Natural Paving's riven natural sandstone has the beauty of real stone to add timeless appeal to any landscape. The colours and textures have formed naturally since time began which give each skillfully crafted piece its own wonderfully unique qualities. This hand split naturally riven paving has hand cut or sawn edges and a choice of thicknesses. Lakeland sandstone (often known as raj green) usually includes a subtle shade mix including brown, khaki, buff, pink and grey.
Established in 2005, Natural Paving Products has rapidly become one of the country’s leading suppliers of high quality, ethically sourced natural stone landscaping products. Having gained a reputation for offering the highest quality flags, block paving and other landscaping products coupled with superior sales and customer service support, Natural Paving Products has become synonymous with excellence.
CE Marking and Declarations of Performance
Following an extensive and rigorous testing process in 2013, the complete Natural Paving range of flagstones, block paving, walling and accessories is fully accredited with CE Marking and come with official Declarations of Performance (DOPs). The tests were completed as part of the transition to the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which came into force on 1st July 2013 and requires that all products covered by a Harmonised European Standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA) carry CE Marking to state their performance characteristics.
Natural Stone Characteristics:
All natural stone products are unique and will vary in colour and texture, often showing distinctive markings, minor imperfections and may include mineral deposits such as iron and quartzite. Sizes are nominal and may vary. Some paving manufacturers include the pointing allowance in the individual slab sizes whereas others include the pointing allowance in the overall pack coverage. The product images shown are as accurate as photographic processes allow and may appear differently in accordance with lighting conditions and screen calibration in addition to the natural variation occurring between batches. Images may not be a true representation of a particular product size or laying pattern. Descriptions provided offer a combination of the manufacturer's and our own opinion of the product's characteristics and features.
Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock formed of gritty sand grains and is available in a variety of colours. Sandstone paving is available in a range of different textures, often relying on secondary processing to achieve these finishes.
- Handcut Riven Sandstone This type of sandstone has a rough, uneven surface texture with occasional ridges and the edges of the slabs are usually tapered with the larger face of the slab to be laid uppermost. This sandstone may be of random thickness, usually ranging between 25-40mm. Some variable thickness paving may be nearer 15-22mm thick which is often priced lower. Although thinner, this paving is perfectly suited to use in the UK when laid on a full mortar bed which provides the paving with additional strength.
- Calibrated Riven Sandstone Some riven sandstone products are offered at a 'calibrated' thickness which means the paving has been cut to a less variable, relatively even depth, usually around 22mm +/-, to make it easier to lay. This reduced thickness does not affect the quality. There are many colour choices available with the handcut riven style of sandstone paving.
Sandstone is available in a wide range of colours, some subtle and some vivid. The ranges comprise of a selection of core colours combined with subtle contrasting shades, and the balance of shades can vary between batches of even the same stone due to different seams in the stone quarry occurring over time. The blend of colours may include grey, pink, khaki, maroon, buff and many more shades which when combined, create the mix of colours associated with the colour name of the paving. The colour intensity increases when the paving is wet. Most brands offer the same range of colours with slightly different names. If colour variation is not a desirable feature, then it is recommeneded that natural stone and especially sandstone should not be considered as a paving choice. BE AWARE that not ALL sandstone is the same quality - some unknown brands may not have been tested for suitability in the UK climate and may crack during cold weather.
Delivery: usually 2-3 working days (if ordered before 1030). Next Day / Express delivery option available for small additional fee
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