Coarse Sand Manchester

Coarse Sand In Manchester

Sourcing coarse sand suppliers in Manchester?

Grundy & Co are delighted to supply coarse sand by the tonne within tight time frames and tight budgets to Manchester and the surrounding areas.

With over 40 years of experience, we’re major players in the recycled aggregate industry.

Contact our friendly team today on 0151 257 8816 to see how soon we can supply your coarse sand.

What can coarse sand be used for?

An endlessly versatile product, coarse sand is perfect for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Mixing with water, aggregate, and cement to build concrete structures
  • Bedding pipes and septic tanks
  • Base material for concrete slabs or pavers
  • Traction sand for roads and pavements
  • Creating top dressing material for planting lawns

As such, coarse sand can be used for many types of construction projects.


Why do I need coarse sand in Manchester?

If you are completing a construction project in Manchester, you are likely to need coarse sand, due to its endless versatility.

Coarse sand is often used by construction workers, general builders, civil engineers, and even homeowners completing DIY projects.

Available in any quantity required, our coarse sand is ideal for all construction projects. Washed and screened in our personal sandwashing plant, you can be confident in its quality.


Find coarse sand suppliers in Manchester

Whether you need to buy in bulk or are looking for loose-tipped coarse sand, Grundy & Co would be delighted to deliver the quality aggregates you need, whenever you need them, in the delivery method best suited to your Manchester site.

For more information about our coarse sand in Manchester, call us on 0151 257 8816 or fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you.


Frequently Asked Questions

Coarse sand is used in the construction industry and can be known by many names, including sharp, grit, rough, and concreting sand.

This means that if you are sourcing coarse sand in Manchester, you can use any of the other sands already mentioned interchangeably, as long as the grain sizes are between 0-6mm.

Fine sand and pipe bedding sand, on the other hand, are not suitable for coarse sand projects and should be avoided for construction, as it does not provide the same benefits and qualities.

If you are looking for bagged or loose-tipped coarse sand in Manchester that can be delivered in as little as 48 hours, you’re in the right place!

Simply fill in the enquiry form on your screen or email us at and we’ll get back to you with a bespoke quote as soon as we can.

Although widely used in the construction industry, coarse sand is also used within horticulture as it improves soil drainage.

This stops roots from becoming saturated, which leads to rot and a lack of oxygen.

Other benefits include:

  • Using coarse sand as a top dressing for lawns
  • Boosting drainage in compost or peat for root cuttings and propagation
  • Creating potting mix for container growing
  • Loosening heavy clay soils

    No matter why you need it, to order coarse sand for your project, you can call us on 0151 257 8816 or fill in our contact form and we’ll be in touch to complete your order.

All sand is permeable because it has a very low density and lots of air pockets between the particles. This means no matter the type, from play to coarse sand, it can be easily penetrated by water.

This permeability encourages water to drain away, either when used by itself or when mixed with other horticultural or construction projects.

Increased drainage stops water from collecting and flooding, making it essential for construction, landscaping, and gardening projects alike.

For recycled coarse sand from our on-site sandwashing plant in Widnes, order today - you can use our quick contact form or email us at and we’ll touch base with you to get your order delivered at a date and time that suits you best.

Different sands are mined from a range of locations across the world.

Coarse sand, commonly used in construction and horticulture is mainly mined from inland areas away from the coast from large pits, roughly 1-2m below ground level.

It can have a slight orangey-red colouring as it is often mined from land with concentrations of iron oxide, which is reddish-brown.

No matter where the coarse sand comes from, or what colour it is, it is essential that grains measure between 0-6mm.

To place an order for delivery in as little as 48 hours, you can call us today on 0151 257 8816 or email us at with your project requirements.

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    Product Spec Application
    Fine Sand 0-4mm Blinding, Trench Fill, Ducting
    Coarse Sand 0-6mm Concrete, Block paving, Flagging
    10mm Pipe Bedding 6-10mm Drainage
    20mm Pipe Bedding 10-20mm Drainage
    40mm Pipe Bedding 20-40mm Drainage, Filter Drain
    6 x 4 20-80mm Capping, Starter Layer
    Filter Cake (Clean Clay) n/a Lining Ponds, Canals, Landfills

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