Ready-mixed concrete pricing guide
There is no flat rate for ready-mixed concrete as a number of factors can affect the cost. These include cement content, delivery distance, lead time and the inclusion of any additives or fibres.
The first step is to work out how much concrete you need. The easiest way to do this is by using our . It asks for the basic shape of the area you are working with – square/rectangle, right-angled triangles, parts of a circle – and dimensions to provide you with an estimate of the volume you require.
You will also need to consider the use of the concrete and whether you require something structural or a lower grade mix as well as adding fibres or colour. Delivery charges are then based on volume and distance. For more information or to request a quote please contact us on .
Mini mix / small loads
For deliveries requiring a small volume of concrete or for sites with restricted access, Hanson Concrete offers a mini mix concrete operation under the Supamix brand. This service is available to customers requiring between 0.5 and three cubic metres of concrete across the North East, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Do you charge for part loads?
We offer free delivery on full truck-loads of concrete but, when unavoidable, we do charge for part loads. We offer deliveries in six and eight cubic metre capacity trucks and can also provide smaller mini-mix vehicles in some areas on request. Please contact us for more information.
Do you charge for returns?
Yes, we do. Please consider the environment and order carefully so you return the truck with zero waste. If you are unsure of the amount you need please speak to a sales consultant who will be able to guide you.
How much time do I get when the truck arrives on site?
Once the truck arrives on site you will have half an hour to offload your concrete. Please remember that concrete starts to ‘go off’ within two hours of being mixed so you will want to unload it as quickly as possible. Additional charges will apply after the half an hour.
How do I pay for my concrete?
You can pay by Visa or Mastercard or apply for an account with us (terms and conditions apply).
When can I place an order?
Our order office is open from 6:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 6:30am to 12 noon on Saturdays. We get booked up very quickly, especially on Fridays and Saturdays, so please give us as much notice as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable guarantee availability for same day orders.
Can I change or cancel my order once it’s been placed?
We understand that things change and we will do our best to accommodate amendments and cancellations to orders but we do ask that you give us as much notice as possible. If you provide less than two hours’ notice, we may have to charge a cancellation fee (equivalent to the value of the first load of the order).
Are different strengths of concrete more expensive?
Many people assume that 'concrete is concrete' but there are, in fact, many different types suitable for many different applications. Concrete for a nuclear power station, for example, will be significantly stronger - and more expensive - than that required for a shed base.
Concrete is usually specified by strength and the stronger the concrete the more expensive it will be. Normal strength range is between 10N/mm2 and 40N/mm2 (as measured at 28 days), however strengths over 100N/mm2, or at earlier ages, are sometimes required.
In order to provide you with a quote for the correct concrete strength, we will usually ask you where and how the concrete is being used e.g. for footings or foundations, house, garage or industrial floors or perhaps a path, driveway or industrial loading bay.
Generally, buried concrete i.e. GEN1 (10N/mm2), such as used for strip footings or garden wall foundations will be towards the lower end of the price range and a PAV2 (40N/mm2) concrete used for heavy duty external industrial yards, will be at the upper end.
Concrete used outside is usually required to be frost resistant and while this will increase the price over non-frost resistant (air entrained) concrete it avoids the disappointment of your brand-new driveway flaking away during the winter months.
If you have limited access and cannot get a concrete truck close to your building project then you may have to pump the concrete into place. In order to be successfully placed by pump, the concrete must be 'pump grade'. This will have little impact on the cost of an industrial concrete but could add £2 - £3/m3 on a lower grade footing concrete.
You will also need to consider how wet the concrete needs to be: the price will increase the wetter the concrete is as the supplier will need to add more cement to keep the strength the same. It is important you do not simply add water on site as this will reduce the strength of the concrete. It may cost an extra £2.00/m3 to have the consistence you need, but adding your own water will invalidate the warranty offered by the concrete supplier and result in an inferior final product.