Allow us to introduce ourselves

Hi there and welcome! Thank you for visiting our website, come on in….oh and no need to take off your shoes (or wellies) we don’t mind a bit of mud!

Here at Regal it is safe to say that we know more about what we are selling….that’s top quality topsoil by the way….than we do about creating a website to sell it (and one which you can actually locate in the great vast land known as the internet!) But the fact you are here and reading this means you have found us (hooray!) which gives us the perfect opportunity to dish the dirt on who we are, what we sell and most importantly, see how we can help you.

So let me introduce ourselves…we are Mike and Lucy, the founders of Regal Aggregates Ltd. We are both “outdoorsy” types from agricultural backgrounds and understand the importance of soil to both farmers and gardeners alike. We recognise that good soil is vital and it is also vital we take good care of our soils – after all, it IS pretty amazing stuff! The thin layer of soil covering the earth’s surface is the difference between survival and extinction for most living things. As a Sanskrit text written in around 1500BC noted: “Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it.”

When it comes to gardening and growing, whether that be straight into the ground or into pots and containers, soil is one of, if not the, most important factors which needs to be considered to make sure it is a success. Healthy, living soil means healthy, productive plants. Why invest your time and money on all singing, all dancing plants for your garden if the foundation is weak? Chances are they won’t be singing or dancing for very long which can be disappointing, frustrating, time consuming and expensive.

Did you know that 1 teaspoon (yes, a single teaspoon) of healthy soil contains approximately 10 billion living organisms which is more than the Earth’s human population!

“Soil is an almost magical substance, a living system that transforms the materials it encounters, making them available to plants” (George Monbiot, The Guardian, 2015)  and with this and your garden in mind we honestly believe that healthy soil should be at the very top of your gardening ‘to do’ list.

Not many people are lucky enough to have the perfect ‘every gardeners dream’ soil in their gardens or the type of soil they need to suit the task in hand but even if quality or suitability is not the issue, chances are you will need more of it to top up your soil levels for planting for instance, or, perhaps for laying turf.

Which is where we come in…….

Our Regal Topsoil and Regal Blend are high quality topsoil products for you and your garden.

The British Standards Specification for Topsoil was introduced back in 1994 and has been updated in 2007 and again in 2015. It was brought in so that suppliers, specifiers and users of topsoil have a ready-made point of reference to enable them to supply and spread a safe and tested product.

However, unfortunately it is still common to see the supply of poor quality and non-compliant soil by those looking to reduce costs. This soil may come from old building sites, recycling centres, or other unreliable sources and not not meet all the criteria set out in the standard.

Our Regal soils are subject to regular testing to the BS 3882:2015 standard so our customers can have total confidence that our products are safe for the environment and free from contaminants.

Soil, on the scale of a human lifetime, is a non-renewable resource – it doesn’t appear by magic, it’s a very slow process; it forms through the slow physical, chemical, and biological weathering of bedrock and that weathering can take up to tens of thousands of years to form a mature soil. It takes a minimum of 500 years to form just one inch of topsoil!

We obtain our soil from good ol’ Yorkshire and ensure it is responsibly sourced. This is very important to us because soil IS important. As the old Chinese proverb says: “Man – despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments – owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains”.

Whether you’re a trainee Titchmarsh or an already dedicated Dimmock and you are in need of some good quality topsoil or advice (whatever your gardening project might be), please feel free to give our small, friendly, green thumbed team a call on 0800 888 6248 or drop us an e-mail at sales@regaltopsoil.co.uk

We Love Soil

Our Regal soils are responsibly sourced, top-quality, and come served with an in-depth bank of knowledge to help you get the most out of your garden.

Friendly Team

Here at Regal, we care about you and your garden. We are always on hand if you need help or advice with your projects, and we always strive to go above and beyond with our customers.

Competitive Pricing

We know our soil is top notch, but we don’t agree with paying over the top prices! That’s why we will always be competitive on pricing, so you can get a great deal and a beautiful garden.