Aggregates

Shingles and Gravels

Flint gravel

We supply a wide variety of gravel and shingle, in sizes, shapes, colours. When considering the gravel and shingle required for your construction project, see our list below to help you choose the type required.

The sizes of stones range from 4mm to 40mm and the application of the gravel and the desired effect will determine the size required.

Our best selling shingle and gravel is 20mm grade. This gravel consists of multiple angular and rounded stones that have been washed to remove fines and passed through various screens to create bulk loads of 20mm size gravel.

Uses

Gravel and shingle refer to the same kind of stone in the UK. They are small rounded and angular stones that are naturally quarried such as granite, limestone and flint. Gravel is widely used in construction projects for domestic and landscaping uses such as:

  • Gravel driveways
  • Footpaths
  • Pipe bedding (for bedding, back and side fill see pipe diameters below)
  • Drainage surfacing
  • Planting borders
  • Hard landscaping
  • Low maintenance and hard wearing alternative to grass

Gravel and shingle is often a more economic option to paving.

What is the specification for gravel or shingle?

See below our grades of gravel and shingle that is available. If you are looking for a particular size and colour please get in touch on 020 8546 3860 to discuss your order.


6mm gravel and shingle6mm gravel and shingle

This gravel has rounded and angular stones of various sizes and colours. It is washed to remove fines.

Available in granite, limestone or flint, this is a naturally quarried primary aggregate so there may be slight variations in formation, colour or shape.

Ideal use:

  • Pipe bedding – for pipe diameters of 100mm, the maximum bedding, sidefill and backfill should be 10mm granular fill
  • Footpaths
  • Driveways
  • Drainage applications

4mm - 10mm gravel and shingle4mm–10mm gravel and shingle

Our 4mm–10mm shingle and gravel is a mixture of rounded and angular stone that is washed to remove any fines.

Available in granite, limestone or flint, this is a naturally quarried primary aggregate so there may be slight variations in formation, colour or shape.

Ideal for use:

  • Pipe bedding – for pipe diameters of 100mm, the maximum bedding, sidefill and backfill should be up to 10mm graded
  • Footpaths and driveways
  • Landscaping decorative stone

10mm–14mm gravel and shingle

10mm - 14mm gravel and shingle

This gravel consists of rounded and angular stones and varied colours to a 10mm-14mm specification.

Available in granite, limestone or flint, this is a naturally quarried primary aggregate so there may be slight variations in formation, colour or shape, and it is washed to remove finer particles so that is conforms to granular material standards.

This gravel is ideal for:

  • Pipe bedding – for pipe diameters of 100-150mm, the maximum particle size is 15mm, our 10-14mm gravel and shingle is ideal for pipe bedding, side fill and back fill.

4mm–20mm gravel and shingle

4mm - 20mm gravel and shingle

This gravel has various sizes and colours with rounded and angular stones. The gravel stones are sized between 4mm and 20mm and washed to remove fines.

Available in granite, limestone or flint, this is a naturally quarried primary aggregate so there may be slight variations in formation, colour or shape.

This gravel is ideal for:

  • Pipe bedding – for larger pipe diameters 150mm-300mm where graded granular fill is required
  • Soakaways
  • Footpaths and driveways

10mm–20mm gravel and shingle

10mm - 20mm gravel and shingle

This gravel has larger stones with different sizes and colours and both rounded and angular stones. It is washed to remove fines.

Widely available in granite, limestone or flint, this is a naturally quarried primary aggregate so there may be slight variations in formation, colour or shape. Ideal use:

  • Pipe bedding – for pipe diameters of 150-300mm, the maximum particle size should be 20mm, this gravel is suited for bedding, back and side fill.
  • Footpaths
  • Driveways
  • Drainage applications

20mm–40mm gravel and shingle

20mm - 40mm gravel and shingle

This gravel has a mix of smaller and larger stones with different shapes, sizes and colours. It is washed to remove fine particles.

This naturally quarried stone, is available in granite, limestone and flint in the UK, and there will be variations in size, shape, formation and colour. The best uses for this size gravel are:

  • Pipe bedding – only for pipes larger than 300mm diameter
  • Footpaths
  • Driveways
  • Soakaway uses

40mm gravel and shingle

40mm gravel and shingleThis gravel is our largest gravel product. All the stones are different shapes both angular and rounded. The gravel is washed to remove finer particles of stone.

Available in granite, limestone and flint. The main use of this size stone is for granular fill in pipe bedding on construction projects.


Price

Prices are calculated daily so that we can provide the best value for money at the time of order. Because we are always competing on price, we don’t have a cost calculator available online, but please do contact us for further information.

Where to buy gravel and shingle near me

We provide a service which can deliver throughout the whole of the UK. Prices will vary according to your location.

Delivery options

We deliver in the loose or via industry standard bulk bags. We use a range of transport methods across the UK which can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

We have a minimum order level of 10 bulk bags or 10 m3. If you require less than this, please ring on 020 8546 3860.

Deliveries of loose materials can be via:

  • 8, 6 and 4 wheel tipper lorries. 8-wheel tipper trucks can carry approximately 20 tonnes or 13-14 cubic metres.
  • 8, 6 and 4 wheel grab lorries
  • artics (dependent upon your site constraints)
  • walking floor (dependent upon your site constraints)

Recycled gravel

We also supply recycled gravels and shingles. See our separate page.

About us

We have a nationwide network and our headquarters is based in London. We are committed to providing solutions to all your aggregate, topsoils, muckaway and landscaping projects. For the groundworker and construction sectors we deliver aggregates,  recycled aggregates, skips and roll-on roll-offs, as well as traditional muck away and site clearance services.  We aim to provide a one-stop shop for all hazardous, inert or non-hazardous waste removal and disposal.

We are members of BALI (the British Association of Landscape Industries) and MPA (Mineral Products Association).

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Get in touch. 020 8546 3860. sales@soilsandstone.co.uk

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