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  • How to Clean Indian Sandstone in 8 Steps

    Indian sandstone is one of the most popular paving materials. It’s easy to see why. It looks sublime in both traditional and modern gardens due to its rustic finish, earthy tones, depth of character and versatility.

    However, like all natural stone, it’s not immune to heavy footfall, spring showers and winter frosts, which means regular TLC is essential to keep it looking fresh.

    Without taking the proper maintenance measures, Indian sandstone is susceptible to discolouration and decay. The severity of the deterioration depends on time, use, the type of foliage nearby and the proximity of the stone to water.

    Thankfully, there’s no need to stress! Cleaning Indian sandstone is straightforward and requires little effort - a simple wash-down with soapy water eradicates everyday grime while a diluted bleach formula tackles stubborn stains, moss and algae.

    In this post, we’ll guide you through cleaning Indian sandstone in eight simple steps.


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  • Creating a Patio: 7 Things to Consider for Great Results

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    Lazy summer afternoons with friends, days in the sun with the kids, barbecues with family and loved ones – we all love those warm months with long days and plenty of sunshine. And we all want the perfect place to make the most of those hot days and warm evenings. Where better than the perfect patio?

    The only challenge is creating the right space. In this post, we’ll discuss seven things you should consider to get great results on your patio.


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  • What are the Different Types of Block Paving Patterns?

    Block paving is a staple of outdoor design. Not only is the well-established paving both cost-effective and environmentally sustainable, it’s also incredibly versatile.

    Block paved patterns have become popular over the years as they bring a much more stylish appearance than tarmac or poured concrete. But since there are a number of designs that can be used, including different colours, styles and sizes, it can understandably be a bit of headache deciding which is right for you.

    To make things simpler, we’ve put together a list of five different types of block paving patterns that could help you create the paving look you want. Take a closer look at the options on offer and make sure you choose the right laying pattern before you start any work.


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  • How to Create a Beautiful Patio on a Budget

    A patio is a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. It creates a beautiful gathering area that family, friends and visitors can enjoy. That can include plenty of original features that a homeowner to create a personalised outdoor sanctuary. The question is, can you design a patio on a budget?

    While it sounds like something that would come at a hefty price, a beautiful patio doesn’t have to cost the world. There are plenty of patio designs on a budget and cost-effective features that can be used to cut costs. These will make a massive difference to the appearance and usability of the outdoor space.


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  • Price Guide: How Much Do Paving Slabs Cost?

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    Are you thinking about having a new patio installed? The cost of paving slabs will no doubt be top of the agenda. However, in truth, there are many factors that can affect how costly your new patio will be.

    From the choice of stone to the size of the area and installation costs. The more you know about patio installation, the easier it will be to estimate how much it will cost you. Take a look at some of the varying factors that impact the cost of a patio, including the cost of paving stones.


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  • What Is the Best Patio Material for My Home?

    Choosing the right material for your patio isn’t always going to be a quick and easy decision. It’s best to take some time to consider your options and find out what’s right for you and your home.

    There are some things you’ll ideally need to consider before finding the perfect patio material. Along with your budget, you should keep in mind the location and size of your patio too.

    These can all affect which material is right for you. However, each material also has its own qualities and characteristics - some of which might be better for you. Read on as we look at some of the best patio materials and their benefits.


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  • Introduction to Back Garden Paving

    Once you’ve decided on adding back garden paving, there are a few things to consider. From back garden paving costs and planning permissions to design ideas and paving types, there’s plenty to think about before installing your new paving.

    In this post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know before starting to work on paving your back garden, including some unique back garden paving ideas.


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  • Choosing the Best Block Paving Colour for You

    Searching for the best block paving for your project? Colour will inevitably be a key factor, with plenty of options to choose from. Fortunately, you can narrow this down quite a bit simply by considering the specific requirements of your project.

    From matching and contrasting stones to practical aspects like stain resistance, there’s plenty to take into consideration. In this post, we’ll guide you through the selection process to find the best block paving colour for you.


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  • The Ultimate Guide to Natural Stone Flooring

    Whether it’s used for internal or external decoration, there is no doubting the elegance natural stone brings to a house.

    Each type of stone has slightly different properties and it’s important to keep this in mind when choosing the perfect one for your floor. That’s why in this post, we’ll walk you through the specific characteristics and benefits of each natural stone and give you some ideas on how to use them.


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