Gravel, Stone & Chippings
Gravel, also known as a garden shingle or crushed stone, is commonly used for a variation of garden and landscaping projects that include as a base layer for roads, decorating and paving driveways, pathways, rockeries, garden bordering, water features, and water aggregation for the garden. Gravel, mixed with sand, is used for the manufacture of concrete, as well as for mixing with asphalt as part of road construction projects. Gravel is made up of unconsolidated rock fragments with the most common types of rock used in gravel being sandstone, limestone, and basalt.
Pea gravel has a smooth finish and is also regularly used for walkways, dog runs, playgrounds, patios, and a variety of other high-traffic areas. Similar to crushed stone, pea gravel can also be used for underground projects, such as drainage and pipe bedding. Pea gravel can be mixed with concrete to create attractive pathways, edging stones, driveways to stop aggregate migration, paving slabs, and pebble dash. Gravel can be a great choice for mulching flowerbeds and pots and is an effective way to create drainage but additionally ward off slugs, snails, and other pests.
At Buildbase, we offer a vast and comprehensive range of top-quality decorative aggregates, garden gravel, and stone chippings, such as our popular Cotswold chippings. All our products are sourced from leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry, to ensure premium quality at very competitive prices.
Most of our gravel is available in bulk bags, which are a minimum fill of 800kg, and poly bags, which are 25kg. To ensure that you have the correct amount for your project, or you are unsure of how much aggregate will be required, please use our aggregates calculator to calculate gravel amounts for your landscape or construction work.
To ensure more variety, our gravel and shingle are also sold in 10mm and 20mm variants. We also supply a great variety of other aggregates for your other projects, such as slate, chippings, and limestone. If you cannot find the product you require or are unsure of which product to use, please contact your local branch for assistance. Locate your branch using our branch locator. Alternatively, book an appointment with an expert.