Where to buy crazy paving from - London?

Discussion in 'Landscaping and Outdoors' started by baracus, Jun 11, 2019.

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  1. baracus

    baracus Member

    I think it will become popular again.
     
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Well-Known Member

    It's in the same bucket as Artex and pebble dash ... some of the worst things that have ever been done to British houses.
     
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  3. baracus

    baracus Member

    Matter of opinion.
     
  4. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    Don't forget stone cladding!
     
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  5. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    Just get some Paving slabs.
    And a big hammer.
     
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  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Never............you mean worse than York Stone cladding...........surely not.:D
     
  7. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Used to get ex council broken slabs for £1 sq mtr 30 years ago.............now every pavement slab is broken as the councils cant afford to replace them!:eek:
     
  8. b4xtr

    b4xtr Active Member

    Got a stack of half a dozen ex council pavement slabs, had to move them this afternoon, forgot how thick and heavy they are, reckon they must be 60-70mm thick and prob 60+kg
     
  9. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    I’m in Essex and here it’s really hard to buy crazy paving (ok, only tried to buy some twice so not an actual expert on the subject I must admit) :)

    Needed some for mother in law as she wanted a flower bed filling in and paved to match existing

    Problem buying new / broken slabs is that they look new, here patio has been down 20+ years and was built with used slabs - old council pavements so new addition would have screamed

    The council used to sell their broken slabs but haven’t done this for years they told me

    I phoned up loads of building yards, no luck, they suggested re-claim yards

    Phoned up around 6 with no luck, yards that do have crazy pave from time to time sell it as soon as it comes in. 2 places put me on a waiting list :)

    It’s so much in demand by landscapers that they buy the lot as soon as a yard get some in - or they get the shout direct

    It’s not that it’s that popular now, more that it’s so bluddy hard to lay your hands on

    I’ve driven past few houses lately that have had their crazy paving taken up and it’s been advertised for sale ...... it’s a valuable commodity, money in muck and too good for the skip

    If you have some coloured slabs, the old red and yellow, now that will really be in demand

    Funny old world really

    So, try reclaim yards
     
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  10. baracus

    baracus Member

    Very interesting DIYDave, yes a few yellows and reds in the mix would be perfect.
     
  11. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Free cycle.
     
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Like these ones Dave;) Bought these yellow and red 1970's Thakeham Slabs secondhand a while back and was lucky to find the charcoal 9" locally, I paid £25 for 25 sq yards of the yellow and red ones, cleaned up very well with Sodium Hypochlorite the washed over with a power washer, the marks on them are todays rain showers.
     

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  13. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Active Member

    Hey Astra, my mums patio used to be covered in those.
     
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  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Memories of the time when life was less complicated!;)
     

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