Where hard landscaping is concerned, you’ll find that you have a plethora of options available to you – which means it can be very tricky to make a decision about material, layout, colour, location and so on.
As such, researching the choices out there can help you see what you like and what you don’t, making the whole process a lot more efficient and ensuring that you’re less likely to make costly errors of judgement.
One very popular option for pathways, patios, gardens and driveways is crazy paving. The look is a relatively haphazard one, where irregular stones are used to create a hard surface, with the gaps between the rocks filled with mortar.
Interestingly, this type of paving can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome, so if you do decide it’s the right design style for you, you’ll be part of a truly illustrious history indeed.
However, just because the aesthetic is centuries old doesn’t mean that it’s a dated look and you’ll find that it works very well in contemporary settings. It also serves a very practical function and represents an excellent opportunity to recycle old paving materials, so you can make your home eco-friendly at the same time.
How to do crazy paving
Make sure you take the time to think about the shape, size and type of stone you want to use, as well as the colour and texture, as this will all have an impact on the overall visual effect once the paving has been laid.
You may also find it a bit harder to install crazy paving because the slabs aren’t uniform in shape, which can make it trickier to achieve. An eye for design, shape and proportion will certainly help – but if you’re struggling, you can always give us a quick call and we can come out and take a look for you. There’s no need to go it alone, after all!