The Challenge

To provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing courtyard to allow a very modern style house to nestle into a traditional rural setting

The courtyard would need to reflect the various hues of traditional cobble stones to portray the ambiance of a traditional rural courtyard.

The courtyard needed to reflect a variance in pattern and lines to create a canvas to enhance the clean lines of the modern home.

The product would have to be robust to accommodate pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

The Solution

Roadstone supplied 450 m² of dual size, 60mm Limestone Blend Thomond Paving and 10m² of 60mm Verona Midnight Setts to this modern dwelling.

Roadstone also supplied 50 tonnes of laying grit for the paving and 200 kgs of granite sand in 20kg bags, to joint the paving. All the materials were supplied locally from Roadstone’s paving plant in Gooig, Co. Limerick

The Thomond Limestone Blend was laid as the body of the paved surface with the Verona Midnight Setts being used in a double row as an inset border. The paving was laid on 6mm grit and jointed with a kiln dried white granite sand which was sympathetic to the paving colour.

The paving contractor then sealed the paving, using a liquid sealer, in order to set the jointing sand, enhance the colours and provide extra protection from the environment.

The Result

The Limestone blend provided the visual effect required to replicate the tones of natural cobble stones but at a fraction of the cost.  The paving provided a durable paving product that can accommodate light traffic, parking and turning areas and requires minimum maintenance or protection from the elements.


Design to suit your environment provides an aesthetically pleasing and practical solution.

A sample panel viewed in situ of paved area prior to final selection is essential.

Sealing the paved area provides colour enhancement and longevity of tones.

Paving Contractor – Wallace Paving