Screed & Site Mixed Concrete in Horley | MV Concrete

If you’ve browsed our website to see exactly how MV Concrete assists clients in Horley and its surrounding areas, you may notice that our work can generally be split into two distinct categories: our work as site mixed concrete suppliers (including foam concrete and volumetric lorry / concrete pump hire), and our work as screed suppliers.

Sometimes, we provide both materials to aid a development in the Horley area. But they’re fairly similar in many ways, so it’s worth understanding their different nuances and intended applications, to get a better feeling for which you might require. On this page, we provide information to help you do just that!

How Does Screed Differ from Concrete?

Both screed and site mixed concrete are made from the same two things: cement and aggregate. However, whereas concrete mixes also see water added to the equation, screed leaves it out. Furthermore, screed is employed as a top layer that finishes a concrete base prior to anything being fitted over the top e.g carpet or tiles. This creates a thin, durable coating that’s smooth to the touch. Some clients around Horley may simply choose to use the surface as is, without an additional top layer, depending on what they’re looking to achieve.

Benefits of Using Concrete

One benefit of concrete is that it hardens at room and ambient temperatures, meaning whatever the weather, you’ll soon have a working floor or sub-base. Another core benefit is its strength and durability, a big reason why it sits under screed and supports it, and the reason Horley residents choose to bring in a MV volumetric lorry and concrete pump hire service for quality concrete mixes, tailored to their needs.

Benefits of Using Screed

The smooth finish that screed provides is the core benefit of using it on-top of, or in certain circumstances instead of concrete mixes. It’s also premixed, and Horley clients in need of screed suppliers can likewise benefit from our volumetric lorry and concrete pump hire, which can provide a large volume of screed on demand. It has self-levelling properties, and is ready to take on foot traffic in under 48 hours from application.

Searching for site mixed concrete and screed suppliers in the Horley area? Look no further than MV Concrete. You can reach us on 01342 844 553.