What is aggregate?
Construction aggregates are different from decorative aggregates which are commonly used in landscaping projects and chosen for their aesthetic appeal. Instead, they are used as a construction material, typically as an additive for concrete.
Why are Aggregates used in Concrete?
Aggregates are added to concrete because they offer stability and structure to the mixture. They are used to create a reliable base or foundation that is uniform and reliable.
The type of aggregate you choose will have a big impact on the type of concrete that is created, as their size and shape affect the overall durability, strength and how easy the concrete is to work with.
As such, we offer a wide range of coarse aggregate options that can be mixed with cement from sands to MOT Type 1 that is a government-approved material suitable for building roads.
We sell a variety of sands that have a variety of uses. Sharp sand and building sand, for example, can most commonly be used in concretes. Sharp sand is very coarse making it also ideal for use in floor screeds. Plastering sand is used in plastering as well as rendering applications. Sand can also be used in landscaping projects as it helps to loosen the soil for digging. However, you may need to be careful not to add too much as it could prevent the growth of plants.
Aggregates are sourced from pits or quarries, produced from crushed rocks or boulders. They are typically supplied in standard bags or bulk bags.
If you are looking for ready mixed concrete, you can find it in our Cement & Lime section.