Forum: Block Paving
Topic: Quinn cement
started by: henspeed
Posted by henspeed on 06 July 2010,14:10Has anyone have any experience of Quinn cement, I normally use blue circle but my local Rembrand timber is sellign 25kg bags of this Quinn stuff at £3.50 +vat as oposed to £4.21+VAT for blue circle, as I need roughly 30 bags then tis is a saving worth making if the Quinn stuff is any good.
Posted by henspeed on 06 July 2010,14:18Scrap that question
another local supplier will do me blue circle for £3.25+vat
Posted by carlbeardsmore on 06 July 2010,14:55I use Quinn cement in concrete footings as it tends to make a very dark grey mortar if used for brickwork.
Posted by mickg on 06 July 2010,17:06B & Q warehouse do an offer on blue circle cement if you buy 5 or more which varying on what offer is on that week can be as low as £ 3.25 fully inclusive
Posted by darrenba on 06 July 2010,18:40B&Q Tradepoint are doing Blue Circle cement for £2.63+vat if you're buying more than 11 bags
Posted by Injured on 06 July 2010,19:51I use quinn cement in my laying mixes but use Castle for any brickwork.
Not had any problems with it
Posted by Pablo on 06 July 2010,20:20Over here quinns can be a nightmare for efflorence so only use it for kerbing etc. Never really get it with Blue circle.
Posted by rab1 on 06 July 2010,22:05in scotland quinns is mainly used by screeders
Posted by henspeed on 06 July 2010,22:11my nearest B&Q is 120 miles away so the local place is best
I can get the VAT back anyhow
Posted by jwill on 18 Aug. 2019,09:24Dragging this up as can get Quinn here for mid 2's plus vat. Every other make well north of 3 quid. Why is this? Surely it's all made to same British standard?
Posted by Tony McC on 18 Aug. 2019,11:54Yes, but.....the BS is reasonably generous, and then there are different tax breaks and govt supprt available to manufacturers based in RoI, all of which can help with retail costs.