Paving

5 Reasons to Use Paving for a Patio

Posted in News and Offers, Patio, Paving, Sealants   

Creating a patio is easy when you use pavers! You can choose from a variety of materials to get the look you want, and it’s a lot easier than building a deck from wood.

  1. Design – You can get creative with the size and shape of your patio with paving slabs. Circles and squares while timeless might not look the best with your space, instead you might have more of a kidney bean shape to make the most of your garden. With an experienced paving installer possibilities are almost endless!
  2. Longevity – Wooden decks often rot or break down in time. If properly looked after and sealed your paving slabs will be in great condition for a number of years. Many of our sealants are made to last, or be built upon so there’s no need to strip them before applying new sealant.
  3. More Space – Creating a paved area can create a usable area that otherwise may not have been suitable due to it not being level; such as a place for a table and chairs, hot tub, or flat surface to put heaters and canopies on.
  4. Low Maintenance – Simply pressure wash your paving or use moss and algae remover as needed to keep your paving area looking great all year round. No mowing or structural fixing needed!
  5. Increase Propert Value – People love low maintenance gardens, and outdoor areas that can be useful. Your new paved area can create a fantastic return when you come to sell your home.

Have you installed a paved patio? We have a great range of products to help you take care of it to ensure you get the most out of your outside space.

Seal Your Internal Tiles Without Changing Their Appearance

Posted in External Sealants, Internal Sealants, News and Offers, Paving, Sealants   

Even after ageing your surface won’t change colour or texture once Invisiseal is applied. Invisiseal allows moisture ‘out’ whilst preventing oil, grease and dirt stains from penetrating. Invisiseal is not a silicone pore blocker nor is it a sealant/coating – both of which work by blocking the capillaries (pores) in the surface.

Easy maintenance, all you need to do is sweep regularly to remove abrasive dirt and grit from surface and mop or hose daily using clean water. A mild detergent can be hand applied to heavy stains. Spills and marks should be wiped up/cleaned off and not allowed to dry on. With the proper care you’re surface can last indefinitely!

A proven product already used on major projects such as Liverpool One, Bolton City Centre, National Trust properties. Shop here.

Make Your Outdoor Paving Last

Posted in Block Paving, External Sealants, News and Offers, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone   

We have developed our AdSeal Stone Protector to give outstanding results on natural materials such as Stone, Slate, Travetine, Terracotta, and even Clay. Developed by our own specialist design team, along with consultant organic chemists, this fantastic product offers ease of installation with considerably improved performance and longevity.

First class inter-coat adhesion allows one coat to follow the last with just a few minutes, not hours, meaning you can get the job done quickly and efficiently. For a matt, colour enhancing finish simply apply one coat, or two coats for a delicate sheen.

The Stone and Slate Protector prevents staining and adds a protective coating keeping your hardscaping looking fresh all year long.

Our special formula gives a really hardwearing and long lasting finish on:

  • Stone & Slate
  • Indian Sandstone
  • Limestone & Marble
  • Terrazzo & Travertine
  • Most porous natural products
  • Unglazed tiles, etc
  • And even clay pavers

Shop on our website here to purchase our stone and slate protector, available in 5, 20 and 25 litres.

Staining a new driveway

Posted in Driveway, External Sealants, FAQ, Paving, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Mrs Vanessa J Warren

We have just had a driveway done and the flags are too light in colour (I like them when they are wet!) Looking to darken them up in a grey but need to know exact colour and maybe try them out first (I have spare flags to test on)

If the flags look ok when they are wet then all you need to do is apply a sealer, this will leave the flags looking like they do when they are wet and it will protect them from stains and general wear and tear.

I have linked a couple of products below (you didn’t say if they were concrete or natural stone flags) the first one is for concrete surfaces and the second is for stone.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Best sealant for Indian Stone?

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Paving, Sealants, Solvents, Stone, water based   

This question was asked by
Alan Buxton

which sealant is best for indian Stone solvent based or water based?

It all depends on how you want the sealed paving to look, a solvent based sealer will enhance the colours and leave the paving looking like it does when it is damp, whereas the water based sealer will leave the paving looking more like it does when the paving is dry.

Drew Palin

Indian Stone Sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone, water based   

This question was asked by
Ian Sutcliffe

l have had a patio laid two years ago with Indian stone and didn’t realise how easily it stained. I am going to clean it this spring and would like to see if l can protect it with a sealer but not darken the colour if possible, could you please advise, approximately 85 square meters area,

As you are looking to keep the paving looking as it does when it is dry I would recommend the Water based Matt sealer (link below) this will have very little effect on the appearance but will offer a good amount of protection for the stone.

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Drew Palin

Protecting stone from lichen and algae with sealer

Posted in External Sealants, FAQ, Moss and Algae, Patio, Paving, Sealants, Stone   

This question was asked by
marcus

I have a terrace of indian sandstone which has developed terrible black spot lichen everywhere. I have pressure hosed off as much as possible but cant get it all off. If I could keep it like it is that would be ok even tho some spots remain.
Would your Stone and Slate Protector prevent the regrowth of the lichens and algae.

Yes applying sealer to the surface will stop the algae and lichen from being able to take hold on the paving (it may form on the surface but it will be easy to wash off/treat), if the algae does come back (if there are a lot of trees in you area) it can be treated with our moss and algae remover which you just spray on to the paving and leave to do its thing.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Moss & Algae Remover (MOSS)

Drew Palin

Removing Resiblock sealer

Posted in FAQ, Paving   

This question was asked by
Andy

I’ve sealed my customers sandstone with resiblock superior gloss and wondered if you could advise if easy strip 2000 will remove it? And won’t damage the paving? And what is the application process.

Yes the Easystrip 2000 will remove the sealer without damaging the stone, you can find the full application instructions on the product page under the Tech Data tab.

EasyStrip 2000 Coating Remover (ES2000)

Drew Palin

Adseal for paved patio

Posted in Concrete, FAQ, Patio, Paving, Stone, Weeds   

This question was asked by
Philip Tagg

I have a paved patio which has stone or concrete slabs and in need of protection from stains and general annual growth. Can you advise what is the best product in your range to use?

If you are uncertain whether the flags are stone or concrete I would recommend using our Stone and Slate Protector (link below), this will be ok to use on either surface.

Stone and Slate Protector (SSP)

Drew Palin

Advice on stain colours

Posted in Block Paving, Colouring, Driveway, External Sealants, FAQ, Paving, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Jon-Luke Kirton

We have a a large driveway (approx 200m2) with standard red block pavers. We would like to change the colour of these to a slate grey colour (we have a period character sandstone and traditional scottish slate house). What products would you recommend for this look to be achieved?

To completely change the colour of the paving is entirely doable, I have linked below the products you would need and if you check out the videos section you will find how to guides for the prep and the application.

Firstly you would need to remove any sealer that might be on the surface using either the Solstrip or Easystrip 1000 for acrylic sealers or the Easystrip 2000 if it is a Polyurethane sealer.

Once this is done you will need to profile the surface to make it porous to accept the stain then you would apply the Solid colour stain as a base colour, then a diluted Smartcolour to give the 2 tone antiqued effect.

After the stain has cured for 24 hours you will need to re apply a sealer coat.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

Drew Palin