Want to Make the Perfect Mix this Easter? 

The Easter Bank Holiday is finally here four days away from work for many of us and with the warmer weather starting to arrive, now is the perfect time to get to work on some of those outside DIY projects you’ve been meaning to do for a while.

And us Brits just love to do DIY ourselves, with our can-do attitude and determination there is nothing more satisfying than getting the job done to show off our DIY skills.

If you want to build a large driveway, or maybe even creating a concrete pad then you are going to need one of these, an electric cement mixer, also known as a concrete mixer.  Using an electric cement mixer will help to mix a full barrow of your chosen mix and will save you time and money.

Speedy recommend the Altrad Belle Minimix 150 tip-up  concrete mixer 110V, 55.5KG, this mixer is built for site durability, they are quality, portable mixers ideal for all small to medium building projects. The mixer has attached to two wheels, which is helpful when you’re moving your mixer into position or mixing and tipping concrete directly into a particular area. However, if you need to tip the concrete into a wheelbarrow, you’re going to need to use the stand.

Features and Benefits of a Cement Mixer

  • Compact and portable for easy transportation.
  • Mixes a full barrow load of concrete or mortar.
  • Full thermal overload protection.
  • Proven robust and durable design.
  • Extra thick drum with quick mix paddles.
  • Heavy-duty sealed cast gearbox for longer life.
  • Ideal for use with the Belle Warrior wheelbarrow.
  • CE compliant, with NVR (No Volt Release) safety power switch.


This cement mixer is really heavy, so if you need to lift it onto the stand, make sure you get someone to help, it’s also really important that you wear the correct PPE when operating this piece of equipment, eye protection, safety boots, gloves and a dust mask are essential. Any PPE you require can be purchased from Speedy.


Speedy Top Tip! Please Watch our How-To Use an Electric Cement Mixer Video.


Time to Get Building 

Now that you have perfected your mixing skills using a cement mixer it’s time to check out our step-by-step guide below How to Build a Driveway, start to transform your outside space today ready in time to enjoy the Easter Bank Holiday.

Ready for more DIY inspiration?

Thank you for reading the Speedy Services blog, we hope you found this cement mixing blog useful. 

Speedy Services, the UK's number one hire company has over 3000 different tools for you to choose from including, with daily, weekend and weekly tool hire available at over 200 service centres nationwide, online and in selected B&Q stores. With 4-hour delivery on many of our products, it's safe to say, we've got you covered.

Keep checking back here for more inspiration and help for your DIY projects. Happy Easter to all our Speedy DIYers.

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