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Posted: 27 July 2017,20:00 QUOTE

Hi. Well I've finally got there, one more cutting in session and I'm ready for the final compaction. Sorry if I've missed it but I can't find the calculator for kiln dried sand so anyone know how much I'll need for 60 sq M of 60 mm standard blocks. Every part of me aches now, respect to you guys who do this every day.

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Posted: 27 July 2017,20:38 QUOTE

Do your merchants take back bags or are they nearby? I'd see how far 5 go think that's what I used on mine and was roughly 60m
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Posted: 28 July 2017,10:12 QUOTE

Apparently 270kg according to Brett Paving

Alternatively, as with above, I've known a number of people use 5 bags so that number feels a bit off  :p


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Posted: 28 July 2017,13:26 QUOTE

Based on average usage, we used to calculate 8m per 25kg for 80mm blocks and 10m per bag for 60mm blocks. Cuts always take more, so narrow paths with lots of cut edges and little in the way of uncut joints would gobble up the KDS, while big expanses with minimal cutting would, obviously, give better coverage.

For 60m of 50mm or 60mm blocks, Id bring 6 bags and expect to have some left over.....but given that joints need to be topped-up after 6 weeks or so, that surplus can be kept in the shed until needed.

And at less than 5 quid a bag, is it really worth buying less and hoping you'll have enough? A return trip to the BM or DIY shed will cost you a lot more than just a fiver!


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