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In recent times, the classic techniques of block paving have been resurging in gardens throughout Ireland. Using various materials such as concrete, clay, or natural stone, the interlocking block style creates durable and attractive surfaces that can be used for many applications by homeowners wishing to enhance their outdoor space.
Paving is an easy addition to a garden that can enhance its aesthetic appeal and add value to your property. With various colours and patterns available, you can choose a style that complements the existing features of your garden and brings a cohesive design to outdoor living. As well as looking great, paving is highly durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, weather conditions, and other environmental factors. It is also resistant to cracking and fading, as it does not require regular sealing or other types of upkeep. Regular cleaning with a pressure washer or a mild detergent will keep garden paving looking new for years to come.
Paving can be used for a variety of garden projects. Kerb stones, for example, make pretty borders when used as a divider between planted and paved areas, holding in soil and roots for raised beds to create demarcated spaces for foliage without digging out the ground below.
When paired with decorative stones and anti-weed liners, kerb stones make a garden extremely low maintenance, which has enormous appeal for busy homeowners and buyers. Decorative stones come in many colours, sizes and textures. From marble, slate, flint and quartz, decorative stones are quite the eye-catcher. They can be used to frame bedding plants, landscape and raise areas, add colour and texture, or create garden paths or driveways. There is a classic feel to decorative stone, but it can be used in a modern and distinct way to breathe new life into dull areas.
Paving and decorative stone are also eco- friendly, as they allow rainwater to permeate through the gaps between the blocks and return to the soil. This can help prevent flooding and water runoff, which can harm the environment. The spaces between blocks or stones facilitate water flow back into the ground, which is useful for areas with heavy rainfall. Some types of paving are also made with recycled materials, meaning that homeowners can enjoy the benefits of beautiful outdoor spaces while being environmentally conscious.
Porcelain paving for outdoor rooms is a striking choice for a sleek, upmarket feel.
Another neat trick to add a focal point in the garden is paving circles, ideal for placing a trendy bistro set for a relaxed seating zone. You can purchase many different design kits to bring a beautiful look into your space quickly and relatively cheaply.
Increasing kerb appeal is one of the main things that sets your property apart and is important when selling, as buyers are said to make their minds up in the first five minutes of viewing a property. On a more practical level, with more cars on the road and parking difficulties in suburban areas, a driveway adds ease to the day-to-day life of a homeowner by saving time and frustration in finding a parking spot on the street.
Overall, a driveway will significantly add to the kerb appeal of your property. It can increase the overall value of your home and protect it by directing the flow of water away from the building into drainage systems or landscaping, protecting the foundation from potential water damage.
Here at Ronayne's, we offer a fantastic range of paving and outdoor living essentials. Our expert team would be delighted to help you find the right fit for your home. Get in touch today for a quote!