Leading manufacturer and supplier of ready mix concrete, liquid screed and concrete pumps for the South West

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD collects personal information about you from our website.  

Visitors to our websites 

When someone visits / we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  

We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it. 

Search Engines 

Search queries and results are logged anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user-specific data is collected by either WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD or any third party. 

We use a third-party provider iContact to deliver our email marketing. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our email marketing activity. For more information, please see iContact’s privacy notice at https://www.icontact.com/legal/privacy  

Cookie Policy 

Our website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. 

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers and stored by the web browsers. 

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. 

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. 

We use cookies on this website, for the following purposes: 

  • Make login faster to our website by remembering your login details 

  • Make the page load quicker by sharing the workload across computers 

  • Ensure our website pages are optimised for your browser or device by giving us technical information about the device or browser you are using 

Security & Performance  

We use a third-party service to help maintain the security and performance of WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD’s website. To deliver this service, it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the site. 

Contact Forms  

Should you choose to contact us using a contact form on the website or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be passed to / be processed by third-party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices. 

We respect your privacy.  Any personal information that you send to us using a contact form on the website or an email, or email link will be stored securely with restricted access and we will not share this information with any third party.  If you have agreed to receive sales and marketing information from us, you can opt out of this agreement at any time.  If you have opted out of receiving sales and marketing information from us we respect your decision and will not contact you.  You can opt in to this agreement at any time. 

Emails 

We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit. 

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law. 

Telephone  

As a matter of policy we record all inbound and outbound telephone calls.  We do this for training purposes and because in some instances we may need to revisit information received or given during a conversation.  Recordings are kept securely by a third-party, GDPR compliant, service provider and all calls are deleted after 6 months. 

Access to personal information 

WRIGHT MINIMIX LTD tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you, we will: 

  • give you a description of it; 

  • tell you why we are holding it; 

  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and 

  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form. 

To make a request for any personal information we may hold, you need to put the request in writing addressing it to the address provided below. 

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. 

You also have the right to be forgotten and your consent can be withdrawn at any time.  If you do withdraw consent we will remove/delete any personal data we hold on you. 

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting us via the address below. 

Links to other websites 

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. 

Changes to this privacy notice 

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 03.05.2018. 

How to contact us 

If you want to request information about our privacy policy, you can email us or write to: 

Wright Mini Mix
Unit 2,
St Ivel Way,
Warmley,
Bristol,
BS30 8TY

News
How To Successfully Install A Concrete Shed Base
01st June 2020

Whether it’s for storing tools and gardening equipment or to turn into something a little more fun, a shed is a fantastic addition to any garden. So, if you’re looking to add a shed to your outside space, you’ll need to make sure it has a solid foundation to ensure its longevity and durability which is why we’ve put together this quick guide to installing the perfect concrete shed base.

1) Where will your shed go?

The first thing you’ll need to decide for a successful concrete shed base is where you want the structure to go in your garden. If it’s placed too near a wall it will be difficult to apply your wood treatment and finish and it might restrict your access. Don’t forget if it’s too close to a tree or large plant, the roots may affect the stability of the shed base.

2) Preparing the sub base

Once you’ve decided on your perfect location, it’s time to prepare the ground by:

  • Digging the top layer of soil down to at least a 3 inch depth
  • Constructing a wooden framework that runs the perimeter of the shed base and sit approximately 3 inches above garden level
  • Laying around 3 inches of compacted hardcore (brick rubble is also suitable) and if appropriate, compacted sand.

3) Pouring the concrete

Now you have prepared the ground, all you have to do is sit back and relax as the experts at Wright Minimix prepare the perfect concrete mix for you and deliver it straight to your home. By choosing ready mix concrete, you ensure the concrete you use for your shed base is correct, you order the exact amount you need to reduce waste and ensure you only pay for what you need.


To find out more about Wright Minimix’s DIY concrete manufacturing and delivery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 0117 958 2090

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What is reinforced concrete?
19th May 2020

Reinforced concrete is concrete that has steel bars embedded within it. The two materials then act harmoniously to absorb the tensile, compressive and shear forces acting upon it.

Why is concrete reinforcement necessary?

Solid concrete has incredibly high compressive strength. This means that it can cope with large amounts of pressure applied to its surface without breaking. In comparison, concrete’s tensile strength is usually less than 10% of its compressive strength, which makes it vulnerable to forces that could pull it apart, like earthquakes, vibrations and high winds. Steel rebar absorbs tensile stress applied to the concrete and significantly increases its ability to withstand it.

