Title, Download. Bradstone Garden Paving & Walling. Bradstone Masonry Walling Brochure. Bradstone Stone Walling Overview. How to build a circular step. Domestic hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone, has launched a new brochure ahead of the gardening season. Designed to bring a. The Bradstone reconstituted walling range is widely accepted by planners for use in sensitive areas. The moulds which are taken from natural stone recreate the.

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This reflects the sense that the CBP market has matured and stabilised at a point where, as far as the British market is concerned, we have all the options we need, thank you very much, so you can keep your fancy continental ideas about textures and non-rectangular shapes, because we don’t want them.

I know why it’s done; indeed, there has been significant pressure to move pavingexpert. So that’s the important new stuff dealt with.

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Blink and you miss it – granite setts. By and large, that is not a bad thing. Well, there’s not a lot that’s new, other than a few photies we haven’t seen before, but perhaps that’s what we should expect from a ‘Traditional’ selection.

Cluttering it brocuhre umpteen brand names does nothing for me. Steps, and Copings and Edgings might not seem the most exciting of products but these bradsotne a significant step no pun intended in the evolution of Porcelain as a paving material, and as such, they should be featured more prominently, or at least flagged up again, no pun intendedin the main Porcelain section to show how designs can be extended and developed by incorporating complementary ancillary fittings.

Distressed arris on Mahina paving. Click here to download PDF brochure. This is such a versatile form of paving which promises much once the market conditions are right, so the move to create a long aspect version is sensible and very welcome.


brpchure I’ve yet to hear a contractor tell me that a client chose a particular product because of its low carbon bootprint. Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Traditional paving Textured” P.

Firstly, I know I’ve struggled in the past to get my head around the Bradstone-StoneFlair-BorderStone merry-go-round, but just as I think I’ve more-or-less got there, they decide to rationalise the ancient bedrock of the brands with yet another re-jig of the reproduction riven flagstone offering. Not a lot you can do with that in terms of interesting design, is there?

There’s even a couple of well-deserved pages given over to the up-and-coming designer, Paul Hervey-Brookes, who was nurtured under the very worthwhile Bradstone mentoring scheme they run with yer Chris Beardshaw. These attractive antique style replicas of limestone flagstonesare characterised by soft indentations and The text is probably a little more verbose says he!

Getting the trade and, probably more importantly, the DIY crowd, to see that it isn’t a gimmick will be bloody hard work. I could praise the long overdue simplification of product groups, or the discrete use of finely judged text, or even the use of easily-understandable symbols to give at-a-glance info on pricing or origin, but what makes this a absolute doozey of a brochure is the photography, and the projects that are shown.

At least they go a mention, gradstone is more than can be said for the Mode Copings, ignominiously banished to Pageor the Mode Edgings languishing on their lonesome on Page You need some serious cojones to keep flogging this stuff in the face brrochure the show-no-mercy onslaught from ridiculously cheap imported natural stone.

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Gone are the intangible Contemporary and Traditional collections to be replaced by the much more clearly defined groups of Porcelain, Concrete, Natural Stone, Block Paving and Landscaping Features. It’s an interesting combination of manufacturing processes, and one that could well attract a good bit of interest, as it offers that oh-so-reassuring albeit algae-friendly texturing with an ersatz profiled surface and all with the dimensional accuracy and regular thickness for screeded be installation of a pressed concrete flag.


No digging, no wheelbarrowing, no skips or grab-wagons, so how much dosh has that saved? The grooved design givesan ultra modern feel to the garden. Only one mega-blooper – the e-chuffing-normous crossed joint smack bang in the middle of the full page photie of antiqued sandstone on page 34 – it’s not even pointed properly FFS!

However, just one size, and it’s a boring xmm square. The base doesn’t even need to be perfectly level or to fall in a particular direction because surface water passes through the open joints to the bare ground below. It is a brochure which follows on consistently with those of the last few years.

Here the first 1 pages from the catalog “Contemporary paving Bamburgh Mill” P. But that’s the whole point!

Time, and options, will tell. This is a flag with a genuinely appealling texture, one that’s bound to stimulate interest, but what can be done with it? Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be any of this in the Bradstone brochure. Swatches are, by and large, as generous as is seemly, but by allowing them to float freely on an uncrowdedpage of crisp white, they carry more weight and authority.

Considering the brochure as a whole, my initial impression when it was placed into my eager, grubby mitts was mild disappointment: Add a white table for a truly European experience???

It’s also burdened or emblazoned you decide! Handily, there’s a link to the “Full Product Index” on the back cover which allows individual pavings and other products to be tracked down by name alone. Is this a feature of the flags or is it just these sample pieces?