Type 1 Limestone
As one of the largest Builder's Merchants in Dorset, at the Stone Zone, we are pleased to offer a huge selection of Trade range products; a range that has been expanding since our establishment in 1998. Our Type 1 Limestone are part of this top quality, great value range for both Landscapers and Builders.
Builders may refer to Type 1 Limestone as MOT Type 1; this material is widely used across Landscaping and Building projects due to its versatility. Landscapers often use MOT Type 1 for driveway sub-bases as well as sub-bases for garden paving. Builders commonly use Type 1 for building foundations and road surfaces.
Deriving naturally from stone in the Midlands, these Type 1 Aggregates are quarried in Mendip Hills and then transported to our Dorset Distribution Centre. Before it reaches our depots, it is tested and then certified for commercial use.
This MOT Type 1 Limestone is graded at 40mm to dust, as well as being screened to remove any unwanted pieces of debris.
MOT Type 1 for Landscaping
When it comes to both soft landscaping and hard landscaping, Type 1 is the perfect material to use as a sub-base.
The most popular use for MOT Type 1 is underneath garden paving; we would always recommend laying a durable yet permeable sub-base for paving, to allow Natural Stone Paving to drain nicely, preventing floods.
When it comes to laying driveways, whether you're using Decorative Stones or Shingle, you'll need a suitable sub-base for the stones to be laid on. We would recommend laying your sub-base at 50mm in depth to ensure minimal movement when you walk across or park your car.
MOT Type 1 for Building
As well as landscaping, Type 1 Aggregates are also great for sub-bases of buildings, roads and pathways.
Type 1 has similar attributes to Crushed Concrete and Aquaflow Aggregates, in the sense that they are classed as permeable aggregates. With the rise of flash floods and standing water, builders and landscapers are encouraged to use permeable aggregates where possible, to give the rain somewhere to be absorbed and then eventually taken into the ground.
The nature of Limestone itself is durable yet a 'soft stone'. Builders like working with Type 1 because it's great for filling in gaps for building foundations and sub-bases. It works particularly well when you pair it with 40mm Scalpings, as the Scalps help to compact these aggregates together.
How to Buy Limestone Type 1
Our MOT Type 1 is available for free collection at one of our depots in Wimborne, Bournemouth or Dorchester, or our Trade range Aggregates can be delivered nationally to anywhere in the UK.
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 material and it will work out how much you need!
Available Pack Sizes
850kg bulk bags (approximately 0.6m3)
We can also deliver our aggregates 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 MOT Type 1 Limestone 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 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 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 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.
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