Types of Paving: Setts and Cobbles

Setts & cobbles make a fantastic alternative to block paving and can be used either to pave a driveway or garden patio or path. They are typically more expensive than blocks but the Marshalls Cobbletech paving system is very reasonably priced considering the quality of the finish and will certainly give your property a unique curb appeal.


There is a significant difference between setts and cobbles and the differences are explained below.



Fairstone Setts

Setts are made from stone and have a width and depth of between 75-200mm, with varying lengths between 75-450mm. The size can often depend on the workability of the stone as different types of rock are easier to manipulate than others. They can be produced from almost any type of rock including sandstone, limestone, granite, basalt or gritstone. Setts can work really well when used to edge paving slabs on garden paths.




Cobbletech Paving System

Cobbles differ from setts as they are rounded in shape, as opposed to square. They are basically pebbles or small boulders. Natural cobbles can be difficult to walk on, as anyone who has ever walked up a genuine cobblestone path or road would know. For an affordable and attractive option we recommend choosing Marshalls Cobbletech paving system, if cobbles are what you are look for. These aren’t genuine cobblestones but still have the same great look without being difficult to walk on.


Learn about other types of patio paving here 


SE Landscape Construction specialise in the design and construction of paving in Essex including driveway paving, block paving and garden patio paving. We offer all of our customers free driveway or patio design that will not only improve the look of your home but also add significant value to your property. For a free consultation and paving design contact our friendly team today on 01245 80 71 80.



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