Our range of paving slabs will help you transform your garden and enjoy those long summer evenings outdoors with family and friends. Create stunning garden patios, outdoor seating areas, and garden paths with our range of paving slabs.
From exquisite classic sandstone renowned for its natural veining to contemporary porcelain from Italy, we have a wide choice of paving slabs to suit any size and style of garden.
The right choice of paving & patio slabs, paving stones and flags can rejuvenate even the most tired-looking garden and transform it into a truly outstanding outdoor space. From somewhere to soak up the sun to a selling point that could add as much as 20% to the value of your home – let us help you find the right paving and patio slabs for your garden to create a wonderful outdoor space.
Whatever the size of your garden or how intricate your plans and designs are, our exceptional range of paving and patio slabs can bring your ideas to life with multiple materials, colours and styles to choose from. Our products to suit any requirement – so why not browse our high quality range of garden paving slabs to find what you’re looking for and get started on creating your new garden today?
Our natural stone (sandstone paving) range has got you covered, we stock high quality indian stone or if thats not your thing why not have a look at our block paving
With our range of grey paving slabs any garden can be transformed.
Shop our paving slabs by style, length, width, and thickness required. Our concrete pavers come in a choice of coarse, riven, smooth and textured finishes for a contemporary look in a choice of neutral colours. If you’re looking for beautiful natural stone, we have everything from veined marble to granite, ceramic, and slate.
Limestone paving and sandstone slabs make superb patio pavers. Our outdoor granite slabs and ceramic pavings are high-performance and low-maintenance design solutions. Shop patio grout and paving accessories to finish the job. Choose slab layer concrete, paving sands, and landscape fabric, alongside grouts, seals, and sealants to protect and preserve your stone.
Concrete paving slabs are extremely diverse and can help you to recreate a range of different styles. From traditional Victorian patios, to classic French landscaping, you are spoilt for choice.
Circular paving, is perfect for creating a seating area in your garden. Set up the barbecue and host your guests in your stylish outdoor space.
What are paving slabs?
Paving slabs are large paving stones that are popular for laying on outdoor surfaces. Whether your style preferences are at the contemporary or modern end of the spectrum, you can always find a paving slab to suit your exterior design needs.
Choose a natural stone paving for a unique, textured feel in your garden. Humans have lined their homes, gardens and walkways with natural stone slabs for thousands of years, and we see why!
It has a higher resistance than concrete, ages better with time and can even add value to your property. Or, get your hands on imported Sandstone paving slabs if you’re keen on adding a pop of colour.
No matter what type of paving slabs you choose, rest assured that they will transform the atmosphere of your outdoor space.
How do I lay paving slabs?
To lay paving slabs, first, you will need to recruit a friend, family member or neighbour to help you. Remember, paving slabs can be large and heavy, depending on what slabs you choose. That’s why it’s always nice to have a helping hand.
All patios need a sub-base: a layer of load-bearing material that the paving slabs will sit on. To do this, you must mark out the area, calculate how deep you must dig and remove the correct amount of turf.
Lay the patio sub-base and compact it with a plate compactor. Following this, take your mortar and lay it in the top-left-hand corner of your sub-base: 60mm will be enough! Then, lay your first paving slab!
Continue the process until you have a completed patio. Ideally, allow it to dry for 48 hours before getting it wet. If the weather conditions are rainy, don’t worry! Lay tarpaulin or waterproof material over your patio.
How to cut paving slabs?
Cutting paving slabs isn’t as tough a job as many may think! You can use various tools to cut paving slabs, such as a hammer and chisel, a power saw, or a slab splitter. For this explanation, we’ll assume you’re going old school and using your hammer and chisel.
This method is excellent for those who do not care about uniformity, as it is unlikely that you will produce slabs with straight lines and edges. Before you cut, measure the perimeter of the space that the slab will fill.
Then, you can draw the cuts you require onto the paver with some chalk. Now it’s finally time to grab your hammer and chisel! Cut a shallow, 1-2mm deep channel in the slab and split it by hitting it with a rubber mallet.
If uneven edges bother you, use your tools to chip them away. Place the slab in its spot, and there you have it!
Can you paint paving slabs?
Yes, you certainly can paint paving slabs. Before you do, however, consider what type of slabs they are. For concrete, natural stone or brick slabs, you will need to purchase a specific kind of paint if you want the job to last.
To freshen the look of your natural stone paving slabs, use a jet wash to clean them: they may be dirty! But if you have your mind set on painting, clean the slabs thoroughly in preparation and remove any old paint jobs.
Using a 9 to 12-inch paint roller, start painting in one corner and work around the patio flooring. The thinner your layers, the better! Apply a primer and a top coat once you have finished to seal the deal.
So long as you’ve purchased the correct paint for your slabs, this should last around five years. However, this also depends on how you’ve prepped your patio and the weather conditions where you live.
Painting your paving slabs is a cheap and cheerful way to switch up your garden without breaking the bank. Breathe new life into your outdoor space with this easy short-term solution.
What's the best way to clean paving slabs?
The best way to clean paving slabs depends on what your slabs are composed of. A cleaning method suitable for any paving material involves just soap and water: no pressure washer or bleach is required!
First, remove any weeds growing in between the cracks of your slabs. Otherwise, they could cause havoc with your paving joints and spiral into a different issue. After this, grab a bucket and some domestic soap (e.g. washing-up liquid) and fill it with warm water.
Mix this simple solution and test it on a small area of your paving slabs. Now, you’re ready to clean! Preferably using a long-handled brush, use your soapy solution to clean away the dirt and grime.
Once satisfied with your cleaning, fill your bucket with regular warm water and rinse away the soap. Your patio should look just like new! By doing this sort of maintenance regularly, you will keep your slabs in good condition whilst warding off any sprouting weeds.
How do I stop weeds from growing between my paving slabs?
If you want to prevent weeds from growing between your paving slabs, try a combination of these at-home methods.
Boil a kettle of water and take it outside to your garden. While the water is still near boiling, stand a safe distance away and pour the water into the cracks of your paving slabs. High temperatures could prevent seeds from germinating and later sprouting.
Or, you can create a salt solution using three parts water and one part salt, all combined into a spray bottle. Apply this to the weeds, but do this while the wind is low so the salt stays firmly in place.
Baking soda is another way to expose weeds to too much salt. Sprinkle dry baking soda onto weeds and previously dampened areas where they are likely to grow. By doing this, you are eliminating both the plant and its roots.
Lastly, you can fill a spray bottle with vinegar and apply this to cracks between the slabs. Once you have allowed it to dry, rinse it with a jet wash or hose.