How Many Small Bags of Ballast in a Bulk Bag?

Three small bags of ballast

There are approximately 32 small bags of ballast in a bulk bag. This assumes that a small bag contains 25kg and a bulk bag includes 800kg, which is the case for most ballast products sold by builder’s merchants and DIY outlets. It is important to note that although they are often referred to as tonne … Read more

How Many Small Bags of Sand in a Bulk Bag? (UK)

Yard full of 800kg bulk bags of sand

There are approximately 32 small bags of sand in a bulk bag. This assumes that a small bag contains 25kg and a bulk bag includes 800kg, which is the case for most sand products sold by builder’s merchants and DIY outlets. Calculation: 800kg / 25kg = 32 small bags How Much Sand in a Bulk … Read more

What is Blinding Sand and What Type of Sand is Used?

Blinding sand being compacted by a wacker plate

Blinding sand is a layer of sand placed above a hardcore fill, typically made from building aggregates, to create a level working surface. It also prevents sharp stones and gravel in the aggregate mixture from coming into contact with the damp proof course and tearing the membrane. Hardcore infills provide a stable and robust base … Read more

Railway Ballast: What Is It And Why Is It Used?

Railway ballast on a train track

What is Railway Ballast? Railway ballast is an aggregate made up of crushed granite rocks. It is used to create a level and strong foundation for rail tracks and sleepers. It consists of 30-50mm angular stones and is sieved to remove fine particles that are not as durable.  Ballast is tightly packed below, between, and … Read more

Kiln Dried Sand: Everything You Need To Know

25kg bag of Tarmac kiln dried sand

What is Kiln Dried Sand? Kiln dried sand is fine, washed, dry aggregate sand that is brushed into paving joints to improve stability and help prevent slabs from moving. It is ready to use as an infill and contains almost no moisture, which helps to improve drainage and suppress weed growth. It is also known … Read more

Building Sand: When To Use It And How Much You Need

Building sand 25kg large bag

What is Building Sand? Building sand is soft sand used to make mortar for bricklaying, rendering, and pointing. It has small, smooth, and even particles, which makes it easy to identify. Builders’ sand is the same type of sand as that found on the beach and at the bottom of rivers, lakes, and oceans. It is … Read more