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We want to lay some pavers and edging bricks, What is the best value sand to use?


  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    You don't need 'best value' for paving. Sharp sand is fine for paving blocks, but for edging pure sand can be not strong enough. Also, what's going to be under the sand?
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  • froggletfrogglet Forumite
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    Its a totally decorative area.
     We have a row of 3x4 flags we want to cover with  some Staffordshire  blue  pavers we dug up when doing the patio.
    And put in some rope edging against  the flags.
    We dont with to remove the flags.
    Its all decorative rather than functional. 
  • FreeBearFreeBear Forumite
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    Forumite - Has all the information you need to do a proper job. Preparation is the key to doing a job right, and even if it is just decorative, you want something that will last.
    Sharp sand, cement, and gravel is all that is needed. Depending on how much you have to do, it may pay to get the sand in bulk bags from somewhere like Jewsons (other builders merchants available).

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