Turnbull & Co Limited

Improving homes and gardens since 1895


  • 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...


  • Do you know the real value of your garden?

    Some homeowners don't want to pay out for garden maintenance and design A recent report by AXA Insurance  said that ‘the public underestimates the cost and value of landscape and garden work, and is unwilling to pay a fair rate’. That's a bit surprising when AXA also confirmed that the general public believes a well-kept garden adds about £2K to the value of a home. If the above statistic isn't a good argument for spending...


  • Slate paving: the great British love affair!

    Slate is still the nation's favourite natural stone paving Wander through the grounds of some of our fabulous historic houses and you can’t fail to notice how slate has been used by architects and garden designers over the centuries.  Slate paving slabs, slate walling, slate terraces and steps - this natural stone brings a rich colour palette to any landscape.  Many of the squares and pavements surrounding some of our most loved historic buildings are...


  • Get Yourself an Eco-friendly Sustainable Garden Design!

    We gardeners can make a difference! Gardens make a huge difference to the quality of the environment in our cities and towns, according to scientists at the respected Royal Horticultural Society in their latest report 'Gardening Matters’       It’s easy to see how gardens benefit wildlife – a whole range of birds, insects and small mammals survive in our green spaces. But amazingly, our humble back gardens also help protect cities and urban...


  • Marshalls: High quality paving for peace of mind

    The Turnbull Paving Team answer some technical FAQs to give you peace of mind when buying Indian sandstone. Turnbull sells high quality sandstone paving produced by Marshalls and we’re confident our customers are getting a great product. But don’t just take our word for it! What does the Marshalls ‘Stone Standard Exceeded’ logo mean? All stone supplied by Marshalls exceeds the base technical levels set by British Standards for stone paving products.  So, when you...


  • Successful patio planning: helpful advice and tips from paving experts, Turnbull

    Your patio is the social hub and focal point of your garden and so you’ll want to get its design just right before you spend your cash! The fun bit is, of course, choosing your garden paving, deciding whether to keep to gorgeous traditional riven natural stone flags or to go for new generation vitrified paving in exciting colours and finishes. But before you start looking, here are a few practicalities we think you’ll find...


  • 2017 RHS Chelsea to inspire your garden makeover

    The Turnbull team have been eagerly waiting to find out a little more about this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s inspirational garden designs. If you are planning a garden makeover this summer, you’ll want to know what’s on trend, and there’s no better place to see what’s hot than Chelsea! The Irresistible Beauty of Yorkstone We were wowed by The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden which is inspired by the dramatic coastline, iconic ancient buildings and beautiful...


  • 6 Easy Steps to Turn Your Garden into a Show-Stopper

    Now we’ve all come out of hibernation and the summer is approaching, thoughts turn to revamping the garden. Barbeques, parties and warm days spent lounging on the lawn are all within reach. But before you get too excited, there’s still time to renovate your garden to get it to the best it can be. Whether it’s adding some colour in the form of perennial plants, or updating your garden paving, there are plenty of things...


  • Our Bestselling Marshalls Paving for Gardens and Driveways

    Marshalls Paving Bestsellers Top quality paving at great prices means these Marshalls slabs and driveway blocks are flying out of the yard to satisfied Turnbull customers.   Read on to find out what's hot in paving this season and why. Marshalls Natural Stone Paving Winners First past the line every time is Marshalls Indian Sandstone Paving.  Indian sandstone comes in a range of soft, subtle colours, has delicate quartz veining and a fabulous, glasspaper sheen. It...

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