If you want a garden feature quite unlike any other, Natural Sandstone is the solution.
Every individual sandstone slab is unique, distinguished by innumerable tonal variations and enhanced by the differing riven profiles of each stone.
With seven natural shades, and available as circles, a patio feature kit, setts, an octagon and random stepping stones, Natural Sandstone offers a wealth of design possibilities.
Fossil Buff natural stone paving from Bradstone comprises a range of hues from off-white to pale and mid buff with some stones carrying small embedded fossils.
We recommend you purchase Patio Packs for an easier and economical way to lay your patio.
Each pack contains the following mix of sizes:
- 13 slabs of 900mm x 600mm
- 13 slabs of 600mm x 600mm
- 13 slabs of 600m x 300mm
- 9 slabs of 300mm x 300mm
When laid using a 10-15mm joint each pack contains enough paving slabs to cover 15.30m2.
Thickness: 22mm - Country of origin: India
Deliveries normally occur between 8am 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*. All orders of £300 or more (even if only containing individual units) will be delivered free of charge*. Orders for individual units with an order value of less than £300 usually have a flat delivery 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 refer to our Delivery Policy
for a table of charges or if you would like further information please call 0800 032 6306.
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
*In summer months delivery times can be up until 8pm due to the volume of deliveries being made, however, this is a relatively rare occurrence.
Download 15.30m2 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.