Portland Cement CEM I 52,5

Ferrocrete is a higher early strength Portland cement which complies with BS EN 197-1 CEM I 52,5.



  1. Early Strength

    Produces high early strength in a wide variety of concretes, mortars and grouts.
  2. Quick Setting

    Facilitating the early demoulding, handling and use of precast concrete units.
  3. Cold weather production

    Maintains production in cold weather.
  4. Quality assured

    Ferrocrete is a quality assured cement with independent third party certification and carries a CE Mark.


  • Infrastructure
  • Major Contracts
  • Nuclear
  • Power
  • Architectural Concrete
  • Blocks
  • Concrete Block Paving
  • Roof Tiles
  • Formulators
  • Precast
  • Agricultural
  • Drainage


Heathrow Terminal 2

“We rely on Ferrocrete for its rapid hardening properties and the quality of paste that its fineness delivers in our concrete production. It helps us to extrude the pre-stressed flooring sections better, speeds up our handling of the slabs and gives a better appearance to the finished product.”

Technical information

Ferrocrete is available in bulk tankers throughout the United Kingdom.


  • Chemically similar to Portland cement.
  • More finely ground than Portland cement to give higher early strength properties.
  • Stiffens and sets at a similar rate to Portland cement.
  • Does not contain any added accelerators or admixtures.
  • Colour similar to Portland cement.

Conditions for Use:

  • Concrete, mortars and grouts containing Portland Cements must be specified and used correctly for best performance.
  • The cement content must be correct and the water:cement ration as low as possible consistent with satisfactory placing, thorough compaction and effective curing.
  • The final finish quality of this material will depend upon the operative having the required skills and a familiarisation with the materials and its application methods.
  • Tarmac cannot be held responsible where workmanship has not been carried out in accordance with good practice.
  • Ferrocrete is manufactured from natural products, and slight shade variations may occur. Ferrocrete will also have shade variations from differing manufacturing centres.

Regional Order Numbers:

Scotland & North East England - 0845 4700 300

North & Midlands - 0845 4700 400

South Wales & South West - 0845 4700 500

London & South East - 0845 4700 600

  • Achillies Building Confidence
  • Carbon Trust Standard

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