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Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg

A quick-setting ready-to-use blend of selected sand, cement and additives formulated for fixing wooden, concrete and metal posts
Average Customer Rating:
4.746 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(169 Reviews) 161
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Rating Snapshot (169 Reviews)
5 stars
140
4 stars
24
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
4
164 of 169(97%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Review 1 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great buy and was cheapest around,
By
Expertise: Easy DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
28 January 2016
" I purchased 14 bags of this to set 7ft concrete posts in. Does exactly what it says on the bag. Multi buy brought the price down to a sensible price. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Does what it says it does,
By
Expertise: Trade
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
24 January 2016
" made putting up a number of 2.4 meter concrete posts very simple and quick. add water to the hole with the post in place, add the postcrete to water level, my holes 900 mm deep half filled with water and added 3 bags. used the spade to stir the mix. levelled the post wedging the fence in the post slot, held for 5 mins and set. so very easy. no mess. definitely would recommend "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
it works,
By
Expertise: Expert DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
04 January 2016
Pros: quick setting
" Used this several times now and never had an issue, does what it states "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Easy to use,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
26 December 2015
Pros: easy to use no mixing
" Very easy to use, set quickly but with enough time to check post for alignment. We've had some high winds since I put the fence up and so far so good. Have everything to hand before you pour the Postcrete, line and spirit level. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
-1point
2out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great for fence posts,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
26 December 2015
Pros: really easy to use.
Cons: small but heavy 20kg bags mind your back.
" This stuff is excellent for fence posts. Fast setting, you can speed up the reaction so that it's solid even sooner if you use hot water instead of cold. A solid anchor for my 6ft fence posts, have set 15 of them with this. Great when you want a solid result in minimum time. Fence post in hole, hot water in hole, add Postcrete, hold post for 2-3 minutes, done.
Conversely, the only con is that if you're doing a job that needs time, Postcrete sets too quickly. You can mix small batches, but it's a faff, so for building say a stone wall, ordinary, non-quick-setting concrete is a much more appropriate option. Horses for courses, rather than a criticism, as it's not designed for work that takes time.
If you're using this, be aware that it's not good to breathe any cement dust, and because you're tipping this out of a bag swiftly, you'll experience more than usual. Best wear goggles and a mask to protect your eyes and lungs from the dust. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
best of the lot,
By
Expertise: Trade
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
15 December 2015
Pros: fast setting, fine mixture
Cons: hard to find if a wickes store not close by
" have used various post setting cements over the years and given the choice would use this one every time. it has a fine consistency so no settling of ballast at the bottom of the bag, and very easy to use. pour the water in the hole, tip in the postcrete, a quick prod with a stick to ensure evenly spread then that's it. have found it to be the quickest setting product so far. when it is on offer it cannot be beaten for value. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
4out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Does what it says, precisely,
By
Expertise: Expert DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
05 December 2015
" I've set fence posts previously with both metal brackets and with concrete but this is the first time I have positioned every post truly vertical, rigidly set, and all at the same height without sawing. Postcrete is a sand mix (no gravel unlike other some brands) and is slightly thixotropic so that after following instructions and setting the post there are about five minutes available to position the post exactly. Moving the post to vertical is easy, and then holding it steady for about thirty seconds gives time for the mix to settle around the post and hold it rigidly. And then, five minutes later it is set hard. Amazing. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Highly reccommended,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
24 November 2015
" Blue circle postcrete is a very reasonably priced and easy to use product. You just add it to water that is poured into the hole and is very quick setting. My fencer had no problems with it. The bag is waterproof so can be left in the garden in the rain until used like mine was without damaging the contents. Excellent fast setting product. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Best price on an excellent product,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
23 November 2015
Pros: price, ease of use
" Quick and easy to use
A right angled clip on post level makes the fixing of posts quick and simple, sets quickly so no supports required whilst it cures
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
outstanding!,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
21 November 2015
" Sets in few minutes, the best thing ever to be used for fixing fence posts, forget about mixing cement, this is easy and takes only few seconds to do! "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The Best Invention Since The Wheel,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
19 November 2015
" This was the first time that I have used Postcrete to secure fence posts as I would normally mix concrete. The time saved to put up a 40 metre fence was days and not hours as the posts were ready to used within 10 minutes of putting them in rather than waiting 24 hours or more for the concrete to set. Much easier to ensure that the posts were vertical using Postcrete as you only have to keep them in place until the 10 minutes is up. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent product.,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
09 November 2015
" I knew that I'd need at least two bags of postcrete, but decided to buy three just in case.
The postcrete did its job admirably, the day after I bought it. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
-6points
0out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Blue Circle Postcrete - easy,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
04 November 2015
" Bought 10 bags of these for 10 support posts for a Shed.
What more can I say, absolutely easy to use and does what it says.
It sets firm in about 5 minutes, but don't think it has gone off, leave it for 24 hrs. then its rock solid. Perfect solution and saves the mess and agro of mixing concrete.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
All you will ever need,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
23 October 2015
" Will never ever use any other product. Just perfect for this purpose. Sets in minutes minimal mixing requared "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
-1point
0out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Buy this it works,
By
Expertise: Trade
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
14 October 2015
" This is the good stuff does exactly what it says on the packet. Have used it for wood, metal and concrete posts all fine just follow the instructions. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
-1point
0out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
09 October 2015
Pros: it works
" At The age of 70, the last thing I wanted, was to mix cement, my brother told me about Postcrete and It was GREAT, I got 5 posts in with no problems.
Highly Recommended product.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent but be careful!,
By
Expertise: Expert DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
09 October 2015
Pros: amazingly quick to set posts, can be mainly independant of wet weather
Cons: needs some time to cure before fitting panels, expensive (but well worth the time saved)
" Users should note (I found out the hard way!) that although this product is wonderful for setting posts quickly IT HAS VERY LIMITED STRENGTH INITIALLY. Do not be tempted to start fitting your fence panels just because the product has set - yes it has set after 10 minutes and the posts seem fixed - but has not properly cured. Any movement produced by fitting the panels at an early stage will result in the outcome some have reported - cracking and loosening of the bond between post and concrete. It is far better to wait 24hours before fitting your panels when the concrete is much stronger. The great value of this product is that you can set your posts quickly without having to fix up supports while concrete sets. if you can then wait for 24 hours before fitting your fence panels - the result will by fabulous! "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Easy To Use,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
06 October 2015
Pros: easy to use
" An excellent product. Very easy to use and sets quickly. Ensure the posts are level and adequately supported before using the product. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Postcrete,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
05 October 2015
Pros: sets fast
Cons: expensive
" you need to dig a big hole & use at least 2 bags. & that is expensive, however it does set fast & is a good product as once set it the post is set permanently, so you need to ensure the post is in the right position before pouring in the postcrete "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
-2points
0out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Blue Circle Postcrete 20kg
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Postcrete.,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
23 September 2015
Pros: very easy to use. no mixing so no mess.
Cons: none.
" Excellent product.... Very well packed so keeps perfect outside untill you want to use it.... Does just what it is meant to do...... "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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