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Common FAQ's

  • What size gravel should I use for pathways and drives?
  • What size gravel should I use for pathways and drives?

    The most common sizes we supply are 10mm and 20mm gravel. 10mm is usually best for pathways, as it is easy to walk on. The 20mm is best for drives, because the smaller 10mm gravel may get into the treads of car tyres.

  • How much gravel do I need to buy?
  • How much gravel do I need to buy?

    Gravel is calculated by volume. As a guide, 30 sq meters, to a depth of 25 mm (1 inch), will require 1 tonne of gravel.

  • Does the price include delivery?
  • Does the price include delivery?

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HOW TO ORDER

Smiths' self binding path gravel is produced by crushing our limestone shingle from Gill Mill and screening to produce a well graded crushed limestone material. When the material has been levelled and rolled a firm surface is produced with a fine gravel finish and has proved to be hard wearing and of pleasing appearance. This has proved suitable for garden paths, drives and communal areas alike and has performed suitably to date.

Case Study 1: Self Binding Path Gravel

Project: SGD Garden Design

Materials: 8mm Self Binding Path Gravel

Our SBPG has been used in an award nominated garden design by garden and landscape designing company Chameleon Design. It was specified as a path way with encirled a water feature and lead you to the greenhouse at the bottom of the garden. It's warm Cotswold tones is a perfect complement to the hard stone/brick edging.

Case Study 2: Self Binding Path Gravel

Project: The Chiltern Burial Ground Project

Materials: 8mm Self Binding Path Gravel

We were involved with The Chiltern Burial Ground project where the client required a limestone material which would produce a hard wearing surface that would blend with the surrounding forest. We supplied self binding path gravel which has resulted in a naturalised drives and pathways to fit the clients request. This has resulted in pleasant forest walks which are also open to public use.

 

 

Shown left is one of the footways at the burial ground soon after it was first laid. It will soon naturalise and blend into its natural surroundings.