Changes in interior design, and the search for the unusual, has led to concrete being left exposed in more and more residential and commercial projects.
Our reputation as a concrete specialist led to us being commissioned to build one of the UK’s first all-concrete homes. This stunning piece of architecture has won a RIBA 2019 Award and was a finalist on Grand Designs: House of the Year 2019, as featured on Channel 4.
We were contacted by the owner of an alcohol and coffee establishment who loves concrete and had heard of our reputation as a leading local formwork contractor. He wanted a free-standing concrete bar in his venue in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. We designed the structural reinforcement of the bar and fixed in place, which has provided the establishment with a one-of-a-kind functional centrepiece that celebrates concrete.
Concrete basement construction and waterproof-envelopes for swimming pools have become our speciality. Over the past four years, we have worked alongside many clients, architects, and property developers to help deliver their vision of creating more space for their new build homes or apartments.
We have become renowned for our expertise in producing durable, watertight concrete structures for swimming pools. Concrete formwork offers the longest life expectancy, as well as the highest levels of durability. However, it’s a complex material to work with and only relatively few companies have the required skills and experience to produce the required solid foundation.
Over the years we have been commissioned to work for many different councils and local authorities on their flood defence works, bridges and roadworks. We have worked with main contractors on the car park for New Street Station for Birmingham City Council, flood defence work and bridges for North Somerset Council, and road improvements in Longbridge for Birmingham City Council.
Having been concrete contractors for years, we’re experienced and skilled – we get the job done right first time and are experienced in working closely with other contractors involved in a project. We’re honest and upfront about what’s possible – and what’s not – and we take complete ownership for our work.
Concrete’s durability means it resists weathering, erosion and natural disasters. It needs very little maintenance and very few repairs – concrete projects are definitely built to last.
Concrete provides one of the most efficient and cost-effective structures. A sustainable concrete building can produce savings of more than 20% of the construction cost over the life of the project – mostly due to its thermal mass which can capture thermal energy.
Concrete provides safe and secure structures and buildings – it doesn’t burn, or feed rot and mildew. Its superior quality of construction helps prevent the entry of pollen and dust, offering excellent indoor air quality. It also offers added protection against severe weather and outdoor temperature swings, providing a draft-free environment and a consistent room temperature.
Concrete’s long lifespan, durability, and the fact that it’s made from locally available and abundant materials, makes it one of the most sustainable choices. It can often contain recycled materials and used concrete is also recyclable itself.
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