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Ways to Recycle & Reuse Concrete

It’s amazing how many things can be recycled these days – plastic, metal, glass, food waste, batteries – the list is almost endless. But did you know that concrete can be recycled as well? Concrete is the world’s second most consumed material – after water – and waste concrete is created on just about every construction and demolition project.… Read More

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The Benefits of Road Sweepers in the City

Road sweepers are one of those seldom lauded but incredibly useful machines that most of us just take for granted. Much of their work is done early in the morning so that they cause as little inconvenience as possible, but if anything, the chances are that most of us still curse them on the odd… Read More

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How To Repair Concrete Drives & Paths

Concrete is one of the strongest and most durable construction materials around – according to some experts, it may even have been used to build the Pyramids in Egypt over 4500 years ago. But even concrete can start to show its age after a while. Drives and pathways can be subject to regular, heavy traffic… Read More

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Were The Pyramids Built With Poured Concrete Or Rocks?

The Pyramids at Giza in Egypt were constructed between 2550 and 2490 BC – that’s over 4500 years ago –  and are the oldest of the ancient Wonders of the World still standing today. As feats of engineering, given the technology available at the time, they are probably unparalleled in human history. When we think… Read More

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The One – a 100,000 Square Foot Mega Mansion

In early 2020, a new house was completed in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, and the first steps were taken in the search for a potential buyer. But this was no run-of-the-mill, two-up, two-down new-build. In a land where big is, if not always beautiful, then at the very least something to be actively aspired to, it… Read More

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How to Stain Concrete to Look Like Wood

Concrete is the optimal construction material, used for a variety of jobs because it’s durable and affordable, the only drawback is that it doesn’t offer the most attractive finish. That said, there are things you can do to get the best of both worlds. This month, Neil Sullivan & Sons are here to share with… Read More

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How Polish & Dye Can Transform a Concrete Floor

Polish or dye can take a concrete floor to the next level, making it a style statement for any hotel, home, business, office, or showroom. Not only that, but polished concrete is becoming a popular choice to add a touch of elegance to flooring without relying on coatings or wax. All you need is the… Read More

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The Oldest Structures in the World

Today, massive structures can be built in as little as three years but that’s because we have cranes, lifters, bulldozers, dumpers, loaders, trenchers – you name it! But what about 4,000 years ago? How did the world’s oldest and most impressive structures come about? Neil Sullivan and Sons are here to talk you through the… Read More

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Concrete Clues About Stonehenge

You may have asked yourself how on earth was Stonehenge erected in 3000BC? Well, this is what we’re going to explore, through facts, recent research and specialist concrete knowledge.  How much do the largest Stonehenge stones weigh? First of all, we know that Stonehenge’s largest stones measure in at around 30 feet high and weigh… Read More

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What is the Difference Between Concrete & Screed?

The primary difference between concrete and screed is that concrete is used for numerous high-strength applications, while screed is more commonly used as a top-level finish for flooring. Both are useful and popular materials for the construction industry, so let’s take a deeper look at the key differences between them.   What are they?  Simply put,… Read More

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