The Challenge

To provide an urban garden area of the highest design quality which is accessible while being fun and functional. The products would have to be:

Functional to accommodate the special needs of the customer.

Resilient and suitable for Irish conditions.

Accommodate the vision specified by Peter Donegan (Landscape Architect).

Available to suit the tight project timeline.

The Solution

50m² of Thomond Paving 60mm in 2 sizes was laid as a car-parking area to the front of the house. This paving was supplied in a Harvest Blend colour with a bale (14m²) of Thomond Charcoal blend Paving placed randomly through the paved surface for effect.

Thomond Paving (240x160x60mm + 160x160x60mm) is a popular durable paving brick with an antiqued finish and is perfect for domestic driveways. This Thomond was laid over 200mm of Clause 804 Aggregate and on 40mm of Paving Grit, both were supplied locally from Roadstone Slane Quarry and jointed with 10 bags of Kiln dried sand also supplied from Roadstone.

There was 80m² of Sable paving slabs 400x400x40mm in a grey colour, placed adjacent to the side of the house. These slabs were butt jointed and laid on a sand/cement base. The Sable paving slab is manufactured to the highest standards and gives a 10-year guaranteed sealed surface.

10m² of Autumn Gold Pebble was also laid at the edge of the paving slabs. This was laid to a depth of 40mm and provided a vivid colour to this area.

The Result

The combination of block paving to the front of the house and the paving slabs to the side and rear offered a great opportunity to define different zones in the outdoor areas.

Using decorative stone alongside the Sable paving flags lifted the colour and brought a nice design feature to the garden.

The range of colours available allowed the vision of the landscape designer to be realised, and the brief to be achieved.


Roadstone Technical staff should always be engaged with before the beginning of large projects. This gives the client the full benefit of the project experience of Roadstone staff.

A Roadstone Retail Outlet should be visited before commencement in order that customer can see and take-home samples of the paving or walling options.

Landscape Architect – Peter Donegan

Main Contractors – DIY SOS – John Paul Meany