Calibrated 18mm Contractor Pack (Mixed size 77 pieces)

18.62m2 / 77 pack
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Calibrated 18mm Mini Pack (Mixed size 17 pieces)

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1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip)

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Product Summary

Calibrated to 18mm for ease of laying, Burford Russet Blend doesn't disappoint. The varied coloured brown, russet and taupe paving slabs feature a light riven surface and hand-cut edges.  For those on a budget but are looking for an incredibly hard-wearing and high-performance sandstone, this is the paving for you!

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Key features

  • Patio Paving - These natural sandstone slabs are ideal for garden patios and terrace paving
  • Styling - the riven and tumbled pavers are ideal for cottage gardens, traditional or rustic property settings
  • Variety - Burford sandstone has variations in colour and patterning, each flagstone is unique
  • Versatile - with five different sized pavers in the contractor pack, many laying patterns combinations are possible
  • Durable - Sandstone is hard-wearing and long-lasting, and it is easy to clean and maintain
  • Stability - sandstone is less prone to thermal expansion/contraction cracks than concrete
  • Price - Burford Russet Blend is great value of money and cheaper than many concrete alternates
  • Provenance - Sustainably sourced and ethically quarried under the ETI Base Code.
  • Colour / Pattern - natural sedimentary patterned stone characterised by russet, rosy brown, umber, tan, burnt sienna and taupe.
Product details

Burford Russet Blend - Why is this so popular and a traditional 560 series?

Burford Russet Blend is a sister product to the famous Raj Blend Indian Sandstone. Burford blend has slightly more vibrant colour tones and textures, giving a warmer aesthetic to your patio or outdoor space. The pack size is different from the 4-size Classic Sandstone Range. A 560-series of paving gives a wider variety of sizes rather than a conventional 4-size mixed packs. This allows the user to be more creative and break up different areas of the patio to suit your space. It is ideal for the homeowner giving DIY a go - you have more variety to choose from, which will eliminate the need for as many cuts, and help you avoid cross joints.

Indian Sandstone Characteristics

Part of the character of natural sandstone paving is that no two stones are coloured the same. However, when combined, they create a rich tapestry of colour to make a beautiful overall hue. Seasonal changes can often bring a differing perspective to the reflected colours of the stone. In strong summer sunlight, a natural sandstone patio will appear to have less colour variation, whilst after rain, the colours will have a deep patina and tonal variation is more apparent.

Part of the charm of natural stone slabs is that each one is coloured or patterned differently. When these autumnal sandstone slabs are laid down on your patio or terrace, you’ll have a beautiful natural tapestry, blending gentle variations of hue and pattern, to provide you with garden paving that is entirely unique.

The slabs are ideal for a variety of home and garden styles, with their warm brown tones providing a stunning natural stone canvas. Their surface is riven, and the slabs have hand-cut edges - giving this paving a relaxed, natural ease in keeping with outdoor living and comfort.

Contractor's Pack

Burford Russet Blend is sold as a mixed size contractor's pack containing the following sizes and quantities:

  • 560 x 840 Qty 14
  • 560 x 560 Qty 14
  • 560 x 420 Qty 14
  • 560 x 275 Qty 17
  • 275 x 275 Qty 18 

Patio Paving

Burford Russet Blend is ideal for patios and garden paving - its natural colouration, stability and texture means it is perfect for outdoor living areas where the family can get together to enjoy the garden and sunshine!

Pointing Your Patio

Pointing your patio couldn’t be any easier! Gone are the days of time-consuming traditional pointing with sand and cement. Paving Direct recommends using a ‘Brush in Grout’ such as Pavestone Pointfix.

Pointfix is a two-part jointing compound. One pack contains epoxy resin within the compound and the other epoxy hardener. Mixing and applying Pointfix is much cleaner and easier than traditional sand and cement mortar, as you simply just mix the contents within the tub and brush into the joints.

Pointfix is available to buy in two options. Either as a single tub to get the exact amount needed, or if you are buying our 18.85 or 20.7 m2 contractor packs, then Pointfix contractor packs will give you perfect coverage and save you money.

Calibrated

Burford Russet Blend is calibrated - these paving slabs have been through a calibration process, so each slab is 18mm thick. This precision manufacturing will allow the slabs to be laid quicker and more efficiently as all depths are uniform.

Care & Maintenance

Sandstone is permeable, which means it is not impervious to spills and weathering. Therefore, to better protect your stone we recommend using a natural stone sealant such as Pavestone Natural Finish Stone Sealer, a water-based impregnator that ensures protection against stains and facilitates everyday maintenance.

The Beauty of Natural Stone

Natural stone means natural variation! Please remember that natural stone paving is a processed natural product and therefore has unique and intrinsic elements, markings, features, patterns, hues and tones within the stone that makes each slab distinct. This is the essential characteristic that natural stone offers and what makes it so special, and why it works so well in landscaping and garden design. Each stone is entirely unique, and within each paving pack there is natural variation of each stone. When these individual unique slabs are blended and laid together, you get a tapestry of harmonious, but different slabs. And this natural relationship between the slabs is what gives stone paving its essential charm and beauty.

