Concrete: The Importance of Setting and Curing
One of the most important areas to understand about concrete is the distinction between setting and curing – because knowing the difference means you can help extend its life by many months. Madmix supplies high-quality accredited concrete from its base on the outskirts of Cambridge. Here, we explain the meaning of these terms. Setting Concrete […]
Five of the World’s Most Famous Concrete Structures
Many of the world’s most celebrated construction projects have concrete at their heart. Here we look at five famous structures which were built with one of the most durable and long-lasting of materials. At Madmix, we know a lot about concrete, as we are experienced suppliers of fibre reinforced concrete and other quality mixes across the […]
Four Key Domestic Uses of Concrete
Concrete is one of the unsung heroes of the construction world – it can be used on huge, highly impressive structures such as bridges and blocks of flats, but it is also suitable for smaller projects too. Madmix, one of the leading suppliers of domestic concrete in the Cambridge area, outlines four common domestic home […]
What is Reinforced Concrete Used For – and Do I Need It?
There are many different types of concrete, known as admixtures, all of which are suited to different types of building and construction projects. One of the most important of these is reinforced mixes. So, what is reinforced concrete used for? The answer is, many different types of project – and, as leading concrete suppliers in […]
What Kind of Concrete Do I Need?
Concrete is one of the most versatile of construction materials – because there are so many different varieties or admixtures, each containing slightly different ingredients to make them suitable for specific tasks. Madmix are suppliers of a wide variety of high-quality, competitively-priced ready mix concrete in and around Cambridge. Here we have compiled this guide […]
Should I Lay Concrete in Hot or Cold Weather?
Concrete is one of the strongest of substances, but there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure that it lasts. One of these is the temperature at which it is first laid down. Accredited concrete suppliers Madmix are based near Cambridge and have customers as far afield as Newmarket, St Neots, […]
Five Reasons Why Madmix Delivers a Top-Quality Concrete Service
Are you a homeowner who needs a small amount of concrete for a new driveway? Or are you a farmer who needs to lay a new track which will bear the weight or heavy agricultural vehicles? Or do you need a large order for a major commercial development? Whatever your needs, Madmix is the company […]
The Tallest Concrete Buildings in the World
In times past, most of the tallest skyscrapers in the world were made of steel – but now new techniques in construction mean that concrete has become more attractive to architects, structural engineers and contractors. At Madmix, we are a leading concrete company based on the edge of Cambridge. Here we look at five of […]
What Kind of Commercial and Industrial Projects is Concrete Used In?
Concrete is one of the mainstays of the UK’s economy, with its strength and versatility making it the ideal choice for many industrial projects. In 2016, more than 9 million metric tons of concrete was produced in Great Britain alone, and much of this was used in the commercial sector. At Madmix, we are leading […]
Five Key Uses of Lean Mix Concrete
Concrete’s strength is one of the main reasons why it is one of the world’s leading construction materials. However, not all concrete is the same, and you can buy different types, known as admixtures, for specific projects. At Madmix, we are leading ready mixed concrete suppliers in the Cambridge area. Here we look at five […]