How To Remove Oil From Paving Slabs

Sometimes, you have an accident. Either you drop your bottle of olive oil while taking it to your barbeque, or your engine suddenly develops an oil leak… all over your pristine paving slabs. So, what can you do?

One of the best ways to get rid of excess oil on paving slabs is to use cement powder to absorb the oil. If you don’t have any cement powder, try some kitty litter. Both product are absorbent. All you do is crush the kitty litter (which is usually bentonite clay) into a fine powder, sprinkle it over the oil spill, scrub the area well and sweep it all up. Some people also recommend using biological washing powder to remove oil.

One thing to note: don’t go overboard with the cleaning or you’ll have a conspicuous clean patch on your paving where the oil used to be!

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Quarter Or Half Circle Paving

A lot of people have been asking whether it’s possible to buy quarter- or half- circles to use in paving projects.

I’ve reviewed a ton of paving circles, and, unfortunately, I haven’t seen any sold as quarter circles or half circles.

Quarter Or Half Circle Paving Options

One thing to do would be to buy a full circle and either use the two halves (four quarters) in different parts of the garden, or try to sell the other half/quarters locally. Alternatively, you could get some carpet stones and fashion your quarter/half circle design from them… although, to get it neat, you may need to actually cut come stones, which may prove tricky. Of course, you could always manually create a half or quarter circle pattern from loose stones, but that’s not really a solution to buying a kit.

If anyone knows where half or quarter circles can be bought, please email us via the contact form so we can add the info!

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Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Antique Paving Cragside Large Circle Pack

Update: Since the 2011 catalogue, Cragside is only available as patio packs.


Purestone Sandstone Antique Paving Cragside - Large Circle Kit


The charcoal and buff colour blend is just one of the many things you can appreciate about the Stoneflair Purestone Sandstone Antique Cragside Large Circle Kit, which will give your garden paving the appearance of reclaimed flagstones. Built for your convenience, the hand-cut geometric shapes featured in this kit do away with the staggering expense and waste of time that are typically associated with ordinary garden paving measures.

You may build the circular formation of this kit in the middle or in a corner of your garden as a primary centrepiece, or pair it with a squaring kit to fit it into your existing patio pavement.

Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Paving Fossil Buff Small Circle


If you’re tired of obviously manufactured garden landscape pavements, and don’t have the budget or inclination to spend for heavy-duty stonemason craftsmanship, the Bradstone Natural Sandstone Fossil Buff Small Circle Kit provides a wonderful midway alternative. The unique colouring used in the production of the blocks in this kit gives them the appearance of old stone formed from the processes of the earth, rather than the confines of a factory. This product, when properly installed, is tough against the weather, allowing for the safe runoff of water during a rainy day that would seep into and destroy pavements of lesser quality.


The small circle consists of 25 stones, 16 for the outer circle, 8 for the inner circle and a central stone which can be omitted and used as a circle plant area for a feature effect. The circle is 2.46 metres when sited. The other available finish options are Sunset Buff, Autumn Green and Modac.

Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Paving Fossil Buff Large Circle

Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Paving Fossil Buff Large Circle


Sandstone is one of the earth’s lovelier paving products, with rich textures and variations in tone that supply a character often missing from coarser stones like granite. The Bradstone Natural Sandstone Fossil Buff Large Circle Kit will provide you with a generous helping of this beautiful structural building material, enough to satisfy your craving for something sophisticated and charming in the centre of your garden. The unusual colours of the fossil buff variant interplay nicely with the various green shades of your plants, producing a visual flow that relaxes the eyes.

This truly impressive large circle feature is 3.3 metres in diameters and contains 41 stones… 16 for the two largest circles, 8 for the inner circle and a central stone.

This kit is also available in Sunset Buff if you prefer that finish option.

Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Paving Sunset Buff Small Circle


Few garden installations combine elegance and simplicity as well as the Bradstone Natural Sandstone Sunset Buff Small Circle Kit, which is an excellent option for those looking for something to complement their carpets of green grass and surrounding plants. The buff and brown tones of this kit are easy on the eyes, being neither dazzling nor garish, but still possess the requisite amount of class to make your garden look like it was professionally paved. The kit is also quite flexible, allowing you to compose your own designs and layouts in whichever manner you see fit, limited only by the bounds of your imagination.

