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3 Reasons Why You May Need Sand

Read On And See How Sand Can Help You

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  1. Design scheme fulfilment.
  2. To cushion a play or sports area.
  3. To mix concrete and as a base material for paving installations.

Looking for a sand supplier near me?

Rivar Sand and Gravel is your local sand expert. We have every type of sand that you need: Play sand, building sand, sharp sand and kiln dried sand. We know which will work well with your plans and installations, and as you’ve come to expect from us, our prices and product quality are unbeatable.

We have outlets in Newbury, Tadley, Windlesham and Hare Hatch so wherever you’re located, we’re just a short distance away. Complete your weekend project, a commercial installation or a quick maintenance task with ease. We’re here to help.

Why might you need sand?

  • You may have a design scheme with a beach or coastal theme; sand is an integral part of the landscape; or perhaps an understated traditional scheme which requires sand for paths which wend their way through planted beds and lead you to points of interest in a space. Sand offers exceptional drainage; if you’re concerned that impermeable paving could leave the area saturated, local sand holds the solution.
  • Sandpits, swings, climbing frames, slides and trampolines provide great fun for children in a garden but you should consider which landscaping material is most appropriate beneath them for safety as much as the functional and aesthetic qualities. Play sand acts as a cushion if little ones should fall off the frame or jump down to the ground; they won’t feel the impact as much with this filtered non-toxic sand which adheres to BS EN 1177. Play sand is equally suitable in school playgrounds and sports centres for interior and exterior use. Golf course management often install it for their bunkers. We stock 25kg bags at a very attractive £5.85 each.
  • Sand is an excellent material for beneath and between paving slabs. It’s appealing, natural and hardwearing so it can take on pedestrian and vehicle weight. For rendering and placement between paving slabs the outstanding kiln dried sand is preferable. It’s just £6.00 for a 20kg bag.
  • Create concrete; use building sand to create a solid mortar base for an installation. Building sand is also used for walls. If you’re building steps, terraces and split-level seating, why not use this. Our yellow building sand is also known as soft sand and it gives a golden tone to mortar. The blonde building sand is paler and is a local sand; quarried in the Newbury area for several centuries. At our Newbury and Tadley outlets, we keep yellow and blonde building sand in stock and we can supply building sand loose, in 450kg half bulk bags and 900kg bulk bags. A 900kg local sand bulk bag costs £58.75; the 450kg building sand is £39.95. Sharp sand or grit sand is also used for construction and is graded 0/4mm, industry standard.

When you need a sand supplier near me in Berkshire, Hampshire or Surrey, allow us to fulfil your needs.

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

(From our Windlesham Depot:) Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Wokingham, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Egham, Staines, Windlesham, Bagshot, Camberley

and everywhere in between...