So a question for you all.

What one item or feature would you add to your  or your clients garden today?

When we started out with our then new company back in 1984 we identified designer drives, especially with ‘In & Out’ drives as the most important – sure enough within 6 months our order book stretched out into the following year, other firms descended on us for information and our advertising showed sporty cars sitting on interlocking concrete block and brick paving..Soon even the manufacturers were calling wanting to take pictures of  our drives.  Here we used stock brick paving. Although fairly soft, with somewhat irregular shapes, it kept it’s color very well

45 degree herringbone
45 degree herringbone

Here a much harder engineering quality natural brick is used to good effect.

Dri-lay natural brick drive
Dri-lay natural brick drive

The next was concrete block paving, these were very hard, initially with limited colors, and the color did fade quite quickly. They were also quite slippery in the ice.

Brindle colour drive

As our order book enlarged we started offering more expensive solutions, such as granite setts – something the Romans introduced.

This granite sett pathway is extremely hard wearing  and yet very rustic looking.
This granite sett pathway is extremely hard wearing and yet very rustic looking.

These drives were very hard wearing, color fast, strong and again a little slippery in ice. it wasn’t long before we included ‘Fish scale’ versions, these took quite a long time to set out, but looked absolutely amazing when completed.

Laying small unit sett paving of almost random size in a radiating pattern requires skill and patience....
Laying small unit sett paving of almost random size in a radiating pattern requires skill and patience….

Then these circular natural sett patterns became popular, with their sense of movement – just look at them long enough and they seem to ‘move’

What new trend, item or feature do you think will be the favorite for 2015?  We will interview the top three on our radio show  Growing Trends during the year.

Just drop us a line with your suggestions..

 

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