Whatever your project; from landscaping to building an extension or laying a driveway, you need to ensure you’re using the best aggregates in South Yorkshire.
Good aggregates are fundamental to a construction job being done well and lasting the test of time. Therefore, it makes sense to do a bit of research and ensure you’ve got the materials you need.
At KCM Waste Management, we’re experts in aggregates. In this blog post, we provide guidance on choosing the best aggregates in South Yorkshire for your construction job:
Why Do I Need the Best Aggregates?
The primary use of aggregates is to provide strength and a level of robustness to a construction project. Aggregates also help to distribute load, for example when used for roads and railways, and to provide ample drainage in landscape-based projects.
Aggregates are an essential element of making concrete and mortar, too. They’re typically mixed with cement, bitumen or gypsum, helping to give stability, as well as resistance to wear and erosion.
As such a fundamental part of your construction project, it’s important that you choose the best aggregates you can find, and that most meet your requirements.
What Types of Aggregates Are There?
The types of aggregates you need will depend on the project.
KCM’s large range of aggregates in South Yorkshire cover most needs and include:
- Topsoil: Our affordable topsoil is ideal for flower beds and has great drainage properties.
- Building sand: We provide a range of building sand types, including washed concrete sand, dry screen building sands, and recycled gritty sand. These are used by many construction companies in and around South Yorkshire for jobs like laying paving slabs and creating concrete.
- Type 1 sub base: Our MOT Type 1 Clause 803 and Type 1 Reduced Fines (MOT Type 3) sub-bases are perfect for creating durable load-bearing bases, and provide great drainage and prevent settlement.
- Gravels: We provide a choice of gravel for both large construction projects and domestic use in South Yorkshire. Our gravels include chalk, flint, quartz, and washed gravel, to help you get the look or finish you need.
How Do I Choose the Best Aggregates?
In order to know that you’re choosing the best aggregates in South Yorkshire that meet your needs, firstly consider what you need the aggregates to do.
If you need decorative aggregates, maybe for driveways, choose from KCM’s range of gravels. These are perfect for decorative purposes and are hard wearing, look great, and are cost-effective.
For aggregates required in building, choose our building sand. You can use this for laying basic paving slabs, and for creating mortar in building projects.
When you need a tough, load-bearing base, go for KCM’s Type 1 sub base. As well as a base for patios, driveways, and more, it can be used as a filling product.
You can also use aggregates for pipe bedding. For this purpose, we provide limestone, gritstone, and washed recycled stone all perfect for pipe bedding.
When you’re creating flower beds and need ample drainage, our topsoil will fit the bill. It’s also perfect for repairing lawn damage.
If you need guidance on what the best aggregates are for your project, speak to the experienced team at KCM.
Once you know which aggregate is best for your project, consider the aggregates suppliers near you, taking into account price, availability, the amount you need, the supplier’s expertise, and their ability to deliver your aggregates when you need them.
Who Supplies the Best Aggregates in South Yorkshire?
To be a reputable aggregates supplier, a company needs to be fully licensed with suitable certifications. The best aggregates companies will be ISO9001 accredited, to confirm that their quality systems have been approved.
They should also be ISO14001 accredited to confirm that their environmental management systems have been assessed.
The best aggregates supplier will also have suitable aggregates, soils, and tipping vehicles, whatever the size of the job.
KCM Aggregates cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, and aim to provide the best aggregates for your construction project at the best price. We’re also fully licensed with decades of expertise in the industry and a vast number of 5* customer reviews.
Aggregate Deliveries in South Yorkshire
KCM are based in Rotherham so we can easily supply projects in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Worksop, and beyond.
We also cover the entirety of Yorkshire, Humberside, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
We can deliver your chosen aggregates directly to your home or site on a day that suits you.
You can alternatively collect your aggregates from our fully licensed facilities in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Find Out More
For help with choosing the best aggregates for your needs, speak to our experienced Aggregates Manager on 07736 290 273.