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how many tonnes/bulk bags do i need?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jb1468, 5 Sep 2011.

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    I will be using scottish beech pebbles as a decorative stone size 20-30mm to cover an area of 40 square metres. The area has several gradients in it and as the depth will differ in places to level I am finding it hard to reach a quantity that I think I need - hence after being frustrated at using the various calculators (all coming out different did not help) I am here - where i normally get reassurance and common sense - thanks in advance

    The depth will vary between 2 and 3 inches say about 70% 3 inches the rest 2 inches. I don't want to scrimp and would rather have a bit more than a bit less.

    I think these bulk bags are about 0.85 of a ton (please correct me if I'm wrong - the merchants I have been pricing are never overly sure). I was thinking of ordering 6 bags - about 5.1 tons - does that seem about right?
     
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    I would save your self the extra money and buy in 1 bag of mot to level out the low spots.

    Also 3 inches is far to deep for stones you will be wading through them. Even large gravel like you desire i would be looking more around 50mm max.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts. i only went with 3 inches per previous advice. if 2 inches is sufficient i have no probs with that. There are no low spots as such. I probably didn't describe the gradients well enough. Its level but on various gradients.......2 inches everywhere would be OK given what you have said.

    2 inches deep at 40 square metres - how many bulk bags (850K i think)
     
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    4 might be a push, 5 would be plenty.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Hi,

    Don't forget your ground cover membrane first, unless you like growing weeds !
     
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    Its been down for some time to prevent muck going everywhere whilst doing other work - thanks
     
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