What Aggregates we offer
Aggregates come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. We offer a variety of aggregates for your construction needs, including building sand, sharp sand, gravel, topsoil, ballast and MOT.
Building sand is a special type of sand that is used in the construction industry where it is blended with cement and water to create a mortar mix. It can also be used to build up the ground before laying down a new surface such as asphalt .
Sharp sand is a type of sand that is good for building. It is not the same as the sand in your sandbox. Sharp sand has a range of grain sizes with most being no bigger than the size of a pea. It is used for mortar mixes and also as a stabilizer or filter material in gravel.
Gravel is graded according to size; 10mm gravel is small while 20mm gravel is large. 10mm gravel is the most common type of gravel used, and can be used for many purposes. 20mm gravel is obviously larger and is good for decoration.
10mm gravel is one of the most common aggregates offering excellent durability at an affordable price. The fine-grained aggregate is good for making your garden and driveway. It can be used for ground drainage and lining underground pipes too.
20mm gravel is the best choice for decoration, including landscaping and gardening. The stone has excellent frost resistance and low moisture absorption, so it is ideal for decorating pools, parks, and flower beds, etc.
Aggregate garden topsoil is usually used to create a level surface on garden plots or flower beds. Topsoil provides nutrients that help plants grow better and it also helps maintain the health of the soil. This type of aggregate has finer particles than sub-bases, gravel, or stone aggregate for driveways. The process of digging up topsoil is easy because it's loose and soft, unlike other types of aggregates which are hard and require heavy machinery.
The product is composed of topsoil and PAS100 compost, which forms an improved multi-purpose topsoil that meets the British Standard for BS3882 Topsoil. It's frequently utilized in gardening, civil engineering, housing developments, and utility maintenance.
Screened topsoil is a type of aggregates that is typically used for gardening and building projects because it has a very loose and soft texture. Screened topsoil can vary in color and structure, but generally it ranges from brown to tan in color. The soil trapped in screened topsoil is usually rich in nutrients and pH balanced to support vegetation and plant life.
A mixture of sand and gravel known as a rock aggregate, rock aggregate is used in a wide range of building projects. It's typically referred to as "ballast." This aggregate is primarily used in heavy-duty construction and for everyday purposes like as concrete production.
The main uses of Ballast are:
- Sub bases
- Filling voids in hardcore
- Concrete mixes
Is a Type 1 MOT that serves as a Sub Base. It's made from crushed limestone and has a low production cost, making it an excellent aggregate choice when compared to other Type 1 aggregates like Type 1 Recycled Crushed Concrete and Type 1 Granite. MOT, unlike other Type 1 aggregates, produces less fines making it a preferred choice amongst builders, landscapers and DIYers .
The aggregate can vary in size. The largest Type 1 MOT will be 40mm, and it will go down to a fine dust particle. It's superb compactibility makes it ideal for use as a sub-base. It's been used as a fundamental base layer material for generations and has met the Department of Transport Specification for Highway Works, Clause 803 approval.
The primary applications of a Type 1 MOT are:
- Building bases
- Car Parks
Type 1 MOT isn't the most visually attractive aggregate we offer. Because crushed limestone is permeable, it aids drainage. The presence of bigger stones in the mix ensures that when exposed to harsh weather conditions, it won't wash away.