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postheadericon Block Paving Circle Kits

Some people like the look of block paving circles as opposed to the paving slab effect. Also, block paving circles can take the weight of a car, so can be incorporated into driveways, whereas paving slabs are usually too fragile to support the weight of vehicles and so are more suited to paths and patios. We’ve managed to find a few different block paving circle kits from Bradstone and Wickes which will save you the time of figuring out how many blocks to buy of which size. Just buy a kit and be done! :-)

Bradstone, Woburn Rumbled 50mm Block Paving Circle Kit

Bradstone, Woburn Rumbled 50mm Block Paving Rustic Circle Kit

Bradstone, Woburn Rumbled 50mm Block Paving Rustic Circle Kit

The Woburn Rumbled Circle creates an intricate circular paving feature for either a garden or driveway.

Bradstone, Woburn Rumbled Block Paving Autumn Circle

Bradstone, Woburn Rumbled Block Paving Autumn Circle

The Woburn block paving circle is available in “Rustic” and “Autumn” colours.

block paving circle autumn

block paving circle autumn

block paving circle rustic

block paving circle rustic

The Woburn Rumbled Circle kit is packed on one pallet and contains spare block:

– Block A – 16 required plus 2 spare
– Block B – 137 required plus 1 spare
– Block C – 2 required plus 4 spare
– Block D – 84 required plus 6 spare

Here’s the layout guide…

block paving circle laying guide

block paving circle laying guide

 

Wickes Block Paving Brindle Circle Kit

In addition to the Bradstone block paving circles, we also found one available from Wickes. The base colour is charcoal, with a “brindle” pattern which is said to resemble a subtle tiger stripe pattern.

The Wickes Brindle kit

Wickes Block Paving Brindle Circle Kit

Wickes Block Paving Brindle Circle Kit

 

postheadericon Octagon And Octant Paving Kits

An Octagon makes a striking addition to a patio or a standalone feature for a garden. We’ve sourced one Octagon pack from Bradstone, and several more from Wickes. We’ve also included the Octagons that are no longer available from Bradstone at the bottom of the page for if you’d like to search builder’s yards for them! :-)

Bradstone Octagon Paving Kit- Natural Sandstone – Fossil Buff

Natural Sandstone Octagon Fossil Buff
Slightly different from the typical paving circle designs, the Bradstone Natural Sandstone Fossil Buff Octagon Kit is an interesting departure from conventional arrangements, with a more rigid structure that may appeal to certain people instead of the traditional curves of circle-based kits.

Fossil Buff Octagon - Pack

Fossil Buff Octagon – Pack

Of course, the finely worked and coloured stones used mean that you will receive the same high quality of appearance and durability as with other products from this manufacturer, and be the recipient of equal praise from your impressed neighbours and friends.

Fossil Buff Octagon - Pack

Fossil Buff Octagon – Pack

After reducing their range, this is the only Octagon kit available from Bradstone. Previously they offered octagon kits in many different types of stone. I’ve included a list at the bottom of the page, just in case you want to try hunting for them, online or offline. :)

Fossil Buff Octagon - Pack Layout

Fossil Buff Octagon – Pack Layout

Natural Sandstone Octagon

Natural Sandstone Octagon

The Octagon feature consists of 33 separate stones, is 2.5 metres along each side and covers a squared off area of 6.25 metres. The natural sandstone octagon kit is only available in this fossil buff finish.

 


Octagon Kits From Wickes

Wickes offers a range of Octagon kits, which we think are actually made and supplied by Marshalls. The Wickes Octagons, or “Octant Kits” as they call them, are made from textured and coloured concrete stones. The paving stones have multiple different face profiles taken from hand-crafted moulds cast from genine riven sandstone to mimic the look of natural stone. The final dimensions of the Octagon are 2.39 metres in length and width and 35mm in depth. The kit contains a centre stone, 16 corner kites and eight infils.

There are two versions of their “Buxton” range, the “Buff” finish and the “Charcoal” finish…

Wickes Buxton Octant Kit - Buff

Wickes Buxton Octant Kit – Buff

Wickes Buxton Octant Kit - Charcoal

Wickes Buxton Octant Kit – Charcoal

As well as two from their “Heritage” range, one in “Weathered Yorkstone“, and one in “Yorkstone“…

Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Weathered Yorkstone

Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Weathered Yorkstone

Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Yorkstone

Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Yorkstone
(3-ring version shown)

Finally, there’s a striking “Wentworth” octagon in “Calder Brown” finish…

Wickes Wentworth Octant Kit - Calder Brown

Wickes Wentworth Octant Kit – Calder Brown


 

Bradstone and Stoneflair Octagon Paving Kits no longer available.

