B & Q Large bag of Sharp Sand only £1 (no minimum)
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B & Q Large bag of Sharp Sand only £1 (no minimum)

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Found 28th May 2014
Sometimes you have to buy a minimum of 10 bags to get this at this price but you can just buy the odd bag and its only a pound.
Available instore and you can reserve and collect

58 Comments

Good deal and heated.

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?

Not fine enough for that unfortunately.

Can I use this for a cactus security system around my house?

Great, the kid's sand pit needed some topping up!

Hpi_matrix

Great, the kid's sand pit needed some topping up!




Last time I was in ASDA they had kids sand for the same price, albeit probably a slightly smaller bag.

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?



just used it for between slabs after pressure washing, is great

parsimony

Not fine enough for that unfortunately.


stark

just used it for between slabs after pressure washing, is great


hmm conflicting reports.

Needed some sand to help make my soil more suitable for planting, hope this works. £1 is worth a try.

Hpi_matrix

Great, the kid's sand pit needed some topping up!



This is not suitable for sand pits. Kids need washed SOFT sand.

Perfect timing & price thanks

stark

just used it for between slabs after pressure washing, is great



OK for use between slabs, not so good for use between brick pavers.

seejaythinks

Needed some sand to help make my soil more suitable for planting, hope … Needed some sand to help make my soil more suitable for planting, hope this works. £1 is worth a try.



Yes, good for clay type soil to improve drainage.

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?



NO. The correct sand for this is Kiln dried sand. Its very fine and so dry it fills all those gaps. ANY other sand will not do the job as well as its either too coarse or to damp.

spionkop

This is not suitable for sand pits. Kids need washed SOFT sand.



That's funny, whenever I go to any beach, there's always loads of families playing happily in the sand. I never realised they were putting on a brave face in the absence of any "washed soft sand".

Roger_Irrelevant

That's funny, whenever I go to any beach, there's always loads of … That's funny, whenever I go to any beach, there's always loads of families playing happily in the sand. I never realised they were putting on a brave face in the absence of any "washed soft sand".



What do you think the chuffin' sea water does to it? It washes it AND rounds off all the corners, making it softer.

I assume the 'beaches' you go to have sea and that you're not just a tightwad taking the kids to the local quarry?


Edited by: "HudlUserDOTcom" 28th May 2014

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?



You'd be better mixing normal building sand (not sharp sand) with cement 3:1 as a dry mix then brush it over the paving so it falls down all the crevices, then hose it all (not too much or cement will float to surface).

Filling it with just sand, the sand will just wash away/become loose/lead to weeds growing in it then you'll be back to square one.

spionkop

OK for use between slabs, not so good for use between brick pavers.



Shamefully ignorant DIY'er - I have gaps between my slabs - is it just a matter of pouring into the gaps (some almost an inch wide), brushing over and hey presto - Job done?

Perhaps useful for the gardener amongst you, to keep away the slugs.

The price of the ten multi-buy was £1.31 each having bought two lots recently ,so this is a price I was buying them at over 10 years ago,hot.

buttondup

Perhaps useful for the gardener amongst you, to keep away the slugs.



tell me more pls
slugs are driving me nuts
keep eating all plants

maremalin1

tell me more plsslugs are driving me nutskeep eating all plants



Well you layer the sand around the stem of the plant and the slugs don't like the coarse texture so slip away.

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?




You will need to use Kiln dried sand , it has the moisture taken out of it hence why its finer

They have the kiln dried sand reduced to £3-

diy.com/nav…520

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Roger_Irrelevant

That's funny, whenever I go to any beach, there's always loads of … That's funny, whenever I go to any beach, there's always loads of families playing happily in the sand. I never realised they were putting on a brave face in the absence of any "washed soft sand".



All beaches are made from soft washed sand from B&Q. THAT'S WHY!

morrig

They have the kiln dried sand reduced to … They have the kiln dried sand reduced to £3-http://www.diy.com/nav/build/building-materials/aggregates-cement/standard_bagged_aggregates/Lafarge-Kiln-Dried-Paving-Joint-Sand-Large-11937520



This one dries a redish colour , does not look as nice.

For people asking is it ok for between pavers / slabs, well it all depends on the size of the gap you are looking to fill. For me personally it does the job, however will need to be redone with every pressue washing, but no great cost or effort really pour it out and brush it in, use a narrow bit of piping to finish.

You can make a mix with cement, which will set withou expansion, TBH though a pressure washing will blow it out too in most cases.

B&Q do the Kiln dried stuff as above which is brilliant for paving thats closer together, I use it on the smaller bricks at the front of my house.




Edited by: "Donkii" 28th May 2014

buttondup

Well you layer the sand around the stem of the plant and the slugs don't … Well you layer the sand around the stem of the plant and the slugs don't like the coarse texture so slip away.



Im gonna try this, wouldnt look as obvious as my teal green pellets but would be cheaper and more humane....... not that I care really as they love to chow down on my Lupins.

joshtbh

I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use … I know it says used for laying paving but is this good stuff to use between drive way bricks post pressure washing?



As others have said, you need kiln dried sand, cheapest I normally find is playpit sand.

Donkii

For people asking is it ok for between pavers / slabs, well it all … For people asking is it ok for between pavers / slabs, well it all depends on the size of the gap you are looking to fill. For me personally it does the job, however will need to be redone with every pressue washing, but no great cost or effort reall pour it out and brush it in, use a narrow bit of piping to finish. Ypu can make a mix with cement, which will set withou expansion, TBH thou a pressue washign will bloe it out too in most cases.B&Q do the Kiln dried stuff as abose which is brilliant for paving thats closer together, I use it on the smaller bricks at the fron of my house.



correct, most people will find that Kiln stuff will just 'run' away when filling the gaps as it is too fine for most 'laid' slab areas. Horses for courses.....

buttondup

Well you layer the sand around the stem of the plant and the slugs don't … Well you layer the sand around the stem of the plant and the slugs don't like the coarse texture so slip away.



Those pesky slugs killed off all my veggies, except for a few. Does the sand not cause problem when watering? I can imagine it getting clumped up and not allowing water to penetrate the soil correctly.

parsimony

Not fine enough for that unfortunately.



Sharp sand used as a bedding course underneath brick paviours.
Kiln dried sand used between joints of brick paviours.

Sharp sand also makes a stronger mortar mix than conventional sand or can be used as a soil improver for heavy soils (clay) when combined with compost, improves drainage.

stark

correct, most people will find that Kiln stuff will just 'run' away when … correct, most people will find that Kiln stuff will just 'run' away when filling the gaps as it is too fine for most 'laid' slab areas. Horses for courses.....


stark

correct, most people will find that Kiln stuff will just 'run' away when … correct, most people will find that Kiln stuff will just 'run' away when filling the gaps as it is too fine for most 'laid' slab areas. Horses for courses.....

superb as a lining for the drip tray on your gas BBQ

awesome, this stuff tastes great

good price. Only about £4 more expensive than buying a bulk bag. money to weight

well cheap i paid around 2 pound a bag from homebase sunday which isnt to bad may need some more as laying artificial grass sat morning

You want kiln dried sand for using between block pavings.

Will this be suitable for 1/4" gap between paving slabs on its own or will I need to mix with cement?

markpinch42

Will this be suitable for 1/4" gap between paving slabs on its own or … Will this be suitable for 1/4" gap between paving slabs on its own or will I need to mix with cement?



You definitely don't want to mix this with cement for putting between slabs.
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