The Different Types Of Ready Mix Concrete & Their Advantages

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Concrete is a major consideration for most construction projects and with 9 main types of concrete available, finding the type that is right for your job is an important first step. At Al Manaratain, we have a number of concrete products available, including precast concrete, concrete blocks, and concrete pavers, as well as ready mix.…
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Al Manaratain’s Solar-Powered Vision For The Future

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The need for renewable energies – such as solar and wind –  has grown exponentially in recent years, as fossil fuels quickly run out. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) estimates in its 2017 National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) that the reserves of oil and natural gas have projected lifetimes of 11…
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What Are Lightweight Blocks & What Are They Used For?

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There are many materials that can be used in the construction of exterior walls, including concrete, brick and wood. However, in recent years Light Weight Blocks have become a popular choice for a number of reasons. Hard-wearing, robust and durable, Al Manaratain lightweight blocks are made using LECA® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate, a material with…
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The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Precast Concrete In Bahrain

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Precast concrete has increased in popularity in recent years for many reasons. Today, more and more contractors are choosing precast products, rather than casting concrete themselves on the construction site. However, precast concrete is not a perfect solution, and although it comes with many benefits there are also several disadvantages to its application. How Are…
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What Are The Benefits Of Using Ready-Mix Concrete?

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Ready-mix concrete can be used for a variety of construction projects, such as buildings, extensions, paths, walkways and more. Here at Al Manaratain, we supply concrete both at specific requirements as well as the most common compressive strengths. Here are just some of the benefits of using ready-mix concrete: Cost-Effective There are several ways in…
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The 5 Benefits Of Light Gauge Steel Construction In Bahrain

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In modern construction, light gauge steel is becoming a more popular choice over materials such as concrete, brick and wood. Whether it is the reduction in overhead costs or the ease of installation, it is easy to see why it is preferred over some of the more traditional building materials and methods. Al Manaratain has…
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A Buyer’s Guide To Paving Slabs, Stones, & Blocks

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Ideal for pathways, driveways, landscaping, and much more, there are many public and private areas that require paving and various options are available for different settings. Different materials and patterns have their own advantages, so here is a quick guide to help highlight the various options available. Uni Paving Block The unusual shape of the…
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Why Should You Choose Insulated Blocks?

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Whether constructing new buildings or renovating old ones, it is important to consider the environmental performance of the end result. There are many products available that improve thermal performance in various areas of a building, including the type of blocks used. Insulated blocks are available in various sizes, weights, and compressive strengths, and at Al…
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What Does Concrete Society Membership Mean To Al Manaratain?

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With generations of manufacturing the finest concrete products behind it, Al Manaratain is proud to be a member of the Concrete Society. Membership comes with a number of benefits and opportunities, as it provides access to a large network of academics and professionals as well as a wealth of knowledge and resources. This includes access…
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