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This section of the Mixamate website contains the latest mix on site concrete and screed industry news, as well as our own expert analysis and
opinion on upcoming developments as they happen. Here you will also find stories relating to recent jobs, wider construction stories, and the
important work we are doing in spearheading the UK's Batched on Site Association.

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Mixamate Lays the Foundations for New Lego Displays at LEGOLAND

  • Jan 23

Mixamate – the UK’s leading provider of mix on site concrete and screed – this week began work on-site at the official LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. 

LEGOLAND is busy preparing new displays for its forthcoming visitor season, and the huge larger than life Lego blocks displays at the park require solid concrete foundations to ensure that they remain safely in place.
 
This specialist job requires direct and often awkward on-site access that only our unique All-in-One Concrete Pumping Truck can provide. There we are laying foundations in the middle of a drained artificial lake, where a brand new Lego attraction will make up the centre-piece. 
 
The job requires 50m+ of mix on site concrete, which is being mainly delivered by the Concrete Pumping Truck’s 80 metre pumping hose. 
 
In addition by sending in a second Mixamate Conqueror vehicle, we are able to deliver up to 24 metres of concrete per delivery from truck to trench, administering two full lorry load’s in a single delivery using just two trucks with two drivers. This removes the need to hire a separate Concrete Pump, or indeed additional labour to barrow the materials into the trench. 
 
For more information on the unique Mixamate All-in-One Concrete Pumping Truck simply click here, and in the meantime we have managed to snap a couple of images of the park for you to have a look at!
 
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    • Mixamate Legoland 2

BSA Releases Updated Code of Practice Manual

  • Dec 13 '13

London UK, Friday 13 December 2013: The Batched on Site Association (BSA) – the trade association for the Mobile Batching Plant (MBP) industry – today released an updated edition of its Code of Practice Manual, aimed at increasing safety standards throughout the batched-on-site industry. 

With 500+ vehicles on the road, the batched-on-site sector accounts for 25% of the total concrete batching plant industry in the UK. The Batched on Site Association (BSA) was set-up in 2007 to help the MBP industry regulate the operation of these vehicles.  
 
Safety Enhancements
The update follows the Association’s AGM earlier this month, where the BSA Committee and its wider membership passed a motion to amend the current documentation. The updated edition of the BSA Code of Practice Manual has been specifically designed to increase the safety standards within the industry. 
 
With an increasing number of cyclists on Britain’s roads, particularly in London, the key change to the code of practice is the mandatory introduction of Under-Run bars to all Mobile Batching Plant vehicles, in-line with the current legislation for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). These crucial safety additions are designed to protect cyclists and other road users from coming into contact with vehicle wheels in the eventuality of an accident.  
 
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Official Comment

BSA Chairman and Managing Director of Mixamate, Chris Smith, said: “On behalf of the entire Batched on Site Association, I am pleased to release the new and updated BSA Code of Practice. Since 2007, we have sought to regulate and represent the activities of the owners and operators of mobile batching plants. The new update to the Code of Practice has been specifically designed to bring the sector’s safety guidance up to date in light of the increasing number of cyclists on our roads, who need to be protected.”
 
The BSA meets on a quarterly basis to discuss the key points of the industry.  
 
About the Batched on Site Association
The BSA was established in 2007 with the objective of representing the interests of operators of Mobile Batching Plants (MBP). This characteristic distinguishes the MBP from drum-mixer heavy goods vehicles that haul pre-mixed product from the batching plants to points of delivery. The Batched on Site Association is committed to promoting high industry standards and providing the latest information within the UK Mobile Batching Plant sector, and you can view our latest newsletters, information, and technical documents on the resources section of our site. For further information please visit: http://www.batchedonsite.org/.
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Mixamate Night Job Produces Spectacular Scenes

  • Nov 12 '13

Unlike large ready mix concrete delivery firms, one of the advantages of using Mixamate’s nimble mix on site delivery service is that we are able to provide flexible delivery times. This includes night jobs, which are often essential for some of our customers, especially when emergency concreting work needs to take place. 

On a recent night job earlier this month our driver, Terry, snapped some spectacular images, which you can see below. 
 
With the new Mixamate Concrete Pumping Truck we are able to provide delivery, mixing, and pumping of concrete from an all in one single vehicle. And because with Mixamate you only pay for what you take, there is no waste – ideal for those hard to reach emergency jobs where you are never quite sure exactly how much you might need. 
 
