Quality Construction Agregates in Oxfordshire

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Recycled Construction Aggregates

Below is a list of some of the many materials we provide for domestic and commercial customers in Oxfordshire. All recycled aggregates are produced at our recycling facility in Abingdon.

 

Crushed Concrete 6f5  

A recycled aggregate produced from the waste we receive which is a very popular sub-base material and works well for drainage layers. Crushed concrete can be a cheaper alternative to limestone.

 

Recycled type 1 

Made from our recycled crushed concrete, this material varies in size from 40mm down to dust and is popular with our clients as it is compacts very well and is a more affordable product than quarried type 1

 

Recycled 80-40 Clean Stone 

A cheap material used for drainage

 

MOT Type 1 Limestone

Made from crushed limestone, this material varies in size from 40mm down to dust and is popular with our clients because it compacts so well.

Building Sand 

A soft mortar sand primarily used for bricklaying, paving and internal rendering projects taking place at various locations in the Oxfordshire area.

 

Sharp Sand

Ideal for a wide range of applications such as scree ding, external rendering, block paving and slab laying. Sharp sand can also be used as a lawn base under topsoil because it is water permeable and improves the condition of your lawn.

Aggregates or decorative shingle required not listed?   Please call with requirements and we will be happy to assist.

While not an exhaustive list, aggregates are typically required for the following:

  • Car Parks
  • Driveways
  • Hard Standings
  • Building Bases
  • Patios

20mm ballast, a mixture of sand and gravel, is available and mainly used for the following:

  • Concrete Mixes
  • Foundations
  • Footings
  • Sub-Bases
  • Pathways

FAQs

Construction aggregate is a range of materials, including: sand, topsoil, recycled concrete, ballast and crushed stone. All of which are used in the construction process throughout Oxford and Oxfordshire, and are some of the most mined materials worldwide. It is commonly used as a mixer with cement in order to create concrete.

They are usually placed into two categories: Fine Aggregate and Coarse Aggregate.

It all depends on the size of the area you’re covering, and how much you actually need. On average the cost of aggregate for one square metre ranges from £80 to £210. However, please keep in mind that this is just an estimate, each project is unique and will require a different addition of costs.

If you would like to receive a quote from us, please get in touch.

The amount of aggregate needed depends on the materials you desire and the area you want to be covered. There are aggregate calculators available online, both manual and electronic, but if you have the measurements of the area you want to cover, and are based in Oxfordshire or surrounding areas, we can provide you with the quote you need.

Yes. With quarried aggregates constantly rising in cost, many businesses are looking for cheaper alternatives. Recycled standards are improving with the investment into new recycling technologies, and companies can now provide high quality recycled aggregates, with multiple benefits. In fact, these alternatives are becoming more favourable with clients and customers throughout Oxfordshire.

Materials which are smoother, such as natural sands and crushed stone, tend to be preferable for mixing concrete. We would recommend these as well as gravel, which are all highly acceptable for making top quality concrete.

In general, the chosen materials for concrete mixing will need to be clean, hard and free of absorbed chemicals. There has also been success with recycling old concrete, crushed to the size needed for concrete aggregate.

Aggregate needs to be strong, hard, durable and free from anything that could compromise the quality. If the aggregate is flaky and contains elongated pieces, it needs to be avoided. Many important qualities of the aggregate can depend upon its physical aspects and the aspects of the original rock.

At SCB Oxford, we ensure all aggregates used for clients are of the highest possible quality, whether they’re recycled or brand new.

Without aggregates you would lose 60-80% of your concrete’s volume and the thermal, strength and elastic properties. In fact, you wouldn’t be able to make concrete without aggregates such as gravel and sand.

Aggregates aren’t only restricted to concrete, they are also used in the construction of roads, railroads and even foundations. It is a base factor for many building projects and even small housing projects across Oxfordshire.

For coarse materials, the aggregate crushing test is used to determine the resistance of a certain aggregate. This is done through a gradually applied compressive load and is a numerical indicator of the aggregate’s strength.

Aggregates are generally chosen for their resilience, regardless of the type of material. But this is usually not a factor to consider, except when working with lightweight and high strength concrete.

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