How to lay a small area of concrete

How to lay a small area of concrete with Blue Circle Cement

When laying a small area of concrete using Blue Circle Cement, we recommend the following steps. This advice is designed to offer a general guide to help you create a step.


2+ hours


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Safe working

Working safely on any project is the most important thing. Here are a few tips to keep you safe.

Ensure you have the 'hands-on' skills to take on the project

Always read the label on the product packaging before starting

Always follow the product safety guidance before starting

Ensure you have the correct protective clothing for the job

Always be visible in your workspace

Materials and tools required for this job:

Hardcore (if needed)


Wheelbarrow or mixing tray



Spirit level

Watering can (with rose)

Wooden boards for formwork (if needed)

Plastic sheeting

Safety gear

Online guide: How to lay a small area of concrete

Remember to follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate protective gear, including gloves and safety glasses, when working with cement. Additionally, always check and follow the specific instructions provided by the Blue Circle cement manufacturer. Using our guidance is your own responsibility.

Step 1

Prepare the Site
Mark the boundaries of the concrete area and dig out to the required depth.

Step 2

Level and Compact
Ensure the base is level and compacted. Compact a layer of hardcore for extra stability if required on soft ground.

Step 3

Install Formwork
Use wooden boards or other materials to create formwork to the shape and dimensions required and check levels.

Step 4

Mix the Concrete
Install Blue Circle Extra Rapid Set Cement according to the instructions on the bag. You can also use ready-to-use Blue Circle Quickset Concrete.

Step 5

Leveling and Finishing
Use a trowel and straight edge to ensure the surface is even.

Clean your tools promptly after finishing to prevent any material from hardening on them.

Step 6

Cover the concrete with plastic sheeting to protect from rain or frost and allow to cure for the recommended time before removing the formwork and placing any load on it.

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