General Principles for Random Layouts

The drawings shown are examples only and will need to be adapted to the actual shape and size of the area you wish to cover. For the best effect, use as many different sizes as possible, in approximately equal quantities of each size. Avoid four slab corners coming together, or two identical slabs laid side by side. Keep straight lines to a reasonable length, never across the whole area. For narrow, irregular shaped and small areas, we recommend drawing the design before starting to lay the slabs.

Additional examples of random layouts are available from www.stonemarket.co.uk.

    Stonemarket Millstone Flag Paving

    Stonemarket Millstone Flag Paving

    This layout uses:
    6 No. 775 x 775mm
    6 No. 930 x 620mm
    5 No. 775 x 620mm
    5 No. 620 x 620mm
    6 No. 775 x 465mm
    5 No. 620 x 465mm
    6 No. 465 x 465mm
    6 No. 620 x 310mm
    7 No. 465 x 310mm
    6 No. 310 x 310mm
    Shown here: 5.58 x 3.41m = 19.0m2
    One slab of each of the 10 Millstone Flag sizes shown covers a total of 3.34 square metres. One full pack of each of these 10 sizes covers a total of 79.2 square metres.

    Stonemarket Yorkstone Riven Paving

    Stonemarket Yorkstone Riven Paving

    This layout uses:
    8 No. 600 x 600mm
    8 No. 450 x 450mm
    8 No. 600 x 300mm
    8 No. 450 x 300mm
    9 No. 300 x 300mm
    8 No. 450 x 225mm
    9 No. 600 x 450mm
    8 No. 225 x 225mm
    One slab of each of the 8 Yorkstone Riven sizes available covers a total of 1.39 square metres. One full pack of each of the 8 sizes covers a total of 55.3 square metres.
    Shown here: 2.55 x 4.5m = 11.5m2

    Stonemarket Trustone Paving Fieldland, Glenmoor, Fellstyle and Torvale

    Stonemarket Trustone Paving Fieldland, Glenmoor, Fellstyle and Torvale

    This layout uses the exact quantities contained in our project packs of those Trustone Pavings
    available in 8 different sizes:
    6 No. 855 x 425mm
    4 No. 425 x 425mm
    7 No. 855 x 570mm
    8 No. 570 x 285mm
    7 No. 570 x 570mm
    7 No. 425 x 285mm
    7 No. 570 x 425mm
    4 No. 285 x 285mm
    Shown here: 2.99 x 4.27m = 12.8m2
    One slab of each of the 8 sizes available in these varieties of Trustone covers a total of 1.97 square metres. One full pack of each of the 8 sizes covers a total of 95.4 square metres.

    Stonemarket Trustone Paving Sable and Cotsdale

    Stonemarket Trustone Paving Sable and Cotsdale

    This layout uses the exact quantities contained in our project packs of Trustone Sable and Cotsdale.
    4 No. 855 x 570mm
    11 No. 570 x 285mm
    13 No. 570 x 570mm
    10 No. 285 x 285mm
    12 No. 570 x 425mm
    One slab of each of the 5 sizes shown covers a total of 1.3 square metres.
    Shown here: 2.56 x 4.56m= 11.7m2

    Stonemarket Trustone, Vintage Stone, Marketstone Paving

    Stonemarket Trustone, Vintage Stone, Marketstone Paving

    This layout uses the exact quantities contained in our project packs of Vintage Stone; Marketstone and Trustone Sage.
    9 No. 855 x 570mm
    10 No. 570 x 285mm
    8 No. 570 x 570mm
    8 No. 285 x 285mm
    10 No. 570 x 425mm
    One slab of each of the 5 sizes shown covers a total of 1.3 square metres. When the plan is used for Marketstone Sand Multi Paving, it will cover 13.4 square metres due to the slab sizes being larger in that colour.
    Shown here: 2.56 x 4.56m= 11.7m2

    Stonemarket Dutch Pattern

    Stonemarket Dutch Pattern

    An interesting formal pattern, shown here using 600 x 600mm and 300 x 300m sizes, with some
    600 x 300mm around the perimeter, it can be adapted for any two sizes of square slab. If combinations of full, half and quarter slabs are used, perimeter cutting can be avoided.
    The drawing here contains 10 full, 8 half and 14 quarter slabs. The area covered depends on the sizes used.
    Shown here: 3 x 2.1m = 6.3m2

    Cruciform

    Cruciform

    Cruciform is a new and innovative paving range from Stonemarket that replicates the appearance of randomly laid stone setts, but offers greatly enhanced ease and speed of installation. The main area of paving is laid using the unique Cross piece component. These have integral spacing nibs on all edges to give an accurate joint width, and each unit can be laid four different ways round to give a truly random pattern to the finished paving.