If you are looking for more uniformity and control of colours and patterns, then porcelain paving or concrete paving might be more what you want.

Light, Weather & Colouring

Natural stone will appear differently in varied lighting conditions, so in bright sunshine versus cloud your patio will have a different appearance. Likewise, the angle of the sun will also change the appearance of your paving. The biggest difference in appearance will be wet versus dry stone. Stone is porous, and therefore, rainfall will penetrate the stone, making it darker and making colours and pigments in the stone appear more vivid. These changes in the appearance are also part of the character you are buying into when you choose stone paving for your patio. It is a natural product, and it is a dynamic canvas that reflects the weather and lighting conditions as they change.

Laying Advice

To install and lay stone patio paving slabs, you'll need to do the following steps:

  1. Measure up and mark out your patio - ensure you calculate both 1) area in square metres (m2)  and 2) the fall (slope) required for your drainage plan.
  2. Dig out the patio area to create the substrate (220 -230 mm depth).
  3. Lay the sub-base of MOT Type-1 hardcore (compacted & 150 mm depth).
  4. Ensure you mix and blend the various paving packs to make sure the patio has a blended look, as pack to pack can vary in hue/colour distribution, so the packs need mixing up to avoid possible colour banding when they are laid.
  5. Coat the slabs' underside with priming slurry to improve their bond and help prevent moisture transfer. As stone is porous, priming slurry will help protect the slabs from moisture transfer and capillary action from beneath the slabs.
  6. Trowel-in and lay a bedding course of mortar mix (50 mm depth) immediately prior to laying each slab.
  7. Lay the paving slabs on to the mortar bed and tamp down. Ensure you leave the desired joint spacing between the slabs and the slabs are “level” to the fall.
  8. Leave to set for 24 hours, so the mortar mix can cure enough for you to walk on the slabs.
  9. Fill the joints between the paving (pointing) with jointing compound.
  10. Optional: protect your paving by sealing the slabs with a purpose made sealant (natural finish or colour enhancing).

To calculate the areas of paving in square-metres (m2), the amount of sub-base hardcore or the amount of sand and cement you'll need for the mortar mix bedding course, please refer to our paving calculators.

For the full step-by-step guide with videos for each step, see our How to Lay Patio Paving Slabs article.

Care & Maintenance

Stone is a porous material and contains tiny capillaries and micro-fissures throughout its structure. Consequently, stone paving is susceptible to water-based chemical erosion (acidic corrosion), physical erosion (frost action), and from staining from waterborne grime, salts and other mineral and particulate deposits. Therefore, as the UK has high winter humidity (generally 80-90%) and damp conditions are the norm, we recommend that you help protect and elongate the life of your paving by sealing the slabs against the water/damp based issues. Our impregnating sealers are designed to enter the capillaries and micro-fissures in the slabs, blocking those spaces to prevent water entering the paving.

  1. Natural finish sealer
  2. Colour enhancing sealer

In addition to sealing the slabs, we recommend ensuring you brush away leaves, dirt and other detritus regularly, especially in the autumn and winter when leaves, twigs, seeds and other windfall materials are likely to fall on your patio. If left on your paving, especially if damp, and worse still, allowed to rot down and become mulch-like, your paving will almost certainly acquire brown stains from the release of tannins from the windfall materials (think a used tea bag left on a kitchen counter for a model of what will happen).

As well as brushing off dirt and windfall materials, give your patio a hose down with water every so often. Use a low-pressure hose or keep any jet-wash far enough away from the slabs to ensure you don't damage them with the high-pressure water jet. For more stubborn stains and the build-up of grime, we recommend using a specialist non-acidic patio cleaner that will help lift out the dirt and grime.

Specifications
  Calibrated 18mm Mini Pack (Mixed size 17 pieces) Calibrated 18mm Contractor Pack (Mixed size 77 pieces) 1 x Sample (200 x 100 mm Slip)
No. of Pieces 17 77 1
Pack Coverage (m²) 4.06 18.62 0.02
Range Classic Sandstone - Budget Blend Classic Sandstone - Budget Blend Paving
Prod Type Stone Paving Slabs Stone Paving Slabs Sample
Material Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone
Finish Riven Riven Riven
Finish (Edge) Hand Cut Hand Cut Hand Cut
Colour Brown Brown Brown
Colour Group Brown Brown Brown
Dimension (W) Varies Varies 200
Dimension (H) Varies Varies 100
None 18 18
Interior / Exterior Exterior Exterior Exterior
Pack Contents M/PACK C/PACK Sample
Pack Sold As Mini Pack Contractor Pack Sample
Pack Description

560 x 840 Qty 3

560 x 560 Qty 3

560 x 420 Qty 3

560 x 275 Qty 4

275 x 275 Qty 4

560 x 840 Qty 14
560 x 560 Qty 14
560 x 420 Qty 14
560 x 275 Qty 17
275 x 275 Qty 18 

1 x sample

Pieces Description pack pack sample

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