Bag Types Explained

When buying building materials in bags, it can be a bit confusing. What size is each bag? How much does it weigh? How many different sizes are there?

Not to worry, we’re here to answer these questions for you!

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What size bags are there?

There are a few sizes of bags that building materials can come in. The most common are Bulk bags and Poly bags.

Bulk Bags

Bulk bags are big bags that can carry up to 1 ton in weight in each bag. They are made from woven polypropylene fabric.

These bags are usually only 1 time use bags and cannot be used again by businesses to refill, for safety reasons.

Poly Bags

Poly bags are smaller bags that can carry up to 25kg of materials in each bag. They are made from Polyethylene (hence the name, Poly bag).

Like the Bulk bags, these can only be used once as they need to be cut open to be able to get the materials out. Instead of sending them to landfill, some types of these bags can be recycled at a local recycling centre.

How do I know what size bag I need?

This all depends on how much material you need for the job you’re doing.

Head over to our online calculator to help you work out how much you’ll need. From the number you’re given, you can then work out how many 25kg Poly bags or 1 ton Bulk bags you’ll need for the job!

Where can I buy materials in Poly or Bulk bags?

You can buy bagged building and landscaping materials from many local and online merchants.

Why not pop over to our online shop to see what we have to offer!