About Stuarts Topsoil

Topsoil UK is part of Stuarts Topsoil partnership that has evolved from Stuarts Nurseries and Stuarts Garden Centre. As you can see we have always been involved in the horticultural, growing and landscape industries.

Stuarts Nurseries first started trading in 1962 in a small walled garden and has grown into a 15 acre site which now has a wholesale plant and flower warehouse, a garden and landscape centre and a topsoil and composted green waste recycling yard.

Topsoil UK is perfectly placed to meet the growing demands to recycle and reuse topsoil, stone and composted green waste. We have a vast knowledge in this area and understand the need for quality with a competitive price.

Public Information - Product Specifications

Information about the specifications on some of our products.

The Publicly Available Specification 100 (BSI PAS 100) for composted materials was sponsored by WRAP and developed in conjunction with the Association for Organics Recycling (AFOR).

The British Standard Specification for topsoil (BS3882: 2007) specifies the requirements for topsoils (natural or manufactured) that are moved or traded. It contains one main grade (multipurpose topsoil), which is suitable for the majority of needs, though specific-purpose topsoils have also been identified for specialist applications. The Standard also includes a section on the use and handling of topsoil. It is not intended (or appropriate) for the grading, classification or standardisation of in situ topsoil or subsoil.

http://www.defra.gov.uk

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in the Capital to become cleaner. The LEZ covers most of Greater London. To drive within it without paying a daily charge these vehicles must meet certain emissions standards that limit the amount of particulate matter (a type of pollution) coming from their exhausts.

Despite significant improvements in recent years, London's air pollution is still a concern.

So much so that on 3 January 2012, the LEZ emissions standards became more stringent. More vehicles are affected, and those that were already affected need to meet tighter emissions standards.

www.tfl.gov.uk