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Material Sheet
Decorative Aggregate

Cotswold Stone Chippings

What is it used for

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Landscaping

Ideal for creating decorative garden paths, borders, and ground cover, adding a natural and rustic look to outdoor spaces.


Driveways

Used for surfacing driveways, offering a durable and aesthetically pleasing surface that complements traditional and contemporary homes.


Pathways

Commonly used for pathways, providing a stable, non-slip surface that is easy to maintain and visually appealing.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Grain Size: Typically 10 mm to 20 mm.


Volume: Usually sold in bulk bags (approximately 0.6 m³) or smaller bags (25 kg).


Weight (Bulk Bag): Approximately 850 kg.


Weight (25 kg Bag): Approximately 25 kg.


Color: Warm honey hues.

What it’s Made From

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Natural Limestone

The primary material, sourced from quarries in the Cotswold region, valued for its durability and attractive color.



Water

Used during processing to clean the stone chippings.

Colorants

Natural pigments inherent in the limestone that provide its characteristic warm hues.

Variations

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Decorative Cotswold Chippings

Description: Smaller, more uniform chippings with a consistent size and shape, offering a refined look.

Applications: Ideal for decorative garden areas, rockeries, and as a mulch for flower beds, enhancing visual appeal while suppressing weeds.


Cotswold Self-Binding Gravel

Description: A mix of fines and gravel that compacts to form a solid surface, retaining a natural look.

Applications: Perfect for pathways, garden paths, and driveways, providing a stable, low-maintenance surface that remains permeable and environmentally friendly.

Installation

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Tools Required

Shovel | Rake | Wheelbarrow | Tamper


Materials Required

Cotswold stone chippings | Landscape fabric (optional) | Edging materials (optional)


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Clear the area and level the ground. Lay down landscape fabric to prevent weed growth if desired.

  2. Edging: Install edging materials if needed to keep the chippings contained.

  3. Spreading Chippings: Use a wheelbarrow to transport the chippings to the site. Spread them evenly with a shovel.

  4. Leveling: Rake the chippings to achieve a uniform layer.

  5. Tamping: Use a tamper to compact the chippings, ensuring a stable surface.

  6. Finishing Touches: Check for any uneven areas and adjust as necessary. Add more chippings if needed for the desired depth.

Technical Specification

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Grain Size: 10 mm to 20 mm.


Bulk Density: 2.2 - 2.4 tonnes/m³.


Color: Warm honey hues.


Durability: High resistance to weathering and wear.


Water Absorption: Low to moderate.

Certification

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BS EN 13242: Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction.

Purchasing Quantities

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Bags

Great for small projects, repairs, or when only a small amount of stone is needed. Usually available in 25 kg bags.


Bulk Bags

Larger quantities than individual bags, often sold in bulk bags weighing approximately 850 to 1000 kg. Suitable for medium-sized construction projects.


Loose Loads

Delivered by the tonne, suitable for large construction projects or extensive landscaping needs.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Sourced from natural quarries, with environmental impact depending on mining practices and transportation.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Recycled limestone and locally sourced materials can reduce the carbon footprint.


Waste Reduction

Long-lasting material that requires minimal replacement, contributing to waste reduction.


Energy Efficiency

Low energy required for installation and maintenance compared to other construction materials.

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