0 to 2mm Soft Sand
Soft sand, also known as fill sand, cable sand or infill, is the finest size of aggregate available at the Brewster Bros recycling plant.
Applications & Uses
Soft sand is commonly used as a protective fill layer for cable laying or bedding for pipes to protect them from punctures. It can also be blended with other recycled aggregates to create products like Type 1 or used as a high-quality build sand. We sell our soft sand by the tonne and it is available for uplift or delivery.
Our sand meets the Series 500 Specification for Highway Works. This standard is relevant for materials that are intended to be used for drainage or service ducts.
|Specification for Highway Works||British Standards|
|Series 500||BS EN 13242|
Brewster Brothers are the first aggregates producer in the UK to achieve an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for recycled aggregates. This has been independently verified by BRE Group. The impact of our EPD on our customers and the main contractors in their supply chains is that you now have access to accurate and transparent environmental impact data for your sustainability reporting.
Using the results from the EPD, we can provide you with accurate carbon savings for using our recycled aggregates versus the average for both virgin and other recycled aggregates according to the UK Government’s indices. Use our brand new Carbon Calculator to find out about the carbon you could save using our products.
How do we separate and produce our soft sand?
- Step One:
Construction and demolition waste is fed into our state-of-the-art wash plant.
- Step Two:
Anything over 100mm is deemed oversized and is removed. Oversized material is taken to our crushing area on site and reduced to the relevant size to then be fed back into the plant.
- Step Three:
A large magnet filters out any particles of metal that haven’t already been screened out.
- Step Four:
The waste is washed and screened to separate it into different types and sizes of aggregates.
- Step Five:
All material below 4mm is diverted to the sand plant where the hydrocyclones use centrifugal force to separate the two washed sands.
- Step Six:
The sand is then separated further into different densities and cuts producing two sands, 0-2mm soft sand and 0-4mm sharp sand.
Where does it come from?
Our soft sand is expertly extracted from the construction and demolition waste that is fed through our recycling facility. We use a circular business model to recover and regenerate waste to minimize the impact on the environment. By regenerating waste from the construction, demolition and excavation industries we can extract the maximum value from the aggregates, keeping them in circulation for as long as possible. Virgin aggregates like sand are in limited supply which is no surprise because they’re core building resources. Using recycled aggregates reduces the demand for these finite resources which benefits the environment. The linear take, make, dispose model isn’t sustainable and has already had a serious effect on the environment.