Welcome to  

R Draper LTD

We are a leading supplier of BS3882 compliant top soils nationwide.

What we do

Top Soil & Custom Rootzones

We have a large variety of high quality BS3882 compliant top soils. Custom Rootzones are also available.

Compost & Organic92

Our green compost and Organic 92 are some of the best around. Click to find out more.

Tree Bark

We have many different grades to suit your needs.

Waste Transfer

We have a dedicated waste transfer station where we can accept soils and sandy sub soils.

About us

A truly green operation, we take nature's basic ingredients, blend and screen them to provide high quality soil based products for commercial, agricultural and leisure use. With over 70 years of continuous operations we are contractors to major builders, local authorities, sports grounds and growers. R Draper ltd is a family run business, established in 1946 as a supplier of manures to local farmers and the mushroom industry.

We Sell

Organic Composts, Blended Sands and Soils, freshly dug agricultural Top Soil and good quality Recovered Soil. All products are continually in stock at our Simonswood depot and are available for immediate delivery or collection. Specialist root zones can be blended to order and to your exact requirements.

We Buy

Good quality top soil and sand.

We Move

Soil and sand, we clear industrial sites of excess earth. We have a range of specialist vehicles available for bulk haulage and earth moving. We collect organic waste from stables and provide regular guaranteed supplies of rotted manure to growers of all kinds.

We Dig

Lagoons and lay farm tracks.


We sell soil in bulk. Our prices for our finished products are, we believe, among the most competetive in the market. Collection is available from our site in Simonswood for customers with appropriate vehicles. Please contact us for details and prices.

Our Policy.

We only pass on the costs that we incur in the transportation of our products to you. We use either our own fleet of specialised vehicles or local contractors. We endeavour to find the most cost effective means of delivery to meet your requirements. We are able to offer all of our soils at prices considerably lower than our competitors but each order has to be priced according to the number of loads and the distances involved.

Please telephone us

Tell us about your job and allow us to work out the best possible price. You won't be disappointed.


Find out an approximation of how much top soil or compost you need.

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You need approximately tonnes. Contact us now to discuss your order.


Contact us

For every question, information or just to say "Hi", here is how you can get in touch with us. Send us an email or come visit us!

Visit us

Office Address:

12 Barrow Nook Ln, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk L39 0ET

Site Address:

Newbridge Farm, Stopgate Lane, Simonswood, Kirkby, L33 4YH



Email:  Draper@rdraperltd.co.uk


Alan Draper -

Managing Director

Ian Riley -

Operations Director

Ken Draper -

Plant Manager

Jayne Berry -

Office Manager

Liz Beamish -

Payroll Manager

Joanne Healey -

Credit Controller

Val Woodhouse -

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