Need assistance?

We have experienced staff who will be very happy to assist you... just email or call and ask for sales.

tel 01869 331281

sales@smithsbletchington.co.uk


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?

VIEW ALL OUR FAQs

HOW TO ORDER

SteerSafe applaud Smiths -

Cotswolds quarry operator and haulage firm praised by road safety campaign 

ROAD safety campaign SteerSafe has praised quarry operators and haulage firm Smiths & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd for their proactive approach towards the safety of vulnerable road users.

The long-established family-run company, which supplies sand and gravel, aggregates and Cotswold stone from its quarries in Oxfordshire alongside running haulage, plant hire and contracting services, takes road safety very seriously.

It has recently specified its entire tipper fleet to be fitted with 360° bird’s-eye view camera monitoring systems that provide the driver with an all-round view of the vehicle which ‘sees’ into driver blind spots.

The company was concerned about the ‘information overload’ on drivers who otherwise would have to scan up to six mirrors and/or monitors in quick succession to check each blind spot.

The 360° system blends the images from four wide-angle cameras mounted on the truck body to produce a single bird’s-eye image, thus eliminating all blind spots. Images are recorded for up to 1,164 hours of footage.

Also fitted will be sensors at cab floor level to alert audibly both the driver and vulnerable road users when turning left. These will meet the specification standards for FORS, CLOCS and Crossrail.

SteerSafe’s Chris Hanson-Abbott OBE said: ‘We thoroughly applaud Smiths & Sons for taking such a responsible and proactive stance towards road safety – let’s hope that more companies will follow suit. Smiths & Sons are to be commended for their far-sighted actions.’