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A black stone patio laid in Carlisle




Hard wearing and weatherproof, a patio provides a usable surface year-round.

The patio above is black slate (sold under the name black Indian sandstone).

We can source and lay any paving product you require.



Products are either natural stone or concrete based. Stone includes Indian sandstone, local sandstone, Yorkstone, slate, limestone and granite and come as riven or polished. Polished stone tends to be more expensive than riven.

Concrete paving comes as standard grey, yellow or red paving slabs. they are very hard wearing and relatively inexpensive. Stone-look concrete flags are also available but tend to be significantly more expensive. Concrete slabs have an advantage over stone in that they are laid on a screed of sand so laying time is shorter.

Typically stone patios are laid on wet concrete, one slab at a time.

Preparation of the sub-surface depends on the load being applied but generally around 100mm of compacted type 1 subbase is adequate.


Sandstone patio laid in Dumfries

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