Building Sand Banstead

Premium Building Sand in Banstead

Welcome to Building Sand Banstead, your premier source for high-quality building sand, proudly produced at Mercers Quarry. We take immense pride in offering top-notch building sand that adheres to the highest industry standards, making it the ideal choice for your construction projects in Banstead and beyond.

Why Choose J&J Franks

When it comes to selecting the right building materials for your project, there are compelling reasons to choose J&J Franks:

  • Comprehensive Waste Solutions: Beyond building sand, our services encompass a wide range of waste management solutions, ensuring we can meet all your construction and waste disposal needs.
  • Commitment to the Environment: We are dedicated to sustainable practices and eco-friendly solutions, actively reducing our environmental footprint.
  • Experienced and Approachable Team: Our team comprises experienced professionals who are always ready to provide expert guidance and excellent customer service.
  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of our products and services.
  • Convenience and Flexibility: Recognizing the unique requirements of each project, we provide flexible solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Sand Options for Your Construction Needs

At J&J Franks, we offer a variety of sand options to cater to diverse construction needs, each with its unique benefits:


Our building sand plays a pivotal role in mortar production, a versatile paste used to bond building blocks such as stones, bricks, and concrete masonry units. It ensures the structural integrity of your construction projects, whether residential or commercial.

Bricks – Clay Based

Building sand possesses unique properties that make it an excellent choice for the production of clay-based bricks. When integrated into the brick-making process, it acts as a filler, preventing shrinkage and maintaining the shape and dimensions of bricks during kiln processing. Additionally, it can be used to create specific colours when coating brick moulds, adding a touch of customization to your projects.


The sand quarried at Nutfield Quarry is a crucial ingredient in constructing roads across the South East and London. It serves as the main component in asphalt production, ensuring the durability and quality of the roads we rely on daily.

Leisure Industry

In our commitment to innovation, we are exploring the development of specialised sand for the leisure industry. By subjecting Nutfield sand to a washing process, we can unlock a wide range of possibilities. This treated sand can be used in various applications, including golf course bunkers, equestrian centres for sand schools and gallops, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about our building sand:

Is your building sand suitable for both residential and commercial construction projects?

  • Yes, our building sand is versatile and suitable for a wide range of projects, including both residential and commercial construction.

Can you provide building sand in smaller quantities for smaller projects?

  • Absolutely, while we offer delivery in larger loads, we can discuss options for smaller quantities to meet the specific needs of your project.

What’s the difference between sharp sand and building sand?

  • Building sand is finer and has a smoother texture compared to sharp sand, making it ideal for purposes like mortar and bricklaying.

Do you offer any specialty sand options for unique construction needs?

  • We are actively exploring specialty options, particularly for the leisure industry, and we are open to discussing any unique construction requirements you may have.

What quality standards does your building sand meet, and do you have certificates to prove it?

  • Our building sand complies with BS EN 13139 standards, and we possess certificates, including the CE Declaration of Performance Certificate, to provide assurance of quality.

Our History

J&J Franks proudly boasts over 80 years of expertise as an independently owned Quarrying and Waste management company. Our journey began in the 1940s, and in the 1950s, we expanded by acquiring the Betchworth Sand Quarry, becoming a trusted supplier of high-grade building sand. Today, under third-generation leadership, we’ve evolved into an integrated entity specialising in recycling, waste management, and aggregates, serving a diverse client base. Our unwavering commitment to quality and continual investment in the Betchworth and Nutfield sites have expanded our service range and enhanced overall quality.

Contact Us

Ready to discuss your building sand needs in Banstead? Reach out to our friendly and expert team at Nutfield Quarry today. We’re here to provide you with top-quality building sand and comprehensive solutions for your construction projects.

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  • Phone number: 01737 842311

Experience the difference that J&J Franks’ Building Sand Banstead can make in your construction endeavours.