Turnbull & Co Ltd

Improving homes and gardens since 1895


  • Traditional paving for a perfect country cottage garden

    Perfect patio slabs for a traditional country garden look The appeal of a country garden never seems to fade. It’s a garden style that delivers real pleasure to home owners everywhere.  Think traditional wood and stone landscaping with soft, weathered finishes, pathways meandering through borders packed with shrubs and flowers.  Pergolas and arches leading to hideaway patios and delightful water features.  A rich palette of texture created by stepping stones, setts and cobbles where small...


  • Cheapest garden patio slabs for a contemporary garden look

    Browse our Marshalls and Stonemarket garden paving range Quarrying, stone cutting and slab manufacturing technology means we can all now buy large smooth paving slabs to create the clean, cool landscaping which complements our contemporary home design. But, we hear you ask, does this look have to cost the earth? If you want a contemporary look to your garden, the Turnbull team can recommend some cheaper patio slab options which will save you £10-15 a...


  • Dreamy garden patio ideas from Turnbull 

    Introducing some exceptionally beautiful garden paving and some cheap patio slabs that’ll get you the look for less! If you are planning your dream garden makeover this season, you’ll be spending some time selecting your garden paving. Looks, colour ranges and textures, as well as durability, really matter, don’t they? A unique paving slab is a great way to bring quality and individuality to your garden design. And like every other design decision we make...


  • Top 10 kitchen taps for less than £99

      Great value kitchen taps Your kitchen tap is a workhorse – it’s used day in, day out, filling the kettle, washing and rinsing, so you’ll want a tap that is robust, well-engineered and reliable. It has to be easy to use with wet, slippery hands and give you a strong, steady flow of both hot and cold water. But we understand it’s got to look good too! Your kitchen reflects your lifestyle, and the...


  • FAQ: do I need to seal patio slabs?

    Do I need sealant for my garden patio slabs or driveway? The Turnbull team answer this important FAQ You’ll see some patio paving or driveway blocks on sale that recommend you purchase litres of specialist paving sealant.  A 5 litre can will set you back £20-30 and will cover only 10m2.  These specialist sealants should only be applied at least 3 months after installation and only when your surface is bone dry and there is...


  • How to lay a block paving driveway: a straightforward guide

    Tips and simple steps to laying a block paving driveway Before planning your block paving driveway, you might find it helpful to familiarise yourself with the basic installation process.  It’ll give you an idea as to whether you attempt DIY or engage a qualified installer.  We do recommend you call in the professional for large projects, but if you want to have a go yourself at a small extension or replacement section of your drive...


  • Lawn edging: a cheap way to transform your garden

    Here's why we love a bit of lawn edging! Garden looking messy? Struggling to keep grass and borders under control?  Unless you like the jungle look , you’ll need some nifty hard landscaping to help you keep some order over Mother Nature’s inevitable march. Garden or lawn edging is a cost-effective and economic way to keep borders, lawns and paths where you all intend them to be.  If you thinking about a garden revamp with...


  • Free laying patterns for your paving slabs

    So many patio laying patterns to choose from So, you’ve sourced a great patio slab.  It's a colour and texture you love. It’s decent quality and you’re confident it’s good value for money. You know approximately how much you’ll need, but here’s where you’ll need a laying pattern. This essential diagram will help you calculate exactly how much you need to buy and allow you to visualise the end result. You're probably aware different layout...


  • Driveway block paving designs you can't afford to miss!

    Find your perfect driveway surface Block paving comes in a full range of options for all budgets. Here's our quick and helpful guide to some great products, laying patterns and some tips on driveway paving installation. Budget driveway options Standard block paving is entry level driveway paving - choose from the lower end of the Marshalls or Stonemarket price ranges and you’ll have an economic, practical, robust driveway surface that has excellent technical consistency. Even...


  • Exclusive gravels guarantee easy garden makeovers

    Refresh your garden with decorative aggregates There's a good reason why gravel, chippings, pebbles and cobbles (or what the trade calls decorative aggregates) have taken off big time in the last few years. Using them is a garden design no-brainer: they're low maintenance, super-easy to install, great for plants, as well as being vehicle and pet-friendly. Inspiring choices: take a look The decorative stone ranges from our UK aggregate supplier Long Rake Spar is very...

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