Ballast

What is Ballast?

It is a mixture of gravel and sand, which is used for a variety of purposes in the construction industry, such as making concrete. Ballast is mostly used in heavy-duty work and is known to be the most coarse aggregate.

main uses:

  • Concrete mixes
  • Foundations
  • Filling voids in hardcore
  • Footings
  • Sub-Base
  • Pathways

It comes in two sizes: 10mm and 20mm

10mm 
is suitable for garden paths, fence posts and when it is mixed with cement it can be used for retaining walls or shallow footings.

20mm 
is generally used for mixing concrete for foundations and footings, forming a concrete slabs as a base for conservatories, sheds, garages and extensions. 20mm Ballast is not suitable for drainage due to its high fines content, however, it can be conveniently stored outside without wastage.

Due to the way in which ballast is created, it can sometimes be very wet, making it heavy to work with. Our ballast is left to dry after washing. Of course being a material that can be left outside the weather can play a part in this, but after the initial dry out period when created, the material is often easier to work with.

Ballast is typically delivered via 8×4 or 4×2 Grab Hire or Tipper Hire. Between 5 – 15 tonnes can be delivered via a Grab lorry and 20 tonnes via Tipper.

Ordinarily, we can provide Ballast on a next day basis. We charge per tonne and operate 7 days per week. Night deliveries are also available for utility companies and local authorities. We take great pride in our fleet of lorries and all are maintained and cleaned regularly. Our state of the art tracking system means we can monitor, adapt and communicate with our staff regularly, ensuring we can remain efficient and responsive.

Ashville Aggregates is proud to be the leading Ballast Supplier in London.

 

Areas We Cover

 

NW London

Willesden

Wembley

St John’s Wood

Park Royal

Neasden

Mill Hill

Kingsbury

Kilburn

Kentish Town

Hendon

Hampstead

Golders Green

Cricklewood

Colindale

Camden Town

Brent Cross

 

EC London

St Paul’s

Monument

Moorgate

Fleet Street

Farringdon

Barbican

Aldgate

 

 

 

North London

Woodside Park

Wood Green

Winchmore Hill

Totteridge

Tottenham

Southgate

Palmers Green

Muswell Hill

Islington

Hornsey

Holloway

Highgate

Highbury

Friern Barnet

Finsbury Park

Finchley

Clerkenwell

Luton

Enfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West London

Acton

Bond Street

Brentford

Chiswick

Ealing

Greenford

Hammersmith

Hanwell

Kensington

Kew

Maida Vale

Marylebone

Northolt

Notting Hill

Oxford Circus

Paddington

Shepherds Bush

Southall

West End

Hounslow

Slough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WC London

Strand

Soho

Leicester Square

Kings Cross

Holborn

Covent Garden

Charing Cross

Bloomsbury

Aldwych

 

SW London

Uxbridge

Ickenham

Heathrow

Hayes

Harefield

Hillingdon

Victoria

Pimlico

Lambeth

Fulham

Earls Court

Chelsea

Brompton

Battersea

Richmond

Wimbledon

Kingston

Hertfordshire 

Middlesex

Harrow

Wembley

Wealdstone

South Harrow

Stanmore

Ruislip

Pinner

Northwood

Hatch End

Edgware

 

Barnet

Radlett

Elstree

Edgware

Cockfosters

Borehamwood

 

Hemel Hempstead

Chesham

Chalfont St. Giles

Berkhampstead

Amersham

 

 

 

 

Watford

Watford

South Oxhey

Rickmansworth

Croxley

Chorleywood

Bushey

Bricket Wood

Aldenham

 

St. Albans

St. Albans

Potters Bar

City

Welwyn Garden

Welwyn

Harpenden

Redbourn

Hatfield