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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?

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HOW TO ORDER

Lorry Sizes

Lorries

  • Lorry Sizes

    Smiths now deliver to customers nationwide. Please enquire for full details and cost.

Local orders will be delivered by our company owned tippers. While our drivers will make every effort to tip materials in the customer's preferred location, due consideration must be given to the size of our vehicles and the constraints of the site.

Drivers are instructed not to tip where there is a possibility that damage could be caused, or health & safety compromised, due to site constraints.

As a guide to customers, dimensions and capacity of our vehicles are as follows:

VehicleCapacityLengthWidthHeight
 Artic  30 tonnes      
 8 Wheeler  20 tonnes  31'7" / 9.63m  8'4" / 2.5m   11'6" / 3.5m
 6 Wheeler  15 tonnes  27'0.5" / 8.23m  8'4" / 2.5m   11'6" / 3.5m
 4 Wheeler  10 tonnes  22'7.5" / 6.88m  8'4" / 2.5m  10'6" / 3.2m
Mini tipper  7.0 tonnes      
   3.0 front, 4 rear  21'4.5" / 6.5m  7'6" / 2.3m  9'4" / 2.85m

    
Nb 1: Tipper will get through a 9ft / 2.75m gap on level ground with a straight run.

Please note, however, if the delivery site has high walls or entrance pillars,
a 10ft / 3.05m gap will be needed to accommodate wing mirrors.

Nb 2: The vehicle height includes the exhaust stack.

As of August 2016 all our lorries are fitted with safety cameras. For details click here