For high-quality MOT Type 1, shingle, sand, and ballast delivered throughout Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, call Watford Plant Hire and Grab Hire Ltd today.

Sand and Ballast Suppliers in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and across the wider Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire region

Ballast is a catch-all term used for a variety of loose materials made up of small individual particles. Gravel is an example of ballast with larger particles, while at the other end of the scale, you have various gradations of sand from coarse to fine. They are used in a wide variety of surfacing and landscaping jobs, from drainage beds, pathways, and creating a stable base for laying paving to filling and weighing down items to prevent them from being knocked or blown over. At Watford Plant Hire and Grab Hire, we stock and supply a wide range of sand and ballast in various sizes for the benefit of our Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire customers.

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Shingle Suppliers

In landscaping and surfacing terms, shingle refers to chips or flakes of stone that are laid at ground level as part of the project. It’s an ideal material for protecting delicate plant roots from excessive rain, creating an effective drainage and filtering solution. It can also be mixed with asphalt to provide a cheaper alternative to block paving or tarmac driveways. We supply a variety of stone shingle, delivering them in bulk to domestic, commercial, and industrial clients alike.

Any Size of Order

We supply our various products to domestic, commercial, and industrial projects across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Whatever your particular requirements might be, we have the resources to deliver them directly to your door. We have our own fleet of grab lorries ready to bring your loose materials to you, and our skilled operators will deposit them wherever you need them on site.

MOT Type 1—Crushed Concrete

Crushed concrete is exactly what it sounds like: recycled concrete that has been passed through a crusher to produce a loose construction material. It can be crushed to various sizes, depending on the needs of the customer, and is a versatile component for a range of surfacing jobs. This includes public road surfacing, where it often forms a base layer for tarmac or asphalt, hence its trade name, MOT (Ministry of Transport) Type 1. We recover and recycle thousands of tonnes of concrete each year, creating a steady supply of crushed concrete for our customers’ projects.

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Why Choose Watford Plant Hire and Grab Hire Ltd?

There are plenty of reasons to choose us for your sand, ballast, shingle, and MOT Type 1 needs in Watford, Hemel Hempstead, or the surrounding area.

We have been supplying customers throughout the region with high-quality products for more than a decade, making us a name to be trusted in the industry.

All loose materials are delivered on our own trucks and placed wherever you need them.

If you require other plant or machinery to complete the job (such as dumpers or rollers), we can incorporate them into a bespoke hire package tailored specifically for you.

Reliable Shingle, Sand, and Ballast Suppliers Near You

Our products are produced and stored at our site in Hemel Hempstead, where we also keep our fleet of grab lorries for easy loading and dispatch. Our drivers travel over a 20-mile radius to deliver our loose materials to customers throughout our own county of Hertfordshire and into neighbouring Buckinghamshire. We know the area well and promise a fast turnaround on all orders. For more information, visit our Areas We Cover page.

Get in touch

For sand and ballast, shingle, and MOT Type 1 crushed concrete suppliers you can rely on in Watford, Hemel Hempstead, and the surrounding area, contact Watford Plant Hire and Grab Hire Ltd today to get your free, no-obligation quote.

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