Limestone Type 1
Stone Zone, a prominent Builder's Merchants establishment in Dorset, stands as a testament to its commitment to delivering quality and value since its inception in 1998. Over the years, the Stone Zone has evolved into one of the largest suppliers in the region, boasting an extensive array of Trade range products. Among the offerings that have garnered acclaim for their versatility and reliability are the Type 1 Limestone aggregates, essential components for both Landscapers and Builders alike.
Limestone Type 1, commonly known as MOT Type 1, is a versatile and widely used aggregate in construction and landscaping projects. It is a graded limestone material that adheres to specific standards and is recognized for its durability, permeability, and suitability for various applications.
The nomenclature "MOT Type 1" is often interchangeably used by Builders when referring to Type 1 Limestone. This multifaceted material has found ubiquitous use in Landscaping and Building projects due to its adaptability. Landscapers frequently turn to MOT Type 1 for crafting durable driveway sub-bases and foundations for garden paving, while Builders rely on its structural integrity for building foundations and road surfaces.
The journey of Type 1 Limestone begins in the Midlands, where it naturally occurs in the stone. Quarried in the Mendip Hills, these Type 1 Aggregates undergo meticulous testing and certification for commercial use before making their way to the Dorset Distribution Centre. The commitment to quality ensures that the aggregates meet the stringent standards set by Stone Zone.
Graded at 40mm to dust and subjected to rigorous screening processes, MOT Type 1 Limestone emerges as a refined and consistent material. The removal of unwanted debris enhances its suitability for various applications in the construction and landscaping domains.
We also supply Limestone Type 3.
MOT Type 1 for Landscaping
In the realm of landscaping, the importance of a reliable sub-base cannot be overstated. MOT Type 1 proves to be the material of choice for both soft and hard landscaping endeavours. For garden paving projects, Stone Zone recommends the use of MOT Type 1 as a sub-base, ensuring durability and permeability.
The significance of a durable yet permeable sub-base becomes apparent when considering the drainage needs of Natural Stone Paving. The proper installation of MOT Type 1 allows for efficient water drainage, preventing potential floods and ensuring the longevity of the paved surface.
When it comes to driveways, whether adorned with Decorative Stones or Shingle, the selection of an appropriate sub-base is crucial. Stone Zone advocates for a sub-base depth of 50mm, ensuring stability and minimal movement under various loads, be it foot traffic or parked vehicles.
MOT Type 1 for Building
Beyond its landscaping applications, MOT Type 1 Aggregates prove to be indispensable in the realm of building construction. The attributes of Type 1 align with those of Crushed Concrete (both 50mm and 75mm) and Aquaflow Aggregates (4-20mm & 10-63mm), categorizing them as permeable aggregates. With concerns rising about flash floods and standing water, the construction industry increasingly favours the use of permeable aggregates to facilitate proper water absorption and ground permeation.
The inherent durability of Limestone, often characterized as a 'soft stone,' positions Type 1 as a go-to material for builders. Its effectiveness in filling gaps for building foundations and sub-bases adds to its appeal. Pairing Type 1 with 40mm Scalpings proves to be a synergistic approach, as the Scalps aid in compacting the aggregates together, enhancing structural integrity.
How to Buy Limestone Type 1
Stone Zone endeavours to simplify the procurement process for its customers, offering multiple avenues for acquiring MOT Type 1. Customers can opt for free collection at one of the depots located in Wimborne, Bournemouth, or Dorchester. For those requiring nationwide delivery, Stone Zone extends its reach across the UK, ensuring accessibility to its Trade range Aggregates, including Type 1.
Available in 850kg bulk bags (approximately 0.6m3), Stone Zone provides flexibility in delivery options. Recognizing that some customers prefer loose, tipped loads, Stone Zone caters to this preference. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Stone Zone can be reached at 01202 874207 to assist customers in arranging this specialized service.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: While Stone Zone diligently endeavours to ensure its landscaping and building materials are free from contamination, the inherent nature of natural products introduces the possibility of small debris. Customers are advised to handle the sand with care during use. Additionally, as a natural product, colour variations may occur, and customers are encouraged to bear this in mind when planning their projects.
In conclusion, Stone Zone's commitment to delivering top-quality Type 1 Limestone aggregates reflects its dedication to meeting the diverse needs of Landscapers and Builders. The versatility, reliability, and meticulous quality control measures ensure that MOT Type 1 stands as a cornerstone in construction and landscaping projects, embodying the ethos of Stone Zone as a leading Builder's merchant in Dorset.
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. Furthermore, please remember that the colours may vary because this is a natural product.
Buy With Confidence
- Our Limestone Type 1 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.'
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