Self-build tip: Lay down some hardstanding materials
To avoid your site becoming a mud bath, lay down some hardstanding materials from the start. There are two grades of hardstanding material. One is quarry crusher, which costs around £11 per tonne and is a low-cost option to be used where depths in excess of 150mm are required. The other, known as MOT Type 1, is around £16 per tonne, and is specified by the transport department for its load-bearing properties.