Sand Delivery Guide | 4 Types Of Sand | Avon Material Supplies

Sand Delivery Guide

Are you looking for ‘sand delivery near me’? At Avon Material Supplies (AMS) we offer a wide range of sand products for use in various applications, such as; bricklaying, drainage, horse menage and pipe bedding.

If you are a tradesperson, construction company or DIY enthusiast looking to buy sand in bulk bags or loose loads up to 20 tonne loose, we can certainly help!

Our sand comes in the following types depending on its intended use:

Continue reading for a brief overview of each product and their most common uses. Or for further advice and to request a sample of any of the sand products we supply, please call 01202 579579.

Introducing the sand products we deliver

Builders / building sand

The building sand we provide is used extensively by contractors, builders and tradespeople for pointing, bricklaying and general building usage.

Regularly tested, this sand meets the British Standards Specification for this product.

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Washed sharp sand (grit)

Our washed sharp sand (grit) is commonly used within floor screeds, for mixing with aggregate to produce a fine strong concrete and in the laying of block paving / slabs. In addition, sharp sand can also be used for garden aeration when mixed with compost.

Produced in accordance with the Environment Agency’s WRAP protocol, our sharp washed sand is classified as a recycled aggregate and meets the British Specification for this material.

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Medium washed sand

A finer alternative to sharp washed sand, medium washed sand is also graded but to a smaller size, which is approximately 2mm. Also classified as a recycled product, this ‘go-to’ general fill sand is produced using state of the art machinery that includes a specialist aggregate washing plant.

Common uses include pipe bedding, cable laying and horse menages.

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Cattle bedding sand

We supply cattle bedding sand to businesses including farms across Dorset. Our cattle bedding sand is beneficial because it:

  • Reduces dusts
  • Stores less bacteria
  • Is comfortable without being slippy
  • Can reduce the use of lime on some land

More about our cattle bedding sand >>

Independent testing of all products is regularly carried out and is available on request. Samples of any of our products can be provided for your inspection within a few days. Call us on 01202 579579 to arrange this.

Collection or delivery options

Our sand materials are sold loose by the tonne or in bulk bags and available for collection from Canford Inert Facility on Magna Road, BH21 3BW. For orders, opening hours or to check stock levels, please call 01202 579579.

Unable to collect? No problem. AMS can deliver any of our sand products using a tipper or grab truck in Bournemouth, Poole and across Dorset and Hampshire. For prices or to order a delivery, please visit our online store or contact the team on 01202 579579.

“Quick and easy communications, friendly and accommodating driver delivered on time, as I requested and where I wanted – top service!” – Mr Oates

How to order and buy sand from AMS

It could not be easier to order and buy sand from AMS, with the introduction of our new online shop! Simply pick the sand product you want, select the delivery zone and quantity you need. Then visit the check out to buy then and there. You can even select your desired delivery date.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or would rather order over the phone, that’s no problem. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01202 579579.

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Delivery Zone 1

  • BH1 – Bournemouth Town Centre, Springbourne, East Cliff, Boscombe
  • BH2 – Bournemouth Centre, West Cliff
  • BH3 – Talbot Woods, Winton
  • BH4 – Westbourne, Branksome Woods
  • BH5 – Boscombe, Pokesdown
  • BH7 – Littledown, Iford
  • BH8 – Malmesbury Park, Queens Park, Strouden Park, Townsend, Holdenhurst, Throop
  • BH9 – Winton, Moordown, Throop, Muscliff
  • BH10 – Kinson, Northbourne, Redhill, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown
  • BH11 – Kinson, Bear Cross, West Howe, Wallisdown
  • BH12 – Branksome, Alderney, Upper Parkstone, Wallisdown, Newtown
  • BH13 – Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Branksome Park
  • BH14 – Lower Parkstone, Lilliput, Penn Hill
  • BH15 – Poole Town Centre, Hamworthy, Oakdale
  • BH16 – Upton, Turlin Moor, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers
  • BH17 – Canford Heath, Creekmoor
  • BH18 – Broadstone
  • BH21 – South only
  • BH22 – Ferndown, West Moors, West Parley

Delivery Zone 2

  • BH6 – Southbourne, Tuckton, Wick
  • BH20 – Wareham, Wool, Bere Regis
  • BH21 – North Only – please contact us for further details
  • BH23 – Christchurch, Mudeford, Highcliffe
  • BH24 – Ringwood, St Leonards, Ashley Heath
  • BH31 – Verwood, Three Legged Cross