Building Sand (Bulk Bag)
We sell Building Sand in 25kg bags and in bulk bags.
Also known as soft sand, building sand is a commonly used material in construction due to its multi-functional properties. Primarily used in bricklaying, building sand can be used for other applications such as pointing, rendering and bedding pond liners. It is generally not used in the garden or flowerbeds due to its lime content.
Building Sand vs Sharp Sand
Building sand is very fine when compared to the larger particles in sharp sand. Having a larger grain size means sharp sand is slightly heavier, giving mortar more strength but making it less flexible to work with.
Most people use sharp sand over building sand for floor screeds, fine concrete work and laying paving. In addition, sharp sand can also be used as a top dressing for lawns, and in the garden as it provides good drainage.