FAQs

Please find below some frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, please do call us on 01795 522828 or email sales@amethyst-horticulture.co.uk and we would be happy to assist.

Questions

What is your minimum order?
Do you Charge delivery or packing costs
What is the duration of your maintenance contracts
What is the minimum quantity of City sand?
How do I convert citysand in m3 to tons
Do you use your own Transport

Answers

What is your minimum order?


There is no minimum order.

Do you Charge delivery or packing costs

On orders under£1000.00 delivery is charged at £50.00. minimum

If a charge is applicable it will be shown on  your quotation.

Packaging is always included within the unit rate.

What is the duration of your maintenance contracts


Generally  we offer a 16 or 18 week maintenace contract.  Should you wish longer or shorter maintenance periods we will be pleased to provide a quote.

What is the minimum quantity of City sand?


The minimum is 5-6 cubic metres of tree soil for a small tree such as Sorbus.

To calculate the volume for the amount of  soil you need there is a rule of thumb calculation:

desired square meterage of the crown divided by a factor of 4.

i.e.
Crown size is 5x5m = 25/4 = 6.25m3 per tree


How do I convert citysand in m3 to tons

 

To convert citysand from a cubic metre quantity multiply by 1.6.

To convert from tons to mtre cube divide by 1.6

Do you use your own Transport

 
Where possible we use our own vehicles. However during peak period we use haulage contractors who are experienced in handling our products.

For smaller order it is more economical to use Pallex or ther similar courier companies