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Material Sheet
Decorative Aggregate

Gravel/Shingle

What is it used for

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Driveways and Paths

Commonly used for creating durable and permeable driveways and walking paths.


Drainage Solutions

Utilized in drainage systems to improve water flow and prevent erosion.


Landscaping

Ideal for garden beds, decorative borders, and ground cover, providing a clean, polished look.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Grain Size: Typically ranges from 6 mm to 40 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

What it’s Made From

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Natural Stone

The primary material, sourced from quarries, includes types like flint, limestone, and granite.


Water

Used during processing and cleaning to remove dust and impurities.


Aggregates

Smaller stones and crushed materials that add to the texture and variety.


Colorants

Natural or artificial pigments used to enhance or alter the stone's natural color.

Variations

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Pea Gravel

Description: Small, rounded stones typically used for decorative and functional landscaping.

Applications: Garden beds, pathways, and as a ground cover.


Crushed Gravel

Description: Angular stones produced by crushing larger rocks, providing better stability.

Applications: Driveways, drainage solutions, and as a base material.


Washed Gravel

Description: Cleaned and sorted gravel, free of dust and debris.

Applications: Decorative landscaping, water features, and aquariums.

Installation

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Tools Required

Shovel | Rake | Wheelbarrow | Tamper


Materials Required

Gravel/Shingle | Landscape fabric | Edging materials (optional)


Step-by-Step Guide:

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

  2. Edging: Install edging materials if desired to keep the gravel contained.

  3. Spreading Gravel: Use a wheelbarrow to transport gravel to the site. Spread it evenly with a shovel.

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

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

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

Technical Specification

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Grain Size: 6 mm to 40 mm


Bulk Density: 1.5 - 1.7 tonnes/m³


Color: Varies depending on stone type (flint, limestone, granite)


Permeability: High


Durability: Excellent for long-term use

Certification

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BS EN 12620: Aggregates for concrete.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

Ideal for small projects, repairs, or when only a few bags are needed.


Bulk Bags

Typically sold in bulk, with each bag containing around 0.6 m³. This option is suitable for medium to large construction and landscaping projects.


Small Bags

Often sold in 25 kg bags, suitable for minor projects or additions to existing landscapes.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

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


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Recycled aggregates 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.

Suppliers

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