Slate isn't just a fantastic choice for kitchen floors. It can also lend a huge amount of impact to any outdoor space.
Available in two distinctive finishes, the soft Blue-Black shade is ideal for an ultra modern look, while the brighter multi-coloured Vijaya Gold could be used in either a modern or more traditional setting.
With each paving slab hand riven and diamond sawn for a crisper edge, Natural Slate provides a perfect backdrop whatever your taste in garden design.
Always lay on a full bed of mortar. Being a dense material Slate paving does not readily take up water and it is therefore advisable to use a SBR admix to the bedding mortar to create the necessary key or adhesion. This can be bought at a local builders merchants near to yourself.
Each pack contains the following mix of sizes:
- 6 no. 600mm x 600mm
- 10 no. 600mm x 450mm
- 10 no. 600mm x 300mm
- 10 no. 450mm x 450mm
- 5 no. 450mm x 300mm
- 4 no. 300mm x 300mm
When laid using a 10-15mm joint each pack contains enough paving slabs to cover 10.20m2.
Thickness: 18-23mm - Country of origin: China
Deliveries normally occur between 7am and 6pm. Once your order has been placed you will be contacted and provided with an exact date of delivery.
This vehicle will lower the product to the ground using an electric lift. The pallet of products is then pulled off using a manual pallet truck. It is imperative that the ground that the pallet is unloaded onto is flat and solid. Access may be needed for a rigid lorry (up to 20ft) otherwise additional delivery charges may be made. For larger orders alternative delivery methods can be arranged. Please call our office to discuss any delivery requirements or for clarification.
Our customer services team will advise how to prepare for receipt of ordered goods. Our delivery team are not responsible for any additional lifting or carrying of your goods.
We do not deliver items to multiple addresses.
All full packs and all orders containing at least one full pack will be delivered free of charge*.
Delivery charges for individual units usually have a flat charge of £30. *Delivery is free on orders with full packs except for deliveries to the postcodes AB, BT, DD, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KA27-28, KW, PA20+, PH, P030-41, TR21-25 and ZE (please call 0800 032 6306 for a quote).
Delivery will normally be less than 7 days (typically 3-5 working days). Simply Paving will aim to contact you by email or directly by phone within two working days of your order to suggest a delivery date. If the date provided is unsuitable please get in touch and we will re-arrange the delivery date.
For further information please refer to our Delivery Policy
Download 10.20m2 Patio Pack Laying Pattern
The area to be paved should first of all be dug out to a depth of at least 200mm. The area should then be back filled with 150mm of MoT/crusher run, compacted to 100mm.
Once the area is prepared, the laying of each flag can commence. The actual mortar bed is prepared individually for each and every flag dependent on its thickness. The bed will consist of a semi-dry mortar mix, using 4 parts sharp sand to 1 part cement. Spot bedding should never be used for natural stone paving, as the flag will not be sufficiently supported.
When laying flags that will have mortar joints, the receiving edges of the already laid flags are buttered with mortar into which the new flag is pressed, forming a well filled joint, that can be topped up when pointing. Buttering will also aid consistency of joint width. Once in place, each flag can be consolidated by tapping them down, either with a rubber mallet or by keeping a piece of softwood between a hammer or mallet and the flag. Continually check levels and falls during the laying process across the top surface profile of a number of flags at a time.
Point with a wet mortar mix of 4:1 (building sand will be more workable), ensuring the gaps between the flags are completely filled. The strength of the pointing is extremely important, as if done incorrectly, the joints will be the weakest part of the paved area. It is important to take care not to stain the paving surface with any excess mortar as this will be difficult to remove.
A plasticiser can be added to the mortar mix to improve its workability and also ensure all air pockets are eliminated. Cement dyes may also be added to the mix to change the final colouration of your pointing mortar. Simply Paving can offer a jointing compound suitable for use with natural stone flags, please contact us directly for more information.
Please refer to the guides section of the website for further information regarding laying flag paving.