Gravels, Hoggin and Shingle
We could call this group of surface dressings ‘loose aggregates’, for that is, essentially what they are, but there is so much to choose from, and not all are as good as the others. What works, where, and why. What size should be used. And what’s required, if anything, underneath? How’s it all held in place? All is revealed in this section.
This page is simply a gallery of the many different gravels that are available from Builders' Merchants, Providers, Landscape Suppliers, Quarries and Garden Centres.
Gravel, Cinder and Hoggin
Gravel has become a catch-all term for almost any loose aggregate used as a covering for a path or driveway or car parking area, but there is a wide, and growing, range of aggregates used. This page considers the aggregates used, and how such surfaces should be constructed.
There is an enormous range of aggregates used as a surface dressing and loosely referred to as 'gravel'. This page looks at some of the more popular choices and how they can best be used.
Self-binding gravels contain significant quantities of fines which helps them loosely bind together, rendering them incredibly useful of landscaping projects.
Breedon Self-Binding Gravels
Self Binding Gravels are a group of surfacing products that lie midway on a spectrum between completely loose, unbound, scatter-everywhere gravel, and a fully bound, stable, firm and stays-put macadam or resin bound surfacing.