One cubic metre of concrete delivered and barrowed £150 @ Metermix Blackpool
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One cubic metre of concrete delivered and barrowed £150 @ Metermix Blackpool

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LocalFound 3rd Aug
OK very specialised this. But if you've got a shed base to build, or perhaps just a problem bit of rolled up carpet to hide away under your patio, I don't think you can do much better than this.

By the time you've hired a mixer and bought all the aggregates, spent ages mixing it, and cleaning up, you won't have saved much money but you'll be worse off in time and health.

I had a 12x8 4" shed base put in and the guy was done in about 15 minutes. Well recommended.
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Standard price round our way but I couldn't agree more with getting someone else to mix it up as it's back breaking work and not worth the effort.
Goes to show ,you can get almost anything and everything on hukd 😁
"a problem bit of rolled up carpet to hide away under your patio"

Heat, just for the fact that it's something different from half price groceries.
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Standard price round our way but I couldn't agree more with getting someone else to mix it up as it's back breaking work and not worth the effort.
Goes to show ,you can get almost anything and everything on hukd 😁
The idea is good. This is why heat added.
I don't know whether the price is good or not. However, now I am aware that I can get mixed concrete put in place ready to roll in 15 min for a reasonable price.
Useful information.
"a problem bit of rolled up carpet to hide away under your patio"

Heat, just for the fact that it's something different from half price groceries.
We have Bestmix round our way and as the op has stated it's metered so you pay for what you lay. I think the minimum is 1m but I you wanted 3.6m in a trench fill or other you can get that exact amount and not have to find a hole for the other .4m. anything over a metre I'd get pumped in or mixed up.
Thanks OP. Wanted to do a self build home, but finding a plot at a reasonable cost is extremely hard!
mattu39 m ago

We have Bestmix round our way and as the op has stated it's metered so you …We have Bestmix round our way and as the op has stated it's metered so you pay for what you lay. I think the minimum is 1m but I you wanted 3.6m in a trench fill or other you can get that exact amount and not have to find a hole for the other .4m. anything over a metre I'd get pumped in or mixed up.

I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the mids under a hundred a cubic metre is standard. And yes barrowed.
And you would pump anything over a metre! Your either very well off or not a builder. And by that I mean a metre and a half of concrete would cost about 150 and the 1 minute of pumping (20 minutes to set up) to put it in 350. Who in their right mind would do that.
Great to order for a neighbour whilst they are away....😁
fireman12 h, 3 m ago

I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the …I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the mids under a hundred a cubic metre is standard. And yes barrowed.And you would pump anything over a metre! Your either very well off or not a builder. And by that I mean a metre and a half of concrete would cost about 150 and the 1 minute of pumping (20 minutes to set up) to put it in 350. Who in their right mind would do that.


By pumped in I mean, from the truck to the foundations via the chute if access is available. You're obviously fireman Sam If you're the number 1 fireman? Have you got time to be building aswell?
Just trying to be helpful.
Edited by: "mattu" 3rd Aug
....recently had 12 cubic metre's wheel barrowed in for some footings and i paid £87+VAT per cubic metre. The price seems high for concrete?! Unless they do all the wheel barrowing themselves? If thats the case then it might be worthwhile for small quantites.
Edited by: "king132" 3rd Aug
furiousjammin2 h, 27 m ago

"a problem bit of rolled up carpet to hide away under your patio"


I've got some carpet and an old pair of shoes to get rid of, this should do the job!
Sounds a solid deal
Is the price set in stone?
fireman12 h, 8 m ago

I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the …I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the mids under a hundred a cubic metre is standard. And yes barrowed.And you would pump anything over a metre! Your either very well off or not a builder. And by that I mean a metre and a half of concrete would cost about 150 and the 1 minute of pumping (20 minutes to set up) to put it in 350. Who in their right mind would do that.


I got some rock from Blackpool and it is was only about 80p per foot. I think it was raspberry and vanilla flavour.....
magpiecleaningco1 m ago

I got some rock from Blackpool and it is was only about 80p per foot. I …I got some rock from Blackpool and it is was only about 80p per foot. I think it was raspberry and vanilla flavour.....


Sorry, a free 'is' was thrown in there!
And there I was about to go on the dark web for this

Cheers
Make sure it's the correct grade with the right cement mix... And get a vat receipt
mchu6am414 m ago

Make sure it's the correct grade with the right cement mix... And get a …Make sure it's the correct grade with the right cement mix... And get a vat receipt


I'm sure it is, but it's for a shed base not Crossrail, so either way I'm not too worried.
suniil3 h, 46 m ago

Thanks OP. Wanted to do a self build home, but finding a plot at a …Thanks OP. Wanted to do a self build home, but finding a plot at a reasonable cost is extremely hard!


