Case Study: Navigating Restricted Access for Concrete Delivery in Swanage

by | Oct 6, 2023

Brief Summary

Carters Concrete successfully delivered concrete for external slabs at a row of stone cottages in Swanage. Utilising specialised concrete pumps and flexible pipelines, the team overcame the challenges associated with restricted access areas, ensuring a smooth and efficient delivery.

Job Background

The project involved a customer in Swanage who needed concrete for external slabs situated at the back of a series of stone cottages. Aware of the logistical difficulties presented by the site, the customer specifically sought out Carters Concrete for our specialised skills in concrete pump hire.

Job Requirements

The job required the pouring of concrete for external slabs. Given the site’s restricted access, there was a need for specialised equipment. The use of concrete pumps and flexible pipelines was identified as essential for executing a successful concrete delivery.

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A volumetric concrete mixer ready for concrete delivery

Constraints and Challenges

The most significant hurdle in this project was the restricted access areas at the rear of the cottages. These limitations ruled out traditional methods of concrete delivery and necessitated a specialised approach to ensure the concrete could be poured in the required locations.

Techniques and Hardware Used

To address these challenges, Carters Concrete deployed concrete pumps and flexible pipelines. This setup enabled us to transport the concrete directly from the roadside to the hard-to-reach areas, ensuring not just the delivery but also the precise placement of the concrete.


The project was carried out efficiently, overcoming all the challenges posed by the restricted access areas. The customer was not only satisfied with the result but also opened discussions for future concrete pump hire projects. This case underscores Carters Concrete’s commitment to delivering custom solutions and maintaining a high standard of customer service.

Key Takeaways

  1. Expertise in Specialised Equipment: Carters Concrete’s experience in concrete pump hire was a decisive factor for the customer, highlighting our specialised skills.
  2. Innovative Solutions: The use of concrete pumps and flexible pipelines allowed for effective navigation of restricted access areas, showcasing our adaptability and problem-solving capabilities.
  3. Efficient Execution: The project was completed efficiently, meeting all the site-specific challenges, which emphasizes our operational effectiveness.
  4. Customer Satisfaction and Future Collaboration: The customer’s satisfaction and their willingness to discuss future projects confirm our commitment to high-quality, customer-focused service.
Carters Concrete mixer and pump