The designs shown in the brochure are for illustrative purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all content in this guide, however due to varying light conditions it is not always possible to show the true colours of products in a photograph. Before ordering please always view a sample of current stock. You can do this in several ways: By ordering a FREE sample from bradstone.com or by calling 01335 372289 or by visiting a display at your local stockist (to find your nearest stockist visit bradstone.com)
We regret we are not able to quote recommended retail prices as those are set by our stockists and may be subject to variation. To give you an indication of price however we include a £ icon on each product showing its value. The more £s a product has, the more premium it is considered to be. Please be aware that paving is just one element of the total cost and is rarely the largest outlay.
Sizes and joint widths
Size dimensions quoted within this brochure are nominal and for guidance only. Actual sizes will vary, particularly where riven profiles and fettled edges are a feature of the product.
Always dry lay the product to check area required (especially circles and patio kits). See joint widths recommended for products on the product page. All m2 coverage is approximate and may vary.
Bradstone products and materials, unless otherwise stated, are for domestic landscaping and driveway projects. Decorative flag paving and edging is not recommended for use on driveways.
All products must be checked on arrival and in the unlikely event of products reaching you in a less than satisfactory condition, please refer to your stockist immediately, allowing time for the rejected product to be replaced. De-icing salts should not be used on the Bradstone range of decorative flag paving. Bradstone does not recommend the use of jet/ power washers on the decorative range of paving and walling, as this may affect the surface of the product over time. For advice on cleaning and general maintenance of your patio please contact the customer care team or refer to our website.
Health and safety
Due to the nature of our products we always recommend suitable lifting equipment be used.
For larger products such as 1250 x 750mm, 1200 x 600mm and 900 x 900mm pavers we recommend the use of lifting equipment such as a vacuum lift.
- Always wear gloves and safety footwear when handling the product
- Always wear safety goggles and appropriate respiratory protection when using cutting equipment
- Ensure the products are on level ground and retained in some way before removing any packaging
- Always handle with care as breakage and chipping may result from mishandling
- If you require further health and safety guidance, please contact the customer care team on 01335 372289.
The Bradstone Order Choice service means that you can order certain products from any Bradstone stockist, even if they do not actually stock that particular product. You can also order products in the exact quantities you require. Simply ask your stockist.
Please note: We do not split patio feature kits.
Bradstone Assured terms and conditions
Bradstone Assured members are subject to regular quality checks and assessments and are required to abide by the Bradstone Assured approved terms and conditions of membership at all times. Bradstone offers a 10 year guarantee on products installed by our Bradstone Assured installers, as well as a 5 year guarantee on their workmanship from the date issued on your personal certificate.
Each Bradstone Assured approved member is directly responsible for the management of the relationship with their customers and any enquiries. Please note that the resulting legal contract is between you and the Bradstone Assured approved member, and is subject to the terms and conditions of that member. They will advise you of these conditions themselves.
You should carefully review their terms and conditions applying to the purchase of your products and/or services. Claims or suggestions should be addressed directly to the relevant Bradstone Assured approved member providing the relevant products or services.
Block paving colour swatches
Colour variations can occur within packs, therefore:
Ensure your sample and block are from the same factory. Block paving should be ordered from the same batch number to avoid colour variation. Do not mix blocks from different factories. Bradstone cannot accept responsibility once blocks are laid from different batches. Best results are achieved through mixing from 3 to 5 different packs and from vertical columns rather than horizontal rows.
We recommend a neoprene faced or rubber sole plate on vibrating plate compactors to reduce scuffing. Light colours are susceptible to staining and care should be given when selecting blocks for driveways.
Natural stone colour and maintenance
Natural stone products will have variations in colour and texture within single pieces and from piece to piece. We recommend a reasonable amount of product is viewed at your local stockist before ordering. Natural stone products may contain minor imperfections. Product should be mixed from a number of packs prior to installation. We strongly recommend that natural stone is always laid on a full wet mortar bed. Natural stone needs to be handled very carefully when installing to minimise staining and we would advise that Smooth Natural Sandstone be sealed prior to laying. However, if this is not possible, it should be covered up as it is installed and sealed as soon as it is laid.
We also recommend applying Bradbond slurry primer to the underside of each Smooth Natural Sandstone paver prior to laying to improve adhesion.
The Silver Grey colour in all our Natural Sandstone products will vary with differing geological conditions. Such variations can lead to small particles of ironstone within the product creating a darkening of the surface with natural weathering. Being pale in colouration, this natural weathering is more obvious with Silver Grey compared to other natural products in the Bradstone range.
Slate has many natural characteristics, therefore, care should be taken when laying to aid/enhance the overall finished aesthetic appearance. In most cases this paving has more than one usable face, we strongly recommend the following checks be made:
- Select the best finished top surface to work with ensuring it is free from calcite mineral deposits
- Choose the desired shade variation to compliment the surrounding paving
- Dry lay the paving prior to final installation/fixing.
