As a distinguished Builders Merchant in Dorset, our pride lies in the continuous expansion of our Trade and DIY range, catering to professional landscapers, builders, and avid DIY enthusiasts alike. The assortment of high-quality products we offer stands out for its versatility and competitive pricing.
One of our standout products is the 10mm Ballast, a sandy-coloured brown mixture adorned with various stones. Comprising mainly sharp sand and 10mm stones that gradually decrease in size to fine sand, this ballast proves to be an ideal material for crafting a refined and smooth concrete mixture. Beyond that, its applications extend to pipe bedding and levelling in both building and landscaping constructions.
The 10mm Ballast we provide is meticulously composed of naturally quarried materials, featuring small-sized Shingle Stones ranging from 6mm to 10mm, combined with a mix of Sharp Sand. It's worth noting that due to the natural origin of these materials, the colour of the 10mm Ballast may vary depending on its quarry source. Consequently, it might not be the most suitable choice for decorative areas in your garden where uniform colour is paramount.
10mm Ballast for Building
In the realm of construction, builders face myriad choices when selecting materials for projects involving foundations and concrete bases. Ballast (both 10 and 20mm), with properties akin to Scalpings 40mm and Hoggin, stands out for its versatility, permeability, and cost-effectiveness.
When integrated into a concrete mix, Ballast proves to be the perfect ingredient. Its consistency contributes to a finer and smoother concrete mixture, making it a preferred choice among builders and landscapers alike. This mixture finds application in securing fence posts and placing garden sheds with ease and reliability.
Beyond its ease of use, Ballast plays a pivotal role in foundation building. Its permeable nature aids in flood prevention in modern construction projects. Builders appreciate the reliability and functionality that 10mm Ballast brings to their concrete mixes, ensuring durability and stability in their structures.
10mm Ballast for Landscaping
Landscaping projects demand meticulous attention to detail and the use of appropriate materials to ensure a successful outcome. When it comes to laying a new patio or creating edging around a path, proper ground preparation is essential. Here, the 10mm Ballast shines as a valuable resource.
The aggregates in Ballast contribute to creating a sturdy sub-base, while the finer sand particles fill in gaps, ensuring a level and stable foundation for various landscaping features. Whether you're incorporating Artificial Grass, Decorative Stones, or other hard landscaping elements, the permeable nature of Ballast makes it an excellent choice for maintaining proper drainage and preventing water accumulation.
In conclusion, our 10mm Ballast stands as a testament to our commitment to providing top-notch materials for diverse construction and landscaping needs. From crafting impeccable concrete mixes to laying the groundwork for stunning outdoor spaces, this versatile product has earned its place as a cornerstone in the toolkit of builders, landscapers, and DIY enthusiasts alike.
How to Buy 10mm Ballast
You can use our Quantity Calculator to work out how much of these aggregates you need - simply enter the measurements of your garden, the depth at which you want to lay the stone and it will work out how much you need!
Available Pack Sizes
20kg maxi bags
850kg bulk bags (approximately 0.6m3)
We can also deliver our soils as loose, tipped loads, as opposed to being in bags. Please call our friendly team on 01202 874207 if you require this service.
PLEASE NOTE: While every effort has been made to ensure our landscaping and building materials are free from contamination; there is always the chance that there may be small pieces of debris present. Please ensure you handle the sand with care when using it.
Buy With Confidence
- Our 10mm Ballast can be purchased as a bulk bag that contains approximately 0.3m3
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add it to your basket
- Our Aggregates will either arrive on a HIAB lorry that can be used to lift the stone onto your garden, or it will arrive on a pallet for kerbside delivery; depending on your address
- You can choose a free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
Sample Soil is available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
A Delivery Service Tailored to You
Our top-rated delivery service is reliable and flexible to suit you, however, it can vary depending on where you live. Click here for more information on our delivery service and if your postcode is classed as 'local' or 'national.'
Any questions? Use our live chat to speak to an advisor, alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01202 874207.