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Gravel : Cost?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ste_bla, 28 May 2006.

  1. ste_bla

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    Looking at getting some gavel and need about 3ton of it and trying to look on the net for prices I can only see it £150+ per Ton. I would phone up local places but as its 8pm and tomorrow is a bank hol can anyone tell me if these are okay or over the top prices?

    I was expecting £60/t am I just crazy?
     
  2. Orifice

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    Mate of mine wanted some, he was quoted £40 a ton, so that price does seem rather steep.
     
  3. Rednut05

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    Looking at around £50 per ton. Gravel tends to come in 1 ton bags unless you are having a lorry come and dumb it for you. Oh and thats the 10mm pea shingle.

    Have you a Travis Perkins near you or something!? Should be able to do it for you. Its one of the places we get it from.
     
  4. ste_bla

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    Cheers guys

    Yea theres a TP just down the road I was going to give them a call tues but wanted to make sure what sort of price first..
     
  5. MaxPower

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    £34.50 +VAT per ton and £10.00 for delivery where I work.
     
  6. Werewolf

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    about £40 a ton sounds about right to me, from memory my local builders merchants (Buttles) charge about that, and if you spend more than £50 (i think it is) they deliver free to the local area.

    There of course different grades of gravel that may affect the price.
     
  7. ste_bla

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    Grades?

    What should I go for?

    Was thinking there was just the sizes; i was doing to go for 20mm for smallish front garden but grades as well :confused:
     
  8. MaxPower

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    We do: 10mm, 20mm and 40mm (not generally used for this purpose) in both landbased (this is a sharper flinty type gravel) and marine (rounder smother and a slightly different colour). The gravel you were probably looking at was decorative stuff which costs a bomb.
     
  9. mrgubby

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    Need to use 20mm or slate chippings , anything smaller is known as Kitty-litter :(
     
  10. BF-Bert

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    Go to a local quarry if theres one close, builders merchants will rip you off to the extreme.
     
  11. MaxPower

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    True this would be cheaper but requires you to have a trailer as they wouldnt deliver 3T it should be about £15 per T collected. But they aren't ripping you off there are overheads for transportation plus bagging costs they earn far less out of bagged aggregates than they do from other items.
     
  12. ste_bla

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    Does anyone know the cu capicity of the 1t bags as I need 23kcu" of gravel and unsure how many bags that is

    1900cuft
     
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  13. MaxPower

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    Roughly 0.6 of a cubic meter not sure how that relates to your unit of measure though.
     
  14. Dtab

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    1900cu feet = c55 cubic metres =c100tonnes :eek:
    are you building a motorway or burying a corpse ? :D
     
  15. ste_bla

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    Ah erm my calculations are wrong then;

    Garden Pt1

    7.5m / 295" x 7.7m / 300"

    Garden Pt2

    9.5m / 371" x 1.8m / 71"

    Both gardens with a depth of 5cm / 2"

    How many tonnes?!

    My guess;

    295x300x2 = 177,000 cu"
    371x071x2 = 052,682 cu"
    = 230,000 cu"
    / by 12 into ft = 19100 cuft


    No? :confused: :( :confused:
     
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  16. MaxPower

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    LOL NO :)

    1 cubic feet = 1 728 cubic inches

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    Garden Pt1

    7.5m x 7.7m x 0.05m (2") = 2.88

    Garden Pt2

    9.5m x 1.8m x 0.05m = 0.855

    Total

    2.88 + 0.855 = 3.7 Cubic meters or 6T
     
  17. ste_bla

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    Oops my bad!

    Is 3.7 exactly 6 ton or less?

    Also I found 20mm gravel/limestone in B&Q @ £37 a big bag which is good?

    Cheers for the help
     
  18. MaxPower

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    About 6.2ton but its never exact. £37 for limestone? are you sure that is decorative stone and not scalps or similar? (this is a material that is compressed below gravel to form a solid surface)
     
  19. ste_bla

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    It turns out that was Cotswold Stones but the folks now want the random stone type gravel. Now Im not sure how much i need as BQ said each bag is around 0.8t but are 1 cu m is that right? (4 bags)

    But then this calc says i need 7t (8 bags?)
     
  20. ste_bla

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    Bump anyone :(