At Thorncliffe Building Supplies, we are always thinking of ways to make life easier for our customers and that is why we have introduced a new drive through collection station, known as a “Fibo Collect” machine, available at our Ewloe and Dyserth branches.
Fibo Collect is innovative concrete technology that allows local customers to collect exactly the right amount of concrete, mortar and screed when they need it at the push of a button. Save time and money by ordering from as little as 0.25 m3 up to 12 m3 per hour.
HOW IT WORKS
Whether you’re a builder, landscaper or DIYer, Fibo Collect is perfect for anyone who requires small to medium loads of concrete.
Output Capacity: The machine will mix from as little as 0.25m3 in one cycle with the added capacity to mix up to 16m3 in a single hour.
Speed: Every cycle of up to 0.8m3 can be mixed and poured in under 5 minutes.
Using Fibo Collect is easy …
1. Order at the till.
2. Collect your barcode.
3. Position your vehicle or tub under the conveyor belt.
4. Scan your barcode at the “Fibo Collect” touch screen terminal to start mixing.
BENEFITS OF USING FIBO COLLECT
Collecting or pre-ordering Ready-mix concrete from your local builders merchant is an increasingly popular choice for builders and landscapers when tackling residential or commercial builds as it offers numerous advantages over traditional “on-site mixing” or local delivery options.
- Cost effective
only pay for what you use (no minimum 1m3 charge!)
- Time saving
mixing and pouring cycle under 5 minutes
turn up and collect, no need to book
- Automated mixing technology
cutting edge control panel ensures all recipes are high quality and consistent
- Order what you need
from as little as 0.25m3. The machine can make up to 12m3 an hour.
- Dynamic mix
options include various concrete, mortar or screed recipes.
collect on the back of your van or using a mortar tub. Tubs available to hire.
- Environmentally friendly
our solution releases less carbon omissions than traditional bulk concrete mixing methods.
REMEMBER – Retarder is an additive that is combined with mortar to slow down its setting time, while air entrainer is added to increase the amount of air trapped in the mortar, making it more workable and gives it more frost protection. With the right amount of retarder and air entrainer mortar workability can last for up to 3 days and is sold as either 1day, 2day or 3day mortar.
Customers can collect their concrete, mortar or screed in two ways :
1. On the back of a trailer or flatbed truck
2. Poured into mortar tubs (0.25m3 each) which can then be loaded onto a truck or van at the branch.
OUR DELIVERY SERVICE
Thorncliffe Building supplies now offer a full tub delivery service. Customers can add tubs to existing local deliveries with no added transport costs. Tubs can either be purchased or hired on our deposit scheme and retarders can be added to give mortar workability of up to 3 days.
Yes, we now offer a full tub delivery service. Customers can add tub delivery onto existing deliveries with no added transport costs on local delivery. Tubs can either be purchased or hired on our deposit scheme and retarders can be added to give mortar workability of up to 3 days.
This depends on the location of the site. We are currently offering free delivery in the local area and are happy to add tubs onto existing delivery at no additional cost.
Yes, we now offer a pre-order service. Just email the branch letting the team know what recipe you require, your required volume and when you will be collecting and we will have it ready for you.
Its a simple 4 step process. 1. Order at the trade counter, 2. Collect your barcode, 3. Position your vehicle or tub under the conveyor belt,4. Scan your barcode at the “Fibo Collect” touchscreen terminal to start mixing.
Our Fibo Collect machine is set up to mix from as little as 0.25m3 in one single cycle.
There is no set limit on the maximum volume that customers can order. Your average 0.8m3 cycle will take around 4 minutes in total therefore in 1 hour you could mix up to 12m3 of material mixed and poured.
Up to 3 days, here’s how: Retarder is an additive that is combined with mortar to slow down its setting time, while air entrainer is added to increase the amount of air trapped in the mortar, making it more workable and gives it more frost protection. With the right amount of retarder and air entrainer mortar workability can last for 3 days and is sold as either 1day, 2day or 3day mortar.
As a standard we have around 45 pre-programmed receipes to cover most of the everyday use cases encountered by our customers. We also have the capacity to offer customers special bespoke recipes which can be pre-programmed prior to collection. Have you got a special recipe requirement? Just email the volumes across to email@example.com.
We have the option for either red building sand typically used for local brickwork or brown building sand suitable for masonry stonework.
Yes, but the exact ratio can vary depending on factors such as the desired thickness, strength, and drying time of the screed. It’s important to consult with the manufacturer’s guidelines or a structural engineer to determine the appropriate ratio for your specific application.
We can make mortar with either red building sand typically used for local brickwork or brown building sand suitable for masonry stonework. We do not currently introduce mortar dyes into our mixing process.
Each type of concrete has different slumps you can choose from at the till.
A typical mortar or slab mix is around 400kg. Always check the exact weight and vehicle payloads before using the machine.
A typical paving concrete will weigh in at around 550kg. Always check the exact weight and vehicle payloads before using the machine.
Yes, customers are welcome to collect using their own tubs alternatively you can purchase or hire a tub on our deposit scheme.
We have a forklift on site and ready to help you get your tub onto the back of any vehicle providing the weight is in line with the vehicle payloads. Most customers either use a forklift at site or alternatively go straight into a wheel barrow.
The typical dimensions of a 250l forklift tub are : length 1180mm x width 860mm x height 540mm.