20 to 40mm Gravel
20-40mm is the largest gravel size we sell, typically used as a filter media.
Applications & Uses
20-40mm gravel has a variety of uses, predominantly as a drainage medium for soakaways, French drains and field drainage. Our gravel meets the Series 500 Specification for Highway Works. This standard covers materials that are intended to be used for drainage or service ducts.
|Specification for Highway Works||British Standards|
|Series 500||BS EN 12620|
|BS EN 13242|
How do we separate and produce our 20-40mm gravel?
- Step One:
- Construction and demolition waste is fed into our recycling plant.
- Step Two:
- Anything that is larger than 100mm is removed and crushed into smaller pieces before being fed into the plant again.
- Step Three:
- A large magnet is used to remove any remaining pieces of metal.
- Step Four:
- The aggregates and sand are then separated. The sand is diverted to the sand plant to be processed and the aggregate continues through to the aggregates processor.
- Step Five:
- In the aggregates processor, the materials receive a thorough wash from the log washer.
- Step Six:
- The aggregate is then passed through several sieves to separate it into the 3 different product types, 4-10mm, 10-20mm and 20-40mm gravel. The aggregates are finally delivered to their relevant stockpiles via conveyor belt.
Where does it come from?
20-40mm gravel can be found in the construction and demolition waste that we process at our recycling plant. Using a circular business model we are able to recover and regenerate waste, minimizing the impact it has on the environment. We maximise the value from the aggregates by regenerating them, keeping them in circulation for as long as possible. Virgin aggregates like sand are a finite resource but are core resources for building. Choosing recycled aggregates reduces the demand for energy intensive virgin aggregates which benefits the environment. The linear take, make, dispose model isn’t sustainable and is having a detrimental effect on the environment.