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 asthetic look of the mortar is not vital then 2mm river sand is just fine – it is also the cheapest option for making mortar.
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.
|Fine River Sand / Plaster Sand - 20kg||$7.45||$7.05||$6.75||$6.45|
|Medium River Sand / Builders Sands / No.1 Sand - 20kg||$6.45||$5.95||$5.55||$5.25|
|Coarse River Sand / AP3 / Pumice Sand - 20kg||$6.45||$5.95||$5.55||$5.25|
|East Coast Sand / Sandpit Sand - 20kg||$8.15||$7.65||$7.25||$6.95|
|Silica Sand - 20kg||$14.95||$14.55||$14.25||$13.95|
|Builders Mix (BM20) - 20kg||$6.95||$6.45||$6.05||$5.75|