Planning your order Preparation tips
Ensure you have everything in place before ordering your topsoil‭. ‬Consider the following areas to ensure smooth delivery and application for the best results.

Receiving soil ❯ Prepare & optimise ❯

Plan your planting scheme ❯ Site Access ❯

Check the make-up of your 'receiving' soil

Prepare & optimise the area

It is vitally important to prepare the area where you're applying the topsoil. The following are particularly important:

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Remove all debris and contaminants such as wood, concrete, bricks, tarmac, glass, etc

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Lightly culivate the surface to a depth of approx 30mm to loosen the soil and create a 'key' for the new topsoil.

Preserve this preparation by minimising pedestrian and vehicular traffic, especially in wet conditions.

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If you do not have a free-draining site then the installation of a suitable drainage system should be considered.

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Perennial and evasive weeds such as couch grass or Japanese Knotweed must be controlled and removed in accordance with statuatory requirements.

All TOPSOIL products are free of perrenial weeds and Japanese Knotweed. 


Plan your planting scheme

In deciding on a particular planting scheme it is very important to consider compatibility with soil type along with other factors such as shelter, moisture and sunlight levels. All these can make a significant difference as to how well the new plants thrive. If in doubt, speak to your supplier or contractor.

Take account of any site restrictions

When you talk to your supplier/ contractor make sure you cover details such as site access as this could affect what size of vehicle can be used; deliveries tend to be made by articulated trucks carrying 30 tonnes or rigid vehicles carrying 20 tonnes. Also consider any effect on local residents and any possible delivery time restrictions.


Site Access Considerations

When buying topsoil, it is important to discuss with your supplier / contractor details such as site access as this can affect what size of vehicle can be used.

Deliveries tend to be made by articulated trucks carrying 29 tonnes or rigid vehicles carrying 20 tonnes.

Critical dimensions (see below) are based on the truck approaching the entrance in a straight line. If the approach access is at an angle then more space will be required.


Typical Articulated Truck
Gross weight 44 tonne
Net weight 29 tonne
Width 3.2 metres
Length 12.8 metres
Height 4.0 metres
Typical Rigid Truck
Gross weight 32 tonne
Net weight 20 tonne
Width 3.2 metres
Length 11.5 metres
Height 3.7 metres

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