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  1. Tax breaks for machinery purchases

    Tax breaks for machinery purchases
    Two-year 'Super-deduction' incentivises investment One of the highlights of the 2021 spring budget was a short term incentive for companies to spend money on new plant machinery. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new 'super-deduction' tax relief scheme for companies investing in new equipment over the next two years. This will cut companies' tax bill by 25p for every pound they...
  2. The Festive Season shutdown dates for Speedcrete 2020-21.

    The Festive Season shutdown dates for Speedcrete 2020-21.
    Speedcrete hope everyone enjoys the festive season in what has been a tough year for everyone. Let us all hope that this time of the year will make us take stock of everything we are fortunate to have in our lives, such as the friendship of our loved ones. Our team will be taking a well earned break over Christmas...
  3. J Murphy Completes Phase 1 of Biomass Plant

    J Murphy Completes Phase 1 of Biomass Plant
    One of our top customers, J Murphy & Son has just completed the first phase of a newly designed biomass power plant in Cramlington, Northumberland. The new plant uses a new reheating technology which allows for heat to pass through two heating chambers instead of just the regular single stage process. The plant will generate close to 30 MW of...
  4. Husqvarna Launches New Floor Grinders

    Husqvarna Launches New Floor Grinders
    Speedcrete brings to market Husqvarna's new floor grinders developed specifically for the industrial floor grinding market. The all new Husqvarna PG 680 RC is the latest top of the range product offered by Husqvarna's UK dealer Speedcrete. It is a remote control machine designed for large scale projects to facilitate removal and reinstatement of large areas or allow removal of...
  5. Guide to High Tolerance Flooring Tools

    laserscreedIntroduction Misconceptions arise in the belief that laser technology often anwsers all our prayers in the specific requirement of a flat floor. The truth is that although these laser guided tools have developed an ability to achieve flatter floors, an immense amount of work still remains to be done following the screeding process. Such processes presently need to be performed with the use of high tolerance flooring tools. Let us look at the range of commonly used hand tools. Continue reading →
  6. Power Floating Guide

    navright_prod_power_trowells A power float is a concrete finishing machine designed to smooth and to some degree level the surface of the concrete to an exceptionally high tolerance. For the best results a power float, can finish your concrete to an exceptionally flat, hard and durable surface. Continue reading →
  7. Roller Screeding Guide

    'A simple technique for laying large or small concrete slabs, at exceptional high tolerance' ' Easy as 1, 2 ,3 ' form OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA navright_prod Step 1: Prepare formwork Step 2: Pour and vibrate the concrete. Step 3: Pull tube in opposite direction of travel to level concrete Continue reading →
  8. Vibration Induction Guide

    navright_prod_Poker_Vibrators Thorough compaction and thus the removal of air is paramount for concrete to cure to full strength and therefore durability. Currently the most effective way of achieving this is the induction of vibration into the concrete. Vibration can be induced either by a traditional poker device or via our new vibratory free screeding tools that eliminate the need for a poker. Continue reading →
  9. Wet Screed / Flood Poor Guide

    'A practical technique for laying large or small concrete slabs, without the requirement for formwork, screed rails or shuttering' 3 easy steps to performing ‘Wet screeding' with a Multi-Vibe or Screed King vibrate lase screed Step 1: Pour and vibrate the concrete Step 2: Using a rake and laser level concrete. Mark level with ' X ' at 2ft intervals. Step 3: Vibrate through marks using Multi-vibe or Screed King and finish as required Continue reading →
  10. Getting the most from your Power Trowel

    .art td { padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; } .art td div { text-align: justify } .art img { border:0 } p { text-align: justify } gmfpt1 Finishing concrete has always been about timing: being in the right place at the right time with the right tool. Good power troweling techniques are essential since floor flatness depends directly on a finisher's ability to run trowel machines. The right tool and time The purposes of power floating are: to embed the large aggregate just be­neath the surface of mortar to remove slight imperfections, humps, or voids to compact the concrete and consol­idate mortar at the surface in prepara­tion for other finishing operations. As I mentioned, timing is every­thing in finishing. The rule of thumb when to power float a floor is that your footprint should be 1/4 inch deep or less, with little or no bleed water present. Most floors that result in low F-numbers are the direct result of fin­ishers getting on a floor too early with power trowels and creating lumps and bumps. Remember, this is the most plastic state that the floor will be in during a power floating sequence. Timing is everything — poor timing causes finishing problems. Also remember that any finishing operation done while there is excess moisture or bleed water on the surface can cause dusting or scaling. Continue reading →

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