Bedding Paving Sand – 20kg Bags

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Bedding Paving Sand – 20Kg

Bedding Paving Sand is the basecourse layer directly under the pavers or cobbles. We would recommend a 100mm layer of GAP7 under the 20-30mm layer of Bedding Paving Sand for the best long term success. Our bedding paving sand has good drainage and compaction qualities and with fewer fines there is less chance of sand loss in periods of heavy rain. NB/ Good drainage around pavers is vital for your paving job to be looking good in 5 years time.

– 20-30mm bedding layer for pavers
– Soil and potting mix sand
– Pipe bedding media

– Good compaction
– Good drainage qualities
– Lower fine loss

Quantity Price Breaks

From $5.45 +GST

Bedding Paving Sand is also called No.3 Sand and AP3 (all passing 3mm sand). An alternative product that we would recommend for covered tile areas would be:
1. Medium River Sand

Bedding Paving Sand Application

The most important thing for a successful paving job is that you have a firm, strong and flat base. A 100mm GAP7 base provides an excellent strong bedding material that has a tight interlocking stone matrix that prevents sand granules from draining through. Over the long term GAP7 gives you the best chance for your pavers or cobbles not to subside but as it difficult to get a smooth flat smooth surface you need a 20-30mm sand layer over the top. Our 3mm Bedding Paving Sand is the best top layer as it helps water to drain quickly without losing lots of fines which ultimately results in tile subsidence.

Another important factor for long-term success is good drainage. Does your site pool with water? Have some trenching with SAP7 nearby to divert water away quickly. Too many people, including myself, have looked backed 3-5 years later and wished they had gone to a little more trouble. Give the site a survey and evaluate where water comes from, where it goes and decide if you need any drainage and where it should go.

Sand Description & Application

Sand by ApplicationPrimary SandOther Possible Sand OptionsCharacteristics
Builders Sand2mm River Sand1mm River Sand / East Coast SandPerfect sand matrix for concrete and mortar mixes, and it is 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 subsidence.
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 smooth mortar finish that can be easily coloured and retain colour over the long term.
Playground SandEast Coast Sand1mm & 2mm River SandBest option for a smooth mortar finish that can be easily coloured and retain colour over the long term.
Artificial Turf SandDried Silica SandEast Coast SandDried sand which makes it easy to spread over artificial turf
Silica SandSilica SandEast Coast SandA fine white sand.
Weight20 kg
Dimensions75 × 35 × 10 cm
Sand Options

Bedding Paving Sand, GAP 7


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