At Daisy’s, we are committed to meeting all your concrete and cement needs. Dive into our extensive selection of premium quality products such as bagged cement, bagged concrete, mortar mix, and the versatile hydrated lime provided to us by premium suppliers Australian Builders and Cement Australia . Whether you're mapping out a pathway, erecting fence posts, or laying the foundation for a brickwork project, our concrete mix ensures a professional finish every time. Looking for concrete colours or specific blends? We stock the Australian Builders range including the fast-setting Quick Set Concrete, Mortar Mix, and specialised products like our Offwhite Cement and GB Cement, all designed for diverse applications. For those in need of a concrete calculator or pondering over mortar mix ratios, our team is always on hand to assist.
For those in Melbourne and Geelong areas, convenience is just a phone call away. Our eight strategically located stores ensure that high-quality concrete and mortar are always within reach, making us your trusted "concrete near me" solution. Not only do we pride ourselves in offering a diverse range of Australian Builders concrete and cement products for a wide range of applications such as concrete for pavers, concrete edging, and white cement, but our robust delivery services further differentiate us. From small projects needing just a few bags to larger assignments demanding bulk deliveries, Daisy’s Garden Supplies ensures a timely and dependable delivery service. Our expansive fleet, ranging from tipping utes to large truck and trailer combinations, guarantees delivery volumes from 1 cubic meter to a whopping 50 cubic meters. Need your supplies urgently? Use Daisy's for your building supply needs and elevate your projects to the next level.
Do you sell concrete mix in bulk?
Yes we do sell our own premium bulk concrete mix, which is a convenient, ready-to-use premixed blend of 14mm screenings and washed concrete sand. Add cement and water to make concrete. Used for general concreting.
Concrete vs Cement?
Despite their frequent co-mention, cement and concrete are not synonymous. Cement is an ingredient, while concrete is the final product. So, when we delve deeper into their composition and uses, the differences become even more evident.
- Definition: Cement, often mistaken for concrete itself, is a powdery substance. It acts as a binding agent when mixed with water.
- Composition: Derived from calcified materials like limestone, mixed with clay, and then heated, cement emerges as the resultant binder. The heating process leads to a material called clinker, which when ground and combined with gypsum, gives us the familiar cement.
- Usage: Rarely used singularly in construction, cement is the essential binding ingredient that, when mixed with water, forms a paste, setting and hardening over time.
- Definition: Concrete is the blend you get when you mix cement with water, aggregates (such as sand, gravel, or crushed stone), and occasionally admixtures. It’s this mixture that forms the robust surfaces we walk on and the structures we live in.
- Composition: The formula is simple: cement and water form a paste. This paste envelops the aggregates, binding them together. As the mixture dries and hardens, we get the sturdy concrete that plays a foundational role in construction.
- Usage: Given its durability and versatility, concrete is everywhere. From the pavements we tread upon, the bridges we cross, to the very buildings we reside in, it's concrete that provides the structural integrity.
Hydrated lime uses?
- Produced specifically for enhancing the stability of road coverings.
- Incorporated into asphalt as a filler to boost resilience against high-temperature deformations.
- Provided to the water treatment sector for purposes such as softening, pH modification/coagulation, and eliminating contaminants.
- Acts as an agent to remove environmentally detrimental acidic gases, notably sulphur dioxide and hydrogen chloride, from exhaust gases.
- When mixed with sand and cement, it improves the ease of use and adhesive strength of mortars and renders.
What is hydrated lime?
Hydrated lime is a refined, pristine white product, specifically formulated for seamless integration and optimal performance in mortar tasks.
Is hydrated lime dangerous?
Hydrated lime can lead to skin burns and eye injuries. Whether wet or dry, avoid direct skin and eye contact; the moist form is especially corrosive and may induce skin allergies like dermatitis. For safety, adorn appropriate protective attire, gloves (in line with AS2161 standards), and eye/face shields (compliant with AS/NZS1337.1).
Mortar mix for bricklaying?
For superior bricklaying results, we recommend using our Australian Builders Mortar Mix, a ready-to-use blend requiring just the addition of water. It's not only of premium quality but also ensures a professional finish for both interior and exterior applications.
How many bags of concrete per m3?
108 x 20kg bags