BS 3882 Topsoil
Topsoil is an important component of most landscape projects, where it provides an ideal medium for the growth of vegetation. The key requirements for topsoil are often overlooked but when we examine them in detail we can see that it has to provide a suitable anchorage for plant roots, provide Oxygen whilst slowly releasing nutrients and draining excess water whilst retaining enough moisture to sustain plant growth during dry periods.
The quality of topsoil can vary greatly depending on the geographical location. In the past this has led to difficulties on large construction projects that required major landscaping, because the soil being brought in was often unsuitable for the new environment. This in turn led to costly remedial work. We recognised this some 17 years ago and since then have been involved with the production of man-made BS3882 soils using a combination of sand, PAS 100 compost and silts.
Our present production sites are strategically placed to cover the whole of the UK, thus reducing haulage costs and keeping greenhouse gas emissions to a minimum. Each batch is tested regularly by an independent laboratory, so you can be sure that our products are compliant with the highest standards. Full analysis sheets are available on request.
All soil will be delivered by bulk transport, the smallest load being 20t, so please ensure that suitable access is available before placing an order. We aim to deliver all soils to site within 48hrs of receiving a purchase order.
Please find here a typical specification sheet for BS3882 Soil Analysis, or please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01293 804680 if you need any specific advice.