Get Ready for Winter with Greengates!
Winter will soon be here and brings with it plenty of challenges for builders and other people working outdoors. Here at Greengates, your local builders merchant, we have plenty of products in stock designed to make working during the colder months safer and easier. Order now and make sure that your winter kit is complete!
This edition of the Greengates blog showcases three items that can help make winter work easier and more effective.
The snow and ice of winter creates slippery surfaces that can be extremely disruptive and cause lots of accidents that could be avoided. One of the easiest and most effective solutions is to apply rock salt to paths, roads, driveways, patios and other walking surfaces. When rock salt is applied to icy surfaces, it forms a brine solution. As this has a lower freezing point than water, the snow and ice quickly melts. We have plenty of rock salt in stock, which is sold in cost-effective and convenient 25kg bags. Get in touch with our customer service team for more details.
If you've ever worked with concrete and mortar during winter, you will know that the usability of these mixtures is inhibited by the cold temperature. Wintermix, a unique liquid admixture from top brand Sika, solves the problem, allowing mortar and concrete to be used easily in low temperatures, delivering high early strength and curing rapidly. The mixture contains no chloride and so is especially useful when working with embedded steel reinforcement. Just add the formula to pre-mixed concrete or mortar before using as normal.
OX Thermal Gloves are without doubt one of the best products of its kind available on the market today. Each pair features a warm acrylic for added warmth if you're working in colder conditions. The gloves are dipped to give complete water resistance. Greengates stock them in 2 sizes. These are a must if you're working on heavy duty outdoor tasks.