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Marshalls


Marshalls has been selling outstanding natural stone and innovative concrete materials to the building, home improvement, and landscape sectors since the 1890s. We are the biggest provider of concrete and natural stone products for outdoor landscaping in the UK, producing everything from pavement to walling and mortar. We believe that our vision is to ‘create better spaces’ and ‘futures for everyone’; socially, environmentally and economically.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should paving flags be laid?
Natural Stone Paving and Wet Cast Paving are typically set firmly (mortar bed and joints), whereas hydraulically pressed concrete flags can be laid rigidly or flexibly (sand bed and joints).
Can I install flags without a joint or butt-jointed?
No, as whether mounted rigidly or on sand, the flags must always have a joint.
What are the two recommended methods of flag installation?
Flexible (sand) and Rigid (mortar)
Should I seal my block paving?
Marshalls believes that sealing our block paving is unnecessary. This is due to a variety of circumstances, including the fact that sealants must be applied to a clean, dry, and dust-free surface. Sealants may affect the appearance of the units and wear unevenly.
Should I seal my paving?
Marshalls believes that sealing our block paving is unnecessary. This is due to a variety of circumstances, including the fact that sealants must be applied to a clean, dry, and dust-free surface. Sealants may affect the appearance of the units and wear unevenly.
What is the minimum size of cut block I can use?
No smaller than 1/4 or 25% of the original size.
Can I install blocks without a joint or butt-jointed?
No, they must always have a joint.
Can I install block paving around a swimming pool?
Yes, all block paving driveway products are appropriate for use around a pool. However, loss of sand must be considered.
Can I lay blocks over an existing tarmac/concrete?
It is feasible to put block paving over an existing tarmac or concrete basis, but the existing base must be in good shape, with no fractures, breaking apart, or spalling.
How steep of a slope can block paving be laid on?
Simply put, if you can drive up a hill, it can be block paved. However, the steeper the slope, the more probable intermediate restrictions are required.
Can you lay 200x100 blocks in a stretcher bond on a driveway?
Yes, you can.
Is stretcher bond strong enough for a driveway?
Yes, it is.
What is the cost of the guarantee?
Guarantees are available when your project is installed by a Marshalls Registered Installer; fees vary, but you can utilise the website's 'Identify an Installer' option to find top quality installers in your area for more information.
What is the difference between concrete and clay block paving?
Aside from the fact that one is made of clay and the other is constructed of concrete, there are other distinctions between the two. Because clay is a natural substance with intrinsic colour, exposure to Ultra Violet light will not affect the brilliance of the colour over time. Concrete, on the other hand, is a pigmented material, and exposure to UV radiation will cause a decline in the intensity of colour over time; however, owing to the amount of time required, this will not be a perceptible change.
Do you sell aggregates and cement?
Yes we do, please take a look at our aggregates page within the gardening and landscaping category.
Which flags are slip resistant?
All of our pavement is slip resistant as long as the units are maintained at the proper intervals to avoid them getting slippy due to surface build-up of dirt, detritus, and algae, for example.
Which flags are suitable to be laid around a swimming pool?
Natural Stone Paving and Pressed Concrete Paving are both acceptable for usage around a swimming pool. Wet Cast units (such as Coach House and Heritage) should be avoided since they will be damaged by chemicals in the pool water, such as chlorine, and will suffer from surface cracking.
Which flags are suitable to be laid on a ramp?
A ramp may be built using any of our pressed concrete paving flags or Natural Stone flags. Also, Barfaced pavement is particularly built for this purpose, with slightly elevated bars on the surface to offer greater traction underfoot.
Which flags do you have with a coarse surface finish?
Domestic – Scoutmoor Rustic, Granite Eclipse, Flamed Narias, Sylvern, Symphony Plank, Argent Coarse, Saxon, Wildwood Commercial – Modal Textured, Conservation Textured, Saxon, Charnwood, Myriad
Which flags do you have with a smooth surface finish?
Domestic – Scoutmoor Diamond Sawn, Lazaro Marble, Versuro Sawn, Towngate, Symphony Classic, Symphony Urban, Symphony Natural, Symphony Tumbled, Arrento. Argent Smooth, Perfecta Commercial – Modal Smooth, Conservation Smooth, Perfecta, Celestia
Which flags do you have with a riven surface finish?
Domestic – Chapelgate, Casarta Slate, Antique Alverno, Riven Harena, Limestone Aluri, Organa, Coach House, Heritage, Firedstone, Regent Commercial – a range of commercial paving, please contact the Natural Stone Sales Office – 0333 305 7901
Do you supply samples of your products?
On any of the Marshall product pages, you may request a free sample. Simply click the 'contact us for a sample' button and fill out the form. After that, one of our experts will contact you regarding your sample request. You can also contact our customer service team on the number 01472 907051.
Do I need to use a kerb for my patio and/or driveway?
To assist constrain and confine the area, it is usually advised to install some form of edge restraint (kerb), especially in places that will be susceptible to movement and weight, such as driveways.
Should I install the kerbs before or after the blocks/flags are laid?
Before. You need a solid edge restraint to work against.
What type of kerb should I use?
You may use any of the kerbs within our domestic product range.
My Patio/Driveway is curved, how do I install the kerbs?
This depends on the actual radius. Marshalls do offer radial units within most of the kerb ranges.