Builders Sand


Cemix Builders Sand is general purpose No.1 sand which is washed and graded with aggregates at a maximum of 1.18mm. Cemix Builders Sand is ideal for basic concrete and mortar mixes or any other general purpose sand usage. As Cemix Builders Sand is not a sea sand there is of little or no chloride content present.

Typical Applications & Uses:

  • Concrete mixes
  • Mortar mixes – Brick and Block
  • General purpose sand usage
  • Rendering


  • Little or no chloride present
  • Consistent colour and quality
  • Supplied in plastic packaging and can be stored outside without wastage
  • Can be used for bedding of pond liners
  • Does not contain coarse aggregate (>1.18mm)

25kg bags, 250kg & 500kg bulk bags


An example of a mortar mix: (Seek technical advice for other mixes such as screeds)

Mix Ratio:

Sand – 4 buckets, Cement – 1 bucket, Cemix® Plimortar – 1 measure. Water as required.

Hand Mixing:

Measure out the sand and cement and thoroughly mix dry. Add the Cemix® Plimortar to at least half the water and mix into a smooth paste and proceed to mix the mortar adding additional water as required. For best results mix for not less than 6 minutes.

Note: Cemix® Plimortar is used at the rate of 1kg per 40kg bag of Portland cement. For more mixing directions, refer to the Cemix® Plimortar datasheet which can be found at

Technical Data:

Appearance – Sand

Packaging – 25kg bags, 250kg & 500kg bulk bags

Solubility - Insoluble in water.

The data shown above reflects typical results based on laboratory testing under controlled conditions. Reasonable variations may occur on site.


Store Cemix® Builders Sand in a cool dry area.