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.

  • MOT Type 1

    MOT Type 1

    MOT TYPE 1 sub base is a crushed limestone or granite. It is usually graded as a 0/32mm or 0/40mm. It is often called different names such as D.O.T. Department of Transport or M.O.T. Ministry of Tranport "Type 1". For the material to be called "Type 1"...

  • 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...

  • 0-4mm Dust

    0-4mm Limestone Dust

    A 0-4mm Limestone dust. This is an excellent binding dust and is often used to help bind scalpings or MOT Type 1 together if they are slightly stonier than required or have been down for a long time and the dust washed away.  It is sometimes used...

  • Type 2

    Type 2

    Type 2 (SHW 804)  is a blended sub-base. It is basically, a mixture of Type 1 and Scalpings and used for path ways and driveways. It conforms to BS EN 13285 Categories for unbound mixture properties. Type 2 is used less and less as it is not...