Blocks and Setts -  The Stylish Way To Pave Your Driveway

If you are looking for a stylish and durable way to pave your driveway, blocks and setts are a great option to consider. Not only do they add aesthetic value to your home, but they are also incredibly durable and long-lasting.

Cobblestones and Setts

Cobblestones are one of the most traditional styles for paving a driveway, patio or verandah; the first use dates back to the fifteenth century, in which workers picked up the stones from rivers and streams and used them to create a practical hardstanding. Nowadays, setts are one of the most popular types of paving with their intricate, textured feel, consisting of granite, sandstone or limestone mined from quarries and shaped into rectangles or squares to give a rustic cobblestone effect. Cobble setts are ideal for pathways, edging and driveways and should be laid on a wet mortar bed, similar to the process for laying paving slabs. Whether you are looking for neutral coloured setts or more vibrant tones that speak for themselves, we provide a whole variety of paving setts to suit your needs. 

 

Strata Riven Sandstone Setts - Mint

Paving Superstore Tumbled Sandstone Setts - Kandla Grey

Global Stone Tumbled Sandstone Setts - York Green

Natural Paving Tumbled Sandstonr Setts - Pewter

Natural Paving Tumbled Limestone Setts - Ebony

 

Block Paving

Blocks on the other hand, are small, interlocking paving stones that come in a range of sizes, colours, and textures. They are made from a variety of materials, including concrete, natural stone, and clay. With the exception of the edging stones which shoul be laid on a mortar bed, one of the benefits of block paving is that it can be laid on a sand or grit base whih means it can be finished quickly and efficiently. Block paving comes in a variety of styles and finishes - some to give a rustic cobblesett appearance and others to give a longer line, contemporary finish. It also comes in an option permeable style which has a toothed edge and should be laid on a special layer of varying size aggregate that enables water to permeate through. Whether you are looking for a traditional or contemporary look, there are blocks and setts to suit your style.

Wienerberger Clay Pavers - Alder Tumbled Ruston

Wienerberger Clay Pavers - Basalt

Wienerberger Clay Pavers - Dortmund Dark Multi

Wienerberger Clay Pavers - Sycamore Kelbra Multi

Wienerberger Clay Pavers - Sycamore Hannover Buff Brindled

Brett Paving Concrete - Alpha Antique Charcoal

Strata Paving Tumbled Sandstone - Mint

Brett Paving Concrete - Alpha Antique Brindle

Brett Paving Concrete - Omega Burnt Oak

Natural Paving Riven Sandstone - Fossestone Forest

Benefits of Cobble Setts and Block Paving

Here are some reasons why blocks and setts are the stylish way to pave your driveway:

  1. Aesthetically pleasing

Blocks and setts come in a range of colours, sizes, and textures, making it easy to create a unique and stylish look for your driveway. They can be arranged in various patterns, such as herringbone, basket weave, and circular designs, adding interest and depth to your driveway.

  1. Durable and long-lasting

Blocks and setts are incredibly durable and can withstand heavy traffic, making them an ideal choice for driveways. They are resistant to cracking, fading, and weather damage, ensuring they will look great for years to come.

  1. Low maintenance

Blocks and setts require little maintenance once installed, making them a cost-effective choice in the long run. They can be easily cleaned with a pressure washer or swept with a broom to keep them looking their best.

  1. Environmentally friendly

Blocks and setts made from natural stone are an environmentally friendly option, as they are made from sustainable materials. 

  1. Increases property value

A well-designed driveway can increase the value of your property, and blocks and setts are a great way to add kerb appeal. They are a popular choice for homeowners and can help your home stand out in a competitive market.

In conclusion, blocks and setts are a stylish and practical option for paving your driveway. If you're looking for an alternative to standard paving slabs, setts and block paving are the way forward. They are durable, high-quality and weather resistant due to the nature of their development; what more could you ask for in terms of driveway or patio paving? Setts are no doubt very versatile paving, with the option of riven, textured, smooth, and tumbled surface finishes. If you're looking for a more contemporary styled driveway, you may look to use a smooth or textured finish, whereas a traditional look has more potential for a riven or tumbled surface. They offer a range of benefits, including durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. With a variety of materials and patterns available, there is a block or sett to suit every home and style.

Ideas

Due to being a naturally formed paving, setts can come in a wide variety of colours. For example, our Wienerberger Clay WF Bruno Clay Pavers shows a spectrum of reddish tones, adding warmth to the area and its surroundings. It would be best to complement such paving with plenty of greenery and shrubbery; if being used for a patio or similar, outdoor lighting would be a great addition to highlight the stunning focal features of the paving, or add further ambience to your outdoor furniture. Whilst all setts are strong and sturdy, driveway setts have the added bonus of being easy to install. They create a beautiful, balanced appearance, making your driveway a sight to behold. 

 

 

To accompany your gorgeous paving, you may find yourself looking for storage options to keep all clutter at bay and all eyes on the driveway. From our bike and log sheds to our wheelie bin stores, at Paving Superstore we can provide the solutions to your storage struggles. For good measure, you might desire aesthetic pots and planters to line the edges of your driveway and provide a beautiful, floral track to follow. If you need extra foliage for your patio or verandah, these planters are the perfect side-piece to glam up your garden in no time. 

 

Marberry Obelisk Planter

Sorrento Square Planter

Galvanised Steel Planter

Marberry Tall Planter

Square Planter with Lattice

 

 

We'd love to see the ideas you come up with for your setts and block paving, so please don't hesitate to let us know how you have got on!