Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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’ button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form for your query. 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?
What type of kerb should I use?