Orange Building Sand
As well as being one of the South's largest landscaping suppliers, we are also proud suppliers of building materials and aggregates. Orange Building Sand makes up just a small number of our Builders Merchants' range.
Orange Building Sand, often referred to as 'fatty sand,' is a finely-graded sand that is classed as a soft sand. The colour is always very consistent and is a light orange, almost golden colour when dry.
Orange Builders Sand for Pointing Paving
If you're looking for a cost-effective jointing alternative, Orange Brick Sand is a very popular choice for a wide range of landscaping applications.
More commonly used for natural stone such as Sandstone Paving or Limestone Paving, Orange Building Sand mixes really well with water and cement to ensure a long-lasting jointing compound and steady base for your paving slabs.
Orange Building Sand for Pool Linings
A popular use for Orange Building Sand is to create a soft yet stable base for an outdoor swimming pool. Due to sand being highly cost-effective, consistent and readily-available, it is often used in the early steps of lining your desired area, ready for your swimming pool.
Orange Brick Sand for Brickwork
The ideal sand for laying bricks on is 'Builders Sand.' This is due to the sand being naturally soft in nature. Sharp sand is too 'gritty' for laying bricks and kiln-dried sand is too fine for the agents to bond together.
Usually, Builders will mix 4 parts of building sand with 1 part cement for most brick-laying applications to create a strong mortar mix, however, these ratios can vary depending on the type of bricks you're working will.
This is a fine grade sand ideal for all building/landscaping projects such as brickwork, paving and walling.
This product can be purchased as a small, 20kg maxi bag for the small project or in our bulk bags which contain approximately 850kg.
What are the different Sand options?
Although you wouldn't think it, there are many different sand varieties available in the Landscaping and Building market, and they all have completely different uses for one reason or another.
Sand is a naturally-occurring substance that has derived from eroded rocks over the years. To be classed as 'sand,' the particle sizes must vary between 0.6mm and 2mm.
For the reasons above, sand is a precious material that, although we are so used to there being an abundance of, it will one day run out and we will have to discover an alternative material to use.
When sand is supplied for applications such as building and landscaping, it must meet certain criteria and therefore will usually go through a screening process to ensure the sand is free from debris and is free from contamination.
Builder's Sand, also known as Brick Sand, usually comes in two different colours; Yellow, which is known as 'Blonde Building Sand,' and orange, hence 'Orange Building Sand.' The difference between these two sands are that the Orange Building Sand tends to contain higher levels of iron, giving it a more reddish colour.
Builders Sand is commonly used for jointing natural stone paving and bricklaying applications such as building houses using common house bricks as well as exterior walls that may be made from Sandstone Walling.
Sharp Sand is very coarse sand that is almost 'gritty,' the main benefit of this is that it binds extremely well to form a tough and solid surface, therefore making concrete well due to the shape of the grains.
We also supply Plastering Sand which is a much finer-graded sand that is commonly used for applications in and around the home like general plastering and DIY.
How to Buy Orange Building Sand
This soil can be collected for free at one of our depots in Wimborne, Bournemouth or Dorchester, or our garden soils can be delivered nationally to anywhere in the UK. We also offer samples of our soil in-store.
You can use our Soil Calculator to work out how much of this soil 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
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 sand is 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 Orange Building Sand can be purchased in bulk bags that weigh approx. 850kg or as loose tonnes
- Not sure how much you need? Use our quantity calculator and enter your garden width and length to find out how many maxi bags/bulk bags you need!
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add to your basket
- Our Soils & Mulches 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.