Cobble Paving in Leicester and Leicestershire

Cobble paving is a block paver or a natural stone cobble. Available in a wide range of colour options, cobble paving, otherwise known as rumble or tumble paving, will complement any driveways or patios. It works well with old and modern properties, giving a superior look. As a professional driveway and patio installer in Leicester and Leicestershire, we guarantee our work and you will not be disappointed.

With industry expertise of more than 30 years, Leicester Driveway has a team of professionals that specializes in cobble paving. Whether you wish to create or revamp your driveway, walkway, or patio, we are the best fit for cobble paving in Leicester and Leicestershire.

When you contact us for cobble paving, we will visit your home to survey the area where you want to install or replace the driveway/patio with cobble stones and offer a FREE consultation. We provide FREE no-obligation detailed written quotations for cobble paving as well.

We begin your project at the date and time of your convenience and guarantee the quality of our services. To ensure that your cobble driveway, walkway, or patio last longer, we also provide aftercare advice.

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Cobblestones driveway leicester were largely replaced by quarried granite setts (also known as Belgian block in the nineteenth century. The word cobblestone is often wrongly used to describe such treatment. Setts were relatively even and roughly rectangular stones that were laid in regular patterns. They give a smoother ride than cobbles, and are widely available.

Cobblestones gradually gave way cobble setts and macadam roads, and later to tarmac, and finally to asphalt concrete. However, cobble¬stones are often retained in historic areas, even for streets with modern vehicular traffic. Many older villages and cities in Europe are still paved with cobblestones or pitched. In recent decades, cobblestones have become a popular material for paving newly pedestrianised streets in Europe. In this case, the noisy nature of the surface is an advantage as pedestrians can hear approaching vehicles. The visual cues of the cobblestones also clarify that the area is more than just a normal street. The use of cobblestones/setts is also considered to be a more "upmarket".

Installing Cobblestone Or Cobble Sett Driveways Leicester:-

Though installing a cobble paving driveways Leicester is labour intensive; the process does not require any special skills or heavy duty machinery. If you have enough time to complete the task, this DIY task seem very easy. Note that, the cobblestones may be tough, but the strength of any cobblestone driveway depends on how good the installation is, so it would be advisable to contact a leicester driveway contractor.

The installation process starts by removing old driveways or grass and excavating approximately 10 inches or more based on the thickness of the pavers you will be using. Next, add about 6 inches of hardcore and compact adequately before adding a layer of sand, smoothening it and compacting it as well. Set a string line at the driveway borders to guide you when laying the cobblestones. Start laying the cobblestones at the edges working from the lowest point up leaving an approximate 10mm joint between each cobble.

Once all edge restraints have been laid, start filling the middle field and maintain a consistent joint size. If you must cut the cobblestone so that they can fit in or match the design you want, use a chisel and hammer or a diamond blade saw. Once all the stones are in place, compact the entire driveway to ensure that the stones are intact in the sand base. Fill the joints with sand or a cement based grout. Use a brush to push the sand into the joints. Follow the instructions on the grout package and ensure that you mix small grout quantities at a time. Use a squeegee to spread the grout into the joints.


Despite requiring little maintenance of just a jetwash once or twice a year, cobble driveway Leicester is not cheap. However, commercial and residential property owners are often willing to overlook the initial purchase cost in a bid to enjoy a unique, tough and attractive driveway. Note that, you must work with a cobble driveway expert whether you intend to do a DIY installation or not. Experts guide you on the right amount of materials you require to avoid over purchasing or under purchasing as mistakes can influx the cost of the overall project.

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