Hard Landscaping Oxfordshire, Landscape Design
There is an insurmountable array of materials that are now used for patios. The main materials are stone, paving slabs, metal and different gravels.
Man-made paving slabs are supplied in various colours and sizes which when laid becomes a jigsaw of interlocking shapes. The only set back is that some slabs can quickly lose their colour through weathering. Natural stone is now very popular, since the importation of Indian Sandstone which is inexpensive and again is supplied in various colours and sizes. Other interesting hard materials are slate, granite and Limestone.
Drive ways need to be given a more substantial base due to vehicle traffic. The hard scape surface can be constructed with block paving from a number of materials such as clay, stone and manufactured blocks. The other environment friendly material is gravel, this needs to be made up of chippings instead of pebble based gravel which can easily move and is hard to walk over.