5 Concrete contractors in Central London

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What do concrete services include?

Concrete services involve more than just mixing and pouring concrete. Your local concreter can help with everything from giving advice, cutting concrete, and removing old concrete, to laying the slab and installing things like washing lines and fence posts. Here’s what you can expect when you hire a concreter near you:

Concrete cutting

Concrete contractors don’t just install new concrete - they’ll also help get rid of old concrete too. They might do this before you lay new concrete, or if you decide to move a shed or patio, and replace your old concrete with grass or gardens. They’ll use heavy-duty tools to safely remove concrete, cut up and remove old pathways, remove washing lines, pull out fence posts, and remove broken sections of concrete to prepare for repairs.

Preparing the base

Before laying new concrete, your concreter will start by preparing the base to ensure a long-lasting, quality finish for your concreting that doesn’t crack or crumble. First, they’ll measure and mark out the area and prepare the base by levelling the ground. If the soil is clay-based or you’ll have heavy loads on the concrete, your concreter may create a reinforcement layer with gravel first. This is compacted with a plate-based leveller, giving each layer a smooth finish before the next is laid.

Setting up form guides and insulation

Once the ground is level, your concreter will mark out the area with form guides and string to ensure a consistent depth of concrete. Your concreter will build a slight angle into the concrete to allow for water runoff. If the concrete is for an indoor area, they’ll also install damp-proofing and insulation before laying the concrete. 

Laying concrete slabs

Concrete slabs are popular for house foundations, concrete flooring, sheds, and carports, thanks to their durability, termite-proofing, and thermal properties. Slack thickness will depend on the ground underneath, as well as the expected load that it will hold. A concreter near you will advise on factors like insulation and waterproofing for your concrete slab for local conditions. Then they’ll order a concrete delivery, ensuring your concrete is mixed consistently, then poured within the form guides. They’ll use a shovel to make sure the concrete fills out each edge and corner and remove air pockets. Finally, they’ll use a screed to level out the concrete, using the formwork as a guide.

Laying concrete driveways

A new concrete driveway can dramatically improve the street appeal of your home, and there are many decorative concrete options available. Whether you need a new driveway, a replacement, or you want to add a stone or paved look with coloured concrete, a local concreter near you can help. Driveway concreting often requires council approval, so it’s important to find a concrete contractor that is aware of local by-laws and can ensure compliance.

Concrete finishing

Once the concrete for your slab or driveway is poured and starts to set, your local concrete contractor will finish the surface. They’ll use a broom to make a roughened, easier-to-grip surface for outdoor areas, or a trowel to make it smoother for indoor flooring. Your new concrete will need 24-48 hours to dry, and shouldn’t be used heavily for at least 7 days. If your concrete is indoors, you may want to request another finish, like concrete floor polishing to help seal your concrete and give it an on-trend industrial look.

Recent Concreting tasks in Central London

Concrete pouring/mixing


East Finchley, Greater London, N2

4th Jun 2021

Our builder needs some help for the day doing some concrete mixing and pouring.

Luca was hard-working and had a good level of understanding of concrete mixing and pouring.

Concrete block Garden walls, shed & Gate


Charing Cross, Greater London

10th Dec 2020

I need to replace rail-sleepers with concrete blocks garden walls, new concrete block shed and Gate

Break old concrete walkway and remove


Kilburn, Greater London, NW6

11th Aug 2018

18sqm of old concrete walkway needs breaking and removing.

Refurbish garden


Charing Cross, Greater London

1st Jun 2021

I would like to completely change my back garden, it is large I would like to just concrete or level the flooring completely and also take parts out and cover same level

Surveyor - who to blame


Battersea, Greater London, SW11

14th Oct 2019

I need a surveyor to visit and provide me with a report as to who is responsible for the faulty slab installation. There was a marble slab cut by the cutter and installed by my contractor. The slab is inclined. Contractor blames cutter, cutter blames contractor. I need a report so that i can sue.

Take out railway sleepers


West Norwood, Greater London, SE27

20th May 2018

Knock down all the railway sleepers for flat surface

Cement to be laid in a fireplace. Rough edges need cutting away too


Clapham Common, Greater London, SW4

12th Oct 2021

Hi, I would like some cement to be laid in a fireplace for a stove to be put on. It needs to be completely flat so requires some experience. There is already an old concrete hearth with some rough edges that may need cutting away using an angle grinder. The total area that will need concreting is small (c. 1m x 0.5m) even after the rough edges are cut away. - Due date: Flexible

Soil, bricks and slab concrete removal


East Dulwich, Greater London

19th Mar 2021

5/6 bags of stones, bricks , soil

Concrete broken


Charing Cross, Greater London

4th May 2019

I need someone to break through about 6 inches of concrete across an area of roughly 4m2. Below is soil. The concrete then needs to be removed

Repointing of block paving


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

4th May 2018

Repointing approx. 3 - 4 sqm of driveway and repair to ACO drain channel.