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Buying jumbo bags vs loose & getting rid of waste

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by britishboy7, 12 May 2020.

  1. britishboy7

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    I've got quite a bit of work planned over the summer, and will need a lot of type 1 MOT sub base, and sand etc

    Is there a rough weight/amount you need to make it more viable to buy loose and have it tipped, than the jumbo bags from wickes etc?

    Will be our first time buying aggregate so any advice greatly received


    also, will have quite a bit of waste dug out (lawn, soil and smashed up bricks). Again, whens it best to get a skip, and when to have a grab lorry take it away? Just trying to educate myself
     
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    Assuming you don't have any means of collecting it yourself:

    It will work out cheapest to get a "full load", as you're paying for the lorry to come anyway. Most lorries (round here) will be 8 wheelers (20t), but you need a good bit of space to get them in and turned.

    If the link works, have a look at this:
    https://www.breedongroup.com/products/aggregates/sand-gravel#tab-1


    Unless you're building a highway, you don't need it to be MOT, a quarry here sells 40mm scalpings, which is near enough as good as MOT, but doesn't meet the spec so can't be called that, but is quite a bit cheaper.

    You might also get a recycled material ie crushed concrete from a waste company


    All the quarries here seem to be shut, even though they don't have to be, I assume they're all on the furlough o_O
     
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