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  • 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 clean, green energy for the surrounding area.

    The project maily involves cable laying but has also involved design and compound construction where J murphy have had to use concrete trowels to lay the base foundations and power screeds to levell & consolidate the base. Work on which should hopefully be completed by the middle of 2017.

  • 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 material where access for an operator may be hazadous such as nuculear facilities.

    Husqvarana have a large range of floor grinders to suit both small and large scale projects. Grinders are available in 110v or 3 phase. If your looking for a 110v concrete floor grinder Husqvarna's HUSQVARNA PG 450 or HUSQVARNA PG 280 are ideal machines for your project

    Concrete floor grinders can perform several jobs including concrete polishing as well as surface grinding. A large range of surface contaminants by using a variety of tool attachments. Husqvarana's tool attachment system is quick and easy ensuring minimal downtime between tooling changes.

  • Guide to High Tolerance Flooring Tools

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    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

  • Power Floating Guide

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    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

  • Roller Screeding Guide

    'A simple technique for laying large or small concrete slabs, at exceptional high tolerance' ' Easy as 1, 2 ,3 '

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    Step 1: Prepare formwork Step 2: Pour and vibrate the concrete. Step 3: Pull tube in opposite direction of travel to level concrete
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  • Vibration Induction Guide

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    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

  • 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

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    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

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  • Getting the most from your Power Trowel

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    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

  • Using Pan Disc's on your Power Trowel

    gmfpt1 Pan floats, or float disks, attached to the blades of walk-behind or nonoverlapping ride-on power trowels are increasing in use. Contractors who have been using float pans for more than four years are strong supporters of their Increased productivity giving you..

    • • Flatter floors
    • • Easier transition from wet to dry areas when floating
    • • Superior ability to break open the concrete surface

    To obtain the benefits from these advantages, inexperienced finishers must learn what experienced finishers know; how to properly use the equipment. Continue reading

  • Curling of Concrete Slabs

    What is Curling? slabcurlCurling is the distortion of a slab into a curvedshape by upward or downward bending of the edges. This distortion canlift the edges of the slab from the base leaving an unsupported edge orcorner which can crack when heavy loads are applied. Sometimes, curling is evident at any early age. In other cases, slabs may curl over an extended period. Continue reading

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