Manufactured from the finest raw materials, under strict controls allows us to obtain the exceptional technical characteristics of full-body unglazed porcelain paving: high bending resistance (>2000 N), high resistance to surface wear (<145 mm3), to freezing and chemical attack, with a water absorption level of <0.1% in a wide range of finishes and colours.
Anti-slip surface resistance
- Mode Textured = Class 3 / R12 / Group C
- Mode Profiled and Aspero = Class 2 / R11 / Group B
- All other porcelain paving = Class 3 / R11 / Group C
We recommend Bradpoint jointing compound for pointing. Do not use white cement nor materials containing black pigments. Finishes are intentionally manufactured with slightly uneven colour tones and surface decoration, these subtle variations set these products apart.
The use of a slurry primer to the reverse of each paver is both essential and more importantly critical to the overall performance of Bradstone porcelain paving. We recommend the use of Bradstone Bradbond for this. Applied to the underside using a stiff brush, it provides an exceptional bond between paver and the full wet washed sand bed underneath. Mixed to manufacturer’s instructions and applied with care it forms an immediate bond which prevents the pavers from lifting or potentially moving in the future when correctly laid.
Before laying see how it’s done with ease and care, visit YouTube
to watch our ‘How to lay porcelain paving’ video. Bradstone porcelain paving can be cut on site and mostly to any size. All you need is a hand held saw with a power cut off facility, fitted with a good quality diamond blade suitable for porcelain pavers/tiles.
Ensure the blade is water fed to reduce the amount of dust given off, score the product on low power first, then wet it and cut through. Scoring the product first and sawing from the face downwards will help to alleviate the potential risk of edge/surface chipping.
Bradstone porcelain paving can easily be cleaned by applying an acid based cleaner diluted to the manufacturer’s instructions. In fact, we strongly recommend the finished laid area be thoroughly cleaned/washed down which helps remove general building dirt, grout residue and any grease deposits that may be present. It is also recommended that periodic cleaning with a porcelain cleaner will help to keep the paving looking its best.
Dependent on the type of stain/surface residue present (i.e. suction marks, grease, grout, general building site dirt,) there is a wide range of off the shelf specialist cleaners available. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions first before applying to any test area.
Concrete paving colour
Colours may vary subtly, especially in weathered shades. Colours will appear different during varying weather conditions such as sunlight and rain. Please check colour samples in dry conditions and in full daylight. Where possible, products should be selected from the same product batch. Occasionally dark and light patches may occur on the surface of the paving. This is due to differential weathering where the surface of the paving has cured at different rates. All decorative products will weather and change appearance over time.
Efflorescence appears on concrete paving products as white patches or a lightening of the surface colour, but seems to disappear when wet. It is formed by a normal chemical reaction between cement and water which causes calcium hydroxide (lime) to migrate through damp concrete to the paving surface and then react with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere resulting in a deposit of calcium carbonate crystals. Efflorescence is very unpredictable in its occurrence but is more prevalent in winter when concrete becomes wet and dries more slowly. Although there are cleaners available, efflorescence is a natural phenomenon and will generally disappear with the natural weathering process and the passage of time. Aggregate Industries cannot accept responsibility for the effect of efflorescence which can be a characteristic of all good quality products with a high cement content.
Weathering and site conditions can occasionally cause other variations in shade to appear. Differential weathering can cause patchy dark discolourations on the surface of individual units. Again this will generally diminish over time and will not affect long term performance. Natural stone may develop added marking, deposits or patches as mineral content oxidises. All products can develop algae and organic growths under certain environmental conditions and may require cleaning. Areas adjacent to borders, plant pots and trees may discolour from transfer of plant life; specialist maintenance advice may need to be sought.
Aggregate Industries cannot accept responsibility for any of the above conditions. Should you require further advice in this specialist area call our customer care team on 01335 372289.
Bradstone reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. All products and services shown in this brochure are supplied subject to Aggregate Industries UK Ltd terms and conditions of sale.
No charge is levied for this brochure or the advice therein, and accordingly the company, its employees and authorised agents can accept no liability whatsoever, either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products in connection with any information or advice contained in this guide.
Bradstone is part of Aggregate Industries UK Ltd. Aggregate Industries is the first company in the world to achieve a BES 6001:2008 Responsible Sourcing Certificate from BRE Global. Products are assessed on:
- Quality management
- Environmental management
- Health and safety management
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Minimising raw material usage
- Labour practice
- Community engagement.
All Bradstone hard landscaping products are backed by BS EN ISO 9001 certification for product quality and service. Bradstone block paving products are also manufactured to, and in accordance with, BS EN 1338.
Each of the Bradstone manufacturing locations is certified to ISO 14001 for environmental management systems and 18001 for occupational health and safety. All dimensions quoted in this brochure are nominal and are for guidance only. Actual sizes may vary. Our products also conform to European harmonised standards for CE marking.