All TOPSOIL products are developed from the soil that adheres to the sugar beet delivered to British Sugar’s factories and as such comes from the best agricultural soils in the country. After separation, the soil undergoes a gravity settlement stage prior to a lengthy conditioning process and careful storage ready for delivery to you.
This general-purpose, high quality topsoil has proved ideal for landscaping of established and new-build sites.
Continually developed over the past decade, this sandy loam has become the most successful product of its type in the UK.
|Compliant to BS3882-2007||Consistent product gives consistent results|
|Sandy Loam texture||Holds moisture in summer
Free-draining in winter
|Fully analysed||Ensures confidence that product meets project & regulatory spec|
|No chemical contamination||Safe
Ideal for brownfield sites
|Available all-year round||No project downtime|
|Low stone content||Eliminates stone-picking|
|Consistent texture||Even germination & uniform planting results|
Landscape20 is a registered trademark of British Sugar plc
A specialised clay loam topsoil, developed specifically for non-demanding planting environments such as embankments, hedgerows and landscape schemes that require moisture-retentive soils.
The National House Building Council has allowed TOPSOIL to use the following statement: "British Sugar TOPSOIL can help builders meet the requirements of NHBC Standards, Chapter 9.2 'Drives, paths and landscaping', for topsoil"
We are very proud to have achieved this from them which follows a number of property construction projects where Landscape20 has been used very successfully.
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Radleigh Homes used 140 tonnes of Landscape20 to create the gardens surrounding a social housing apartment scheme for Derwent Living in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The Landscape20 was spread by the groundworkers to create front and back communial areas around the apartments, and then cultivated to produce a seedbed suitable for turfing.Radleigh Homes Site Foreman Dave Rowland said “to comply with the latest regulations and meet the needs of our customers requires us to source a high-quality soil for our housing schemes. We have relied on British Sugar’s TOPSOIL business to meet these needs on a number of projects because of their consistency of product and service, particularly as regards delivering on time.”
The Elton Hall estate, near Peterborough, chose Landscape20 for the creation of a major new landscaped area, replacing a former rose garden.
The new project, designed by Lady Tollemache and Lady Proby and undertaken by landscape business RJ Warren, based in Whittlesey, Peterborough, incorporated a water feature surrounded by rose & shrub beds edged with Indian sandstone and planters. The existing soil was dug out to a depth of 400mm and replaced with a total of 440 tonnes of Landscape20.
Robert Warren specialises in landscape maintenance and construction projects and is very aware of the importance of good quality soil. "I was familiar with the TOPSOIL business and had heard some favourable reports, so I felt it was the right product for this prestigious project" he said. "It raked-out well and its high fertility level was very advantageous in ensuring fast establishment and growth of the shrubs and turf".
GB Building Solutions is a national contractor committed to providing high-quality housing, which is both affordable and delivered on time. The site in Nottingham has been developed to offer 112 dwellings as a combination of flats, house and bungalows.
Over a period of 18 months, TOPSOIL delivered over 1300 tonnes of Landscape20 to the site, providing all the topsoil that was needed for the whole project. This included the landscaping, turfing and planting of all the new gardens.
Paul Jarman, supervisor and assessor at St Ann’s, explains why they chose Landscape20, “We came to British Sugar TOPSOIL as we needed to ensure we had a good-quality topsoil that would meet the criteria set by Nottingham City Council. We were confident that in using Landscape20 we would not have to worry about any potential problems when the environmental officer visited the site.”
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) used 100 tonnes of TOPSOIL Landscape20 for an important project at its Insite ’09 event held in June 2009 at its facility in Watford, Herts.
The BRE’s Innovation Park is an extraordinary grouping of some of the world’s most sustainable buildings – zero and low carbon homes grouped around a landscaped area designed to provide a cohesive community space.
The international group PRP Architects Ltd was commissioned to undertake the project. The practice was very impressed with the quality and service from TOPSOIL and the fact that the product has such a strong sustainable pedigree. The chairman of BRE was delighted and made a special mention of the project at the opening ceremony.
S&M Contractors of Halstead, Essex chose Landscape20 for the landscaping work of the new Sainsbury Laboratory.Andy Ledgerton, Contract Manager at S&M Contractors, said “the imported topsoil had to meet the client Kier Build and their landscape architect’s very exacting standards. TOPSOIL’s comprehensive analysis ensured it met these standards." Trees were planted within a paved area, requiring modular root-deflector planters to prevent root disturbance of the paving. Root growth is diverted downward and outward thus avoiding unsightly and hazardous root damage.
Plastic honeycomb crates were used in the bottom of the tree pits, filled with Landscape20, to ensure free-drainage. The root deflectors were then placed on top of this drainage layer and also filled with Landscape20 to ground level.