Blue Circle Ready To Use Postcrete - 22% OFF - 20kg now only £4 at Wickes
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Blue Circle Ready To Use Postcrete - 22% OFF - 20kg now only £4 at Wickes

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Found 16th MayEdited by:"steevieboy4u"
Needed some of this stuff as I need to replace 3 x 100mm x 100mm x 10ft posts in my garden so was looking around, and this was the cheapest I could find.............Hopefully 8 bags will do the trick :-)

Good reviews and reduced from £5.17 to now only £4 for a 20kg bag

Size: 20 kg Time to Set: 10 min Package Type: Plastic Bag Type: Cement Brand Name: Blue Circle

A quick-setting ready-to-use blend of selected sand, cement and additives formulated for fixing wooden, concrete and metal posts.
  • Ready-to-use with no mixing needed simply pour from the bag
  • Sets posts within 5 - 10 minutes
  • Fence panels can be hung after 20 -30 minutes saving time and effort
  • Weatherproof plastic packaging allows cement to be stored outside in all weather saving waste and indoor storage space
  • Postcrete meets BES 6001 certification for responsible sourcing
  • You will require 1 bag of Postcrete 20kg per fence post
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Thanks for 'post'ing this deal op.
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Thanks for 'post'ing this deal op.
this is cheap. great find.
takes about two bags per hole and is a doddle to use for a diy'er so in this instance worth the premium over knocking up concrete
Edited by: "76zedfour" 16th May
I brought this at B&Q other day worked out cheaper but I did buy 15 bags. If wickes has still got offer buy 3 bags might be even cheaper.
76zedfour1 h, 15 m ago

this is cheap. great find.takes about two bags per hole and is a doddle to …this is cheap. great find.takes about two bags per hole and is a doddle to use for a diy'er so in this instance worth the premium over knocking up concrete



Agree on the two bags per hole, if you're using one you ain't deep enough.
I've just knocked up some 'concrete' to replace posts that broke in the recent hurricanes. Its really not that hard, (AND A LOT CHEAPER) buying a bag of cement and couple of bags of sand from the local builders merchant (cheaper than B&Q, etc). Its easy enough to mix together too with a handful of small stones for strength.

There's also plenty of YouTube videos for advice (basically 1 scoop/spadeful cement for every 3 of sand), just don't make it too 'sloppy'.
Edited by: "gidsterc" 16th May
I bought 4 of these last week. Didn't know it was such a good deal. Heat.
gidsterc9 m ago

I've just knocked up some 'concrete' to replace posts that broke in the …I've just knocked up some 'concrete' to replace posts that broke in the recent hurricanes. Its really not that hard, (AND A LOT CHEAPER) buying a bag of cement and couple of bags of sand from the local builders merchant (cheaper than B&Q, etc). Its easy enough to mix together too with a handful of small stones for strength.There's also plenty of YouTube videos for advice (basically 1 scoop/spadeful cement for every 3 of sand), just don't make it too 'sloppy'.


The above stuff Is very quick to go off. I used it last week to do my entire rear fence. You can literally pour the water in the hole, add a bag or two of the fast drying, wait 10 mins then move onto the next post. That's the benefit of it over traditional cement. I could have done all 5 posts in an hour had i pre dug the holes, but I preferred to do them one at at time to make sure everything was properly level.
gidsterc1 h, 54 m ago

I've just knocked up some 'concrete' to replace posts that broke in the …I've just knocked up some 'concrete' to replace posts that broke in the recent hurricanes. Its really not that hard, (AND A LOT CHEAPER) buying a bag of cement and couple of bags of sand from the local builders merchant (cheaper than B&Q, etc). Its easy enough to mix together too with a handful of small stones for strength.There's also plenty of YouTube videos for advice (basically 1 scoop/spadeful cement for every 3 of sand), just don't make it too 'sloppy'.


Yeah, but when you are already ripping down the old fencing, digging lots of holes and humping heavy concrete fence posts and gravel boards around, do you really want the extra hassle of mixing concrete when you don't have too.

And you forgot to add a concrete accelerator, as you don't want the last post moving when you are fitting the next panel.
Edited by: "melted" 16th May
sb1703 h, 0 m ago

Agree on the two bags per hole, if you're using one you ain't deep enough.


We used 1 1/2 bags per post using a old fashioned (manual) hole borer to dig a neat hole, but that went up to two when we had to get out the shovel to clear lumps of rubble and roots that were too large for the borer to cut through.
Edited by: "melted" 16th May
melted2 h, 14 m ago

Yeah, but when you are already ripping down the old fencing, digging lots …Yeah, but when you are already ripping down the old fencing, digging lots of holes and humping heavy concrete fence posts and gravel boards around, do you really want the extra hassle of mixing concrete when you don't have too.And you forgot to add a concrete accelerator, as you don't want the last post moving when you are fitting the next panel.


I just can't see the point of not using these bagged products. Less mess, less work and perfectly designed for the job. Goes off nice and quick too which is so important with fencing.

Unfortunately I don't have a Wickes near me, but am still happy to pay full price for 8 bags this afternoon elsewhere.
melted2 h, 0 m ago

We used 1 1/2 bags per post using a old fashioned (manual) hole borer to …We used 1 1/2 bags per post using a old fashioned (manual) hole borer to dig a neat hole, but that went up to two when we had to get out the shovel to clear lumps of rubble and roots that were too large for the borer to cut through.


That's spot on mate, I usually end up using nearer two bags around here as the soil is very stony. If I can use a borer then one and a half bags is about right. Depending on the post size of course.
This is incredibly good value for a fantastic product, previous post above is correct in saying it goes off very quickly. I put 6ft panels up on the side of my drive using this Postcrete but b*1tch next door complained and I had to take them all down. Would definetly recommend this stuff and if I ever have to put up more fences I would use it again - obviously not around the front of the property.
Hot. Quite versatile stuff.

For posts add small broken bricks., stones. Etc. With water.
Edited by: "ssc1" 16th May
Use one bag per hole and top the rest up with a dry mix.
If you are using wooden posts the add some drainage at the bottom of the hole, some pea gravel etc and your post will last longer.
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Advice needed from all you fencing experts on here

Eventually got round to digging the holes for the fence posts I need to install. The posts I'm fitting are 10ft 4" x 4" (as stated in OP) I've dug holes 3ft deep but I've still not hit solid ground! The ground appears to be made up purely of sand and pebbles?
I've never installed any fence posts before so just wondering if this is going to be ok as the posts are really heavy and the fence its going to be stabilising is also heavy!

Reason I'm installing posts on my side is there is 3 posts that have snapped where the post meets the ground on the opposite site. To replace these posts would mean almost dismantling the who fence as the fence is built around the post! So I thought the best option would be to install posts on my side adjacent to the exiting posts I'm then planning on securing through the new post and into the old broken post and hopefully everything will hold in place and be stable again

Hope that all makes sense? See photo's for a better idea .....Cheers for any pointers


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