These products are essential for creating a stable sub base in a variety of building and landscaping projects including: patios, sheds, greenhouses, summerhouses, garages and other hardstanding areas. As well as providing stability, they also provide a separation between the over structure and underlying soil, helping drainage and avoiding dampness. Using aggregates under a patio creates a longer lasting base for patio paving slabs as well as reducing the likelihood of weeds. Our hardcores include MOT Type 1 and Limestone in 20mm or 50mm sizes.
Aggregates and hardcores are essential for infill during construction projects. Aggregates are granular materials quarried from the ground, which can include various types of crushed stone. Our range includes larger limestone pieces, as well as smaller limestone gravel chippings going down to dust, which provide an easily compacted surface.
Traditionally used in construction since the days of Roman roads, hardcores can be used to build up ground. They are frequently used to build a sub base for various types of structure, ranging from smaller domestic projects such as driveways, paving slabs or patios to larger industrial schemes such as roads.
As aggregate suppliers, we know that using quality stones ensures greater consistency and stability and creates a proper base for your project, meaning it is likely to be longer lasting. Providing drainage is another important consideration. A sub base can help to avoid dampness, by creating a barrier between the soil and the overlying construction.
Limestone is a very durable type of stone and resistant to wear, as well as being suitable for maintaining natural water flow when used in drainage projects. It is also affordable and highly versatile, coming in different sizes, with the larger 50mm stones being suitable for infill, while the smaller stones going down to dust are ideal as a top layer.
MOT Type 1 complies with Department for Transport specifications for highway works, and contains a range of particle sizes, meaning it has good load-bearing qualities. This high-quality material is suitable for a wide range of construction projects, including providing a base under oversites and driveways.