Paving is a vital part of a garden’s design as you need hard surfaces to walk on as well as being used to create features such as patios. Patios are a great place to relax and entertain guests with barbecues and garden parties during the summer months. Patios are wise investments as you can add significant value to a property; usually more than the cost of the patio itself.
There is a vast array of paving currently available on the market and it can be difficult to select the right kind of paving to suit your needs and your budget. When choosing paving for your garden you will need to bear in the mind that there are 2 main types of paving slab; concrete and stone. This article aims to help you decide between the 2 different types.
Concrete slabs are far cheaper than their natural stone counterparts. This is because the cost of production is far lower. Concrete slabs are produced solely within a manufacturing plant instead of being extracted from quarries like natural stone. Because of this, concrete slabs can be produced to almost any size required and each slab can be of exactly the same dimensions. If you are looking to keep the costs of your project to a minimum, concrete is the way to go when it comes to garden patios and paving.
Stone slabs or flags are more expense than concrete, but they tend look better because they are natural as opposed to being produced in a factory. The beauty of natural stone is that no two slabs are the same which means it really helps to give a garden character and a uniqueness that you won’t find anywhere else. For clients with a bigger budget we recommend stone slabs.