We take immense pride in our immense Trade and DIY range which is specifically designed for professional Landscapers and Builders, but can also be used by retail customers who do a bit of DIY-ing! As one of Dorset's largest Builders Merchant, our high-quality products are supplied at a very competitive rate.
For the most part, our 20mm Ballast is a light, sandy brown colour scattered with differently coloured stones mixed in. Mostly consisting of sharp sand, our 20mm Ballast is mostly a product of 20mm stones which gradually become fine sand. As a result of this, the Ballast makes for a great material for creating smooth concrete mixtures, pipe beddings, building levelling and landscaping constructions.
The 20mm Ballast has been developed in the majority from naturally derived materials. This includes aggregates such as Shingle ranging from 6mm to 10mm in size, all mixed in with Sharp Sand. Because of this, we do not suggest you use 20mm Ballast in areas that you want to look visually appealing. We advise this because depending on where the Ballast is quarried from, the colours differ.
20mm Ballast for Making Concrete
Professional Landscapers and Builders are inundated with options for what kind of materials and supplies they can use for their projects that require developing building foundations and laying concrete bases. Ballast has similar properties that likens to building materials such as Scalpings 40mm and Hoggin. These materials are adaptable and versatile because they are permeable by nature and affordable.
A regular Concrete mix consists of aggregates and sand, Ballast is the ideal material to add to Concrete mixes in order to create a durable mix. As a result of its consistency, it tends to make a finer and smoother Concrete mixture.
Builders and Landscapers prefer utilising Ballast due to its ease of use and consistency; The concrete emulsion can be utilised in several ways such as securing fence posts and placing garden sheds.
For construction purposes, our 20mm Ballast is a very popular and well-used aggregate as it is widely used to create the foundation of a building. Due to Ballast being such a permeable material, it aids in preventing flooding in more modern properties and builds.
20mm Ballast for Landscaping
The 20mm Ballast is appropriate for a wide range of landscaping projects. For example, if you are thinking about having a new patio in your garden in a spot where paving has never been laid before, then you want to make sure that, that particular area is prepared properly and is at the correct level. Ballast is useful in these situations because they are ideal for creating a hardy sub-base as the small particles help with filling in holes and gaps.
Moreover, if you want to design an edging around a garden path, Ballast will be useful to you for creating the sub-base emulsion. You will also be able to use the Ballast for creating a permeable aggregate layer that is perfect for laying underneath other garden features such as Artificial Grass or Decorative Stones.
If you're creating edging around a path, Ballast will also come in handy for the sub-base mixture. You could also use it as a permeable aggregate underneath other hard landscaping features such as Artificial Grass or Decorative Stones.
How to Buy 20mm Ballast
You can use our Quantity Calculator to work out how much of these aggregates you need - simply enter the measurements of your garden, and 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 20mm Ballast can be purchased in bulk bags that weigh approx. 850kg and contain approx. 0.6m3
- Not sure how much you need? Use our quantity calculator and enter your garden width and length to find out how many bulk bags you need!
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add it to your basket
- Our Sand 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 you can Rely on
You don't need to be there for delivery; if you're happy to do so, our delivery drivers can deliver bulk bags to your front garden without a signature.
Alternatively, our experienced drivers can operate their lorries to deliver bulk bags over fences at the front, side or back of your property, you will need to be present for this delivery type.
Please let us know if there are any access difficulties to your road or property. If your property has very fast access and we need to use a small lorry, a surcharge of £30 + vat will apply.
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.