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Sand

Sand

Sand


Harris Grab Services supplies sand to commercial and household building and landscaping projects throughout the Sussex region. As a local sand supplier, we supply locations across the South East with sand in 1 tonne quantities.  

The grab trucks that are used for our deliveries can carry a load of 17 tonnes of sand at once when full. This makes our sand distribution service ideal for industrial-scale projects requiring quick delivery of large volumes of sand.  

We are headquartered in Shoreham, West Sussex but are able to deliver throughout the Sussex region and beyond. We are versatile and if necessary, we could arrange deliveries of sand early in the morning or late in the evening to operate according to the schedule of your project.  

With a wealth of experience in the aggregates delivery industry, we have built great credibility with several local construction firms that now use us as their go-to supplier for sand deliveries. Such collaborations have been so effective that word-of-mouth referrals now generate over 70 per cent of our new business.

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What is Marine Sand?

Marine Sand


Since our sharp sand is a marine product it is a natural resource that is dredged and transported to Sussex Wharf. If the sand is unrefined, it can be used as building filling material, structural filling material, and general fill landscaping. The product may be used for concrete, drainage, special reconstituted materials including beach nourishment and non-constructional uses once it has been processed.

Technical Specifications

specifications


The sand must be of sufficient gradation for use in building (it should have particles in the correct proportion, from 150 microns to 4.75 mm). If the smaller particles are in good proportion, there will be less voids present, and the quantity of cement needed will be smaller. This means sand will be more cost-effective.

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Marine Sand

Marine sand is similar in geological origin and mineral composition to its land-based counterpart. Much of it was deposited by 'Ice Age' rivers, today it is found in underwater valleys.

Marine sand is widely used in the construction industry in the creation of mortar, screed, masonry, and renders manufacture.

The presence of chloride (from sea salt) and shell are the primary distinction between the bulk of land-based and marine sands.

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As Dug/Reject Sand

Reject sand, better known as fill sand or dug sand, is a clay-based sand with a minimum content of aggregates. Compared to sharp sand, reject sand is a highly cost-effective aggregate, widely used in the utility sector.

Reject sand comes from a variety of different locations and sites, such as groundworks sites or large excavations.

Reject sand is ideally used to cover incoming services' pipes, electrical cables or other potential hazards.

Types of Sand

Types of Sand


Product

Size/Type

Description

Uses

Sand & Ballast

10mm

All-in Ballast

Sand & Ballast

20mm

All-in Ballast

Sand & Ballast

0/2mm

USGA Washed Sand

Golf courses

Sand & Ballast

0/1m

Fine Washed Equestrian Sand

Sand & Ballast

0/2mm

Animal Bedding Sand

Sand & Ballast

0/2mm

General Building Sand

House Construction

Sand & Ballast

0/4mm

Sharp Sand

House Construction, Drainage

Testimonials

Our Clients


Been using Harris Grab Services for a while now, can't recommend them enough, always punctual and leave the site very tidy.
Ian Harris

Brighton

Top team, excellent service - would highly recommend.
Olly Wheatley

Brighton

We have experienced a great service over the last couple of weeks, Harris Grab Services provided such a quick service to ensure they could meet our needs, we are very grateful. Highly recommended!
Alex Eaton

Brighton

Highly recommend - A* service, very reliable.
Michael Greenfield

Lancing

Obtained a quote via a recommendation and found the service prompt, efficient, clean and great value for money. Highly recommend so give them a go.
Dean Haysom

Steyning

Fantastic service. Always quick to respond and deliver the best service in town!
Abbie Burden

Worthing

Lovely team of guys, always helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Stuart Gadsdon

Brighton

I text Harris Grab on the Sunday evening to see if I could get a load of muck away. They were there 9 o'clock the next morning! Would highly recommend Harris Grab Services.
Adam Folan

Hove

Harris Grab Services were very helpful and friendly, provided reliable service. They always get the job done - can bring in Aggregates and take muck away in one go, which I find very useful.
Vincent Camilleri

Brighton

frequently asked questions

FAQs


Sand can be used in the construction of external and internal renders, masonry and paving blocks, mortar for bricklaying and block-making, and screeds. 

A single tonne of sand will fill an area of approximately 0.6 cubic meters (depending on its moisture content).

We are able to fulfil over 80% of our orders in 24 hours or less with some deliveries completed in as little as 12 hours. Turnaround may be different for each project. Contact our team to get a quote.

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