Construction Glossary and Terms

Ready-mixed concrete

The very many ready-mixed concrete plants in the United Kingdom
are able to supply to all but the most isolated building sites. These plants prepare carefully controlled concrete mixes which are delivered to site by lorries on which the concrete is churned to delay setting.

Because of the convenience and the close control of these mixes, much of the concrete used in building today is provided by ready-mixed suppliers. To order ready-mixed concrete it is only necessary to specify the prescribed mix, for example CI OP, the cement, type and size of aggregate and workability, that is medium or high workability, depending on the ease with which the concrete can be placed and compacted.

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