    The T and L pieces are used to fill in around the perimeter without any cutting being needed. The T piece is used to infill along the sides of the paved area, while the L piece is needed in some corner situations. The Edge/ Step piece is invaluable where there is a change of level, or for use as an edging around the whole perimeter.


    Cruciform (2)

    This layout uses:
    20 No. Cross piece
    13 No. T piece
    2 No. L piece
    22 No. Edge/Step piece
    Shown here: 4.45 x 2.20m = 9.7m2

    Stonemarket Avant-Garde

    Both Avant-garde Etched Swirl and Helix are available as kits of six 855 x 570mm slabs, in a choice of either Ebony or Silver. The paving should be laid on a full bed of mortar, with minimal joints, see Paving Flag Laying Guide.

      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Swirl

      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Swirl

      The exquisite pattern etched into the surface of Swirl repeats from one slab to the next in the same way as a wallpaper pattern. This enables the paving to be used to create an all-over pattern for a truly modern, contemporary feel. Alternatively Swirl can be teamed up with Avant-garde paving of the same colour, to be used as feature panels.
      This layout uses: 18 No. Avant-garde Etched Swirl - 3 Kits


      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Swirl (2)

      The kit of six slabs can be arranged in three rows of two to create a square panel 1710 x 1710mm, see plan on right.
      This layout uses:
      6 No. Avant-garde Etched Swirl - 1 kit
      9 No. 855 x 142mm Avant-garde (1 cut)



      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Swirl (3)

      Two rows of three slabs will form a rectangle of 2656 x 1140mm, see second plan on right. Larger panels can be created by adding more kits.
      This layout uses:
      6 No. Avant-garde Etched Swirl -1kit
      10 No. 855 x 142mm Avant-garde (2 cut)


      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Helix

      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Helix

      The etched Helix pattern is a strikingly modern linear design. The slabs are designed to be laid
      end to end; a complete kit will create a pattern 5.13m long. Here it is shown using a combination of Helix, 855 x 570mm and 855 x 142mm Avant-garde.
      6 No. Avant-garde Etched Helix -1kit
      12 No.855 x 570mm Avant-garde
      24 No.855 x 142mm Avant-garde



      Stonemarket Avant-Garde Etched Helix (2)

      The plan on the right shows two kits of Helix used to bring style and distinction to two steps up to a terrace of Avant-garde laid in a random-coursed pattern.
      This layout uses:
      12 No. Avant-garde Etched Helix -2kits
      10 No.855 x 570mm Avant-garde
      10 No.570 x 570mm Avant-garde
      8 No.570 x 425mm Avant-garde
      8 No.570 x 285mm Avant-garde




      Stonemarket Arctic Granite Revolve

      Stonemarket Arctic Granite Revolve

      Supplied as a complete 73 piece kit the Revolve feature is 2.4m square. It can be surrounded by 18 No. Arctic Granite Glacier 600 x 300mm to increase its size to 3m square.



      Stonemarket Rio Cascade

      Stonemarket Rio Cascade

      The Rio Cascade system can be extended as far as you wish in each direction using the same Wavesets. Components are supplied labelled with numbers for easy identification. For easy laying, line up the straight joints precisely. Inserting temporary spacers will help to keep joint widths consistent. In the drawings, some No.3 and No.8 Modules have been cut in half. Dimensions assume Rio Paving laid with 3mm sand filled joints. If wider mortared joints are used, dimensions will increase and the shape will not be so precise.
      Shown here: 4.5 x 2.3m = 10.3m2 (including 165mm wide rill)




      Stonemarket Rio Cascade (2)

      5 piece Wavesets have a length of 3.0m. All curves have a radius of 2.15m. Invert alternate wavesets to bond the joints.

      Stonemarket Rio Cascade (3)

      5 piece Straight Edge Sets are used where Wavesets meet rectangular paving or other straight edges.

      Stonemarket Rio Cascade Patio with Steps

      Stonemarket Rio Cascade Patio with Steps



      Stonemarket Pavilion Paviors

      Pavilion Paviors are supplied in Project Packs containing all six sizes, allowing for a choice of laying patterns.

        Stonemarket Pavilion Paviors Style A

        Style A is random coursed in 200mm wide courses. The two smallest sizes are always paired up. It is very quick and easy to lay.

          Stonemarket Pavilion Paviors Style B

          Style B is dual-width random coursed. The 200 x 100mm size fits either course. It is quick and easy to lay.

            Stonemarket Pavilion Paviors Style C

            Style C is fully random, using the same principles as the paving layouts.