Bespoke concrete

Bespoke mix formulations to meet challenging engineering requirements

Heidelberg Materials Concrete has a proven history in the field of bespoke concretes and industry award winning bespoke mix formulations to meet challenging engineering requirements that can often save valuable time and help deliver demanding deadline.

Our in house concrete technologists use the latest in cutting edge technologies to push the boundaries of concrete performance. Bespoke concretes are availble from our network of static and mobile plant. View all Heidelberg Materials locations.

Examples of bespoke concrete requirements

  • High early or ultimate strength
  • Rapid setting or extended working life
  • Underwater or watertight construction
  • High quality surface finish or architectural enhancements
  • Lightweight or Heavy weight (roofing sections / radiation shielding)
  • High rise construction
  • Long and complex pumping distances / Multi stage pumping
  • Shotcrete and tunnel linings
  • Low heat mass placement
  • Flowable fills and foamed concrete

Individual projects may require bespoke concrete that is integral to fulfil different requirements. The bespoke concrete could contain different additives, admixtures, cements and aggregates to fulfill a function such as waterproofing, durability or heat conductivity.

These additives enable concrete to be used in many applications to reduce cost and improve quality.

Case study - High strength bespoke Ecoplus concrete mix for 25 Churchill Place

This building was designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ environment performance rating, and is one of the most environmentally friendly buildings at Canary Wharf. The use of EcoPlus concrete played a big part in helping achieve this through the correct selection of its constituent parts. Read more

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Heidelberg Materials is a member of the Quality Scheme for Ready-mixed Concrete (QSRMC) and all our products carry this certification.

Concrete volume calculator

Concrete volume calculator

Use our ready-mixed concrete calculator to select the best concrete for your project and work out the volume you require.

Concrete volume calculator

Sustainable concrete solutions

Heidelberg Materials concrete can incorporate a proportion of Regen, a cement replacement material that generates a much lower level of embodied CO2 emissions than ordinary cement, minimising environmental impact. Recycled aggregates can also be incorporated subject to local availability and mix design.

Learn more about Regen