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Here at Stone Zone, the 14mm Shingle is a highly sought-after and popular Decorative Stone that both our customers and landscapers use within their gardens and landscapes due to their wide range of uses. The 14mm Shingle stones are versatile and can be laid in driveways, pathways, garden borders and more.
These Shingles contain a healthy variety of white, grey, brown and gold natural stones. This particular range of colours allows the stones to blend in with the outdoors to look more natural and seamless. These stones also pair really well with more classic walling or even brick exteriors to create an authentic look.
14mm Shingle Features
- Suitable for borders and feature areas
- Fish-friendly and suitable for ponds
- Perfect for mixing with other products to create a sturdy sub-base
- Appropriate for back-filling drains
Shingle 14mm for Feature Areas
14mm Shingles are the ideal stone size if you want to pour them in your driveway, they are big and angular enough to lock onto each other to create a stable base to dive or walk on. When creating driveways and pathways, it is very important that you pay attention to the shape and size of your stone, if they are too small (10mm); too large (40mm); or not the correct shape and too rounded, then the stability of the walkway or driveway will be compromised.
Shingle 14mm for Gardens
As we have mentioned before, there are myriad ways you can implement the 14mm Shingle in your garden. Some examples are driveways, pathways, borders and raised plant beds.
14mm Shingle is an affordable and effective way of creating a traditional and classic-looking pathway that leads up to your front door or goes around to your garden. With the same principles as the driveway, these stones will lock together to make your garden walkway easy and safe to walk on.
Lastly, the 14mm Shingle is an excellent choice if you want a reliable yet visibly appealing garden border. It can seem a bit dull and redundant if you just have empty spaces around your garden edges, this means that by adding the Shingle you will be adding some texture and colour to your garden border. This will look even more effective if the colours match your chosen paving slabs.
14mm Shingle is a great option for your raised plant beds. These natural stones are adept at retaining moisture in the soil during summer months which keeps the plants hydrated; inversely they are also great at insulation and retaining heat during the winter.
How to Buy 14mm, 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
Pouring out 14mm Shingle stones is a fairly straightforward project to undertake and anyone with even a little bit of DIY experience can take this one if they want to work on their garden during the summer, or are looking for easy ways to jazz up their driveway. If this is something that is appealing to you, then read through our little handy guide to get you started.
Before starting the project, thoroughly and carefully measure out your driveway area where you want to store the Shingle. Make sure to make good use of our handy Quantity Calculator to figure out the amount of Type 1 you require. For this to be a durable border we suggest that you have a base of 50mm in depth.
The first step to creating a stable and durable driveway is to lay down a strong base layer. To create an effective base layer we strongly advise using Limestone Type 1, also referred to as MOT Type 1, which is a graded, 40mm Limestone.
The second step is to start digging out the area around your garden where you want to put the Shingle. It is best practice to dig deep enough, between 50-150mm, and take care to ensure that the 50mm has sufficient space for both the MOT Type 1 base and 50mm for the Shingle.
This is only an optional step, however, to go the extra mile, you can also add a Grid Stabiliser. Stabilisers are useful if you know you will have a lot of foot and vehicular traffic in your driveway. These are particularly effective for long drives and private roads.
The third step is to go ahead and add 40mm Limestone Type 1 to the empty, dug-out area and make sure that at least 50mm is laid at a minimum. This allows for a hardy base and will be efficient in drainage.
The fourth step is to add a layer of Weed Fabric to work as a protective layer against weeds sprouting where you don't want the. We supply weed fabric in a multitude of sizes so you can choose the one that is best for your garden.
And finally, once you have securely laid the fabric, you can start dropping in your 14mm Shingle down. Again. please remember to add enough Shingle to cover at least 50mm of 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 imagine 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 any of our Sandstone Paving, Porcelain Paving, Decking and Decorative Stones and get an idea of what it would look like!
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run landscaping supplier that has been well-established since 1998
- Our knowledgeable customer advisors can help you with your purchase and questions
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
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