The small circle consists of 25 stones, 16 for the outer circle, 8 for the inner circle and a centre stone. The circle is 2.46 metres when sited. The alternative finish options are Autumn Green, Modac and Fossil Buff.

Stoneflair, Yorkvale Paving Burnt Sienna 3 Ring Circle

Update:

Since the 2011 catalogue, “Stoneflair” are now known as “Stoneflair by Bradstone”. In addition to changing the name, they also streamlined several product ranges. Unfortunately, the 3-ring circle below is no longer available. Click here for an alternative.


Stoneflair, Yorkvale Paving Burnt Sienna - Large Circle Pack

Paving stones come in all sorts of arrangements and designs, and you just may come across solid blocks with a texture and colour similar to other types of material, like wood. The Yorkvale Burnt Sienna Large Kit stones actually have the look and finish of finely carved tree trunks, which makes for an interesting visual effect, especially when the pattern is viewed from different distances. Just because it may seem like wood doesn’t mean that it suffers from any of wood’s weaknesses, as stone is traditionally resistant to wear and tear, having been used as a building material for centuries. Expect your paving to be just as resilient.

Stoneflair, Yorkvale Paving Antique Gold 3 Ring Circle

Important Update:
Since the 2011 catalogue, “Stoneflair” are now known as “Stoneflair by Bradstone”. In addition to changing the name, they also streamlined several product ranges. The new name for this product is, “Bradstone Yorkvale Antique Gold” and it’s available as one-ring or two-ring circles.


Stoneflair, Yorkvale Paving Antique Gold -Large Circle Pack


Look no further than the Yorkvale Antique Gold Large Kit if your aim is to impress the neighbours with your beautiful garden paving arrangement. An excellent alternative to natural stone, the paving slabs of this kit have a golden sheen to them that is at once both refreshing and relaxing to view. You will definitely appreciate the range of different assembly options that are available to you, from your usual circle formations to more complex designs, some of which may involve different elevations or empty spaces for fixtures and foliage. Whatever you decide to do, the excellent look of the building stones ensures that your end result will be a pleasant one.

The 3 ring circle consists of 41 pieces and has an approximate diameter of 3.3 metres.

Stoneflair, Tuscany Paving Tuscany Circle

Note: Stoneflair is now called, “Stonefliar by Bradstone”, other than that, the product is the same…

Stoneflair, Tuscany Paving Tuscany Circle


Evoking the stone paving arrangements that one may find in Greece and other Mediterranean territories, the Stoneflair Tuscany Paving Pack transports your garden into a lush world where island architecture and the bracing sea breeze perpetually beckon you to pay a visit. You will delight in the unique veining and attractive blends of sandy colours that further reinforce the warmth and tranquillity of this region. Though somewhat more complex than your typical paving kit due to its numerous pieces and possible multiple levels, the resulting designs will provide a majestic foundation for your outdoor plants and furniture that few other products can match.

The Circle contains 37 pieces in total and has a diameter of 2.7 metres.

Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Paving Rosemount Large Circle Kit

Important Update:
Since the 2011 catalogue, “Stoneflair” are now known as “Stoneflair by Bradstone”. In addition to changing the name, they also streamlined several product ranges. Unfortunately, the large circle kit is no longer available in “Rosemount” (now called Modac), but it is available as a 2-ring circle.


Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Paving Rosemount - Large Circle Kit

The small circle is shown, above left, with the large circle layout, above right.


Beauty and utility combine to amazing effect thanks to the Stoneflair Purestone Sandstone Rosemount Large Circle Kit. The subdued rose, buff, red and orange pavement tiles of this particular product have a delightfully whimsical appearance, but still look refined enough to give your garden just the right amount of class. Since the manufacturers of Stoneflair products use traditional carving and cutting methods to extract and shape their stones, it will be just as if you had your pavement constructed by experts, but without the associated expense or headaches of having to assemble it from scratch. Truly, a remarkable addition to any garden.

The large 3-ring circle has a diameter of 3.3 metres.