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Building Materials

Building Materials are the core materials used within the building, construction, landscaping and groundwork industry. Primary material is quarried and processed in quarries and although they can be more expensive than Recycled Aggregates, nearly all primary materials will carry a BS number unlike many recycled products.

What we supply

We can supply: Building SandBallastSharp Sand10mm Pea Shingle20mm Gravel40mm and Rejects to name but a few of the primary materials.

For decorative gravel please go the the Local Decorative Gravel page or Other Decorative Gravel for more specialist materials.

  • Sand Bags

    Sand Bags

    We stock filled and empty Sand Bags all year around which are available for delivery or collection from our Thatcham office. We deliver small and large loads to Thatcham, Newbury, Reading and all the surrounding towns and villages around Berkshire,...

  • 10mm Gravel 10mm Primary Gravel

    10mm Gravel

    10mm gravel is usually a 5-10mm graded material. Our "local" material is flint based nut it comes in many different colours. 20mm Gravel can be used for: drainage, pipe bedding, planters, grass alternative, driveways and footpaths. 10mm Gravel is a...

  • Ballast

    20mm Ballast

    Ballast is a mixture of sharp sand and 0-20mm stone that is used mainly for concreting. It is often used for footings and oversites when very large loads of pre-mixed concrete would be too much for a small job. It is also used for drives, pathways, shed...

  • 20mm Gravel

    20mm Gravel

    20mm gravel is usually a 10-20mm graded material. Our "local" material is flint based nut it comes in many different colours. 20mm Gravel can be used for: drainage, pipe bedding, planters, grass alternative, driveways and footpaths. 20mm Gravel is a...

  • 40mm Gravel

    40mm Gravel

    40mm gravel is usually a 20-40mm graded material. Our "local" 40mm is flint based but it comes in many different colours. 40mm Gravel can be used for: drainage, pipe bedding, oversites and borders. 40mm Gravel can be a mixture of materials, This depends...

  • Rejects

    Reject Gravel

    40mm plus uncapped rejects flint, it is unwashed and a true reject material. It is all oversized gravel ie all gravel over 40mm. Some of our local rejects can be used in infill, backfill, drainage and soakaways. This is because it is naturally clean. We...

  • Sharp Sand

    Sharp Sand

    Sharp Sand is also known as grit sand, concreting sand and coarse sand. It can be used under slabs and block pavers when laying patios and block paved drives and paths. It is often used for rendering and can be used on its own or mixed with building sand...

  • Building Sand Chieveley Blonde Building Sand

    Building Sand

    Building sand is often known as 'soft sand' and is a screened, clean sand that is used to lay bricks. Plasterers also use our local building sand for plastering and rendering as it is extremely versatile. We can supply: Chieveley Blonde Building Sand,...

  • Silica Sand Equestrian arena construction, in Newbury Berkshire. Using Redhill Fines Silica Sand.

    Silica Sand

    Silica Sand can be found in only a few locations across the U.K. Willis & Ainsworth prides itself on supplying you the finest quality sand at the most competitive prices. We can supply Silica Sand that is perfect for most equestrian applications with...

  • Washed Plastering Sand

    Washed Plastering Sand

    Washed Plastering Sand is washed sand specifically produced for plastering and rendering. It is more expensive than local Building Sands as its processed to remove unwanted silt content and is also imported into the area. It can also be used for...

  • Scalpings

    40mm Scalpings

    Scalpings is a 40mm down to dust limestone or granite material. It can often be confused with MOT Type 1 however it doesnt have to conform to any testing and therfor scalpings tend to be stonier or "dustier" than type 1. It is generally used under...