Paving and Block Paving
We specialise in the installation of all types of paving, ensuring you end up with a new terrace, pathway or driveway of the very highest specification and quality.
Essentially, paving will fall into three main categories;
- Terraces – normally a place for entertaining and dining, either ground level or multi level, including steps and landings
- Pathways – interlinking key areas around the garden
- Driveways – a practical entrance and parking for the house
There are many products available for these applications and they should be chosen carefully, taking in to consideration the following:
- Suitability for its application
- Colour and texture
- The surrounding products and environment
We will guide you through all of the above during our consultation to ensure we achieve the desired results.
All paving, wherever possible, will be ethically sourced, particularly in the case of stone that is being imported from India and other third world countries. Paving will generally be sourced locally to minimise the carbon footprint of both the supplier and contractor.
Paving materials can be various sizes, thicknesses and textures and fall into three categories;
- Natural Indian Sandstone*
- Natural Indian Limestone*
- Gravels (including Nidagravel)
* These can be sawn and sandblasted to give a smooth flat surface or honed to give a beautiful smooth finish on stoen such as Travertine
Man made Stone
Reconstituted paving (aggregates, cement and colour pigments), eg. Marshall’s Heritage Calder Brown
Resin Bonded / Bound Surfaces
- Resin bound surface – Where the resin and the aggregate are mixed prior to application and give a smoother surface texture
- Resin bonded surface – Where the resin is applied to the surface and the aggregate is applied afterwards, giving a rougher surface texture
In all cases, the finish and quality of workmanship will be determined by the following factors:
- The experience of the installer – A poor installer results in a poor quality job. We have even seen paving laid upside down!
- The ground work prior to paving – This is, fundamentally, the most important part of the paving process as the finished product is only as good as the ground work preceeding it.
- Laying patterns, joints and pointing – Joints should be no more than 10mm with no cross joints and no joints more than three paving units in length.
Specific training in paving installation has been undertaken and are kept up to date with new techniques and products through continual professional development.