Aggregates, building materials and much more…

We offer a wide range of quality aggregates in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Mid/North Wales areas. Our speciality is supplying reliable materials like crushed rock, sand, gravels, recycled substrates and topsoil to the Construction and Agricultural sectors.

The aggregates produced on-site adhere to high standards and have all the required certifications. Those sourced externally also meet premium quality benchmarks, ensuring suitability for the intended use. We stock large inventories covering a vast range of aggregates for construction needs. We also supply decorative aggregates in Shropshire and surrounding areas, suitable for gardening and landscaping projects. Details of these products can be found below.

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Recycled & Quarried Aggregates

All our Topsoil & Recycled Aggregates are stored inside to preserve the product’s quality.
Available in 1- 28 tonnes. Delivery or Collection. 



British Standard Grade A Multi-Purpose Topsoil from A R Richards which is BS3882:2015 Standard

At A R Richards we manufacture topsoil as a mix of organic matter, mineral matter and fertiliser to produce a high quality medium. The result of this is British Standard Grade A Multi-purpose topsoil confirmed to BS3882:2015 standards. 

At A R Richards we screen all Topsoil to 10mm down. This is our most popular aggregate product supplying thousands of tonnes per year across the country. Available in 1 tonne bulk bag or tipper delivery loads up to 20 tonnes. 

MOT Type 1


MOT Type 1 is the correct sub base for road surfaces and pathways.

MOT Type 1 is a hardwearing sub base and provides a load bearing stable layer as well as a flat surface prior to a top coating of asphalt, concrete, shingle or block paving. The fine mixture also ensures minimal voids in the sublayer when compacted.

Please note that product supplied comes from a natural source and may vary in colour, size and texture


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6F2 is a recycled product created on site with our Crusher.

6F2 is a recycled product created on site with our Crusher. 6F2 is material recycled to 75mm down in size and is a made up of concrete & rubble. It is used as a cost effective option for filling large voids underground, along with our other recycled material B1 Fill.

If you already have material on site that you wish to re-use call the team today on 01630 639 888 (opt 3). We can offer rates to hire our crusher and screener as well as operatives to site.

MOT Dust

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MOT Dust is crushed and screened 0-4mm grit stone, sourced from on a nearby quarry in Shrewsbury

MOT Type 1 Dust is a fine granular sub-base material used in the construction industry for paths, driveways and roads as a binding material. MOT Dust is a perfect sub base for artificial grass. At A R Richards the material has been graded from 0.0 to 0.8mm which makes it easy to level and compact to give an excellent sub- base with good load bearing qualities.

10, 20 & 20-40mm Gravel

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10, 20 and 20-40mm Gravel is one of our most popular products.

10, 20 and 20-40mm Gravel is stored at our inert waste recycling site. This local stone is designed for use in soakaway systems, pipe bedding or drainage projects due to its percolation properties. We can offer you all you need for your drainage project with our range of gravels alongside our extensive range of drainage pipe work too.

Due to the natural appearance of the stone, this material can also double-up as a decorative aggregate to suit driveways and borders.

B1 Fill

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B1 Fill is a recycled sub-base manufactured on-site at A R Richards.

B1 Fill is a second recycled aggregate that we produce at A R Richards. Made up of stones and gravels as a by-product, B1 fill offers a cost-effective option for forming a strong subbase layer.

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Sand & Ballast

All our Ballast & Sand available in 25kg bags, bulk bag or large loads
 Delivery Available or Collect from TF9 2JH. 

At A R Richards we also stock a range of sands to complement our variety of blocks & bricks. We have Building Sand which is used for concrete block & engineering brick mortar. We stock Concrete Sand (0-4mm) commonly used as a bed for our range of Indian Sandstone & Concrete Slabs. Another variety of sand we hold in stock is 20mm Ballast, which is frequently used with our Reinforcing Mesh & Cement Products, to create concrete building foundations.

Building Sand

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Building Sand is suitable for laying slab and block paving

The builders bulk bag contains building sand of a consistent quality and colour. This essential building aggregate is ideal for use in a variety of applications, including bricklaying mortar.

