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Loose Aggregates Vs Bulk Bags Aggregates

When buying aggregates at Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd we have two options available for our valued customers in and around Manchester. 

1. Aggregates which are delivered loose by the tonne.

2. Aggregates which are delivered in bulk bags.

Before you get confused as to which delivery you should go for, we will simply explain the pros and cons.

Bagged aggregates

Bagged aggregates keep your products neatly stored when delivered and take up less space on your property or site. Our aggregate, sand, topsoil and decorative gravel bulk bags are bagged at our Salford bagging depot, strategically located for delivering across Manchester and surrounding areas.

There are several options on sizing ranging from 800 kg – 1 tonne of material. This may not sound much, but you will be surprised how much material can fit in our bulk bags, they typically measure 90cm x 90cm x 90cm so they can be placed out of the way on site. Having your aggregates bagged will take up a considerably less amount of space than the loose alternative.

Easy onsite Storage.
The benefit of having aggregates delivered in bags is that if you are not using all the material straight away the aggregates can be kept tidy in the bags and you can place them away in storage until you need it again.

Waste Bags
Once you have used the aggregates, sand or topsoil you will be able to use the strong bulk bags as a waste bag for any left over building projects are garden waste, these can then also be collected by a muck away service. Our bags are not just recyclable, they’re also made from recycled materials.

Multiple Aggregates
If you require a couple of different materials, Gravel such as 20mm Golden Gravel and Topsoil for example these can be delivered together on the same truck, saving you money on extra delivery charges with loose load deliveries.

For a quote, contact us on 0161 707 7773.

Loose aggregates

Convenient for larger  projects

If you are requiring a large tonnage of aggregates then loose may be a better option so you don’t have the inconvenience of multiple bulk bags all over the site, although we do loose aggregates on our small tipper fleet for tight access jobs. Loose loads of aggregates are popular with contractors, builders and large scale construction projects. Loose loads are generally cheaper when ordering larger amounts of aggregates, Bulk bags cost more due the bagging process and the production of the bags etc and requiring a crane mounted vehicle to unload.

Less Labour intensive.

If you are doing for example your driveway with 20mm limestone or shingle… You are probably going to be needing a lot of aggregate, by purchasing your aggregates loose as apposed to bulk bags the delivery truck will offload the material by tipping it out the back of the truck making it easy for you just rake out and spread instead of a labour intensive operation of shovelling material out of bulk bags. We also have crane mounted Grab Hire Lorrie’s that can deliver loose and grab off over walls and fences.

Contact our Aggregates team today on 0161 707 7773.