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Wickes Ballast Jumbo Bag

Product Code: 220082

  • Weight: 850 kg
  • Type: Ballast
  • Colour: Assorted
  • Package Type: Jumbo Bag
  • Coverage: 13m² at approximately 50mm Depth
  • Brand Name: Wickes

Wickes Ballast is suitable for all general building use.

Rating Snapshot (37 reviews)
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£38.24

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Wickes Ballast is suitable for all general building use.

  • High quality Ballast
  • To be used in coarse concrete mixes
  • Can be used to fill voids in construction projects
Overall Rating
Rating Snapshot (37 reviews)
5 stars
18
4 stars
11
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
4
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  • Red ballast
    22 Jan 2014
    By Shogsey
    From Ivybridge
    Expertise: Trade
    Quality

    Value For Money

    "Mixed well to produce a nice fatty concrete that finished well"

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  • A lot less than it says!
    29 Dec 2013
    By Sanzomat
    From Bristol
    Expertise: Expert DIYer
    Quality

    Value For Money

    Pros:  makes good concrete
    Cons:  doesn't make as much concrete as the website says!

    "The ballast itself is fine. The blend of gravel to sand it just about right to give a good concrete mix. The reason for the poor overall rating is the quantity. The website says one bag will cover 13m2 @ 50mm thick so that works out as 0.65m3. I bought 2 bags so should have made 1.3m3 of concrete. I was making a floor slab for an out building 3.6m x 3.0m x 100mm thick so should have needed 1.08m3 so I should have had plenty and some left over. I ran out of ballast with about 1.5m x 1.0m still to pour so only got 0.93m3 out of the 2 bags so 40% short of the stated volume. I'd shuttered the sides and had carefully levelled the sub-base so I'm confident the thickness was accurate at 100mm. I'm now left with a day joint and will have to go out and buy more in standard bags to finish the job. I'm not happy at all with this. Please bear this mind when working out your quantities. These bags make 40% less concrete than stated on the website! I've googled the density of all-in ballast and it seems the generally accepted figure is 1.5 tonnes/m3. Based on this figure my 0.93m3 would use 1.395 tonnes (assuming that the cement fills the the interstices so doesn't add any volume) so each of my two bags would be 697.5kg so much less than the stated minimum weight per bag of 850kg. I've think I've been done!"

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  • Great purchase
    19 Dec 2013
    By Chezzz
    From Brighton
    Expertise: Moderate DIYer
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    Value For Money

    Pros:  value for money

    "This bumper bag was well worth the money and the ballast was of great quality ."

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  • Ballast delivery
    28 Nov 2013
    By BrianOddjobmanCom
    From Denmead, Hampshire
    Expertise: Trade
    Quality

    Value For Money

    "A first class product, and a first class delivery, by a really lovely gentleman! Top marks to him, and also to Wickes."

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Where and when can Wickes deliver items?

The majority of our 'Big & Bulky' products are available for next-day delivery (depending on the availability of Next Day capacity, your location and when you place your order).

Wickes delivers 'Big & Bulky’ products to mainland UK (Great Britain) addresses, we are unable to deliver to remote and offshore locations.

Please refer to our Postcode Matrix to check whether we can deliver to your area, and if next-day delivery is available.

Where our next-day delivery service is available, it applies to orders placed between Monday–Thursday before 6pm. Saturday delivery is also available for the £5.
 

How much will it cost?

(including 'Big & Bulky' 7-day delivery lead time products)

Up to £300

Distance from your nearest Wickes Store: 

0-20 Miles: £25 
Saturday Delivery: £30 
20-40 Miles: £40 
Saturday Delivery: £45 
Over 40 Miles: £80
Saturday Delivery: £85


£300 and over

Distance from your nearest Wickes Store: 

0-20 Miles: FREE 
20-40 Miles: £40 
Saturday Delivery: £45 
Over 40 Miles: £80 
Saturday Delivery: £85

Important: Delivery will be on the Saturday following the end of the delivery lead time

Returns & Refunds 

Set out below is a summary of our Returns & Refunds policies, for full details see our Cancellations, Returns and Refunds policy

Products Which Are Not Required

You can return any unused product to us in its original condition for a refund within 30 days of delivery to you. Please note that we may be unable to accept the return of made-to-measure products unless they are faulty or have been damaged in transit.

Cancellation Rights

You can cancel any online order and receive a full refund (including standard delivery charges) at any time before the product is dispatched or within 14 days starting on the day after delivery.

Please note that if you cancel an order after the product has been delivered, you will be responsible for returning the Product to us at your cost within 14 days of the cancellation of your order. You can arrange for the product to be collected, by us or our nominated carrier, or return the product to your local Wickes store for free, with proof of purchase.

Faulty or Damaged Products

In the unlikely event that a delivered product is faulty or damaged, we will exchange it or provide you with a refund, as long as we are notified of the product's fault within 30 days of it being delivered to you.