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Structural Sands and Concrete Mixes

It can get very confusing as to what sand would be best for your application, especially when there 30-40 different names for only 5 different types of sand that are sold on the market. We sell 5 different grades that make up 95% of the sand sold in New Zealand. See below for the 5 different grades we sell and further down the page for which product we recommend for your application.

Sand by ApplicationPrimary SandOther Possible Sand OptionsCharacteristics
Builders Sand2mm River Sand1mm River Sand / East Coast SandPerfect sand matrix for Conrete & Mortar mixes and its also the cheapest option. Also called No.1 and Washed Mixed Sand.
Builders Mix (BM20)Concrete Aggregates - 20mmBM7Suitable for most DIY concrete applications.
Plasterers Sand1mm Fine River Sand2mm River Sand and East Coast SandFine sand matrix for Plaster Mixes
Bedding Paving Sand3mm Coarse River Sand also called AP32mm River SandLarger sand matrix aids better compaction and drainage while minimising fine loss which results in paving subsidance
Sandpit SandEast Coast Sand1mm & 2mm River SandLight yellow colour with fine soft sand which retains moisture for longer which makes it perfect for making sandcastles. It costs a little more but you won't be disappointed.
Paving Joint Sand1mm Fine River Sand2mm River SandFinely graded (<1.2mm) so it can act as a paver joint seal
Bricklayers SandEast Coast Sand1mm & 2mm River SandBest option for a smmooth mortar finish that can be easiliy coloured and retain colour over the long term.
Playground SandEast Coast Sand1mm & 2mm River SandBest option for a smmooth mortar finish that can be easiliy coloured and retain colour over the long term.
Artificial Turf Sand1mm Fine River Sand2mm River Sand
Silicia SandA fine white sand.

Sand By Application

Builders Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.45$5.95$5.55$5.25
Builders Mix - BM20 Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.95$6.45$6.05$5.75
Plasters Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.95$6.45$6.05$5.75
Paving Joint Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.95$6.45$6.05$5.75
Artifcial Turf Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.95$6.45$6.05$5.75
Bedding Paving Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$6.45$5.95$5.55$5.25
Sandpit Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$8.15$7.65$7.25$6.5
Bricklayers Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$8.15$7.65$7.25$6.5
Playground Sand Volume Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$8.15$7.65$7.25$6.5
Silica Sand Discounts
Type1-910-4950-99100+
Sandbag$17.15$16.65$16.25$15.95