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A win for Dorset Soils & Aggregates

A win for Dorset Soils & Aggregates: BALI Registered Affiliate, Dorset Soils and Aggregates, have been awarded the British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious award for Exceptional Affiliate Service.

Much excitement and anticipation was felt amongst the team as it led to the day they’d receive this respected award from the BALI adjudicators.

A win for Dorset Soils & Aggregates

This significant award ceremony was the 43rd annual BALI National Landscape Awards, held on Friday 6th December at the iconic JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.  Sponsored by BALI Registered Affiliate, Green-tech, it was this glamorous event that saw the celebratory awards ceremony for the skills, hard work, quality, commitment and successes of BALI Registered members. This is the largest landscape Awards in Europe, being an association which recognises excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance both in the UK and overseas, as well as awarding Affiliate customer service and employer excellence.

Dorset Soils and Aggregates are a national supplier of soft and hard landscaping materials, ranging from specially blended soils, to their flagship Wessex® Coolfresh turf to a vast range of both porcelain and Indian sandstone paving. The business began in 1998 and has since expanded year on year to now consist of 3 different branches, a recycling yard/ distribution centre and head office. Their three branches are based in Ferndown, Dorchester and Bournemouth, all of which have inspirational display areas created by their landscaping customers and a friendly team of customer advisors with many years of training and experience behind them.

Dorset Soils and Aggregates stand for two things: unbeatable prices and the highest levels of customer service. This was consistently demonstrated to the BALI adjudicators and led to the success of winning this highly respected award. As the South’s leading supplier of landscaping materials, this company could give examples of regular, returning customers that gave outstanding testimonies to the business, highlighting their ability to source any required products from around in the world, along with their friendly and knowledgeable manner.

The staff members possess over 75 years of experience in the landscaping and building industry between them, ensuring Dorset Soils and Aggregates are able to give the best possible service from start to finish. Offering an inviting and friendly atmosphere for both the trade and DIY enthusiasts; their customer advisors are always on-hand to offer advice, source products at the best prices, arrange fast and efficient delivery and guarantee the customer received a good experience.

This was the second year the Awards were successfully delivered in-house by the team at BALI’s Landscape House. Events Project Manager Leah Brookes, who attended the 2018 Awards and project managed the 2019 event said, “It has been an immense pleasure managing the BALI Awards 2019. From attending the event last year, to meeting and working alongside the expert adjudicators, to managing the whole entry process and advising members on their submissions. To see the fruition of a year’s work come together on this special day and celebrate together with each and every member is fabulous. I send my heartfelt congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all our sponsors, adjudicators and stakeholders for their continued support of the prestigious National Landscape Awards.”

Sport and lifestyle presenter Mark Durden-Smith played host for the afternoon’s proceedings in front of over 1,000 BALI VIPs, members and guests, including Adam White MBALI, President and Fellow of the ‘Royal Chartered’ Landscape Institute and BALI Registered Designer; Chair of the Society of Garden Designers, Sarah Morgan; Rod Winrow, Chairman of the Association of Professional Landscapers; Sue Biggs CBE, Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society and Gerald Bonner, President of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIOH).

This is a great accolade for Dorset Soils and Aggregates and gives them the recognition and credit that each member of staff has worked so hard to achieve. This year, BALI saw a record-breaking amount of first-time entries; receiving a total number of 145 entries to go through, making it even more impressive that Dorset Soils and Aggregates secured the Exceptional Service Award.

Paul Miller, Managing Director: ‘Well done to all our staff for helping achieve this prestigious National Award – twenty-one years in the making. We’ve come a long way since one man and a transit tipper!’

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A full list of award-winners and a description of the winning schemes is available on the BALI Awards website here.

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Dorset Soils & Aggregates’ Premium Products

Dorset Soils & Aggregates’ Premium Products: At Dorset Soils and Aggregates, we offer unbeatable prices for the trade and a service you can rely on. Supplying an extensive range of building and landscaping materials to the trade and domestic customers, including local councils, sports clubs and the National Trust.

Visit our stand, K190k, at Saltex for an exclusive chance to view our premium landscaping materials, featuring our well-established Wessex® range as well as our mulches and gravel. We invite you to take a look at our samples and chat to our friendly experts, Sally and Paul to discuss any of your requirements.

Dorset Soils & Aggregates’ Premium Products

Wessex Coolfresh Turf

Our flagship Wessex ‘Coolfresh’ Turf is featured in award-winning gardens at The Chelsea Flower Show and can be seen at many high-profile attractions such as The Tower of London, The Natural History Museum and Kew Gardens. Our turf is grown on fertile soils, using seeds selected from the Sports Turf Research Institute’s list of highly-rated cultivars. Our Wessex turf is non-netted and cultivated at around 15 months old, meaning it’s well-established when laid. Our unique ‘Coolfresh’ system involves the turf going through a unique chilling process during the delivery, ensuring the turf rolls are kept cool throughout to maintain optimum freshness.

Wessex Dutch Tree Sand

Often referred to as ‘Amsterdam Tree Sand’ our Wessex Dutch Tree Sand is blended from selected local graded silica sands and organic compost, which allows tree pits to remain free draining, whilst being able to maintain heavy footfall and vehicle movements without compacting. This material has been used in many large projects locally including the prestige Poundbury development in Dorchester, Dorset. Our Dutch sand is screened to 10mm with a typical PH of 8- 8.5; please call the office to discuss or request a sample.

Wessex BS3882 10mm Soil

Our Wessex 10mm is a 70/30 blend of high quality local British Standard topsoil and PAS 100 green compost. Our Wessex 10mm soil is tested in accordance to a BS3882: 2015 – A copy of our test analysis is available on request. The PH for this is between 7.5-8.5 and is not treated with any additives.  Particle sizes run from a 10mm down and is suitable for general landscaping uses including turf laying and seeding.  If you need any advice or you need a soil to meet a certain specification please call the office and we will be pleased to advise you on this and discuss samples.

Bunker Sands

Our Bunker Sand is perfect for Golf courses, often building sands and coarse aggregates are used which can cause waterlogging which makes the bunkers unusable. Our Bunker Sand is specially washed and graded to give the best combination possible ensuring time spent in the bunker is enjoyable and worthwhile. This material can be sold loose or in bags which means that greenkeepers and maintenance can use the material when needed and can be held in stock undercover.

Silica Sand

Our Silica Sand is a High-graded, sub-angular grained Sand which is perfect for either equestrian use, leisure or construction applications. This sand is also ideal for use on horse ménages. We can supply this loose or bagged please ask for more details. Samples can be provided upon request and further information can be given from our friendly sales team.

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