It's always better to PIY (Pave it Yourself)

It's always better to PIY (Pave it Yourself)

Now that the nicer weather is sort of here, it’s time to turn our attention to outside spaces and getting stuck right into a chunky project outdoors. 

If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to put as much care, love and DIY skills into your garden as you do to your indoor spaces. That way you can really bring your space to life and make it feel like an extra room, not just an extra bit of space out the back.
And one of the best ways you can do that is by adding some paving material to your garden.

How to choose the right paving stone

For big jobs, as ever, we love to go big on choice. And our trusty, local merchant partners have a massive variety of hard wearing and stylish paving types, in a huge range of colours, textures and styles. 

Let’s dive in and start choosing paving slabs, so you can see what might be right for you and your project plans.

Limestone slabs have a soft colour palette and a good looking, smooth surface which helps keep your patio path or driveway looking nice and uniform. When it comes to types of paving blocks, limestone is also very durable which means it’s a popular choice for patio pavers because obviously you want this to be a long-lasting job – and not be doing it all over again in a few years.

Some people go for Natural Stone Paving because it gets better with time. The colours come from the earth, so the slabs always look slightly different from each other, giving you a more authentic, organic vibe.

Types of paving stones

Sandstone paving slabs on the other hand are loved for their versatility. The rich, warm colours mean they can adapt to almost any style of garden – whether rustic or ultra contemporary. Some slabs can look a bit drab and grey when it chucks it down, but the beauty of sandstone is that the rain actually brings out even more of its colour and character. Something to think about when you live in this country.

Porcelain Paving has lots of pros – the main two for us being they’re super low maintenance paving slabs, once they’re down, there's not much you need to do with them, and secondly, they’re incredibly versatile in terms of design. You can select what you want to fit in with your plans and your garden. To the extent that if you were swithering between decking and paving, for example, you can actually get porcelain slabs designed to look like decking. Yup, they’re that flexible.

Paving your own garden

Last, but not least we have good old concrete paving. They’re all about practicality and value, giving you paving stone options that are strong, hard wearing and won’t bust your budget. But they’re not just about durability. You can get some pretty fancy design options if that’s what you’re after, like brickwork effect, that’s perfect for paving for patios.

Through our unique marketplace we can hook you up with local paving slab suppliers who can get you what you want. 

And whatever types of paving slabs you fancy, we’ll help you choose the one that’s right for you and also help with paving accessories and finishings to finish off your project and keep your garden looking awesome.

Good luck with your project and don’t forget to share project pictures with us!