Paving and Patios
Dorking-based Paving Contractors Covering Esher & Wider Surrey
Parklane Landscaping’s team of paving contractors travel and far and wide throughout Surrey, including around the Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth areas, transforming domestic and commercial properties with carefully laid, high quality materials.
On this page, we’ve looked to talk about some of the materials we most commonly work with, and how they are suited for areas like patios. If you have a query or wish to discuss your requirements with our paving contractors directly, we urge you to give us a call on 01306 735362 or 07768 026770. Our friendly team will be happy to issue free, no-obligation advice and a quote should you require one!
Indian Sandstone & Limestone
For the past 20 years, Indian Sandstone has been the main product used for extending the indoor living space outdoors. Its durability and variety of colour are two characteristics that our Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth clients often cite as appealing. As a general rule, it is laid in a randomized pattern that allows space to be covered with ease, while eliminating any small joints or lines that could occur throughout the patio.
During the past 5 years, due to demand for the product, the quality and range has improved. Now stones can be calibrated, which eliminates the randomness of the laying method. Done correctly and with the right stone, a Sandstone patio can transform any space and boost the value of Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth properties, both commercial and residential.
This product has burst on to the scene over the past 5 years, bringing sandstone patios’ durability to a whole new level. There are generally two types of sawn sandstone our paving contractors use when taking on projects around Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth, four sided and six sided. The later has all four sides sawn to give a straight edge. This gives the top of the slab a smooth effect similar to a tile, which works great in more modern environments where you want to continue the inside, outside!
A four sided version allows for the top of the slab to still retain some of the character that a standard Indian Sandstone slab would have, with the crisp edges of a sawn. Both products are generally laid tight together, which gives smaller mortar joints and allows for the space to feel more like an internal floor. The product is designed to do just that and create a continuation of a living space.
Yorkstone is a product that was at its most popular 20 years ago, but it hasrecently picked up steam again, and is often requested by Surrey clients in and around Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth. Its sudden resurgence is due to client’s either wanting a more cottagey feel to the garden, or to have their existing garden re-laid. Generally, due to its natural appeal and variation in sizes, Yorkstone was used by paving contractors within the ground of larger older properties, as it would be more in keeping with its surroundings.
The majority of the time, due to its age and the period it was laid in, the stones were often placed on the soil or compacted building sand. This often led to slab subsidence. The modern approach and techniques for laying mean that the stone can now be correctly based underneath for strength, and the slabs bedded with mortar for durability. Being a natural product it is more expensive than modern materials, however Dorking, Esher, Claygate, Cobham, Oxshott, Reigate and Tadworth property owners often find that its natural charm and look is worth the extra cost.