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A Brief Introduction to Aggregates | Grab Hire and Aggregates in Southport

Thinking of starting a small-scale building project? Wondering which aggregates you need to get started? Here at ASC Grab Hire Ltd, we provide the full spectrum of aggregates for clients in Southport and wider Merseyside. With over a century of combined experience, our team and our fleet of vehicles are fully insured and are available for jobs of any size. With such a range of aggregate options on the market today, it can be hard to know where to start.

Our team members are always on hand with helpful advice or to talk through our options. We also provide tipper hire, waste removal and grab lorry solutions.

Active across Southport and the surrounding areas, we deliver a range of quality aggregates. Here is a brief introduction to three of our most popular products.



Sand has been used to construct buildings for millennia, and builders today still use sand for a wide variety of purposes. Soft sand, coarse sharp sand and fine sharp sand all vary in terms of coarseness and are utilised in different areas of a building.

Sharp sand is a rough and heavy material used for driveways and paving, as well as to strengthen concrete. It is added to the mix to improve flexibility.

Fine sharp sand is used for plastering and rendering, ensuring a less jagged finish. Soft sand is much finer than other aggregates and is primarily used in bricklaying.

Crushed Concrete

A recycled product, you can find crushed concrete on most demolition sites. A popular material in the Southport area, we always encourage the use of crushed concrete, as it reduces waste.

Our grab hire and tipper hire vehicles are available to transport a range of aggregates, including crushed concrete, and can undertake waste removals once your delivery has been unloaded.

Crushed concrete is ideal for granular sub bases and backfills, as its structural integrity leads to excellent drainage. We are proud to provide grab lorry solutions for Merseyside and Cheshire.

MOT Type 1

Standing for Ministry of Transport, this aggregate is used for road surfaces and sub bases across the country.

Specified by the government for its superior durability, MOT Type 1 is comprised of various crushed minerals and manmade materials, including:

  • Granite

  • Limestone

  • Concrete

  • And Much More…

We deliver MOT Type 1 and other aggregates across the Southport area.

Our grab lorry options include eighteen, twenty-four and thirty-two tonne lorries, and our grab hire and tipper hire operators undertake thorough waste removals.

Call us today on 07537 904944 to find out more about our aggregates and grab hire solutions for clients in Southport and the surrounding areas.