Conversion of 6x4 trailer load to cubic metres
1 Trailer Load = 0.7 cubic metres
1.5 Trailer Loads = 1 cubic metres
2 Trailer Loads = 1.5 cubic metres
3 Trailer Loads = 2 cubic metres
4.5 Trailer loads = 3 cubic metres
If you are not sure how much soil you will need for the job, using big strides, pace out the length and the width of the area in question. When you have this multiply the length by the width and multiply by the required depth. This is not the exact measurement but it will give you a guide to the quantity you will be needing. e.g one pace approx one metre.
When using products that you plan to compact down like gravel fines for pathways or yellow sand for a base under paving, an adjustment needs to be made to the quantity ordered. As a general rule only, 20% extra needs to be ordered to factor in the compaction of the product. Please call us if you have questions on this.
Use the soil calculator below to work out how much soil or mulch you need:
From the above specifications, you will require cubic metres