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Installation Questions

Do you install garden buildings?

We do offer an installation service on many of our garden building products and this is shown on the product page. If not specified, all buildings and timber items require construction on site and will often need minor cutting to materials to complete...

The natural stone paving I've had delivered has tapered edges - which way should I lay it?

Many natural stone paving products have tapered edges. Always lay the stone with the smaller face downward. Although at first glance, it may appear that the tapering allows for a jointing gap, this is not the case at all and the joints would be far too...

What are the white, dusty marks/ scuffs on the surface of my new paving?

The white marks are known as efflorescence and are formed as a result of a chemical reaction between cement and water which migrates to the surface of the stone and then reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to create calcium carbonate deposits...

Can I use regular paving slabs on a driveway?

Using larger slabs on a driveway is increasing in popularity and looks great, however it's important not to just use patio paving for this purpose as in most cases it will not be suitable. There is a wide choice of options in larger paving slabs available...

Could my paving / natural stone colours vary from your website images?

The majority of natural stone products vary in colour and texture and each individual piece will have distinct markings and characteristics that make each piece of stone unique. This is perfectly normal and forms part of the beauty of natural stone. ...

Can I seal my new paving?

It is fine to seal your new natural stone or concrete paving (porcelain does not need sealing) straight after laying the paving if you use an impregnator sealer such as the Pavetuf range available on our website. Impregnator sealers are water-based and...

What are the dust and scuff marks on the surface of my new paving?

When natural stone is quarried around the world, it is extracted from the rock face and cut to size using large industrial saws and then, often finished by hand. The quarries are dusty, dry environments and the paving is usually not washed prior to shipping...

How do I cut paving slabs?

It is essential to use the correct cutting blades for the type of paving you have. For concrete and natural stone paving you should use a diamond blade disc cutter and with porcelain paving, a porcelain blade should be used. With porcelain especially...

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