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postheadericon What Paving Suppliers Are There In The UK?

UK Paving Suppliers

If you want a niche paving item, such as perhaps an Octagon kit or a Compass kit, it’s hard to tell how many different products are available. The reason it’s hard is because there are only a limited number of manufacturers (for man-made stone) or suppliers (for natural stone), but they supply the paving packs to many different retailers. You’re left wondering if “Octagon A” by “Retailer A” is the same as or different to “Octagon B” by “Retailer B”. Eventually you discover that they’re the same item, from the same supplier!

To tackle the problem, let’s look at the number of actual suppliers in the UK market.

 

Bradstone Paving

The biggest manufacturer and supplier of them all is Aggregate Industries, at Aggregate.com. Previous listed on the stock market, Aggregate Industries is now part of a Swiss-based private company called Holcim.

In the UK, the company sells both natural and man-made stone paving under the trade-name / brand, Bradstone. The Stoneflair name has been incorporated into “Stoneflair by Bradstone”, and the Borderstone trade-name has been sold to KelKay.

Bradstone offer a wide range of paving circle kits and pack, but have reduced the number of Octagon kits available over recent years. They now only offer one.

 

KelKay

As mentioned above, Kelkay aquired the trade-name “Borderstone” from Holcim and added it to their other brand-names which includes “Garden Stone“. Under the “Garden Stone” brand, they offer the following paving circles and shapes…

Circle Kits

  • Abbey Circle Kit 1.5m in York Gold (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
    Abbey Circle Kit 1.5m in Antique (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
  • Abbey Half Circle Kit 2.4m in York Gold
    Abbey Half Circle Kit 2.4m in Antique
  • Abbey Circle Kit 2.4m in York Gold (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
    Abbey Circle Kit 2.4m in Antique (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
  • Abbey Petal Circle Kit 1.8m in two-tone York Gold and Antique (Optional Squaring Off Kit in Antique)
  • Astral Circle Kit 1.8m in two-tone Rustic Sage and York Gold
    Astral Compass Circle Kit 1.8m in two-tone Heritage Brown and York Gold (Optional Squaring Off Kit in York Gold)
  • Minster Circle Kit 1.8m in Autumn Brown (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
    Minster Circle Kit 1.8m in Rustic Sage (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
  • Nova Circle Kit 1.8m in Graphite  (Optional Squaring Off Kit)
  • Sunflare Circle Kit in two-tone Rustic Sage and York Gold (Optional Squaring Off Kit in Rustic Sage)

Octagon Kits

  • Minster Octagon Kit 2.3m in Autumn Brown
    Minster Octagon Kit 2.3m in Rustic Sage
    Nova Octagon Kit 2.3m in Graphite

Tesco

Tesco appears to be selling Kelkay products but with slightly different names. For example, the “Abbey” circles are called “Cotswold”, the “Minster” octagons are called “Balmoral” octagons, the “Sunflare circle” is called a “Sun circle” and the “Astral circle” is called a “Warwick circle”. They also have a “Sandringham circle” and “Sandringham octagon” which do not seem to be Kelkay products.

 

Brett Landscaping

Another manufacturer and wholesaler of paving circle kits is Brett Landscaping.

Brett packs are available for…

Natural Stone 2.4m circle with squaring off kit included:

  • Elite Stone – Textured Stone Circle
    Elite Stone – Tumbled Sandstone Circle
    Elite Stone – Granite Circle
  • Style Stone – Sandstone Circle
    Style Stone – Slate Circle
    Style Stone – Limestone Circle
  • Creative Stone – Sandstone Circle

Concrete Paving:

  • Westminster Circle 2.7m
    Bronte Circle 1.8m (also available as a half circle)
    Olde English Brick Circle

For details, see page 82 of the Brett’s brochure.

Wickes

Wickes sells a range of paving circle kits and “Octant” kits under their own brand name, although a few products carry the Marshall’s name. Marshall’s don’t sell many products direct to the public, but a company and website called “SimplyPaving” was set up by Phillip Marshall who used to be, “Chief Executive of Marshall’s PLC, and more recently Chairman of Stoneflair and Director of Bradstone”. I thought the Wickes products could be re-branding of the ones available at SimplyPaving. However, Wickes has five Octagons available, whereas SimplyPaving only offer one, so I’m not sure where Wickes sources theirs. Wickes offers..

  • Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Weathered Yorkstone
  • Wickes Heritage Paving Octant Kit Yorkstone
  • Wickes Buxton Octant Kit Buff
  • Wickes Wentworth Octant Kit Calder Brown
  • Wickes Buxton Octant Kit Charcoal

postheadericon 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.

postheadericon 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.

postheadericon 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.

postheadericon Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Mosaic Fossil Buff Radius

We believe this product has been discontinued, sorry.Bradstone, Natural Sandstone Mosaic Fossil Buff Radius

This is a super-simple time-saving product with a stunning look! All you do is put four of these 1/4-circle radius mats down and instantly you’ve got a one-metre squared paving circle made from natural sandstone!

Fossil Buff Radius

The actual paving stones are attached to a mesh matt, so you don’t need to worry about spacing or accuracy which saves both time and money during the installation.

Just as you would expect from mosaic decorative art anywhere in the world, the blocks of the Bradstone Natural Sandstone Fossil Buff Mosaic Radius come in a variety of shades and tones that appear to form an abstract image in your very own garden. The fluidly contrasting hues aren’t the only strong points of this fascinating product, which also provides resistance to wear and moisture damage, the sturdiness that you would expect from top-quality paving material, and simplicity of installation, all for a price that won’t leave your wallet reeling. Any homeowner would be thrilled to have such a delightful conversation piece in the middle of his or her garden.

postheadericon Bradstone, Textured Paving Buff Circle Kit

Bradstone, Textured Paving Buff Circle Kit

Garden enthusiasts seeking the ideal material for an outdoor dining area or spot for relaxing on a bench need look no further than Bradstone Textured Paving Buff stones, which possess a rugged but elegant appearance. The raised, stippled surface of the pavement gives it personality, and the solid colour ensures that the entire arrangement brightens your garden when captured by the light.

Bradstone, Textured Paving Buff Circle Kit

These stones are the perfect accompaniment to any other outdoor furnishing, being both sturdy and attractive, as well as a practical alternative to genuine stonework.

The texture paving circle kit is available in the buff finish and measures 2.4 metres in diameter when butt-jointed.

postheadericon Bradstone, Carpet Stones Charcoal Cobble Radius

Carpet Stones Charcoal Cobble Radius

If you’ve always fancied building a pathway of individual stones through your garden which incorporates a paving circle design, but dread the thought of individually laying and affixing hundreds of stones, Bradstone Carpet Stones provide the perfect solution. Each kit is comprised of several cobblestone arrangements, formed from stone pieces that have been linked together by an underlying mesh fabric. All you have to do is lay down the carpet stone pieces in the desired formation, and marvel afterwards at your very own stone pavement path, with the look and feel of authentic materials.

The carpet stones come in Charcoal, Rustic Red and Grey Green to satisfactorily complement any existing pavement designs and are available individually or in packs of fifteen. For a quick paving circle, you’ll only need two!

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 Bradstone, Old Riven Autumn Bronze Circle Paving Kit



You can easily imagine this impressive paving circle sitting beneath your feet as you relax over afternoon tea in your garden. The Bradstone Old Riven Autumn Bronze Small Circle Paving Kit features a selection of finely coloured interlocking slabs that evoke the shade of settled tree leaves in the Autumn. The end result is lovely and subtle, and very pleasant to behold. Although it stands out well on its own, the circular design is available with corner additions known as a squaring off kit that make it easy for you to incorporate it into an existing paved arrangement. The Old Riven class of products also comes in a variety of other colours, such as Autumn Gold and Autumn Cotswold, so you can select the paving that most appeals to your aesthetic sensibilities.

postheadericon Bradstone, Old Riven Paving Autumn Cotswold Circle Kit

Bradstone Old Riven Paving Autumn Cotswold Circle Kit

The garden-shot above is shown only to illustrate the paving stones. The actual circle kit consists of the circle formation on the right with 34 stones, 16 for the outer circle, 16 for the inner circle and two centre stones. The overall diameter of the circle is 2.4 metres.

When you purchase the Bradstone Old Riven Autumn Cotswold Small Circle Kit, you will most certainly marvel at the capability of these pre-formed slabs to assemble into a beautiful centrepiece for your outdoor place of relaxation, with none of the hassle and expense that would normally accompany such an undertaking. The end result will be a sturdy foundation for either lawn furniture or potted plants, which comes in a subdued shade of smoky brown to enhance the earthy feel of your garden. If you aren’t pleased with the colour, don’t worry – there is a nice variety of hues and tones from which to choose.