Bricklayers Sand – 20kg Bags

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Bricklayers Sand – 20Kg Bags

Our Bricklayers Sand is a very fine washed sand that is lighter in colour than most sands. This produces a smooth professional finish and can be easily coloured which is especially important if you are wanting lighter coloured mortar. Over time mortars weather and start to expose underlying sand colour. Most alternative sands are darker river sands that have small black aggregates while our sand is a light yellow consistent colour.

– Fine mortar mixes
– Sandpits – both domestic and commercial

– Light yellowish colour
– Graded to 0.6mm

– Medium River Sand (2mm)
– Fine River Sand (1mm)

Quantity Price Breaks

From $6.65 +GST

Our Bricklayers Sand comes from the upper North Island East Coast. It is the first choice for brickwork, where the finished look of the mortar is important. If you are doing block work where the aesthetic look of the mortar is not vital, then 2mm river sand is just fine – it is also the cheapest option for making mortar.

Bricklayers Sand Info

The best three sand options for making mortar for brickwork are:
1. Bricklayers Sand
2. 1mm Fine River Sand
3. 2mm Medium River Sand

Please note that Bricklayers sand is the most expensive of the 3 options while 2mm river sand is the cheapest. The difference is the Bricklayers Sand is lighter in colour and retains it colour longest while the 2mm river sand isn’t as smooth and is darker and as the mortar weathers it will become more grainy and will darken over time if exposed to the elements.

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

Brick Layers Sand, Fine River Sand, Medium River Sand


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