Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Win with Simply Paving Autumn / Winter 2016

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Simply Paving

    Here at Simply Paving, we would like to thank everyone who entered our 2016 Autumn Winter photographic competition. As with previous years, we are overwhelmed with the response we have received in regards to the competition, and we are blown away with the impressive workmanship and design that has been placed into creating such beautiful outdoor areas.

    It has been a difficult process narrowing down our many wonderful entries, which show an array of our products being used in many different, and unique ways.

    The images very kindly sent in by participants will be a great help to future customers, who are in need of a little inspiration!

    Like last year, we have chosen one outright winner who will receive a cheque for £500, three second place runners-up who will receive a cheque for £200 each and seven further runners-up who will each receive a cheque for £100.

    Our first prize winner, and the well-deserved recipient of the £500.00 cheque is Mr. Shivam Patel from London!

    Mr. Patel used the Natural Sandstone Paving in Fossil Buff. He has cleverly used a mixture of the 2-ring circle, squaring off kit and the also the 4-size patio pack to create clean lines and a beautiful sophisticated look.

    As you can see from the photos below, a deal of great skill has been exhibited in terms of design and attention to detail for this project.

    The natural variation of colour in the Fossil Buff sandstone, and the use of feature lighting, complement each other wonderfully. Also, the use of contrasting dark window frames and the contemporary bi-folding door against the crisp white walls, will look attractive in both a day time and night time setting.

    Congratulations on winning our first prize in this year's competition!

    Up next, are the three second place runners-up, who each have received a cheque for £200!

    Catherine Astbury from Ellesmere Port has used the very popular Bradstone Natural Slate Paving in Vijaya Gold patio pack to produce a stunning patio area. The product's distinctive colours are ideally suited against the soft sage green conservatory. Along with the selection of many perfectly placed plants and attractive pond area.

    Another perfect example of Natural Sandstone Fossil Buff patio paving was created by Mary Wilding from Milton Keynes.

    The perfectly laid sandstone looks wonderful against the decorative aggregate and also the contrasting green ivy. The product has been laid to a high standard, and overall looks fantastic!

    A perfect area for entertaining and enjoying the summer months.

    Our 3rd second place runner up is Rob Jenner from Jenner Landscape and Construction located in Princes Risborough.

    Mr. Jenner has created a sophisticated modern area using the Bradstone Natural Granite paving in colour Silver Grey. The attention to detail and workmanship is clearly evident as you can certainly see from the photos.

    Rob has used a mix of both the 600x600 and 600x300 to produce a sleek contemporary outdoor space, which looks effortless against the old authentic backdrop and carefully placed greenery.

    Finally, to announce the seven runners up who have received a cheque of £100.00!

    A product that has never featured in our competition is the Blended Natural Sandstone Paving in Burnt Umber.

    This product was used to create a pretty patio area at Mr. Arthur Webb's residence in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

    The area looks perfect sun trap and the ideal place to relax in the summer months on the comfortable looking furniture.

    The second runner up Gavin Hodson from Southsea, sent in some fantastic before and after shots of his patio using the Natural Sandstone in Autumn Green.

    Mr. Hodson has transformed his garden using the patio pack and created a border using decorative aggregate. The freshly painted sky blue window frames and door of the outbuilding, colourfully contrast again the vary of colours in the sandstone.

    Mr. Alan Knight from Pulborough opted for a manufactured product, and chose the Bradstone Old Town Paving in Weathered Limestone.

    He has created a feature patio dining area using the 2-ring circle with modern outdoor furniture.

    Mr. Knight has also teamed the circle with an array of different sized patio paving in the same product, for the base of the family hot tub.

    The warm buff tones of the Old Town Weathered Limestone and the dark wood raised decked area, complement each other wonderfully.

    In these photographs, you can see the Bradstone Ashbourne York Brown patio pack displayed.

    Mr. Bell from Barnsley has produced a perfectly laid patio, which ideally suite's its surroundings. The overhanging trees compliment the product, along with the dark stained wooded pagoda.

    The outdoor dining area is perfectly situated for summer BBQ's and socialising with friends.

    The very popular Bradstone Natural Limeston Paving in Blue-Black was used in the next entry, by Mr. Ralph Brade from Sheffield.

    Mr. Brade has made the most of his abstract shaped side patio area, by using the four-size patio pack and feature lighting. The product has been perfectly and looks impressive again the chrome bollards and wooden fencing.

    Overall the project has been construction and presented very well.

    Here we have Tim Wade from Salisbury chose to create a medieval style outdoor area using the Ancestry Paving Abbey Storm. The mixed size patio pack was used, which gives the perfect impression.

    The grey tones of the paving compliment the structure of the church like arch way and vintage looking stone work.

    Mr. Wade has also used a variety of beautifully coloured flowers and greenery alongside the patio, which looks stunning!

    This area is definitely the perfect place to relax in summer, and certainly a garden to be proud of.

    Last but not least is our final £100 winner, Jackie Norris from Wokingham.

    Mrs. Norris has used one of our premium natural sandstone products, the Bradstone Smooth Natural Sandstone Paving in Ivory.

    Mrs. Norris has created a slightly raised uniform patio area, with a mix of contemporary and traditional design aspects.

    Decorative aggregate has been used as a finishing touch, along with the cleverly placed planters which contain a range of colourful flowers.

    Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who entered the competition.

    As with every year, the entries were all of an incredibly high standard!

    You will find many of the images entered in our gallery which will prove a source of inspiration to all of our customers.

    Keep an eye out for any further competitions by Simply Paving in the near future.


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