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20mm Shingle is one of our best-selling decorative garden stones within our Gravel and Chippings range. This is for a multitude of reasons; this versatile yet affordable stone shingle can be used on your driveway, as a path, to decorate your front garden, or to create an eye-catching border!
Consisting of golds, browns, greys and whites, this colourful decorative stone matches most homes really well; whether you have a red brick house or a modern grey or white house, the colours go very well with whatever landscape you're trying to create.
20mm Shingle Features
- Suitable for pathways and driveways
- Fish-friendly and suitable for ponds
- Warm, bright array of colours
20mm Shingle for Driveways
20mm Shingle is the ideal sized stone for use on your driveway. Most customers that purchase Shingle 20mm will be either topping up their current shingled driveway or converting their current driveway.
Shingle is popular for use on a driveway as the angular stones lock together well to create a stable base for you to leave your car parked on.
Using Shingle for your driveway is also a very affordable drive option as opposed to Block Paving or Decorative Chippings. It also aids drainage better than alternative methods like paving, so there is no worry of standing water or floods.
Not only does Shingle look really nice at the front of your house due to the array of colours, but it's also very low maintenance. The only upkeep required is occasionally topping it up to ensure there is sufficient depth for your car to safely park on.
20mm Shingle for Gardens
As well as being used for your driveway, you can also use Shingle for a wide range of applications in your garden.
A great way of creating a low-cost pathway is using 20mm Shingle. With the same principal as using it for your driveway, the stones lock together well to form a stable base for people to walk across.
Another popular use of Shingle stone is for creating a colourful border around your garden, to add a splash of colour and a little more interest. You can even scatter these stones over certain plants for a more decorative plant display!
Why not top your plant borders or beds with these popular garden stones? 20mm Shingle will aids moisture retention for plants in the Summer and will also act as insulation for them in the Winter too!
How to Buy 20mm Shingle
20kg maxi bags
850kg Bulk Bags (weight is approx)
Loose Tonnes are also available; please call 01202 874207 for a quote
How to Lay a Shingle Driveway
Installing a driveway that consists of 20mm Shingle is a fairly easy task that can be completed by a motivated, experienced DIYer! If you're up for the challenge, read our how-to guide below.
Any stable driveway will need a suitable base; for this, we recommend using Limestone Type 1, also referred to as MOT Type 1, which is a graded, 40mm Limestone.
Measure your driveway space that you'd like to contain the Shingle, you can then use our Quantity Calculator to work out how much Type 1 you'll need. We would suggest having a base of 50mm.
Dig out the desired area with a depth between 50mm - 150mm, ensuring this includes 50mm for your MOT Type 1 base and 50mm for your Shingle.
You can add an optional Grid Stabiliser, which is best for large areas that will have heavy traffic driving over it fairly often. These are particularly good for long drives or private roads.
Add your 40mm Limestone Type 1 to your dug-out area and ensure a minimum of 50mm is laid. Not only will this provide a durable base, but it will also aid drainage.
We recommend installing a layer of Weed Fabric to ensure pesky weeds don't start coming through the fabric; these come in multiple sizes for you to choose from.
Once the fabric has been laid, you can start putting your 20mm Shingle down! Remember to add this to at least a 50mm depth.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to our Decorative Stones being a naturally-sourced product, there will always be some variation from batch to batch, especially in terms of colour. On occasion, your garden stones may be very dusty; we recommend hosing your new stones down to wash them and reveal their true colour.
Best Garden Ideas
Want to picture what your dream garden could look like? With our online Garden Visualiser, now you can! You can take a photo of your garden or use one of our templates to then add 20mm Shingle and get an idea of what it would look like!
Buy With Confidence
- Our 20mm Shingle can be purchased in 20kg maxi bags or bulk bags that weigh approx. 850kg
- Not sure how much you need? Use our quantity calculator and enter your garden width and length to find out how many maxi nags/bulk bags you need!
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add to your basket
- Our aggregates will either arrive on a hiab lorry that can be used to lift the stone onto your garden, or it will arrive on a pallet for kerbside delivery; depending on your address
- You can choose free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
A Delivery Service Tailored to You
Our top-rated delivery service is reliable and flexible to suit you, however, it can cary depending on where you live. Click here for more information on our delivery service and if your postcode is classed as 'local' or 'national.'
Any questions? Use our live chat to speak to an advisor, alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01202 874207.