What is Portland Cement & How is it Used?

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When it boils down to it, options and varieties for cement for construction sites and infrastructure aren’t exactly endless. Cement has been around since the Roman Empire, and it literally changed how cities were built. Cement is one of the most common components on every building site, so it’s important to understand the differences and…
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What’s The Difference Between Non-Hydraulic & Hydraulic Cement?

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When it comes to building materials, one of the industry’s most common, versatile and necessary staples is cement. Meant to either bind or stand alone as a structural component on its own, cement has been around dating all the way back to the Romans. To this day, cement remains one of the most important building…
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Choosing Between Precast Concrete & Ready-Mix

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When it comes to your major projects, we know there’s a lot of options to choose from. It’s no surprise that even things like the type of concrete you may use might be up for consideration. At Al Manaratain, we’re proud to be able to offer both precast concrete and ready-mix options for your construction…
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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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