Night jobs are a rarity and we try to limit them wherever we can, but if you do have a concrete emergency and this is the only time we can gain access to site then we would be delighted to help. Contact us here for further information.
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    • Mixamate night job 1

Mixamate is King of Concrete

  • Oct 29 '13

This month Mixamate was called out to jobs on not one but TWO of the UK’s most prestigious castles. 

 
In a month when Prince George – now third in line to the throne – was Christened, the mix on site concrete and screed providers were called on-site to assist in maintenance work on the grounds of both Windsor Castle and Leeds Castle.
 
There must have been something in the water in the Moat’s of these castles in October, because these were two separate jobs for individual contractors at separate Castle locations! 
 
We’d like to crown ourselves King of Concrete for the Royal Realm, and should the Queen or any of her immediate family be reading our blog (we know that they are regular readers) then we’d like to extend a warm thank-you for having us along!
 
    • Leeds Castle Image
    • Leeds Castle Image

Mixamate Recruiting for New Driver

  • Sep 18 '13

Mixamate is looking for an additional HGV2 driver who is based in North London and interested in varied work. You’ll be earning top rates of pay, as well as driving some of our world famous machines, such as our Concrete Pumping Truck and our Screed Pumping Truck. Full training will be given, and you’d be working with a fantastic crowd of people!

 
If you are interested in applying for this brilliant opportunity, please email, or send your CV, to:
Or phone on: 020 8289 1172
 
If you'd like any further information on Mixamate, please contact us here
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New Mixamate Concrete Pumping Truck Featured In Agg-Net

  • Aug 6 '13

The new Mixamate Concrete Pumping Truck has this month been featured in Agg-Net, as it was announced that they are gaining their second all-in-one concrete truck. We have copied and pasted the full article for you belowe and it was first published in Agg-Net here. For further information, please contact Mixamate here

 

Company adds second all-in-one concrete delivery, mixing and pumping vehicle to its fleet

MIXAMATE, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mix on-site concrete and screed, have announced the addition of a second ‘all-in-one’ concrete pumping truck to their fleet, with a third machine already in production.
 
The unique truck provides concrete delivery, mixing and pumping from a single vehicle. At 11m long, the flexible vehicle is capable of pumping concrete up to 50m away at a rate of up to 12 cubic metres per delivery.
 
It eliminates the need to hire a separate concrete pump, administering concrete mixes directly from mobile batching plant to trench. This significantly reduces labour, delivery and transportation costs, as well as removing the problems traditionally associated with separate concrete pump storage and cleaning.
 
Since the launch of the original Mixamate concrete pumping truck in January this year, demand has been high for the all-in-one machine.
 
Chris Smith, managing director of Mixamate, commented: ‘Many contractors are seeing the advantage of only having one truck on site with a small footprint of just 11m and being able to offer delivery, mixing and pumping all in one. It has been very popular for short, smaller jobs around town where access is tight or the terrain is an issue. We hope to add even more trucks to the fleet this year.’
 
With the concrete truck fleet expansion, Mixamate aim to significantly ramp their business coverage across the UK construction market, in addition to the existing concrete delivery and screed pumping services they offer.
 
    • MixamateA Agg-Net coverage

Mixamate Helps PB Edwards On 2,000 Ton Screed Pumping Job For Berkeley Homes

  • Aug 1 '13

 Nick Jones from PB Edwards tells us about their experience using our Screed Pumping truck on his current job for Berkeley Homes:

“I am currently working on a job in Belgravia, which sees us regularly using the Screed Pumping truck. When we first used the truck, Mixamate were brilliant and gave us all the relevant information straight away. They gave us the health and safety instructions, the structural things we needed to be aware of and the different weights we could load etc. It was very quick and professional. 
 
The reason this particular project has benefitted so much from using Mixamate’s Screed Pumping truck is that there isn’t that much space to manoeuvre around the site! The Screed Pumping truck arrives with the sand and cement separately and the mixing begins as soon as it arrives on site, meaning we can get started quicker. Now we can get 40 tonnes used in a day, making our turn over and productivity much more efficient. 
 
The company has used Mixamate before, but this is my first experience working with them. They have been fantastic and I would definitely use them again, and thoroughly recommend them!”
 
