Guide to Packaging of Building and Construction Materials

The building and construction trades use a vast amount of raw materials and supplies such as sand, stone, plumbed parts and minerals. These materials are usually sold in large, bulk quantities and need to be packaged effectively to get them onsite. The best solution is through various types of strong sacks which are reliable and will protect the supplies during both transport and storage.The building and construction trades use a vast amount of raw materials and supplies such as sand, stone, plumbed parts and minerals. These materials are usually sold in large, bulk quantities and need to be packaged effectively to get them onsite. The best solution is through various types of strong sacks which are reliable and will protect the supplies during both transport and storage.

Bags which are suitable for packaging building supplies such as aggregates include;

Bulk bags – Also known within the trade as FIBC’s, big bags, builders bags and tonne bags. These are the most commonly used method of transporting large amounts of heavy building supplies from supplier to site. Strong and durable, bulk bags can hold substantial up to 1000kg without the fear that they will rip of tear.

Woven Polypropylene Sacks – Also very strong, woven polypropylene sacks can hold smaller amounts of building materials and can be secured with cable ties to keep building supplies inside until needed. PP sacks are also ideal to collect waste onsite.

Polythene Rubble Sacks - These are heavy duty rubble sacks are made out of thick polythene. Rubble sacks are usually available in two colours, a standard blue sack and a clear rubble sack which allows the user to see the contents inside. This is useful when you require visibility of the materials inside.

All these are good options for packaging building materials and vary in cost. Weir & Carmichael supply all types of sacks and have been supplying the building industry for nearly 50 years. We deal with various large construction companies and smaller builders merchants. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have built with our loyal customer base. We can also provide Hessian fabric for flooring and woven polypropylene fabric.

All our sacks can be printed with customer specific designs and are available in various specifications and sizes.

Check out the Weirbags Online Shop for all the above sacks or Contact Us for bulk order discounts