At the Stone Zone, we are a proud, local Builder's Merchants in Dorset and stock many different Building and Landscaping Aggregates at great value prices. 40mm Scalpings make up our ever-growing Trade range that is always high in quality and competitively priced.
40mm Scalps are one of our best-selling products, as they are so versatile in use. Typically consisting of a high clay content, Scalpings are essentially the waste product that is present as a result of other materials like soils being screened. Scalpings also tend to consist of naturally-occurring Limestone, for this reason, they can vary quite a lot on colour, but tend to be an almost pink clay colour.
Scalpings can come in varying sizes, but we supply Scalpings in the most popular size; a graded 40mm size. The high clay content makes this building material really easy to work with as it is very pliable and great for levelling sub-bases within landscaping areas.
40mm Scalpings as a Sub-Base
When it comes to laying driveways, paths, patios and even Artificial Grass, 40mm Scalpings are one of the most popular materials to use as a sub-base.
Once you've settled on a base layer for your Block Paving or larger Paving Slabs, Scalpings are a great material to use to fill in any gaps or to create a softer layer for your Paving to be laid on. Some Landscapers mix these Scalpings with Crushed Concrete, or use it as an alternative to Type 1 Limestone.
It's also a great material to use when you're laying Artificial Grass. This can act as a levelling material if you're trying to achieve a flat surface for your grass, as well as providing a 'springy' under surface which feels comfortable underfoot. Weed Membranes can then be easily placed on top to avoid any unwanted weeds in your turf.
40mm Scalps as a Building Foundation
When mixed with various other building materials, Scalpings also make a great foundation for buildings. We have supplied 40mm Scalpings to many large building sites that have chosen to use this material to level out foundations and fill in any gaps.
40mm Scalpings are also popular in the building industry as they are a cost-effective alternative to Limestone Type 1. The clay consistency of 40mm Scalpings is what makes it such a nice product to work with, as you can literally mould the sclapings into place, thus filling any unwanted gaps or levelling out as a sub-base.
What are Scalpings?
We supply many different building aggregates and landscaping products such as sand and soil which must undergo a screening process to ensure they aren't contaminated by any unwanted debris such as stones, glass and sticks.
The 40mm Scalps that we stock, are essentially the 'contaminated' stones that have been separated in the screening process. Although this doesn't make them sound very appealing, all they are contaminated with is clay, so is still perfectly safe to use on applications such as sub-bases and levelling foundations.
Once the Limestone Scalpings have been separated as the 'waste product' from other screened materials, it then goes through what looks like a large seive itself, to ensure the stones within the product aren't any larger than 40mm. We call our Scalpings a graded 40mm, as there will be much smaller stone particles that go down to dust.
How to Buy 40mm Scalpings
You can use our Quantity Calculator to work out how much of these wood chippings 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 (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 Plastering Sand can be purchased in 20kg maxi bags or 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.