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Buying half tonne of Sand

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by rooster123, 9th Jun, 2016.

  1. rooster123

    rooster123 Active Member

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    Looking to build the small retaining wall for which bricklayer has asked us to get a half tonne of sand and 5 bags of cement. I cannot carry it in my car so I tried to rind couple of places nearby and also bunnings none of them do shipping for this quantity. Most of them do shipping for min 1 tonne of sand which is way above my requirement.

    Any places from where I can get this 0.5 tonne sand delivered at home (in Sydney)? How much this will cost appro?
     
  2. Username86

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    Most landscaping/soils suppliers will let you hire a free box trailer with every purchase. If not free it wouldn't cost much to hire from them directly.
     
  3. Bran

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    How much is a tonne delivered?
     
  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Sydney is a big place. Find your localist sand and soil place. If you buy the cement from them as well that might make up for the min load. And also say you'll pay cash on delivery.

    Also worth while to stick your head in the nearest one and they'll sneak it in for the Christmas party fund ;) face to face can make a difference
     
  5. Hodor

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    Hardware and General do free delivery over most of Sydney last I checked. They do sand by cubic metre (too much) what they call a "bulk-a-bag" from memory, buying less the rate goes up in my experience, you seem to have found this also or difficulty with delivery.

    Do you have any lawn the needs a bit of a level or anything? You might be surprised at how quickly the other half ton will disappear when spread out.
     
  6. neK

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    I use ANLScape and TheGoodSoil - I've had good experiences with both.

    Materials in the raw are another option, but they are more expensive, but have more days available for delivery.
     
  7. rooster123

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    Rang local store they gave me price as below :

    ANLScape :
    $64/tonne ( they don't do 0.5tonnne delivery) Sand
    $46.5 ( $7.75/bag for 6bags) Cement
    $20 Shipping
    =$130.5

    Turtle Landscape Supplies  
    $33.50 (0.5 tonne)
    $48
    $45 Shipping
    = $126.5

    Bunnings
    $275 (0.5 tonne sand + 6 bags of cement)
     
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  8. neK

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    Why can't you get bags and throw it in your boot?
    Get a $5 tarp from bunnings and load it up.
    It's not going to get dirty.
     
  9. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    You could get a tone and put any surplus on the lawn. It is good for the soil.
     
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  10. Ace in the Hole

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    Just wondering, if the brickie is doing the job, why don't he just organise the materials instead of getting you to do it if it's not your area of expertise?
     
  11. bob shovel

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    Cash job I'm guessing ;)

    Why don't you ring up turtle man and say i will pay for 1t but deliver 1/2 and don't charge me for delivery. Plus get cement
     
  12. Joynz

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    Well it looks like Turtle is the one. Make sure you specify it is for a brick wall as there are different types of sand.

    Brickies can also order sand on your behalf, but will put a margin on it.
     
  13. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Make sure that you get brickies sand (course) unless they specified something else eg river sand (higher silt content). Get a whole tonne unless you can't use it anywhere else.

    Hardware & General have several outlets including Blacktown. Delivery charge just saves time & hassles.