Building sand (also known as pit sand/bricklayer’s sand/soft sand) is a versatile type of sand that is mostly used in construction/concreting. This type of sand is usually finer in texture (yet still coarse) and is generally soft, hence the name “soft sand”.
Building sand per 24 metre load
The most common application for building sand is to use it as a filler, or it is mixed with water and cement to produce mortar for the laying of blocks and bricks. This sand is quarried from deep pits and is typically red or yellow in colour.