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Choose slip-resistant garden paving for safety

Choose slip resistant garden paving for safer outdoor spaces

How you landscape your garden can significantly increase its safety factors.  Slips, trips and falls are among the most common of family accidents at home. Well-designed patios and steps make all the difference.  No wobbly, slippery slabs or dodgy steps to cause a nasty injury.

Some of our Marshalls garden paving has been designed to make busy family life safer.  Marshalls Saxon Textured Garden Paving has a grippy surface created by its carefully chosen stone aggregate content, and is a sensible choice for patios and paths.  Natural, beautiful Marshalls Indian Sandstone Paving has built-in slip resistance. It's a tough, non-porous stone which discourages the growth of algae and moss too.  Or think about chunky setts in granite or sandstone.  Stonemarket Vintage Stone Manor Garden Setts  have a great period look, and their robust, riven surfaces are perfect for areas prone to ice and snow.  In fact, browse our paving categories and you'll find many paving designs with helpful textured or riven finishes.

Vitrified Paving designed for family lifestyles

Safety and ease of maintenance are features a a quality paving manufacturer like Marshalls take very seriously. Vitrified paving are innovative ultra-performance garden paving slabs are lightweight, and yet very strong.  Most significantly, they are low maintenance because they absorb little or no moisture. The slabs don't get a build up of moss and algae, and though they'll need a good brush like any paving slab, you'll be guaranteed a safer, non-slip patio surface all year round for family use.   Take a look at the very popular Marshalls SYMPHONY Vitrified Garden Paving for contemporary, stylish vitrified paving in a huge colour range. They can be installed both outside and indoors, providing continuity of design and real convenience.

How to stay safe in your garden

 

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Before you get out the strimmers, hedge cutters and pressure washers we did want to share with you some wise words from Electrical Safety First.

Top tips for Garden Safety

1 Use a Residual Current Device (RCD) with all outdoor electrical equipment. If you don't have one built into your fuse box, you should use a plug-in RCD

2 Switch off and unplug electrical items before cleaning, adjusting or checking them

3 Store equipment in a dry, safe place and check that it hasn't been damaged or affected by water before using it

4 Be aware of where the electrical power cable is at all times

5 Never use electrical equipment in wet conditions!

You can read their Top Tips in detail here

You can also check your electrical equipment against their lists of faulty products which should be recalled - apparently, there are millions of faulty goods in UK homes which risk giving users an electrical shock, but only 10-20% are returned!

If you’ve got the old electrical garden equipment we strongly recommend you get a qualified electrician to check that they are fit for purpose.