Custom Concrete Can Help Keep Costs Down
The cost-of-living crisis has hit families hard this year, but it is also causing problems for a range of UK industries, including the construction sector. The BCIS Materials Cost Index demonstrates an unprecedented rise in the cost of building materials as a result of the pandemic, and now war in Ukraine. Custom Concrete is committed to affordable pricing and in this article, we offer our suggestions for 5 ways to reduce the cost of concrete.
1. Only Pay For What You Use
The eradication of waste provides a major cost saving in the construction sector. Custom Concrete delivers mixed-on-site concrete which puts our customers in control. Use the Custom Concrete Calculator when ordering and you will receive exactly the amount of concrete you need for your job. This eliminates waste and you only pay for what you use.
2. Use Concrete Pumps For a Rapid Pour
One of the advantages of site mixed concrete is that it can be pumped fresh immediately after mixing. In many cases our volumetric trucks can be positioned to facilitate an instant pour. If, however, you are working in a challenging environment we offer line and boom pump hire. With these you can maximise the use of your workforce and enjoy the benefits of fresh concrete.
3. No Surcharge on Smaller Orders
Ready-mixed concrete generates its profits from vehicles transporting full loads. If, therefore, you want to order a half-load, you will often find that there is a surcharge added to the cost. At Custom Concrete, because we transport the raw materials and mix them fresh on site, the size of the order makes no difference to us, and we don’t add a surcharge.
4. Bespoke Concrete Mixes
What has the concrete mix got to do with saving money? Imagine you are expecting a delivery in the middle of a rainstorm, or in a record-breaking heatwave like the one we saw last summer. In either case an onsite adjustment to the concrete mix could avoid the deleterious effects the weather can have on concrete quality. Our team is experienced in dealing with weather conditions and can offer practical advice and guidance.
5. Sustainable Eco Cement
Custom Concrete has taken the decision to replace CEM-I Ordinary Portland Cement with CEM-II Eco Cement. This has two benefits to our customers. First, it reduces the carbon footprint of the concrete we produce; second, it allows us to keep price rises to a minimum. Prior to making the transition, we carried out extensive trials to test the comparative quality of the two products, and we are very satisfied with the results produced by CEM II.
Working With Custom Concrete
The Custom Concrete team cares about ensuring that customers get the best value for money. Our customer service specialists are available to offer advice and guidance when you order, and technical advice is available upon request. We operate a fleet of volumetric trucks and make deliveries across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.