A company providing concrete for domestic and commercial projects has invested a six-figure sum in a new truck to double its capacity.
Lockwood-based Hi-Spec Concrete UK has added a second volumetric mixer to its business following increased demand from builders and utility companies.
The mixer is also used by Hi-Spec’s sister company, Spectacular Driveways UK, which installs patterned and coloured concrete driveways for homeowners and businesses.
The truck ensures that ready mixed concrete can be delivered on site and the pour controlled to ensure there is no waste.
Owner John Quinn said mixing too much concrete could prove costly for firms. Concrete suppliers typically charged £160 per cubic metre to transport unused concrete to landfill, he said.
He said: “We have invested in another truck because we are getting busier.
“Concrete is a fantastically versatile product and the fact that people are only paying for what they need means there’s no waste.”
Spectacular Driveways UK is celebrating 18 years of trading.
Over the past nine months, Mr Quinn has invested in more staff, new equipment new techniques and a revamp on the brand – including the launch of a new website, which shows potential customers how a patterned concrete driveway is installed.
Mr Quinn has also been spreading the word by delivering a seminar on the volumetric industry at the UK Concrete Show held at the NEC in Birmingham.
Spectacular Driveways UK now has hundreds of customers on the books and has completed projects for clients including Brockholes-based housebuilder Conroy Brook and schemes such as the paving and driveways at the Bradford headquarters of Yorkshire Building Society.