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Common FAQ's

  • What size gravel should I use for pathways and drives?
  • What size gravel should I use for pathways and drives?

    The most common sizes we supply are 10mm and 20mm gravel. 10mm is usually best for pathways, as it is easy to walk on. The 20mm is best for drives, because the smaller 10mm gravel may get into the treads of car tyres.

  • How much gravel do I need to buy?
  • How much gravel do I need to buy?

    Gravel is calculated by volume. As a guide, 30 sq meters, to a depth of 25 mm (1 inch), will require 1 tonne of gravel.

  • Does the price include delivery?
  • Does the price include delivery?



Gabion Stone

Sourced from Smiths’ Ardley quarry, our gabion stone is commonly used as the fill material for gabion baskets.

These baskets are one of the methods used in ground stabilisation works, being used for retaining walls of terraces or other landscaped areas, river and stream banks, embankments and bridge abutments. It is a fairly simple system of filling specialist wire baskets with stone, stacking the baskets on a prepared base and in some situations holding them to the face with ground anchors.

Our Ardley gabion stone is a crushed limestone available in various sizes. Most commonly used is the 200-100mm stone, but 150-75mm and 80-50mm sizes are also used in specific landscape projects. Please note that these sizes are approximate.

The mixture of stone and the various sizes of baskets, have opened up a whole new use for the gabion basket. Such as the civil engineering projects mentioned above to creative landscaping designs for both public areas and private gardens.

The baskets can be manufactured in welded or woven wire mesh. Welded mesh provides a more rigid face and is popular for architectural applications, gabion cladding and free standing walls. Woven wire mesh is more flexible and is able to accommodate differential settlements, which makes the specification beneficial for civil engineering works and large retaining walls.

Download the Gabion brochure in the left hand margin for details.

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