Turnbull & Co Limited

Improving homes and gardens since 1895


  • Why permeable paving is a great driveway paving solution

    Permeable driveway block paving reduces flood risks Permeable paving is an engineering solution to cope with the run-off from paths, driveways, parking areas in periods of intense rainfall. It’s block paving which provides an efficient and environmentally sustainable paving surface to support our street drainage systems. Surface water permeates through the surface of a path or driveway and into the ground to be released slowly back into the environment and into water courses. It’s a...


  • Garden Safety: we pass on some essential advice

    How to stay safe in your garden Autumn in the garden and we guessing you’ might be contemplating a big tidy up before winter comes. Dry days are great for pruning, trimming, sweeping and clearing. Your garden furniture could probably do with cleaning and putting undercover. Walls, paving, patios and paths all benefit from weeding and sweeping. It's a good move to remove any build up of moss or algae on slabs by using a...


  • Stone wall cladding: a guide to super-easy garden wall transformation

    Discover how simple it is to use real stone veneers to create beautiful stone walling features in your garden. Cladding a feature wall or low patio garden wall in natural stone is simplicity itself. Marshalls sell a versatile, no-fuss system that is ready to go, with everything you need to clad a wall up to 1.8 meters in height. You don’t need to hire a specialist installer – this product is DIY friendly if you...


  • Garden paving installation guides: have you got yours?

    Our top tip: read your manufacturer's paving installation guide. You’ve chosen your paving, sorted your design and layout, and it’s now delivered and waiting for installation. If you haven’t done so already, this is definitely the point you need to check with your paving manufacturer’s recommendations for installation - well, tbh, these are essential if you want your paving to look good and stay fit for purpose. If you’ve booked a landscaper and he’s not interested in...


  • Made in the UK - discover garden paving designed for you!

    Garden paving made by UK companies with you in mind While natural stone always delivers looks and quality, many homeowners have wised up to the wide choice of concrete garden paving products manufactured in the UK. Product development is pretty impressive these days and you’ll find choice of colour and texture in all price ranges. Paving colour charts Marshalls create useful colour charts for their paving products, so you can compare slabs with the same...


  • Doors for new build and renovation projects: Turnbull's tips

    Buying new internal doors is a smart move If you're in the middle of a house renovation project, you might like to hear why we think buying new doors make sense.       We love the look of our old house and when we started to renovate it, we really wanted to keep all the original doors. They’d been covered up with hardboard and painted. We took them off and contacted a joiner for...


  • What every landscaper knows about Indian sandstone paving [a Guide]

    The Turnbull team help you get up to speed with the professionals with this handy guide. So what’s the deal about Indian sandstone? Well, valued for its quality and pale beauty, sandstone from Rajasthan, India, has been quarried for centuries. The Mughul princes created palaces and beautiful gardens offering enchanting fountains and cool arbours. Visit them today and you’ll see paths and terraces made of glistening sandstone slabs. 'These are the gardens of Eden: enter...


  • Why spending money on your garden is good for you

    The Turnbull team spend their days helping customers turn gardens and outdoor spaces into beautiful and precious places. But they also know that, beyond the fun of choosing hard landscaping and a new patio design, there are some serious long term benefits to gardening. Time spent in your garden is good for you! Lots of us appreciate how a bit of time outside can really recharge the batteries in a busy life. Reducing stress, keeping...

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