Our bricklaying sand has a well-balanced clay and fine content to allow for sand to accommodate cement and water to create the perfect mortar. Good quality brickies sand should allow your mortar to be both workable and have strong bonding characteristics when set. A walls structural integrity is easily compromised by poor or inferior mortar.
Bricklaying sand is often referred to as sticky or fatty sand. The sticky or fatty sand terminology is due to both the correct balance and presence of clay and fines contents. This allows for a workable elasticity in the mortar.
Compliant with Australian Standards (AS1141.1).
Where does brickies sand come from?
Brickies sand can be sourced from river sand that’s been dredged, but it generally comes from two main sources: dune sand and depositional sand.
Dune sand originates from coastal areas. Its particle size is angular in shape, which gives it the nickname of “sharp sand”. Dune sand generally has little to no clay content.
Depositional sand, however, comes from inland sources. It washes downhill into mountain foothills, mixing with clay on its way down. Its particle size tends to be more oval than angular.
Both of those types of sands can be used to create brickies sand. Often, suppliers will mix sands to create a 50-50 mix, and then pass them through the AS1141.1 sieve test, which shows the weight of the sand. This is because, as outlined in Australian bricklaying standards, “bricklaying sand must not have more than 9% of the weight of the sand passing through a 75um sieve.”
Our sand complies with the AS1141.1 standard.
What are the different types of bricklaying sand?
Brickies sand comes in several different varieties, including yellow, red and white. Yellow brickies sand generally has a higher clay content. Red is generally lighter than its counterparts, and white provides a clearer, brighter finish.
When choosing a brickies sand, consider which will best fit your needs – feel free to talk to us about it if you have any questions.
What are the uses of screened brickies sand?
Bricklaying sand is favoured by professional bricklayers but has more uses than simply laying bricks. It can also be used in masonry work, limestone and blockwork construction, paving preps, hardstands and pad preparation. Its uses even extend to sporting arenas, agriculture and fields.
It can be used in most projects requiring sand with medium clay content.
What are the benefits of using bricklayers’ sand?
Brickies sand is highly regarded in house and commercial use, due to its high-quality and versatility. When used correctly, it can provide high structural integrity due to its strong bonding characteristics.
Why Choose CRI?
High-quality brickies sand should never be understated – it’s a versatile, trustworthy material that is well-known for getting the job done.
When selecting a brickies sand source, it’s important to choose someone you can trust. We at Carramar Resource Industries are known for being an industry leader in providing high-quality construction resources, from brickies sand to fill sand. Whatever you need – we can help.
Our bricklaying sand has a well-balanced clay and fine content to allow for sand to accommodate cement and water to create the perfect mortar. Good quality bricklaying sand should allow your mortar to be both workable and have strong bonding characteristics when set. A wall’s structural integrity is easily compromised by poor or inferior mortar – so choose us for a trustworthy source of high-quality brickies sand.
You can reach us on (08) 9405 3877 or contact us here if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.