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 What is BS3882 Topsoil?

The British Standard certification, the newly revised BS3882:2015 standard for Multi Purpose topsoil, as the name suggests; blended with PAS 100 compost. Usually fertile and high in organic matter and nutrients for supporting growth and suitable drainage whilst maintaining suitable moisture.  It can be used on a variety of commercial and domestic projects such as landscaping, lawn laying or planting.



What does the British Standard BS3882 set?

BS3882:2015 sets out the requirements for classification and composition. It specifies the characteristics such as texture, acidity, and contaminants. It includes information on sampling & analysis and gives guidance on handling and site preparation so that the soil is not degraded during excavation, delivery, or placement.

Certified material must have passed specific parameters:

  • Fertility
  • Soil structure & classification
  • Contaminants

Suppliers are required to declare the results of the analysis which includes:

  • Where the material came from
  • Previous & current land use
  • Sampling date
  • Analysis which includes contamination parameters
  • Confirmation that the soil complies with the standard BS3882:2015
  • Grading (Multipurpose or specific purpose)

Who uses BS3882:2015 Topsoil?

  • Landscapers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Gardeners
  • Utility Contractors
  • Local Authorities
  • Builders
  • Developers

Mayo Stone Supplies Ltd are proud to offer a quality and consistent topsoil conforming to BS3882:2015  all year round in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. 

Give us a call on 0161 707 7773 for competitive delivered rates.