What to look for when choosing concrete in Bournemouth - Avon Materials Supplies

What to look for when choosing concrete in Bournemouth

Choosing the best concrete in Bournemouth

When it comes to DIY concrete jobs, there isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. So, whether you’re building a shed base, setting a few fence posts, or laying a new patio, it’s a good idea to keep the following things in mind to ensure you choose the best concrete Bournemouth has to offer.

Tight for time? Call our concrete experts on 01202 579579 opt.3 for advice.

Volumetric vs ready mixed

At Avon Material Supplies (AMS), we operate our own volumetric concrete mixer trucks, as well as organising ready-mix concrete in Bournemouth, and there are pros and cons for both of these options.

Traditionally, tradespeople and contractors have often opted to use ready-mixed concrete that is batched at a plant and then delivered to site using a mixer truck.  This approach is still popular, however, it is worth noting if you order the wrong amount of concrete you are likely to incur additional charges and possibly the inconvenience of not being able to complete the job.

At AMS Concrete, we are seeing more and more tradespeople, contractors and individuals choose our volumetric service because concrete is mixed to order ‘live’ on site, which means it is at its freshest and the mix can be adjusted in real-time, if required.

The right option for you really depends on the job at hand and your personal preferences. Find out more about volumetric concrete mixers vs. ready mix concrete by reading our recent article here. Alternatively, get in touch and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

Quality of concrete

When investing in concrete for a project, large or small, you want to make sure you’re getting the highest quality product for your money. Whether you’re a professional builder in the local area or you’re working on a DIY project at home, the last thing you want is to be forking out for is costly repairs later down the line because you invested in an inferior product.

To get the best concrete in Bournemouth, be sure to look out for quality products, a choice of mixes and the support of an experienced team. Here at AMS, we are a leading aggregate and building materials supplier in the Bournemouth, Poole and wider Dorset area, and have been for over 25 years. Our concrete mixes are independently ‘strength tested’ to suit almost any application.

Different concrete mixes for the job

From industrial foundations and roadworks, to a brand new patio for the garden, you’ll need to consider which mix is most suitable for your project.

For domestic non-reinforced foundations, look out for the C10/Gen1 mix. If you’re after some new paving for external steps or paths, you might consider PAV1. Whereas if you are creating reinforced foundations for houses and garages we would normally recommend an RC35 mix.

By using volumetric trucks, AMS concrete can mix on-site and dispatch a complete range of different mixes. If you’re not sure what the ideal concrete mix will be for your project, that’s not a problem. Let us know and our team of experts will be happy to advise you.

At AMS Concrete we’re dedicated to providing you with the best concrete and service for your needs.

Bournemouth concrete suppliers

Now you’ve chosen the right concrete for your job, you’ll need to find the best place in Bournemouth to buy it. At AMS, we are leading suppliers of ready mix concrete and volumetric concrete mixer trucks to businesses, construction sites and domestic users in Poole, Bournemouth and the BH postcode area.

For detailed advice tailored to your specific concrete needs, or to place an order, please contact our expert team online or call us on 01202 579579 opt.3. Our team are on hand all day Monday – Friday to answer any of your concrete questions.

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