Permeable Paving

 

Planning Permission:

From 1 October 2008 new rules have applied for householders wanting to pave over their front gardens.

You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally.

If the surface to be covered is more than five square metres planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not provide for the water to run to a permeable area.

Inspection

Please note that due to the origin of all natural stone products, all sizes, including thickness, are approximate and from time to time the coverage may be subject to some small variation. The quoted pack coverage is approximate and includes additional allowances for joints which vary according to the individual laying pattern used. Also, since one of the special qualities of natural stone is that there is a subtle blend of shades in each colour, we can not guarantee colour matches. When laying paving from more than one pallet, it is recommended to alternate products from each pallet. The images reproduced on this website are as accurate as repographic processes allow.

Please note that if a product is knowingly laid with a defect apparent prior to laying then we reserve the right not to replace the product and will not accept any responsibility for costs incurred to rectify.

 

Handling

Many items within our range are heavy or an awkward shape to lift. We recommend that, to move units over 25kg or those that are difficult to handle, you have more than one person or use suitable lifting equipment.

We also suggest that you wear work gloves to protect your hands and safety goggles when cutting with chisels or rotary disc cutters. To avoid inhaling dust produced by high-speed cutters, always wear suitable respiratory protection, such as a dust mask.

 

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The FSC logo identifies products which contain wood from well managed forests certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council. Timber products supplied to Landscape World Ltd by Grange Fencing (except Willow screen) are FSC certified (cert no. SGS-COC-000100). By buying products with the FSC logo you are supporting the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.

 

Understanding your Timber

It must be remembered that timber is a natural product and will be subject to movement and weathering as it seasons. It is not uncommon for small splits to occur (called shakes) in timber when drying, and for warping when timber is allowed to dry too rapidly. These will normally go back when humidity rises. This is nature at work and should not be considered a fault. Acceptable limits are defined in the relevant British Standards.

Pressure treated green products turn honey-brown in colour with age.