When you’re considering making changes to your garden or driveway, it is important to buy ethical and sustainable paving. At Marshalls we work hard to ensure our natural stone paving is quarried and processed to the strict standards of the Ethical Trading Initiative which assures no child labour, fair wages and safe working conditions are maintained.
Our Fairstone paving is available in sandstone, limestone, granite and slate and is sourced from carefully selected quarries all over the world. Before you start planning, take inspiration from this selection of award-winning ethical patio paving design ideas.
A large open patio with a covered outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining area
Created by Astek Landscapes in York
If you’re looking at making the most of your garden, why not consider an outside kitchen or dining area? If you’re struggling for space, a simple table and chairs setup is a nice way to make the most of the spring and summer evenings. Our ethically sourced Chaplegate paving was used throughout the entirety of this project and although we don’t sell this specific product anymore, we have a diverse range of natural stone paving suitable for any project.
A modern garden patio with a swimming pool
Created by Esse Landscapes in Crawley, using Sawn Versuro in Caramel Cream
A swimming pool in the garden is on many people’s wish lists, and if you’re lucky enough to be planning one then this garden design idea is for you. The entire patio has been created using ethical sourced paving, which is as luxurious as it is responsible. This modern garden was designed by Louisa Bell of The Lovely Garden and installed by Register member Esse Landscapes.
A natural stone paved garden patio with a seating area
Created by The Garden Design Company in Leicester, using Flamed Narias in Silver Birch, Sawn Sandstone Setts in Silver Birch and Traditional Tumbled Walling in Silver Birch
Creating different zones in your garden will help you get the most out of your outdoor space, no matter what the size is. A great place to start is thinking about what you want to do with your space. This family opted for a dining area and then a step up to the lounging area, under the pergola. A common trend we see in garden design is using steps and different materials to highlight different zones of the garden, and this is what was achieved here.
A unique and gothic themed garden
Created by CJ Paving in Beverley, using our Symphony Natural in Senna and Fairstone Walling
A good installer or landscape designer can bring your garden design ideas to life. Our accredited installer CJ Paving, used a combination of our cream Symphony porcelain paving with a grey border and Fairstone Walling, to highlight different sections of this garden.
A modern natural stone patio area with grey decking
Created by Fords Builds and Landscapes in Bristol, using our Towngate in Grey
A garden doesn’t have to be on one level. Get creative, think about ways around your garden, and create different zones. With a bit of imagination when it comes to your garden layout, you can create separate areas for entertaining, relaxing or even a space for the kids. This garden design uses our ethically sourced Towngate paving with a black kerb border, to make the patio stand out even more.
A multi-level garden with natural stone paving and walling
Created by Harpenden Block Paving in Hertfordshire, using our Sawn Versuro paving and steps in Caramel Cream and Stoneface Drystack Veneer Walling in Harvest Mix
A multi-level patio is a great way of making the most out of your garden. Using garden walling can create a more intimate patio area, whether you’re dining with your guests or lounging in the sun, taking in the rays. This patio uses a combination of our ethically sourced paving and walling, with steps leading up to the rest of the garden.
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We hope you’ve found this article useful and have gained some ideas when it comes to renovating your garden. By buying Fairstone paving slabs you can be assured that the stone is quarried and processed to the strict standards of the Ethical Trading Initiative; it ensures no child labour, fair wages and safe working conditions are maintained. For more information about our ethical work within the natural sector, click here.
View our full range of natural stone paving range here.