fairstone sawn versuro

Choosing the right paving from Marshalls

Marshalls plc ammonite logo Darius Negahbani Tuesday 25th September, 2018

Choosing the right paving is so important. Choose the right one and it will be part of your garden for years to come.

Selecting the best paving for your outdoor space means looking at all the options out there, and at Marshalls, we’ve got a massive range to discover. That’s why we’ve created this handy, comprehensive guide which explores our entire paving range.

We’ll be covering:

  • What you need to consider before buying
  • The best paving for patios, gardens and driveways
  • An overview of our entire paving range

All so you can make the right decision for your project and property.


When you’ve decided that you want to add some new paving to your garden, you should first consider three main things:


Are you re-laying your existing patio, revamping your driveway or adding a new garden path? If you’re completely renewing your paving, you have a chance to start afresh and choose whatever paving suits your taste. If you’re adding a driveway or path to an existing scheme, you’ll need to make sure it is well coordinated with your current design and colour schemes.


An important one, especially when it comes to the size of the project. If you’ve got a large area, or one that is likely to be well-trafficked and need updating more often, it’s worth considering the costs in the long term too, as well as the initial installation.


If yours is an ultra-modern home, then perhaps rustic cobbles might not be for you. Similarly, a traditional red brick building might look odd with sleek slate paving, so make sure to take into consideration the setting for your garden, patio and driveway paving.

Having a good idea of these three considerations will help you make an informed decision when purchasing your paving when you start to explore Marshalls’ extensive paving range. There’s a world of possibilities to discover when it comes to colours, designs and finishes, so explore some of our finest below.


We have the largest driveway block paving range in the UK, with a host of different paving slabs and accessories available. All our products offer excellent weathering abilities and range from both natural stone to replica.

We’ve got products that cover all budgets too. If affordability is first and foremost on your project priority list, our Standard Concrete Block Paving will tick all the boxes.

If it’s the luxurious look you’re after, we also stock paving options such as the hand selected Fairstone Sawn and Tumbled Setts in two beautiful colours, and the multifunctional Drivesett Savanna Block Paving, which is ideal for both driveways and coordinating paths.

Our driveway range also offers great granite choices too. The Fairstone Sawn Granite Setts are a particularly beautiful option for contemporary designs with a lightly flamed surface meaning it has excellent non-slip properties.

We’ve got a huge range on offer at Marshalls, but which ones are the best paving slabs for driveways?


It’s difficult to nail down one variety of paving slab as the best. But, for choice, durability and quality, Drivesett Tegula Original Block Paving is a great option.

It’s the most popular domestic driveway block paving in the UK, has a reputation for its classic, luxurious appearance, and its fantastic weathering qualities too.

If you’re living in a traditional property, this one is perfect for you. But, because of its premium look, Drivesett Tegula Paving feels equally at home on a modern driveway too.

Driveline 50 Block Paving is another paving highlight in the Marshalls collection. A popular choice for our UK customers, it’s available in seven different colours from Charcoal to Buff, Red, and Pewter Multi, as well as offering five sizes to choose from.

This wealth of customisation options means you can create a truly unique look for your driveway.

Another of our driveway paving options we should mention is Drivesys Patented Driveway System Flamed Stone Paving. With a dark, replica stone finish, it has a modern, eye-catching finish that is guaranteed to turn heads and enhance your property driveway.


If you’re considering adding a paved area to your garden, or developing a patio area, our selection offers a wide variety of garden and patio paving options. Limestone, sandstone, slate, wood, whatever material suits your requirements.

We stock the hugely popular and ethically sourced Indian Sandstone Paving, which is available in three different natural colour blends, and in circle designs for that added wow factor.

If you’re looking for a sleek, modernist paved area, we also have Fairstone Slate Natural Garden Paving. With a bold colour it can add a striking effect to any paved section of a garden, especially contrasted with lighter-coloured Slate Chippings.

Introducing paving to your garden can really tie the scheme together, and we’ve got a host of options to choose from, but which ones are the best for your garden?


For its grand appearance and co-ordination with other products available at Marshalls, Fairstone Sawn Versuro Jumbo King Size Sandstone Paving really is king.

It’s the largest size paving we offer, cut from superior quarzitic sandstone and with a fine-grained surface that boasts excellent non-slip characteristics.

If you’re considering a revamp of your garden area, Versuro is ideal. It’s compatible with other products in the Marshalls Fairstone range, so you can co-ordinate and add borders, steps and walls that match your new paving.

Symphony Vitrified Paving meanwhile is impressive because of the sheer number of customisation options available. It’s available in 11 colours and sizes including modular and random length project packs. It also absorbs little to no moisture, meaning few opportunities for algae to grow and a hard wearing, long lasting paving for your garden.

If limestone is more suited to your garden or patio project, we also supply Fairstone Limestone Aluri Riven Garden Paving. Robust, and easily installed, it can create a stunning visual in any garden and will create a patio area that you’ll want to sit in all day.

We stock a huge variety of garden paving products here at Marshalls, so if you’re considering adding a little extra paving to your garden, or looking to give your outdoor space a complete makeover, we have options perfect for you. Discover our huge range and see what Marshalls can offer your latest garden project.

Need a little more advice? Get in touch with our team on 0333 920 4470, or email customeradvice@marshalls.co.uk.