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Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Why Choose Porcelain Paving?

Not only does it look beautiful but there are many benefits to using porcelain paving. Listed below are our 5 favourite things about this product. Durability Porcelain paving slabs aren’t as porous as other paving and absorb less than 0.5% of water. This means they are harder and more durable. Therefore porcelain is an ideal product for areas that receive high volumes of foot traffic. Low Maintenance As they don’t absorb water, porcelain slabs are really easy to clean. Water…

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Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Water Feature Ideas – Feature Stones

Looking for water feature ideas for your garden? Creating your own backyard Zen needn’t be a massive undertaking and you don’t need a large space in which to implement a stunning water feature. Even the smallest of gardens can accommodate one and often it can actually make your garden look bigger! So if you want to sit and relax in your outdoor space, whilst listening to the soothing sound of water, read on for some inspiration. Slate Paddlestone Stacks These…

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How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

How Big Is A Bulk Bag?

We are often asked how big is a bulk bag? Most bulk bags (also called dumpy bags, tonne bags and jumbo bags) sit around 80cm to 90cm high and around 75cm to 85cm wide. This is dependent on the weight of the product in it as the size can vary. Additionally bulk bags are often standing on a pallet which is normally around 1m by 1.2 metres wide with the pallet itself being around 9cm high. These sizes relate to a…

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Get your garden ready for summer!

Get your garden ready for summer!

The long cold days of winter are behind us (yay!). Therefore it’s time to get your garden ready for summer, but where to start? Check out our top tips below for summer garden ideas and help on rejuvenating your outdoor space! #1 Start planning Do you want to create a relaxing space for entertainment or a budget friendly plot? Or do you have a large garden that you want to transform, alternatively perhaps you want to make the most of…

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How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

How To Lay A Gravel Driveway

Using gravel on your drive is an attractive and cost effective solution. Additionally a gravel driveway helps reduce the risk of flooding as water can drain away freely unlike concrete or tarmac drives. Laying a gravel drive is relatively simple but can be hard work! However it is straight forward enough to be undertaken by even a fairly novice DIYer.We have put together a useful step by step guide to assist you through the process. Below are the steps this…

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All You Need To Know About Installing Gravel Grid

All You Need To Know About Installing Gravel Grid

Laying a gravel grid under your gravel will help to keep it in place and is especially useful if your drive or garden is on a slope. You can buy the gravel grid from us as an addition to your order of decorative aggregates. Our ground reinforcement grid is Eco friendly as is made from 100% recycled plastic. It is suitable for use on drives, paths, car parks or access roads, anywhere really that will be walked or driven on….

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Create a Gabion Basket

Create a Gabion Basket

Gabion Use Gabion baskets can be used within your garden to create a unique and tailored look in the form of a gabion wall or seating area. Other common uses for them are gabion planters or plant pots. Due to their versatility, gabion baskets are becoming a popular landscaping feature. Therefore at Stone Warehouse we supply a range of gabion baskets in different sizes. This ranges from a small 27cm cube which is ideal for smaller spaces to our largest 75cm cube which…

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Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

Which gravel for your garden or driveway?

How do you choose the best gravel for your drive or path? There are so many factors to think about including colour, texture and durability. This article should help to guide your decision to making the right choice for your landscaping project. Gravel can be a relatively low cost landscaping material for covering large areas, or for adding decorative finishing touches to outdoor spaces. It is also a useful material to prevent weeds within your garden project. There are a…

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A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

A checklist for welcoming wildlife into your garden

The weather may be chilly but there’s still reason to pull on your gardening gloves and get landscaping this Spring! Look at this useful checklist with hints and tips from the telegraph and the RHS to encouraging wildlife into your garden. See how many you can tick off! Information from  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344407/25-ways-to-get-wildlife-into-your-garden.html https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/wildlife-garden/wildlife/encourage-wildlife-to-your-garden