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06Jun/19

Comment on How to use Postcrete by Blue Circle Products

Hi Howard,

We would not suggest using Postcrete for this project as there is no guaranteed compressive strength. It is ideal for fence posts and smaller applications such as small gateposts and rotary lines however not to support sheds or similar structures. In this instance we would suggest our Multi Purpose Concrete or High Strength Concrete. Both are ready to use however not quick setting like Postcrete (normally 2 -3 hours)

The size of the hole is dependent on the posts but would suggest narrow and deep with approx 25% of the post below ground.

03Jun/19

Comment on Win luxury family breaks with Blue Circle Postcrete by Blue Circle Products

Hi Debra,

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Kindest regards
Team Blue Circle

28May/19

Comment on How to use Postcrete by Blue Circle Products

Thank you for your question.

Postcrete is designed for use with domestic fencing and small gates, although it has been used for garden structures such as gazebos successfully on many occasions this is not what we would consider a primary function of the product.

Best practice would be to use something more conventional such as our High Strength Concrete (https://tarmac-bluecircle.co.uk/product/high-strength-concrete-trade/), if speed of set is a primary concern, a concrete mix of our Extra Rapid Cement (https://tarmac-bluecircle.co.uk/product/extra-rapid-cement-trade/) with ballast. Whichever option you decide to use approximately 25% of the post length should be below the ground.

I hope this helps and allows you to use you ‘engineering judgement’ to make the correct decision for you and your project. For more guidance feel free to view our ‘Builder’s Guide’ – https://tarmac-bluecircle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Builders-Guide-170118a.pdf

Kind regards

28May/19

Comment on How to use Postcrete by Blue Circle Products

Thank you for your question.

Although we are aware of Postcrete being successfully drilled for fixings, Postcrete has been designed and formulated specifically for the erection of fencing and smaller gate posts to be embedded within the material; as such, we would not consider it to be the best option for your particular application.

Assuming speed is one of your primary concerns, best practice would be to use our Extra Rapid Cement (https://tarmac-bluecircle.co.uk/product/extra-rapid-cement/) mixed with an all in ballast. The lager aggregate of the ballast (typically upto 20mm) reduces the chance of cracks forming while drilling the holes and/or tightening the fixing(s). Concrete made using Extra Rapid Cement will provide an excellent long term durable solution in your particular application while still gaining strength considerably faster than a concrete produced with a conventional cement.

I hope this information helps.

Kind regards

24May/19

Comment on How to use Postcrete by Blue Circle Products

As best practice we would not suggest using Postcrete for a child’s climbing frame as there is no guaranteed compressive strength – it is ideal for supporting fence posts and smaller gateposts.

We would suggest using your High Strength Concrete instead which is guaranteed 40N, again ready to use just add water but is not fast setting and normally takes 2-3 hours to set. Based on measurements given you would need just over 11 bags per hole.

Kind regards