Classic and Traditional Paving

1st June 2018

There’s a lot that you can do with paving and the great news is it can make a big difference to the look of your garden in just a short time. At the Leicestershire Paving Company, we understand that choice can come down to personal preference but it should also be influenced by the area that is being covered and the type of home you have.

Traditional paving is a good all-rounder. It tends to be made from materials such as natural stone and creates the sort of appearance that works for most locations. It’s also the type of paving that is built to last and doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance.

There are different types of classic or traditional paving:

  • A formal garden can have a highly geometric design that appears uniform all the way through. This is great for areas like pathways and the front of house.

  • Rustic styles have a bit more leeway and don’t have to so rigid in their look and feel. In fact, they can appear a little haphazard. If you are combining your paving with a garden then this is a popular choice.

There’s the common misconception that traditional paving is somehow boring and has to stick to the same old materials and methods. The truth is actually completely the opposite. You can combine brick and cobbles, stone and paving slabs to create a really intricate design that can be tailored to your individual needs.

Classic rustic paving has the added advantage that you’re less worried about how it ages over time. It’s a great choice if you want something that’s low maintenance and still looks great, even after several years.

Of course, a lot will depend on where your paving is being laid. It can be used for creating a pathway, a driveway in front of the house or a patio around the back for entertaining. Size is also going to influence things. For a small area you might want to keep to traditional paving of one type whereas if you have a big garden you can afford to experiment more.

The material of your paving is critical in creating the effect that you want. You have, for example, the choice of sandstone which is generally the most cost effective option. But there is also limestone, basalt and even granite that can be used to create a magnificent paved area.

If you’d like to discuss how the Leicestershire Paving Company can transform your garden with traditional paving, contact our friendly team today.

Barry Randall

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Barry Randall

Barry Randall is the Managing Director at Leicestershire Paving Company. He’s been active in the landscaping industry for over 20 years, developing a reputation for outstanding quality and efficient management of garden transformations. He’s worked on some extremely large commercial sites and some incredible domestic garden transformations, even finding time to offer services to DIY SOS on the BBC and Richard Hammonds Secret Service on ITV.

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