London, Home Counties, Hitchin and Surrounding

Aggregates

Turn to Winters for aggregates in London, Hitchin or the Home Counties

Although Winters has a strong reputation for waste management services like skip hire and grab lorry hire, it also has many customers for its aggregates.

Aggregates are the mineral materials that are used in the creation of concrete. Our extensive selection of aggregates shows that we are not just the go-to company for waste management services, but can also provide various other products and expertise to the construction industry.

We sell aggregates loose by the metre or by tonnage on bulk loads that exceed 10 tonnes (10,000kg). Our full selection of aggregates in stock includes soft sand, sharp sand, ballast 20mm, MOT type 1 + certificate and hardcore.

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Recycled Aggregates

We produce the following recycled materials

Washed Recycled Products
10mm Washed Recycled Stone

For use as a fine drainage stone and pipe bedding

10mm washed stone certificate

20mm Washed Recycled Stone

For use as a pipe bedding and drainage stone

20mm Washed Recycled Stone

20mm washed stone certificate

40mm Washed Recycled Stone

For use as a drainage stone

Dry Recycled Products
Type 1 crushed 803

This is a 50mm down sub-base material, ideal for use on road and track improvements

75mm Crusher Run

This material is suitable for use as a sub-base, or laid down and used as a hard standing

75mm down crushed certificate

Fill Sand

This material is used as a trench fill

25mm Crushed Asphalt

This is used for surfacing, on pathways, tracks and roads

Screened Soil

This soil is a BS3882 general purpose soil

Soil BS3882

Calculating coarse aggregate and fine aggregate

The amount of coarse aggregate that you will need is equal to the volume that will be concreted. Calculating the ballast therefore depends on knowledge of the volume that is to be concreted. To work out the required tonnage, you should multiply the volume of concrete by one fifth. The volume in cubic metres can be calculated, with concrete of five cubic requiring seven and a half cubic metres. How the concrete is used and the size of the ballast to be used also makes a difference.

Meanwhile, you will need to be familiar with the properties of fine aggregate to calculate its amount. When sand is wet, it bulks, whereas when it is dry, it shrinks. The volume that you will need to concrete is the same as 80% of the volume of sand that you will generally require, so you will therefore need to take into account bulking or shrinkage by adding about 20% more sand. Aggregates can be measured with appropriate batching boxes.

Call Winters now on 020 8361 2221 for more information about our aggregates range. We should be your first port of call for aggregates for your next construction project.