FAQ

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1. WHERE CAN TYNESIDE MINIMIX CONCRETE SUPPLY ME?
Tyneside minimix deliver to Newcastle, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Derwentside, North & South Tyneside and the surrounding area’s.

2. HOW DO I CONTACT TYNESIDE MINIMIX CONCRETE LTD?
You can contact us by:
Telephone: 0500 607081 / 0191 4179622
Fax: 0191 4173693
e-mail: marksyverson@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

Post:
Tyneside Minimix Concrete Ltd
Springwell Quarry
Springwell Road
Gateshead
NE9 7SQ

3. HOW MUCH CONCRETE WILL I NEED?
Concrete is supplied in cubic metres, from 1 cubic metre upwards in 0.5 cubic metre quantities. Once you have your measurements use our Concrete Calculator to work out how much you need. Try not to mix up metric and imperial, but if you have, our calculator can still work it out for you.

4. HOW HEAVY IS CONCRETE?
One cubic metre of Concrete will weigh approximately 2.4 tonnes, depending on the source of materials.

5. WHAT MIX SHALL I USE?
The mix you should order is dependent upon the application you intend using the concrete for. Different mixes are suitable for different applications. Please click on our Mixes page for details on typical applications.

If you are uncertain or require further help, please contact us on 0191 4179622 for advice.

6. HOW BIG ARE THE TRUCKMIXERS?
Please click on the Truckmixer Dimensions page.

In cases where the truckmixers cannot reach your project, then alternative methods such as pumping or dumper hire may be necessary.

7. HOW MUCH NOTICE DO I NEED TO GIVE?
Normally a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for concrete deliveries, however there may be occasions when we can accommodate your delivery in less time. The more notice you can give us, the greater the choice of delivery times available. Call 0191 4179622 to discuss your requirements.

8. HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY CONCRETE?
Payments may be made by Switch/Credit Card at the time of ordering or by cash to the driver.

For customers interested in opening a credit account, please contact our Credit Control Department by email or telephone 01661 832422

9. WHAT PREPARATIONS DO I NEED TO MAKE?
Please check that a safe and adequate access has been provided – see Truckmixer Dimensions. We may request you sign an indemnity if access from the roadway is considered unsuitable.

Make sure all those coming into contact with the product use appropriate safety equipment and protective footware/clothing. Concrete is an alkaline and abrasive product and can cause burns and skin disease, see Health & Safety data sheets.

10. HOW LONG BEFORE THE CONCRETE GOES HARD?
Once Water is added to the mix at the plant, the chemical reaction commences and concrete starts to set between 1-2 hours from then. Setting times are dependent upon local weather conditions and the type of concrete ordered.

The concrete will require protective curing to prevent problems such as cracking, typically using a spray-on membrane or covering with plastic sheeting as soon as possible after placing.