Quarried locally in Dorset, Hoggin is the perfect base material for pathways and driveways. Affordable and adaptable, our top-quality Hoggin is ideal for both domestic and commercial uses for creating long-lasting pathways, driveways and much more.
What is Hoggin?
Hoggin is a sub-base material derived from clay, gravel, sand, or granite dust. Hoggin is developed when the aforementioned materials are compacted so they bind together firmly. However, although the materials are tightly packed together, it is still permeable and therefore able to allow water to pass through. This quality makes Hoggin the perfect for use as a sub-base in large areas such as driveways and walkways because it will be helpful during heavy rainfall or flooding.
Morover, not only is Hoggin easy to implement and functional, but it is also visually appealing and low maintenance, meaning if you do decide to use Hoggin in your landscaping projects, you don't have to worry about your property looking derelict nor do you have to worry about the material getting destroyed. So once laid, you can rest assured that you have installed durable materials.
How to Create a Hoggin Path
Step 1: Decided where your pathway will be and plan out the route and mark it out. You can use sand or a hose pipe to map it out.
Step 2: Get yourself a shovel and start digging along the marked area. We would recommend you dig around 20cm deep because that would give you sufficient space to lay out 10cm of hardcore and 10cm of the Hoggin.
Step 3: Once the path has been dug out, purchase some edging for the path. make sure to get ones that are easily malleable if you have a curvy path. The edging can be placed down with metal pegs so they are secure and stable.
Step 4: At the bottom of your path make sure to put in a good layer of hardcore as that will ensure water will drain away properly. We think 10cm is the best amount.
Step 5: Once the hardcore has been laid, you can go ahead and add Hoggin, add enough that around 3cm of the material is above ground level. We need this amount to be above ground because it will enable you to compact it with a vibrating roller.
Step 6: Finally, with a vibrating roller go over your path so that the Higgon is level with the edging and you have created a durable and long-lasting pathway.
A Delivery Service you can Rely on
You don't need to be there for delivery; if you're happy, 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 tight 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.