For any further information on the Screed Pumping Truck, or Mixamate, contact us here. 
 
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An Interview With Our Very Own BLMRA Champion!

  • Jul 2 '13

At Mixamate, our drivers and colleagues have a variety of interesting hobbies. One of the most unique hobbies is Lawn Mower Racing! Here, our driver Sean Jonas tells us all about it:

How long have you been at Mixamate for?
 ‘I have been a driver at Mixamate since May last year- so just getting on over a year now!’
 
Tell us about your hobbie:
‘So I’ve been involved with BLMRA since 1998- that’s the British Lawn Mower Racing Association. It all started back in 1973, when an Irishman named Jim Gavin cooked up the sport. It’s described as the ‘cheapest form of motorsport in the UK’, and there is no sponsorship or commercialism. It is a non-profit organisation, so anything that the events make, go to local charities which makes it all the more rewarding. 
 
How did you get involved in it?
I have a passion for driving- especially Formula 1. In fact, anything to do with engines and I’m there! I knew I wanted to get involved in a motor-sport and when I heard about this I thought it sounded great. I was even the British Lawn Mower Champion in 2003, which was brilliant. Sadly, I haven’t retained the title but I still take part regularly.
 
How does driving a Mixamate truck and racing a lawn mower compare?
Well, the lawn mower is quicker compared to the truck!
 
When is your next big event?
My next big event is the BLMRA Endurance Championship. There are 3 of us in the team and we have to drive our lawn mower non-stop for 12 hours. We do about 40-50 minute runs each, and it is exhausting but great fun. 
 
Thanks Sean, and good luck with the endurance race! A video on Sean winning the 2003 Championship can be watched above, or found here
To find out more about BLMRA, visit their website here
If you would like to get in contact with Mixamate, please contact us here
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Mixamate Driver Saves The Day For TerraTherma Ltd.!

  • Jun 27 '13

Recently, our driver Terry took care of a job for TerraTherma Ltd., where they needed the use of our Screed Pumping Truck. Terry found himself up against a few obstacles but proved to be the consummate professional, completing the job brilliantly. 

 
You can view the full testimonial below, and for further testimonials, click here. For any other information, please contact us here
 
“Your driver Terry is an absolute credit to you and your company! From the moment he arrived he demonstrated a positive – can do attitude, originally the route leading into the pour site was a bit too narrow so he had to re-route around the block, this wasn’t a problem (Smiles!). The mix site itself wasn’t the greatest, parked up directly outside Amnesty Internationals office on double yellow lines and partially restricting traffic flow (only lorries and dust carts couldn’t pass – cars and vans were ok) but it didn’t phase Terry at all!
 
The screed itself was going in rather thicker than expected due to a last minute change by the builder but after only the first two to three loads Terry had the mix ratio perfect and the screeders were extremely happy (Which for screeders is very unusual!). Unfortunately due to the increase in depth we were about 1 ½ tonnes short (after having 18tonne from you machine which was great as you’d only allowed for 16 ton!) this wasn’t a problem as I’d taken the liberty of taking my trailer to site just in case so I could pop to Travis and get a couple of bulk bags of sand and cement to finish, Terry was genuinely gutted not to have been able to provide the full required amount!!
 
In summary the guys an absolute legend, friendly, professional and conscientious! We will definitely be using you guys again, top service! Well done Chris!”
Sean Casey, Director, TerraTherma Ltd., 27th June 2013
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Mixamate helps out Morgan Sindall on Sunday Night Job

  • Jun 12 '13

Mixamate recently helped out Morgan Sindall on a railway job, delivering concrete to Harpenden Station. The job took place at short notice on Sunday night, and we are delighted to report that MS were filled with praise not only for our service but also for the cheerfulness of our driver despite the late hour! 

 
You can view the full testimonial below and for further testimonials on Mixamate products and services simply click here.
 
‘Concreting at Harpenden station on Sunday night went very well indeed.  The chap driving the wagon was very supportive and it seems that you guys have a very good system.  It made a delightful change from the usual grumpy spinner drivers we’re used to, wanting to dump their loads in about 5 minutes to return to their depot.  Being able to take the concrete at our own pace helped tremendously and was far safer and less stressful than all other concrete works I’ve been involved with.  We’ll definitely be looking to use Mixamate again on future works and can’t thank you enough for your help.’
Charles Handscomb, Morgan Sindall
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