Just in case you want to look for them on eBay or a builder’s merchant (or they bring them back!), here are the old octagon kits that were produced under the Bradstone and Stoneflair names…

Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Antique Paving Fieldmoor Octagon Kit

Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Antique Paving Fieldmoor Octagon Kit
The circular paving pattern is eternally popular among garden designers both amateur and professional, but for those who wish to go against the grain, the Stoneflair Purestone Sandstone Antique Fieldmoor Octagon Kit is a fine choice.
Although the octagon shape does not deviate substantially from the general symmetry of circular paving, the sharper edges and heavier lines give your patio a more robust, contemporary feel. In addition, the stones themselves are quarried and selected based on their toughness against wear and tear as well as their natural beauty. This translates into a paving design that should last you quite a number of years, serving you well as a focus of tranquility and relaxation.


Stoneflair Purestone Sandstone Antique Glendale Octagon Kit

Stoneflair, Purestone Sandstone Antique Paving Glendale - Octagon Kit

Shown above are the actual paving stones (left), and the octagon kit pattern (right) so that you can see the beauty of the stones and also the pattern that the kit will create in your garden or as part of your patio.

An interesting departure from the conventional circle paving design, the Stoneflair Purestone Sandstone Antique Glendale Octagon Kit features a stone grouping that fits together much like the lattice pattern of a spider web – one of the lovelier arrangements that occurs in nature.

This attractive layout is complemented nicely by the fine colours and finishing effects on the slabs themselves, which evoke the old stone found in structures that have been standing for centuries. The pieces can be used in conjunction with existing foliage for a rustic overgrown plant effect, or laid out as instructed to provide a foundation for all manner of outdoor activities, from picnics to barbeques.


Yorkvale Antique Gold Octagon Kit

Stoneflair, Yorkvale Paving Antique Gold -Octagon Pack

What could possibly be better than a luxurious gold-toned paving arrangement in the middle of your garden, so attractive that it looks like the work of professionals? For some, the answer is the same stones cut in an octagonal formation, which highlights the natural traits of the expertly cut stone, due to the sharper edges and emphasis on the lines. The Yorkvale Antique Gold Octagon Kit allows you to replicate this effect without having to spend so much, and with none of the hassle and squandering of time associated with ordinary stonework. This kit proves that you don’t need to spend a lot of money or effort to come up with a patio masterpiece.

The Octagon feature comes with an integral squaring off kit forming a 2.7m square. The finished octagon area is 7.29 square metres.


Bradstone’s Milldale Antique Grey Octagon Kit

This kit provides a natural stone appearance althought it’s actually a man-made stone surface. The stones themselves have a shallow, riven profile which means less pooling of water when it rains, the stones dry out faster, a more even surface for your patio furniture and less weed and alage growth.

This Bradstone product is made with subtle variations which look like natural stone. In fact, it’s difficult to tell the difference!
Bradstone, Milldale, Octagon Kit, Antique Grey
Whether you use the Octagonal Milldale paving as a standalone feature or a central part of a patio, you’re sure to be overjoyed at how the paving impresses you and your guests!


Bradstone’s Milldale Golden Sand Octagon Kit

This is a man-made stone product which gives a great imitation of natural stone. The paving stones themselves have a low, riven profile so there’s less pooling of water when it rains and the stones dry out faster. The more even surface also keeps your patio furniture more stable and reduces weed and algae growth.

This Bradstone product is made with subtle variations which look like natural stone. In fact, it’s difficult to tell the difference between the imitation and the natural… apart from how much money you save, of course!
Bradstone, Milldale, Octagon Kit, Golden Sand


Bradstone’s Milldale Weathered Cotswold Octagon Kit

This Octagon kit provides a natural stone appearance although it’s actually a man-made stone surface. The stones themselves have a very low profile which means less pooling of water when it’s raining and the stones dry out faster when it’s stopped raining! The low profile also provides a more even surface for your patio furniture and reduces weed and alage growth.

This Bradstone product is made with subtle variations which copy the look of natural stone. In fact, it’s very difficult to tell the difference!
Bradstone, Milldale, Octagon Kit, Weathered Cotswold


Bradstone’s Milldale Antique Chestnut Octagon Kit

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This kit provides a natural stone appearance despite it actually being a man-made stone surface. The stones themselves have a shallow, riven profile which means less pooling of water when it rains, the stones dry out faster, a more even surface for your patio furniture and reduced weed and algae growth.

This Bradstone product is made with subtle variations which look like natural stone. In fact, it’s difficult to tell the difference! The Octagon kit consists of 36 stones, 9 for each quarter and the finished octagon is approximately 2.25 metres squared.
Bradstone, Milldale, Octagon Kit, Antique Chestnut