Materials

We commit to going green which is why we recommend using recycled materials wherever possible. Calculate the amount of product you require carefully, use materials from other sites or projects, and separate all waste streams into categories - this ensures the maximum quantity is recycled and less goes to costly landfills.

As well as supplying material to sites, we also remove waste. See our WASTE DISPOSAL category for different classifications.  All materials are taken to the appropriate recycling plants (if applicable), and the rest is taken to appropriate certified landfill sites according to the classification.

Shingles & Ballast:

6mm Shingle

A mixture of angular and rounded gravel, varying in colour. Primarily used in sports field drainage, and hard landscaping.

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10mm Shingle

A mixture of angular and rounded gravel, varying in colour. Used in domestic and construction applications such as pipe bedding, drainage, planting borders, footpaths, and hard landscaping.

Recycled 10mm shingle is also available as a cheaper alternative, and is ideal for drainage or pipe-bedding.

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10 - 20mm Shingle

Used as top-dressing for paths and driveways.

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20mm Shingle

Varies in colour and shape depending on source. Can be used as a driveway gravel and for footpaths, drainage, pipe bedding, planting borders, and hard landscaping.

Also available is Recycled 20mm Shingle - a cheaper alternative, suitable for drainage applications.

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40mm Shingle

Mainly used for soak-aways.

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10mm Ballast


Suitable as a concreting ballast where a concrete mix needs to be laid in thinner layers.

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20mm Ballast

A mixture of sharp sand and 20mm ballast for use in standard concrete mixes. Unsuitable for general drainage purposes due to the high content of fines.

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Sub Base & Soils:

Type 1 Recycled Aggregate

Crushed, screened material suitable as a hard core for temporary roadways and as a sub-base.

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Type 1 Limestone

A granular crushed limestone with a maximum top size of 63mm, graded down to dust. Provides a stable sub-base for road surfaces and pathways. When compacted there are minimal voids, giving a strong load-bearing layer with a suitably flat surface. Commonly used as a finished surface prior to a top coat of asphalt, concrete, shingle, or block paving.

Type 1 has a lower fines content than "Scalpings" and thus gives a better load bearing capability. It is the recommended material for use in high traffic areas such as highways, car parks, driveways, footpaths, and hard standing.

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6F5 Recycled (formerly 6F2 Recycled)

Typically used for capping sub formations prior to laying Type 1 or Type 2 sub-base. Well graded material ranging from 125mm to dust.

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Road Planings

A by-product of road resurfacing, used for hardstanding and ideal as a finished surface for building sub-bases and farm tracks. Not suitable for drainage trenches.

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Brick Hardcore

A by-product of demolition. Often used as an economical sub-base or fill material, allowing good drainage, where structural integrity is not so important. Varies in quality depending on source, and therefore consistency cannot be guaranteed.

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General Purpose Soils

General purpose topsoil that has been screened to remove larger particles. Screened topsoil is suitable for turf laying and garden borders.

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Certificated Topsoil

Complying with BS3882 and CLEA limits on heavy metals and hydrocarbons. Used in a variety of planting and landscaping applications due to its loamy, water retentive nature. This soil is commonly used to build up flower borders or create new beds.

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Sands:

Sharp Washed Sand

 

Varies in colour from yellow to brown depending on source. Nominally 0-4mm in size. Used in concrete production and floor screeding.

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Building Sand

Also known as Soft Sand due to its fine rounded particles and clay content of 10% or more. Used for the production of mortar for bricklaying and block work. We may source this sand from different pits and care should be taken in matching existing colours due to variations in colour depending on source.

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Limestone Sand

Mainly used as a permeable base for blockwork drives - this allows improved drainage. This sand can also be used under turf.

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Equestrian Sand

For use in riding arenas and riding schools. The principal requirement of an Equestrian Sand is to provide a sufficiently firm riding surface that is non-staining and dust free. Washing produces clay-free sand, ensuring the underlying drainage media remains effective. The sand needs to be composed principally of non-rounded grains to promote compaction.

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