How does concrete reinforcement work? 

When embedded within concrete, steel bars, rods or mesh form a strong bond with the mix as it cures to create what is essentially a single structure. The steel is arranged in such a way to ensure maximum effectiveness in overcoming tensile forces, whilst the concrete makes up for the compressive strength that the steel bar lacks.

Do I need reinforced concrete for my project?

One question that we get asked frequently is if they will require a reinforced concrete slab for their project. Generally, reinforced concrete is recommended for all commercial applications. For DIY projects, it depends on both how large the concrete slab will be and its intended use. If you want to erect a small wooden shed, it shouldn’t be necessary, though you may want to consider steel reinforcement for a large driveway to avoid cracking.


We are proud to be your one stop shop for all things concrete in Bristol, South Wales and the surrounding areas. Whether you are working on a commercial contract or a job in the garden, we can deliver quality concrete mixes straight to you on site. We can even arrange steel reinforcement on your behalf as well. Call us today on 0117 958 2090.

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Why liquid screed trumps dry screed indoors
17th April 2020

At Wright Minimix, our concreting experts maintain that liquid screed is far better than traditional dry screeds when it comes to indoor applications. Read on to find out why.

Speed of installation

Liquid screed will always be faster to install than dry screed. This is because it requires zero spreading or levelling. All you need is a concrete pump and a very limited number of tools to carry out installation. The larger the area you need to cover, the more time (and therefore cost) savings you will make by using liquid screed over a traditional dry screed.

Drying times

Our Wrightflow liquid screed has been specially designed to be quick drying whilst maintaining minimal chance of cracking. This means that your floor could be walked on within 24 hours and is usually capable of full weight bearing within 7 days. This is more rapid than the majority of traditional screeds.

Efficiency with underfloor heating

One of the most compelling reasons to choose liquid screed over a traditional dry screed is its improved thermal efficiency when combined with underfloor heating. This is because liquid screed wraps around the underfloor heating pipes completely and has minimal air pockets that prevents heat distribution throughout the floor. Better thermal efficiency means that you will have to spend less overall on other heating costs to compensate, like turning on radiators.


At Wright Minimix, we have created our own brand of Wrightflow liquid screed to ensure you get the best possible results. To find out more and arrange a quote, contact our team today on 0117 958 2090.

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Concrete Curing – How To Do It & What To Avoid
07th April 2020

Why is curing concrete correctly important?

Curing (or drying time) is a very important stage during installation, as this is when concrete develops its strength and durability through hydration. However, curing concrete correctly is a delicate process and means controlling the amount and rate of moisture that is lost through evaporation to ensure optimal results. 

For example, a well-mixed batch of concrete can be made weaker by poor curing, whilst an average slump that is well cured can produce better durability. It is therefore extremely important for the longevity of your concrete that you follow the correct procedure when curing freshly laid concrete.

Do’s & Dont’s of curing concrete

 

Do's

 

Water Curing

The first 7-10 days are essential in the curing process, as this is when the concrete will increase in strength the most. During this period, it is essential that your concrete slab does not dry out, especially if it is in direct sunlight. Misting is a technique frequently used and involves spraying a fine mist of water regularly across the surface of the slab to maintain moisture levels and keep the surface damp at all times.

Cover your slab

If it is not realistic for you to employ the misting technique frequently, then covering your concrete slab with a plastic sheet is the most efficient way to prevent surface water from evaporating. When covering your concrete slab, make sure that the sheet extends beyond the edges of the slab by at least double the depth of the slab. Use bricks, rocks or other heavy items to hold the sheet in place. Remove the sheet daily, wet the concrete, and repeat for at least 7 days.

Don'ts:

Let your concrete get too hot or cold

The ideal temperature to pour concrete is between 10-15°C. If your freshly laid concrete becomes too cold, then the chemical reactions will also slow down. Your concrete therefore won’t gain strength as quickly (if at all if it’s very cold). Concrete insulating blankets should then be used for the first 2-3 days to avoid damage. If you expect the temperature to be higher than 23°C, it is especially important to ensure that that slab does not dry out too fast – keep it hydrated!

Put too much weight on it too soon

Wait at least 24 hours before allowing light foot traffic on your concrete slab and at least 10 days before heavy traffic, like cars, machinery and heavy furniture.


To arrange your competitive quotation for the best ready mix concrete in the South and South Wales, contact Wright Minimix today on 0117 958 2090 and we’ll be happy to help.

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