Builders Sand – 20kg Bags

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Builders Sand – 20Kg Bags

Builders Sand, which is also called No.1 sand or washed mixed sand, is a 2mm Medium River Sand. It is thoroughly washed and graded to less than 2mm. It is the most popular sand used by builders for making concrete and mortar mixes. And because of its 2mm grading it is the most versatile sand on the market and can be used for most sand applications.

TYPICAL APPLICATION & USES
– Perfect for concrete and mortar mixes

BENEFITS
– Graded to between 0.15mm and 2mm
– Salt-free and therefore no efflorescence
– Consistent colour and quality

Quantity Price Breaks
1-910-4950-99100-199200+
$6.95$6.55$6.15$5.75$5.45

From $5.45 +GST

Our No.1 sand is the most popular sand purchased in New Zealand and is used by builders and DIYers for making concrete and mortar mixes and about 1000 other applications. Alternative products that we would recommend are:

  1. Fine River Sand
  2. Our East Coast Dune Sand

Both are very fine sands and if you are using colour in your mix – they will retain their colour better if the mortar is exposed to the weather. Please note that our East Coast Sand may contain very mild amounts of salt that can cause efflorescence.

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 Type

Builders Sand (20kg)

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Known also as Concrete sand or No.1 sand It is a high quality, general purpose No.1 river sand that has been screened and washed. Typically used for making concrete and mortar as well as any other general purpose sand uses.
  • Graded to between 0.15mm and 1.18mm
  • River sand and therefore free of salt
  • Consistent colour and quality