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What is Building and Sharp Sand used for?

The main difference between building sand and sharp sand, or grit, is their texture and uses.
Building sand is used to create a soft mortar to use in bricklaying and smooth pointing. Whereas, Sharp sand is mainly used for laying bedding and paving stones. However, it can also be mixed with other aggregates or hydraulic lime to produce a strong concrete or lime mortar.

Delivery of Building and Sharp Sand

Our building sand and grit options can be collected or delivered and are purchasable in a variety of quantities that range from 20 tonnes through to smaller skip capacities right through to bulk bag amounts – and even smaller if being collected.

At present we deliver both loose or bagged orders of building sand to the following locations: Bath, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucestershire, Malmesbury, North Bristol, Stonehouse, Stroud, Swindon, Tetbury, The Cotswolds, Wotton-under-Edge and Yate.

If you require a delivery to a property with limited access we recommend bulk bag orders. These bags can be raised and lifted over obstacles to be placed directly on site.

For larger project bulk bags are also a beneficial option as after delivery these can be filled with waste material from your site and then collected by us to be recycled into more aggregates.

At Valley Trading we are proud to operate a closed loop recycled aggregate service.

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To see our full building sand and aggregate product ranges and call us direct for availability, prices and to arrange delivery.