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The blog is the home of company news and insights from the industry. For technical advice, you may wish to head over the The Concrete Surgery, where our own Dr. Concrete shares advice and guidance gained from over 40 years in the industry.
Decorative Concrete – Leisure for pleasure
In recent years, decorative concrete finishes have become the choice for a range of leisure projects both in the UK and around the world. From the largest theme parks to the smallest museums and public park commissions, the scope and creative options offered by decorative concrete professionals enables the practical installation and realisation of ideas from within the imagination of the designer.
Good design and workmanship – The Golden Trowel Awards
For the 14th time, the judging panel for The Golden Trowel Awards reviewed a raft of entries from the decorative concrete industry and awarded the best entries with a coveted Golden Trowel trophy. The competition continues to grow, as does the use of decorative concrete for both domestic and commercial projects. John Grant of PICS reports.
The changing shape of the dry-shake coloured concrete flooring market
Coloured concrete floors are attractive and distinctive, and can greatly improve the appearance of a building, as well as enhancing the branding of the organisation specifying the process. A steady increase in use over the past 30 years – for both domestic properties and large industrial units for manufacturing, warehousing and logistic industry companies such as Amazon and DHL – has meant that power-trowelling with dry-shake toppings is now commonplace. John Grant of PICS reports.
PICSCHIP Repair Compound – New Product Alert
PICSCHIP is formulated to repair small chips / holes or opening fissures in concrete and small areas of suface delamination. It is fast setting and produces a hardwearing repair and is available in colours matched to the PICS CSH range.
PICS Manchester – Open Day, 14th March 2019
PICS MANCHESTER would like to personally invite you to our demonstration day on 14th MARCH. Expand your portfolio, come and join us anytime between 9am-5pm at Unit 7 Wharfside Business Park Irlam, Wharf Road Manchester, M44 5PN. *Demonstrations *Food & Refreshements *Special Offers.
Golden Trowel Awards 2017 – Results
Huge thanks to everyone who submitted their photographs for the 11th Annual Golden Trowel Awards. Judging took place at the Concrete Society, where quality images of over 500 examples of Decorative Concrete and cementitious walling projects installed during 2016 were on show.
Golden Trowel Awards 2016 – Results
Huge thanks to everyone who submitted their photographs for the 10th Annual Golden Trowel Awards. Judging took place at the Concrete Society, where quality images of decorative Concrete and cementitious walling projects installed during 2015 were on show.
Golden Trowel Awards 2015 – Results
Yet again we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who submitted their photographs for the 2015 Golden Trowel Competition. Judging took place at the Concrete Society, where quality images of decorative concrete and cementitious walling projects installed during 2014 were on show.
Decorative Concrete in the UK
This post is to introduce myself – John Grant, and the Decorative Concrete paving market in the UK. As 2014 drew to a close, I have been lucky to work with some of the best installers, designers and product suppliers in the market.
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