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Factors Which Affect How Quickly Concrete Sets and Cures

One of the biggest questions surrounding concrete is how quickly it sets – and it isn’t just when it appears to be dry. Madmix, one of the leading concrete companies in the Cambridge area, look at the key factors that affect how soon you can start using or putting weight on your new concrete surface. […]

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Key Uses of Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced concrete is one of the strongest materials available to the construction industry. Its combination of strength and durability means that it is ideal for a number of different structures. Here Madmix, who supply fibre reinforced concrete to homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire, explain the secrets behind its extra strength and identify its most common […]

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Five Key Uses of Concrete on a Farm

Farms, fields, crops, livestock and concrete might seem like an unusual combination, but the construction material is an integral part of any agricultural complex. Here Madmix, who supply agricultural concrete in and around Cambridge, identify five key uses of concrete on a farm.   For Vehicles It is fair to say that the most farms […]

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Five Reasons Why Concrete is Such an Important Construction Material

Concrete is just about everywhere, even if you can’t always see it. In the UK alone, we use more than 15 million metric tons of it every year.  Here Madmix, who supply ready mix concrete to customers in Cambridgeshire and further afield, look at why it is such an important construction material in this country […]

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Why Buildings Need Foundations – And Why Concrete’s the Best Solution

The phrase ‘a solid foundation’ can be applied to many areas – including relationships, basic skills or beliefs – but it is in the field of construction where the idea is arguably the most important.  Madmix supply concrete for foundations to householders and businesses in and around Cambridge. Here we look at the history and […]

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Key Ways of Using Concrete in Your Garden Design

Concrete is one of the most versatile materials there is, and it can be put to a myriad of different uses in your garden. Here Madmix, who manufacture and supply high-quality domestic concrete from their headquarters on the edge of Cambridge, have a look at some of its typical – and not so typical – […]

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Key Factors to Consider When Creating a New Driveway

Demand for new driveways has soared in the UK in recent years. The cost of off-street parking, the convenience of having somewhere to put your car, plus the potential for reduced insurance premiums, mean that it is one of the most desirable features a home can have. A survey has shown that potential home-buyers consistently […]

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Three Key Types of Concrete Additives

One of the key things about concrete is that not every type is the same. There are a number of chemical additives which can be used to create a specialist mix – known as admixtures. These normally come in the form of powders or fluids and mean that the concrete can be custom-made for a […]

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Why Concrete is a Critical Part of Construction Projects

The modern construction project will almost certainly use concrete at some point – and if it can’t be delivered to the right place at the right time there could be serious knock-on effects. Here Madmix, concrete suppliers in the Cambridge area, explain some of the uses the material has for the building industry, how it […]

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How Does Commercial Concrete Differ from Domestic Concrete?

Commercial and domestic concrete do share some similarities, but they are more notable for the number of differences between them. Here Madmix, who supply both domestic and commercial ready mix concrete from our base close to Cambridge, outline some of the most important ones.   The Overall Strength It’s worth noting that there are no […]

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