  • Can be used for multiple purposes 
  • Available in 25kg bags, or loose.
  • Loose has a minimum charge of 500kg
  • Ideal for general building and landscaping projects
  • Mix with cement and water to make bricklaying mortar
  • Delivered in bulk bags or loose for large projects
  • Odour free
  • Easy to use

Concrete Sand

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Concrete Sand or Sharp Sand is used to make ready-mix concrete

Our concrete sand is specially blended to produce a high-quality binding product for use in concrete mixes. It’s most popular use is for bedding our porcelain slabs and block paving on due to its coarse properties, it allows the cement sand and grit stone to bind to form a strong base-layer for the slabs to be laid on. Alongside landscaping, our concrete sand is used in the production of cement, the laying of cables as well as the production of hot asphalt.

We also have re-written the asbestos page as well as we are looking to add an additional page. We can amalgamate the screener & crusher pages, as the crusher one doesn’t work.

 We can use this one as the ‘General Haulage’ page as this will be the new one, we want to add please. Will go through in more detail in the meeting.

20mm Ballast

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20mm Ballast to be mixed with cement for concreting applications

This ballast bulk bag gives a mixture of sand and stone ballast to be mixed with cement for concreting applications. Also suitable for other building projects such as to provide an even sub-base for driveways, shed bases and more.

  • Can be used for multiple purposes
  • Can be used to fill voids in construction projects
  • Can be delivered across Shropshire in bulk bags or loose
  • Ideal for concreting and general building use

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Loose Chipped Aggregate

A range of natural stone Chippings
 Available loose or in Bulk Bags. Delivery Available or Collection. 

Blue Slate

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Beautiful Blue Slate Chippings to create a perfect finish to any landscape

This Blue decorative slate chips can be used for use with mulch, borders, paths, walkways, as a topper for plant pots, gardens, outdoor living spaces, or as accent edging in patios, paved areas and hardscaping projects.

Available loose or in bulk bags.

    Clean Granite

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    Granite Chippings are a perfect decorative feature

    Our Granite 20mm chippings are the perfect decorative feature for pathways and driveways as well as gardens features where they can be scattered around to provide spaces to walk on instead of the wet grass. They add a different element to the spaces and create a modern impression within your gardens and paths.

    Perfect for placing around washing lines, water features, ponds etc. to help bring a different element to your garden design and bring these areas to life. They also help to keep the rest of the garden in great condition as you will no longer need to walk over the wet, muddy grass.

    Welsh Green

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    Welsh Green or Green Granite, an elegant driveway option.

    Also known as Welsh Green, our Green Granite 20mm is a very hardwearing gravel making it an ideal choice for driveways. This eye catching stone with bluey green hues reflects light and is a lighter shade when dry and darker when wet. With its stylish and elegant look it is ideal for drives, paths and rockeries and it will continue to look good for many years. As granite is fish friendly it can also be used for water features, ponds and aquatics. 

    When all the groundworks are finished and you’re looking to add those finishing touches, at A R Richards we have a large variety of decorative aggregates available. These come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

    As with all our aggregates they are available loose from 1-28 tonnes as well as 25kg pre packed bags. Why not pop down and view the range? Once ordered we can arrange delivery on our Hiab across Shropshire. Staffordshire and Cheshire.

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    A R Richards Skip Hire Services

    Skip Hire

    Quick, Simple and Competitively Priced

    A R Richards Commercial Waste Management

    Commercial Waste

    Complete Waste Management Services

    A R Richards Euro Bin Hire

    Euro Bin Hire

    Across Shropshire, Staffordshire & Cheshire

    A R Richards Building Merchants & Aggregates

    Building Merchants & Aggregates

    Concrete, Ducting, Pipes and more…

    A R Richards Construction & Plant Hire

    Construction & Plant Hire

    Available with and without operatives

    A R Richards Agricultural Contracting

    Agricultural Contracting

    Full Range of field & Harvest works completed