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Get the look for less - patio ideas from Turnbull 

Exceptionally beautiful garden paving and cheaper patio slabs that’ll get you the look for less!

Here are ten of our favourite paving slabs - they’re all fab in our opinion, but we've put together some less known premium and budget options from our Marshalls and Stonemarket ranges so you can see what might work for your garden.

Indian sandstone paving

From £1,119.71 Per Pack
From £82.94 Per m2
Price Includes VAT

Our premium choice: Marshalls Fairstone Flamed Narias Garden Paving. These beautiful flamed sandstone garden slabs have been specially chosen for quality and colour. Each slab has a subtle hand flamed and lightly brushed surface finish, adding texture and a subtle character. The sawn straight edges give Narias a strong contemporary aesthetic. It’s cut from exceptionally dense and durable Kota Indian sandstone and is produced under the Marshalls Fairstone ethical sourcing agreement with Indian quarries.

Budget option: Marshalls Indian Sandstone paving comes in three natural colour blends and is a very cost-effective sandstone paving option. Like Narias, it’s dense and resistant to unsightly algae. Available in a 22mm calibrated option which greatly reduces your installation time.

Natural stone paving

£1,624.39 Per Pack
£90.24 Per m2
Price Includes VAT

Premium choice: Marshalls Scoutmoor Sandstone Paving is very special as it’s one of the few UK quarried paving stones available, Scoutmoor is what we Brits traditionally refer to as Yorkstone, and is quarried from premium beautiful blue and grey sandstone. It’s a high quality, traditional garden paving slab, providing an elegant luxury finish. Smooth Diamond Sawn Scoutmoor creates a contemporary look, and Scoutmoor Rustic has a riven more traditional, reclaimed character.

Budget option: Stonemarket Yorkstone NEXTpave Garden Paving is concrete paving that has been developed to imitate natural English sandstone. It is made from reconstituted natural stone and each slab has a moulded base which allows it be installed directly on a sand screed bed. So you save money with Nextpave - it’s a manufactured slab that’s easy to lay. The colours echo real Yorkstone very successfully and it comes in a wide range of slab sizes for real flexibility in laying patterns, so it’s well worth a look.

Granite Patio Paving

£582.00 Per Pack
£76.08 Per m2
Price Includes VAT

Premium choice: Marshalls Fairstone Sawn Granite Setts are new on the hardlandscaping market.  These setts have a lightly flamed texture which creates an excellent non-slip surface. The light granite has the silver sparkle we love about this stone; the dark option will give a path, drive or patio real gravitas. Combined they look amazing.

Budget option: Rio is a cool, stylish granite look paving from Stonemarket. These reconstituted stone slabs, made from crushed granite, have all the speckle and character of the natural stone which also give the slabs a great slip-resistant finish. They’ll give you a much more contemporary look than granite setts but with all the quality and durability of this traditional natural stone.

Natural Slate Paving

From £630.91 Per Pack
From £39.43 Per m2
Price Includes VAT

Premium choice: The Stonemarket Nordus Natural Slate Paving Slab is a specially cut large format slate paving slab from Brazil and it’s very, very beautiful. Slabs come in stunning deep blue grey green-hued grey called Gris. They both look amazing in contemporary settings.

Budget option: if you want the dramatic colour of slate  with the ease of lightweight installation, check out Marshalls Arrento Vitrified Paving in Silver, Grey or Black.   Low-maintenance and very contemporary, they'll create a slate-look terrace or patio of real quality .

Marble paving for patios

£1,129.06 Per Pack
£91.64 Per m2
Price Includes VAT

Premium choice: Marshalls Marble Lazaro Garden Paving. Yes, you can buy real marble patio paving in two luscious colours, Pearl and Shell, for the ultimate in luxury and elegance. If you have fallen in love with the pale beauty of a Mediterranean terrace on holiday, then Lazaro Marble will recreate this very sophisticated look for you!

Budget option: Marshalls Symphony Vitrified Paving in Ivory. Not strictly marble of course, but choose Symphony in its palest colour and you’ll give friends the impression that you’ve laid a luxury marble patio. The smart decision has been to use vitrified paving - super strong, resistant to mould and algae and easy to maintain. Beauty without the bother!

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 for our homes, we want something that suits both our budget and personal style.

There’s nothing worse than paying for labour, upheaval, and site preparation to be disappointed at the final installation because  the slabs don’t quite have the finish or shade you want. Don’t forget, chat to our paving team for advice on all theses products, and quotes for your particular project.