Expanded Clay used for Sportsturf

Sports fields across the UK are steadily replacing grass with artificial turf to assist with all weather conditions, allowing teams of all levels to play and train on surfaces throughout the whole year. Using Lightweight Expanded Clay underneath the artificial surface, the media provides good insulation in the winter months and great water drainage to combat waterlogged pitches. Expanded clay is a lightweight aggregate manufactured from naturally occurring clay.  It is non-toxic, disease free, chemically inert and has a neutral pH. Also being lightweight, installation and transportation of the material is lower than rival products.


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Expanded Clay Geotechnical Fill

480m3 Expanded Clay Geotechnical Fill contract awarded

Expanded Clay UK have recently won the contract to supply 480m3 of Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate for a major construction company in South East England. The Expanded Clay will be used as a lightweight fill over pipelines.  In recent years Expanded Clay has become evermore popular due to it being cost effective, chemically inert, thermal insulation and free draining abilities.


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Manchester Green Roof

Expanded Clay UK supplies media for Green Roof project in Manchester, UK

Expanded Clay UK has recently supplied the material of 66 cubic metres for a Green Roof project in Manchester, UK. Greens Roofs are not only striking and aesthetically attractive, they also have key beneficial factors;

– Improve Air Quality
– Regulates the buildings temperature
– Reduces Carbon Footprint
– Reduces Noise Pollution

Expanded Clay is used as the growing media do to the product being lightweight, spherical in shape to allow aeration around the roots and the ability to hold 30% of its weight in water to feed the plants during dry periods.

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Expanded Clay beneficial for Limecrete Flooring

Expanded Clay used for flooring is beneficial because it is very lightweight material, durable, fireproof and hardy. Also the humidity resistance reduces the risk of mould or fungus which may occur using rival materials. Expanded clay is used as a layer of insulation floor on the ground, and due to its properties, it reduces the need for additional layers as is the case with polystyrene foam insulation.

Expanded clay replaces the three standard layers of insulation. As the media is evenly distributed (on even on uneven ground), you do not need to have a sand bed. The low density of expanded clay constitutes a sufficiently stable ground under the floor, so you can dispense with the concrete base. Furthermore expanded clay as a ceramic material has the ability to accumulate heat from the room and overcome the adverse impact watercourses.


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Expanded Clay in Horticulture

Using Expanded Clay in Horticulture

Expanded Clay is seen as a great media to be used within horticultural hydroponic setups. The Expanded Clay is lightweight, it is inert, it has a neutral pH and can retain 25% of its weight in water, this allows for plants to be fed during dry seasons. Expanded Clay is also beneficial to plants as its spherical shape allows good aeration around the roots for optimum growth.


Our Expanded Clay Media comes in 4 different sizes; 0-5mm, 4-10mm, 0/20mm and 10/20mm to cater for all plant types.



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Expanded Clay UK supplies 1000m3 of media for Geotechnical Backfill works in Lancashire

Expanded Clay UK has been awarded the contract to supply 1000m3 of Expanded Clay 0/20  for a Geotechnical Construction Backfill job in Lancashire. Expanded Clay Aggregate is a cost effective alternative to soil or heavyweight fills in geotechnical constructions. This is because of its lower weight in comparison to alternatives, about 40% lighter.

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Sound Proof Wall

Expanded Clay in Sound Proof Walls

Expanded Clay when mixed with concrete is a great solution for producing sound proofed walls. Our Expanded Clay media is currently used in many construction company’s mixes worldwide. The Airborne Sound is absorbed within the lightweight material, which particularly benefits rooms with sound reverberation issues in conference rooms, cafeterias and other large open spaces.


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Slurry Tank

New – Expanded Clay Odour Control Media

Expanded Clay UK now provides a lightweight media that can assist with pollution control. Our Expanded Clay works as a fantastic media to be used at odour control Treatment Sewage Plants to purify the air. Expanded Clay is also commonly used in slurry tanks due to the product being easy to install, cost effective and able to achieve great results.


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