The range of available paving materials is enormous. From York stone flags, through a whole range of riven and sawn products, to individual setts and pavers.
As well as employing the traditional York stone which has paved the streets and gardens of our country houses for centuries, we regularly source sandstone, limestone, granite, slate, travertine, porphyry and a range of other materials from Europe and Asia. It is important to ensure that any material is fit for the purpose intended. This particularly means considering grip, hardness, porosity and maintenance requirements as well as overall appearance.
Equally important is selecting the correct pointing material and colour. Some lighter stones can look beautiful when pointed in a darker colour. Equally, darker stones my be outlined to great effect in white.
Below is shown a very small selection of the many paving types we have used.
Sandstone setts laid in the European fan or Florentine pattern
Caramel Cream sawn & textured paving
A Celtic rose created from individually sawn sandstone setts selected by colour
Smooth sawn sandstone flags
A circle feature created with contrasting sandstone materials
Limestone paving used around a pool (note the discreet slot drain)
Traditional York stone paving with bird’s beak pointing
Multicoloured sandstone setts used to create an interesting terrace
Bullnose treads provide a neat and durable finish to steps