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How to Choose the Right Paving Materials

How to Choose the Right Paving Materials

First impressions count. The outdoor landscaping of your home will impact not only on the the current enjoyment of your home but will also influence buyers, and therefore selling price, in the future.

How to Choose the Right Paving Materials

Choosing the the right paving materials for your garden should be a carefully considered choice, as the final finish will need to perfect the right balance of beauty, functionality and longevity.

Your paving choice should be a team player that works successfully with multiple other aspects of your outdoor space. Factors to consider include:

  • The climate of where you live
  • The architecture and materials prominent in your neighbourhood
  • Does your home have a modern or traditional aesthetic?
  • What will complement your soft landscaping?
  • What is your budget?

The biggest decision you will make is the material. Let us guide you through the pros and cons of the most popular options.

Which Paving Material Is Best for Me?

  • Natural Stone

Natural stone arrives in many forms, colours, textures and types, making it easy to select a sort that complements your current landscaping. As well as its strength, the main advantage of natural stone is the knowledge that each piece of stone will be totally unique, thanks to its natural formation. Types of natural stone include sandstone, limestone, quartz, granite, and many others – all have their own qualities and aesthetics, so further research on the full range of options will be beneficial when going down this route.

 

 

  • Artificial Stone

Seeking the natural look but need better landscaping flexibility? Artificial stone is more lightweight and easy to cut than its natural counterpart, granting you a wider choice of design, cut and style options. Not only this, but artificial stone is manufactured to mimic the appearance of natural stone – so, your garden can still benefit from a rustic, earthy look while still providing a greater range of building options.

 

 

  • Porcelain Stone

Sleek and contemporary: if you favour clean lines and a smooth finish – but still want to benefit from a resilient material – porcelain is the perfect fit for you. Adding a polished touch to any garden, porcelain is low-maintenance and long-lasting and requires minimal effort to maintain its beauty. Porcelain is also man-made and resistant to a wide array of outdoor wear-and-tear, including moss, mould, chemicals, scratches and stains.

 

  • Slate

Add a rich, contemporary feel to your outdoor space with the addition of slate. A misconception is that slate is available in just one hue, but in reality a range of shades are available to choose from, all of which will add a unique twist to your landscaping. Slate is also well-known for withstanding colder climates, namely the associated freeze-thaw cycle which makes it a durable option.

 

 

  • Block Paving

Strong, sturdy and versatile, block paving has been a firm favourite with customers across the UK for generations. Its popularity lies with its flexibility – it can be used to cover entire driveways, courtyards and garden paths, but also works perfectly for accenting and bordering. Easily cut and laid in a variety of patterns and styles, block paving can be tailored to suit your vision without any difficulty.

 

With over 70 years of landscaping experience, here at Naybur Brothers we are well-versed in supplying a wide choice of landscaping materials. This includes a selection of paving materials such as artificial manufactured stone, natural stone, porcelain stone and block paving. Discuss your ideas with our friendly experts today – we serve Enfield, Barnet and the surrounding areas.

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