Brown Rock Salt



What's to know?

The rock salt we supply is mined in the UK and graded to BS3247:2011 (Highways Agency standards), which means it is crushed and screened to contain granuals between 1mm and 6mm in size. It contains an anti caking agent to prevent the salt from forming lumps, this ensures it is free flowing and is therefore suitable for use in grit spreaders.

Full Specification

Brown rock salt has a dry density of approx 1.28 tonnes per m3 or 1.44 tonnes per m3 when wet.

Highways Spreading Rates for Rock Salt:

These figures are at best a guide for use on highways with properly calibrated spreaders: Dry road Frost or Ice, 10 - 15 Grams per m2 Wet Road Frost or Ice 20 - 40 Grams per m2 Snow on Roads 40 - 60 Grams per m2 Spreading rates using pedestrian spreaders will be significantly higher. 

Did you know?

Brown Rock Salt is also fed to cattle as a mineral supplement and carved into lamps and decorative objects. Brown Rock Salt is a naturally mined product formed of many centuries from dried up sea bed deposits.

How is Rock Salt Produced and Mined?

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Prilled Urea for De-icing


What is it good for?

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What is it good for?

Prilled Urea is used for De-Icing Purposes. Prilled Urea isa great de-icing agent and is used as an alternaitve to rock salt or white de-icing salt as it does not promote metal corossion to the extent that salt does and is therefore used in Multistorey Car Parks and similar steel and concrete buildings. 

When can I get it?

Whenever you need it. As we use one of the largest delivery networks in the United Kingdom, we can cover nearly all of the Country and we can do it the Next Day! Not many companies can offer that. Alongside our competitive prices, our fast and reliable delivery methodsgive us the headstart on many other suppliers.Either place the order online, call or e-mail us and we can get Prilled Urea delivered to you, when you would like it.

How much does it cost?

This is the biggest factor. Starting from 10 Bags, weighing 25KG each, we offer some of the best prices in the industry. You can use this link to take you directly to our Prilled Urea

Brown Salt Available in 25Kg - Loose Bulk Loads.  Quick & Reliable Delivery  Public Sectors can order using a Purchase Order Buy Now

White Salt Available in 25 KG - Loose Bulk Loads. Quick & Reliable Delivery Public Sectors Can order Using a Purchase Order Buy Now

Prilled Urea Available in 25 KG Bags Quick & Reliable Delivery Public Sectors Can order Using a Purchase Order Buy Now

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Winter Tyres & Snow Chains

We’ve discussed winter driving, and touched on snow chains and winter tyres, so we thought it might be helpful to provide a bit more information about both.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres are made of a special compound with a high silica content, and have a tread pattern which means they are more flexible at lower temperatures and will brake better on ice than summer tyres. Their overall performance is not as good as summer tyres, so they’re not a year-round option, but if you live in an area that has a lot of snow and ice, they’re a good choice for winter.

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Why Rock Salt Melts Ice

We all know that when frost is forecast, or after you’ve cleared away snow, you put down rock salt, also known as grit salt, or de-icing salt, to melt the ice.

How does rock salt work? - It is, in fact, a simple function of chemistry and physics, and particularly, the nature of water.

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Weather Forecasting - The Dark Art

In your day-to-day life, have you ever paused to wonder how weather forecasts are made? We all rely on them, whether it’s to decide what to wear, whether to take an umbrella, or more crucially, to cover up tender plants or put down rock salt to prevent ice on paths. But how are they produced?

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Contact Us

Phone : 0844 822 3959

Fax 01785 330 837

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Head Office

Rock Salt Shop
30 High Steet
ST21 6BZ


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