Can you not just buy some agricultural land for peanuts, then get plans made for an Eco-home. The local planning department will of course initially refuse but if you persist/appeal, and demonstrate the need for them to show a 10 year supply of housing they'll eventually have to approve it, no?
Voted hot for this special deal... new era of HUKD into services business
fireman13 h, 36 m ago

I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the …I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the mids under a hundred a cubic metre is standard. And yes barrowed.And you would pump anything over a metre! Your either very well off or not a builder. And by that I mean a metre and a half of concrete would cost about 150 and the 1 minute of pumping (20 minutes to set up) to put it in 350. Who in their right mind would do that.


Err, I just paid to get some concrete put in my shuttering. Not too fussed if it's barrowed, pumped, or helicoptered into place as long as I don't have to do it.
Do Metermix have a clause in the contract where they have to disclose any suspicious activity/objects to the authorities?
£150 is expensive for a cubic metre of concrete, no idea how this is hot
If anyone is based in the west midlands then S.S concrete is worth checking out. Mix only what u require and the price is around the £100 per cubic metre and supply someone with a wheel barrow.also use them to provide a concrete pump to which they are very competitive as well
Roger_Irrelevant2 h, 40 m ago

I'm sure it is, but it's for a shed base not Crossrail, so either way I'm …I'm sure it is, but it's for a shed base not Crossrail, so either way I'm not too worried.


Just saying to be cautious... I had my garden concreted and the swines used pretty much sand and not much cement! After a few months it started peeling off!
mchu6am44 m ago

Just saying to be cautious... I had my garden concreted and the swines …Just saying to be cautious... I had my garden concreted and the swines used pretty much sand and not much cement! After a few months it started peeling off!


That aint good at all
fireman16 h, 13 m ago

I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the …I'm not sure if Blackpool is a cement hotspot at the moment but in the mids under a hundred a cubic metre is standard. And yes barrowed.And you would pump anything over a metre! Your either very well off or not a builder. And by that I mean a metre and a half of concrete would cost about 150 and the 1 minute of pumping (20 minutes to set up) to put it in 350. Who in their right mind would do that.


I was going to say this... £350 is spot on for London maybe more. I would only pump if it was a long run or over say 4 cube. Easily mix 2 cube in a few hours. Just built a retaining wall and used around 2 cube. That's 2 tonne bags and 10 odd bags of dust doesn't take long and cheaper than ready mix also I think our minimum for is 2-3 cube for local firms.
mchu6am41 h, 48 m ago

Just saying to be cautious... I had my garden concreted and the swines … Just saying to be cautious... I had my garden concreted and the swines used pretty much sand and not much cement! After a few months it started peeling off!


Yeh the house I bought has "Crazy Paving" which I hate anyway, but I think they must've used an 8:1 mix cos the pressure washer just blasts parts of it out now.
AndrewBickers1 h, 33 m ago

I was going to say this... £350 is spot on for London maybe more. I would …I was going to say this... £350 is spot on for London maybe more. I would only pump if it was a long run or over say 4 cube. Easily mix 2 cube in a few hours. Just built a retaining wall and used around 2 cube. That's 2 tonne bags and 10 odd bags of dust doesn't take long and cheaper than ready mix also I think our minimum for is 2-3 cube for local firms.


That's a Brickie if ever I've heard one. Cubes and Dust.

Thing is though time is money; whilst you're messing about mixing it you could be doing skilled revenue generating activities i.e. brickwork.
Seems expensive Most I’ve ever paid for a cube barrowed in is £120 inc vat.
LittleAmo10 m ago

Seems expensive Most I’ve ever paid for a cube barrowed in is £120 inc vat.


Feck me it's extortionate now you mention it, I've been had.

I'm gonna spend all weekend ripping it all up with a concrete breaker that I'll pay to hire, pay to take it to the tip so they can sell it as hardcore, then find somewhere that can do it for a ton and a donkey so I can save £30.

Cheers for the heads up Pal.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 3rd Aug
Just had over 6 meters delivered this way for a slab, so much easier and cleaner than doing it all yourself.
mattu16 h, 1 m ago

By pumped in I mean, from the truck to the foundations via the chute if …By pumped in I mean, from the truck to the foundations via the chute if access is available. You're obviously fireman Sam If you're the number 1 fireman? Have you got time to be building aswell? Just trying to be helpful.


Well they sleep all night, so they can get up fresh, watered and fed, ready to do their proper job.
It’s a volume game. We have volumetric mixers and do any quantity from one cube to 100 cube. One cube is £150ish and if you get a lot it can be as low as £75. Nobody is going to drive a £200k machine to your house to deliver a cube of concrete for less than around £150. Material cost alone in bulk is around £60 now. If you are buying your sand, segment and aggregates in bags to mix it up yourself it will br £80+
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