Calculators

We've gathered together a set of useful calculators that will help you to work out how much you need of different products to complete your job. 

CALCULATORS FROM OUR SUPPLIERS

BLOCKS & PAVERS CALCULATOR
Courtesy of www.nationalmasonry.com.au

CEMENT CALCULATORS
Courtesy of www.cementaustralia.com.au/ppg

   
BORAL CALCULATORS
A whole series of useful calculators for everything from bricks to mortar to retaining walls

 

CAPACITY TABLES

Here are some tables to show you how much bulk product you can fit in a ute, trailer or in our delivery trucks.

Vehicle Sizes: Body Mirrors Height
Ute 2.0m 2.2m 1.9m
Small Truck 2.1m 2.4m 2.3m
Medium Truck 2.3m 2.9m 2.6m
Large Truck 2.5m 2.8m 3.0m
Very Large Truck 2.6m 3.2m 3.4m

 

Load Limits: Mulch & Garden Soils Top Dress Sand, Gravel, Concrete Blend Bases Recycled Gravel
Ute 1m³ 1m³ ½m³ ½m³ ½m³
Small Truck 4m³ 2.9m³ 2.25m³ 1.8m³ 2.5m³
Medium Truck 8m³ 5m³ 4.25m³ 5m³ 4.8m³
Large Truck 11m³ 9m³ 6m³ 6m³ 6.5m³
Very Large Truck 16m³ 12.7m³ 9.75m³ 8.25m³ 11m³

 

CALCULATING VOLUME

To work out how much in m3 you will need for your project, you need to be able to work out the area of the space you wish to fill and then how deep you want the fill to be.

To calculate m3 - LENGTH X WIDTH X DEPTH

EXAMPLE:
If you want to fill a series of 10 flower borders with bark and each border space is 0.4m x 1.2m, then the area of each flower border = 0.48m2 and if you would like bark to a depth of 10cm then you need to multiply the area  0.48m2 by 0.1m (10cm expressed in metres). This makes each flower border 0.048m3
So you will need about 0.5m3 to complete your job.