The Challenge

To provide a modern outdoor living area to be; 

Aesthetically pleasing design for this project. 

Safe to access the garden, garage, out house and road entrance.

Suitable for flowers and biodiversity enhancement. 

Low maintenance, long term hard landscaped solution. 

Wheelchair compliant ramp access to the residence. 

Consistent and contrasting colour scheme. 

The Solution

Roadstone was given the brief of a sandstone inspired colour scheme to add depth of colour and contrast for this newly built A rated modern self-build. The Urbana paving in Sandstone colour is modelled to give the aesthetic of natural stone, whilst providing the durability and low-maintenance of a concrete bound pavement. In the main driving areas a decorative aggregate was provided to give texture and feel to the traffic flow and parking on-site whilst hitting the budget for such a large area, core gravel sheets were used in the tight turning circle areas. Urbana was also used as an edging to contain the Ballylusk chip. 

The project also required Clause 804 stone, lean mix concrete, core-gravel sheets and  jointing compound for the Urbana Paving. All these products are available from Roadstone.

The Result

Roadstone provided a durable and low maintenance drive for this dwelling. The customer was inspired by the products and the contrast of their colour palette when compared to the grey undertones of their home. The colour of the Urbana Sandstone complimented the buff colour of the Ballylusk chip and brightens the site immensely. The customer is delighted with the final outcome and the contractor was impressed with the Roadstone product portfolio, the ordering process and prompt deliveries to site. 

Lessons Learned

Ensure you use a good competent contractor. Ask to see previous work. This householder viewed several projects before choosing the contractor. 

“We are delighted with the job, we love the look and function of the Urbana paved surface and the feel and colour of the decorative aggregate” Tadgh and Una Brosnan (Homeowners)