Building materials manufacturer CEMEX UK has launched a new brand, Valuemix, a mobile volumetric service providing concrete and screed to customers in Greater Manchester and the North West.
Valuemix will provide customers with quality assured building materials from as little as 0.5 of a cubic metre – for a small path, paving and foundation type projects up to 8 cubic metres for larger building projects, making it ideal for those doing D-I-Y, small to medium construction businesses and individual builders all of whom may who require small loads.
This new flexible service can deliver more than one product mix in a single delivery drop, so for a builder who is constructing a house and may require different strength mixes this provides an ideal solution. Blinding and Mass Concrete Fill concretes are often required together when building most types of foundations whether for a new house or a conservatory extension.
Customers will order and pay for exactly the amount of materials they require and can call on a free helping hand with a “barrow and lay service” to assist with placement.
Over the next 3 months it is planned to have a total of 6 events at builders merchants in the Greater Manchester area to promote the service.
The first of six Valuemix Roadshows took place at Parrs builders merchant in Rochdale last week.
“The aim was to get the word out about this new service in the Manchester area and to tell potential customers that we are in business” reports sales manager, Danny Roberts.
“We had a great local team talking to customers about how the service works.”
A complete range of 20 different solution based materials are available and have been specially designed for a wide range of building applications including house building and extensions, conservatories, drainage, paving, industrial and agricultural applications.
There has been a growing trend in the market to supply materials via volumetric vehicles, with an estimated 2 million cubic metres of concrete delivered annually to customers. CEMEX has ensured that their Valuemix vehicles meet the same safety, vehicle testing and driver regulation as its fleet of nearly 1000 large goods vehicles.
In comparison many operators in the market classifying their vehicles as engineering plants rather than large goods vehicles, avoiding essential regulation which creates a significant safety risk for other road users and customers.
Chris Leese, Vice President CEMEX Readymix and Mortars says: ” This new business is a shift in terms of the market for CEMEX. We will now be able to offer small to medium businesses and individual customers, the same quality and innovative products that we do to large contracts such as 20 Fenchurch Street and Crossrail in London.
“We have worked with local building companies to develop an appropriate product range and a delivery service that is reliable.”
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