Imported VS Local Building Sand – what is the difference?
When clients require a specific colour of Pit Sand (eg: red, black, yellow) for a variety of aesthetic reasons or face brick colour, and the particular colour is not natural to that specific area, the sand would be considered as “imported” (as it would need to be brought in from another area).
Pit Sand that has been sourced locally or in close vicinity of the project. Comes in a variety of colours (natural to the area).
Above – example of 1 colour of local pit sand
Above – examples of colour-specific building sand used with face bricks.
Red and Black building sand matches well with Red and Brown Face Brick and gives a darker colour finish to the cement. Yellow Pit Sand matches with Yellow and light coloured face bricks with a light grey cement finish.
Consistency in the colour of the sand being supplied is important to any face brick project and Cloete’s Sand and Stone source suitable sand from reliable quarries where we know there will not be a significant change in colour in order for it not to influence the end result of your project. Local Pit is generally not recommended for face brick as it is more likely to change colour as it is being mined or produced.
We look forward to being able to supply you with your choice of building sand - be it Black Pit, Red Pit, Yellow Pit, or Local Pit, to best suite your specific building project.
Cloete’s Sand and Stone Team