We’ve been doing little bits here and there, as and when we’ve needed it; as it’s our own yard. We spent a year developing the site. Considering we’ve been doing other bits such as demolition, moving and reinstalling electrics etc., this is a great achievement in such a small time frame.
Was it a ground line pump?No pump was needed here as we were able to drive straight up to the slab and there was plenty of open space around us due to it being a commercial yard. You can see this in the photos.
Were you contracted by another company?This is work we have completed for our own company, so no third party was involved in our concrete pouring and booking process it was all done in house. However, we did subcontract our friends at Newlands Constructions to work the concrete for us.
Did you have much cleaning up to do afterwards?We only had to wash the back of the lorry down to ensure any debris were cleaned off and we were safe to re-enter the public highway. This was washed off into a wheelbarrow and then disposed of as it was a minimal amount.
Additional InformationWhat we had to do:
- Demolished old 2 story office building
- Resurfaced and re enforced the floor with new concrete slabs
- Installed protective fencing
- Installed CCTV to site
- Delivered silo and moved by crane
- Staff containers delivered, including an office, workshop and canteen.
- Constructed aggregate bays to hold our materials
- Installed two wash out bays for our lorries
- Constructed steel framework to hold our two new 22,000 litre water tanks.
- New electric supply installed, we had to move and rewire the old electric system and meter so we could put this in the corner of our yard - as it was in the middle before - this took a lot of planning with the electric supplier UK power Networks who installed the new feed.
- Installed phone lines and broadband to the new site.
- Installed dust suppression systems
- Re-done the drainage systems
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Big Town Design & Build Pump Job
What was the job?A retaining wall for a garden outhouse.
What type of concrete was used?C40 structural wall 12m3 poured in wall.
How long for the complete job from arriving to leaving?We sent 2 pumps over 100m line and this took approximately 40 minutes to set-up. It then took 1 hour and 30 minutes to pour the wall and then an additional 40 minutes to pack back down.
What type of pump was used?Fairly straightforward line from our ground line pump.
How did they hear about us?They found us through Google after having poor experiences with other suppliers. After reading our reviews they gave us a call. Big Town Design & Build are now in our top 10 each month for number of jobs completed. We service around 5-10 pours a week with them.
Did you provide any advice to the builders/homeowners about how long the concrete would take to set/cure?Not needed. Big town are experienced builders.
Was there much cleaning up to do afterwards?At the end of the pour there was around 1m3 of concrete in the line a hopper to dispose of, which they used to fill in another small area in the garden. We washed down the road made sure customer was happy before we left.
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