What is "Gravel Down"?

Good evening. 

Does anyone know why this gravel would be called Gravel Down? 

Does the Down, mean something special? 


https://www.beatsons.co.uk/beatsons-20mm-gravel-down-p13724

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  • FreeBear
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    At a guess, a typo - Should probably read "Gravel, Brown".
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  • Annemos
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    Thank you FreeBear.


    I telephoned that company and they are not too sure what it is. 


    But I also just found it on this website. 

    https://www.mcnairs.co.uk/item/4012/BuildingMaterials/Down-Washed-Gravel-10mm-25kg.html


    They said that Down-Washed is a rinsing process that they do at the quarry to rinse out impurities. 

    Interestingly, these are the only two websites where I have found it on-line and they are both in Scotland. 


    (I was wondering about this, because apparently I may have some of it in my garden: newly laid.)
  • Apodemus
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    edited 9 August 2021 at 3:28PM
    But the first site said it was unwashed...?

    I thought they were quoting the average builder..."you want some gravel down, mate?"  or "no problem, we'll get some gravel down"!  :) 
  • Apodemus
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    ...Blimey, I've just noticed that the first company say they are "Authorised  and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority"!  That's got to be a first for a builders' merchants!
  • sheramber
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    they are appointed agents for Falcon Funding who are regulated by the FCA.
  • Annemos
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    Ha ha ha...... you have just made me laugh.

    (I needed that. I just has the afternoon from Hell. I have had a terrible Vodafone signal for 3 weeks. Then to cancel the contract...they have to send me a text.... to the phone where the signal is not working. Is Vodafone regulated by anything?)
  • Cheslea2010
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    The term down refers to the sizing. 20mm Down means the product is 20mm down to dust.
  • Dustyevsky
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    The term down refers to the sizing. 20mm Down means the product is 20mm down to dust.
    Indeed, though I was brung up proper, so I say, “and down.”
    Brilliant first post, albeit almost 2.5 years late! :)

     How convenient that the elephant in the room vanishes when we change the methodology.
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