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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.

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Concrete & Screed12

Willis and Ainsworth can supply all types of concrete and screed for any type of application.

Screed

There are many different screed products available depending on the application. We can supply anything from 0.5 cubic metres to 5 cubic metres on our own vehicles and up to 9.6 cubic metres on an 8 wheeler. Standard 4-1 screed and fibre screed is available within 24 - 48 hours and usually delivered as the first load of the day. Other mixes are also available.

Concrete

We can supply Lean Dry Mix on our own vehicles and Ready Mix Concrete through our network of suppliers. We can supply all of the mixes listed below with and without fibres as well as any other specicific designed mix that is not listed. Please call us or email us if you have any questions.

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At Willis & Ainsworth we pride ourselves in supplying all types of Sub Base and Hardcore materials for any job. We have access to both primary Limestone based materials and Recycled materials. 

Primary vs. Recycled

There is always the question of Primary Sub Base vs. Recycled Hardcore.

Some differences should be mentioned in the product description but the main point for most products is the price. This has the most impact on larger 20 tonne loads or big jobs that need 100s-1000s of tonnes. We would suggest sticking to primary materials or the material specified by the surveyor, unless you or your groundworker / builder really know what to expect with Recycled products. Every producer has different standards when producing recycled materials and only products that are tested comply to a certain standard.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Materials that comply to "SUDS" are a more recent product within the aggregate industry. These are the materials that conform to Marshalls ® Formpave ® AquaPave ® and AquaSlab ® paving solutions laying guidleines. There is also MOT Type 3 (DOT or MOT type 1 X) this material is what is the suggested base material to all new drives.

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Recycled Aggregates9

Recycled Aggregates are the fastest growing product within the aggregate industry. At Willis & Ainsworth we are able to supply a range of products to suit your needs including: Certified Recycled Type 1, 10mm shingle and 20mm Recycled Gravel, BS3882 Grade A Soil, Grade B Soil and Fill materials such as Pipe Bedding Sand and Large Crushed Concrete.

Why Use Recycled Material

Recycled Aggregates can be a cheaper alternative to Primary Aggregates. They offer people looking to take on bigger jobs a way to cut down on costs, you have to be careful though as not all products are up to the same standard as Primary Materials.

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    Gabion Stone 45-75mm (6C)

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    Gabion Stone 100-200mm (6G)

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  • Rail (Track) Ballast

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    Topsoil Grade A

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    Ready Mixed Fiber Screed 4:1

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    Ready Mixed Screed 4:1

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    0-4mm Sharp Sand

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    20mm Ballast

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    GEN 3 Ready Mixed Concrete

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    20mm Gravel

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    10mm Gravel

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    Topsoil Grade B

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    RC35/45 Ready Mixed Concrete

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    RC25/30 Ready Mixed Concrete

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      We deliver small and large loads to Thatcham, Newbury, Reading and all the surrounding towns and villages around Berkshire, North Hampshire and Southern Oxfordshire. To get a quote please call: Thatcham 01635 865679 or Newbury 01635 40009

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    GEN 2 Ready Mixed Concrete

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    GEN 1 Ready Mixed Concrete

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      We deliver small and large loads to Thatcham, Newbury, Reading and all the surrounding towns and villages around Berkshire, North Hampshire and Southern Oxfordshire. To get a quote please call: Thatcham 01635 865679 or Newbury 01635 40009

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    GEN 0 Ready Mixed Concrete

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    Sharp & Washed Mixed Sand (Plastering Sand)

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    Washed Plastering Sand

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    Building Sand

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