Welcome to Trice & Allen

Builders sand Stourbridge

Builders Sand Stourbridge

Builder's sand, also known as mason's sand or bricklayer's sand, is a type of sand that is commonly used in construction and masonry projects. It is specifically designed for applications where a coarse sand with specific characteristics is required.

Call for Best Prices 01384 896033

Fast Delivery, Great Prices, Excellent Customer Service

Here Are Some Key Features of Builder's Sand

  • Texture: Builder's sand has a coarse texture with particles that are larger than those found in other types of sand. It usually ranges in size from 0.1 to 2.0 millimeters
  • Composition: It is typically composed of a mixture of sand grains, including silica, quartz, and other minerals. The exact composition may vary depending on the source.
  • Colour: Builder's sand is often light tan or beige in colour, although the exact shade can vary.
  • Drainage: It has good drainage properties, allowing water to pass through it easily. This is important in construction projects where proper water drainage is necessary, such as in the base layers of roads, patios, or foundations.
  • Binding Properties: Builder's sand is often used for mixing with cement and other materials to create mortar or concrete. The coarse texture helps provide stability and strength to the mixture.
  • Leveling and Paving: It is also commonly used as a base material for paving projects, such as laying bricks, pavers, or flagstones. It provides a stable and level surface for these types of installations.

It's worth noting that builder's sand is not suitable for all applications. For example, it is not recommended for use in sandboxes or children's play areas due to its coarse texture, which can be abrasive. In such cases, a finer sand, such as play sand, is more appropriate.

When working with builder's sand, it's important to wear appropriate protective gear, such as gloves and a dust mask, as the fine particles can be irritating if inhaled or come into contact with the skin.

It's always a good idea to consult with a local supplier or expert to ensure you are using the right type of sand for your specific construction project.

Call for Best Prices 01384 896033