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Tarmac Building sand, Large Bag
Features and benefits
- Mix with cement and water to make bricklaying mortar
- For use in bricklaying and internal rendering
- Consistent colour and quality
Build your own beach
Thatllbeme - 3 days ago
It's sand, what else can you say, but there's a 50 character minimum so here goes.
The grain structure was consistent and appropriate. The moisture level was high but I was making mortar and kiln dried sand wasn't needed. It's relatively expensive compared to the bulk product but when you're making small batches it's convenient and other than an illegal trip to the beach with a bucket and spade, there aren't many other options.
N125 - 11 days ago
Bought a couple of bags for patio repointing (dry mix). Damp, claggy consistency with loads of lumps about the size & shape of baked beans - seems like it had clay content in it. Also a fair amount of small stones. I ended up running through a fine garden sieve.
Great price, great sand
petaypanda - 12 days ago
It is wet but I'd expect to pay more than double for dry sand plus its going to get wet where its going.
Bag of a beach
mski - 23 days ago
This is definately NOT building sand, it is coarser than sharp sand. When mixed, can best be described as granola. There are more lumps of quartz (up to 8mm) than grains of sand so much so that I thought I had picked up bags of rock salt by mistake.
Too coarse for smooth pointing
eagleboy1234 - 29 days ago
The sand was absolutely soaking wet when I collected it so not a great start. Also the sand was so coarse I found it difficult to get a smooth finish with my pointing tool, even when adding more water. It would probably be okay for laying and pointing paving slabs but in my DIY opinion, not for brickwork.