GS Foam Concrete Ltd,
28 Old Hall Road,
Cheshire SK8 4BE.
0161 374 3167
GS Foam Concrete Ltd,
Registered in England & Wales: 6719284
Glen Jones and his company G S Foam concrete Ltd have been
in operation from 1984 and were the first company to manufacture foam
concrete for the construction industry. Through the years we have built
a wealth of experience in producing foam concrete and the types of
applications it can be used for. We have a proven track record of providing
excellent service and products which have enable us to grow the business
and maintain an extensive client base. Due to our repeated business
over the years the reputation the company has built up has seen us
achieve preferred supplier status for many of our clients. Having recently
incorporated to a Limited company we are now able to offer our services
on a sub contract basis as well as supply.
What is foam concrete?
The base material consists of varying quantities
of cement, sand and water (dependant on strength and consistency
required) which forms a slurry type mix. This mix is usually supplied
in ready-mix concrete trucks.
The foam additive is
produced on site through our specially adapted foaming generators
and injected into the back of the mixers to produce the foam concrete.
The volume of foaming added is dependent on the target density. There
is a minimum amount of room required for the foaming process unlike
our competitors who require enough room to site large concrete silo’s
and mobile batching plant equipment. The foam generator and all required
equipment arrive on site in G S Foam transit vans and we only require
enough room for the ready-mix truck and a concrete pump if required.
Once the foaming is complete the foam concrete is then ready
to be placed either direct from the truck or via G S Foam concrete’s
specially adapted pump. There are many advantages to using foam concrete,
due to its high fluidity it is self compacting and self levels to
find each and every void that requires filling. These properties
save on time and cost of equipment needed for conventional concrete.
Minimal staff are required on site and are all fully trained in the
operation of G S Foam Concrete’s specially adapted equipment. Foam
concrete is a well bonded body of concrete once hardened, does not
impose lateral loads on adjacent structures. It also achieves good
compressive strengths and thermal insulation properties. After an
initial 24 Hour curing period you will be able to notice the unique
characteristics of the product and its appearance which resembles
volcanic rock lava.
Advantages of G S Foam Concrete
Fluid Rapid Insulation
Contractor / Supplier
Word of caution foam concrete cannot be
produced at the ready-mix batching plant without the loss
of density on route to site, also the load sizes are considerably
smaller due to the fluidness of the material.
All of our plant and equipment
was designed and built in-house and we currently offer a wide range
of materials for many applications which we are continually enhancing
to further our range. Ongoing development will further improve the
properties of foamed concrete in order to extend its potential uses
within the construction industry.
Environmental & Sustainability
G S Foam Concrete take our responsibility
towards the environment very seriously and are currently carrying
out trials with some of the largest readymix concrete companies in
the UK to replace a percentage of Cement and Quarried material with
by-products such as PFA (Pulverised Fuel Ash) and recycled material
such as Glass. Any further information on these trials can be obtained
by contacting us and will be published on our website.