Topforce reinforced concrete frequently asked questions
Listed below is a selection of questions and answers that will hopefully answer the key queries you might have about Topforce.
Q. Can I buy small quantities for my concrete flooring project?
Yes. Our fleet of Minimix trucks mean you can order small loads of Topforce reinforced concrete to be delivered direct to your site. See more on How do I specify Topforce?
Q. Can Tarmac Topforce save me money and how much could I save?
The table below compares a C35 project to Topforce reinforced concrete. It displays the costs of the items you need to lay a C35 concrete reinforced with steel mesh, including crane hire and labour. Below is a table of costs for Northumbria Water Treatment Works - External Paving using Topforce.
|Project||C35 concrete||Topforce 1,200m3|
|Type||Steel mesh||Reinforced concrete|
|Cost||£96,000 plus steel mesh £48,840||£137,496|
|Crane hire *||£12,000||£0|
To deliver, operate crane and to fix and handle steel mesh.
Savings using Topforce reinforced concrete = £32,844
We provided nearly £33,000 worth of savings when using Topforce instead of a conventional ready mixed concrete and steel mesh.
* Crane hire @ £400/day for 6 weeks (5 day week)
** 3 men steel fixing: £450/day, 6 weeks (5 day week)
See more in Topforce reinforced concrete benefits.
Q. Does Topforce as a fibre reinforced concrete conform to any particular standard, for example Eurocode 2?
Yes, the component materials used to produce concrete conform to the individual European material standards which are included in the European concrete Standard BS EN 206-1.
Cement conforms to BS EN 197-1
Aggregates conform to BS EN 12620
Admixtures conform to BS EN 934
As part of Topforce either polymer or steel fibres can be
Polymer fibres conform to BS EN 14889-2
Steel fibres conform to BS EN 14889-1
The concrete "mixture" of these materials is specified in the UK through BS 8500 Parts 1 & 2 (Concrete - Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206-1) which conforms to BS EN 206-1.
Yes, in most cases concrete in the UK conforms to BS 8500 Part 2 and the concrete supplier will normally state this on their delivery ticket.
Conformity to BS 8500 in the UK automatically infers conformity to BS EN 206-1.
Q. Do you supply Topforce outside of the UK?
Currently we do not have any concrete plants outside the UK. This means that we can supply Topforce to locations based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Q. I have another question which isn't listed. What do I do to find out more information?
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Find out more about Topforce reinforced concrete
- What is Topforce reinforced concrete?
- Topforce reinforced concrete benefits
- Topforce reinforced concrete video
- How do I specify Topforce reinforced concrete?
- Topforce reinforced concrete applications
- Topforce reinforced concrete case studies
- Topforce reinforced concrete frequently asked questions
- Topforce fibre reinforced
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Product and technical specification downloads
product brochure (pdf, 852kb)
- Topforce technical Data sheet (pdf, 163kb)
- Topforce contractor guidelines (pdf, 173kb)
- BRE Certificate Responsible Sourcing for ready mixed concrete (pdf, 502kb)