Area / Volume / General Calculations
Volume is calculated as Length x Depth x Width.
There are 1000 litres in a cubic metre.
1 cubic metre of product covers, 10 square metres at a depth of 100mm.
A roll of turf covers 1 square metre. (0.5m wide x 2m long).
- 40 x 25 or 33 x 30 litre bags of product make 1 cubic metre.
- 1 m3 Compost Soil weighs approximately 1.2 tonne.
- 1 m3 of mulch weighs approximately 300kg.
Concreting / Bricklaying
- To mix 1m of concrete you need – 1.2 T blue metal, 0.6 sand, 15x 20kg bags cement.
- Mortar mix – 6 Brickies sand: 0.5 Lime : 1 Cement
- Concrete mix – 4 Blue metal : 2 River sand : 1 Cement
- 1.25t of sand + 7 x 20 kg bags of cement lays 1000 bricks.
- A standard brick is 230 x 110 x 76mm, 52 bricks make up 1 square metre.
Home Delivery Information
Value for money is achieved by reducing the number of deliveries you need. Sometimes we are able to carry 2 different bulk products on our trucks, depending on the quantities. Sleepers can usually be also delivered on top of product, but the 3.0 lengths can sometimes be an issue with the 14.5 T Trucks. Truck access can also be an issue. The information below is a guide to what we can deliver.
Our trucks will not go off main access unless the access is firm and clear. After rain the trucks will stay on the main access roads. Our drivers will assess the access – no guarantees can be made by office staff until the driver has arrived on site and assessed the conditions. They will not scratch past trees even if you don’t mind a few branches broken. The drivers are responsible for our trucks and will not go anywhere unless access is clear of branches, power lines and the ground is firm. The trucks weigh up to 14.5 Tonne and though you might be able to drive a car up, our trucks are much heavier and can sink. If the truck does get bogged on your site, it is the responsibly of the customer to arrange towing and pay the cost. WSC takes no responsibility past the kerb. If you require the trucks to go past kerb site, it is at the customers own risk and the customers insurance if damage is done.
- 4.5t Truck – Needs minimum clearance of 2.7m width and 3.0m height.
- 14.5t Truck – Needs minimum clearance of 3.0m width and 4.0m height.
- 4.5T Truck
i) 3m3 of Soil or gravels and aggregates
ii) 10m3 of Mulch
- 14.5T Truck
i) 25m3 Mulch
ii) 10m3 gravels, soils, sands and aggregates
Is your Garden Dry?
- Adding compost and wetting agents make the soil hold more water.
- Add one third compost to your garden bed and water in with a wetting agent.
- Water well and deep into the soil, rather than frequent shallow watering.
How do I keep pests away from my garden?
- No one likes spraying for pests, and if your plants are strong and healthy they’ll survive a few pests. Adding a rich compost to the soil, fertilising occasionally, and mulching regularly is the key.
- The best defence is generally attracting both birds and other insects. Lots of flowers for nectar and shrubs for birds to hide in will make a huge difference.
- If you really have to spray, look for the natural products rather than man made chemicals. Try soapy water first because many bugs don’t like it.
- Mulch at a minimum of 75mm deep to stop weeds.
- As soil microbes break down, always fertilise your garden before mulching.
- A roll of turf covers 1 square metre. (0.5m wide x 2m long).
- Level areas with Turf Underlay (River Loam) before you turf.
Are you laying pavers?
- 100mm of compacted road base (scalps) should be laid below pavers if required to support vehicles.
- 50mm of compacted road base should be laid below pavers for foot traffic.
- 30mm of washed sand on top of scalps to bed pavers into.
- Sweep Gap Sand into gaps after pavers are laid to stop pavers from pavers moving once laid.