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Marshalls - Fairstone Antique Alverno Garden Paving
Beautiful traditional natural stone paving with a riven surface and timeworn edges, Marshalls Fairstone Antique Alverno Garden Paving has all the character of delightful period garden flagstones and the luminous warmth of natural stone. Marshalls Antique Alverno is available in four classic natural colours including greys and buffs and browns. It's ethically sourced natural stone paving that has been carefully hand-selected to ensure slabs of consistent colour. Marshalls Antique Alverno comes in a mixed size project pack consisting of four individual sizes to create a range of laying patterns. These hand-selected ethically sourced slabs are calibrated for easy installation.
- Natural stone paving
- Colours: Silver Limestone | Autumn Bronze | Golden Sand | Silver Birch
- Riven surface with weathered edges
- Mixed project pack only
- Pack coverage: 18.28m2
- Time-worn appearance for traditional patios and paths
- Part of the Marshalls Fairstone range
Size and coverage : Project Packs
|Size [mm]||Metre sq per Pack||Weight (kg/pack)||No. per Project Pack||Colours|
|855 x 570 x 22||-||-||17||-|
|570 x 570 x 22||-||-||17||-|
|570 x 285 x 22||-||-||18||-|
|285 x 285 x 22||-||-||19||-|
|Project Pack||18.28||967||71 mixed (See above)||all|
Available Sandstone colours : Autumn Bronze, Golden Sand, Silver Birch
Available Limestone colours : Silver Limestone
- Lay a minimum of 100mm sub base
- Thoroughly compact each layer with a plate vibrator
- Wash slabs with a sponge and clean water
- Lay largest face of tapered slabs uppermost
- Prime the back of the flags with cement-based primer
- Add a mortar base layer of 4:1 sand to cement
- Lay sandstone paving with 10mm joints
- Fill in the joints with 4:1 sand to cement mix and leave to set
For further laying advice, please contact the Merchant Depot team
Finding out more about natural stone patio slabs
Have you seen our Merchant Depot quick reads? The Merchant Depot FAQ: Do I need to seal my patio slabs? is a helpful 2 minute read when choosing a quality natural stone slab. And if you want some help on deciding a patio look, try this 3 minute read: Paving Slab Laying Patterns Explained
Marshalls is the No.1 name in the UK for hard landscaping products. They use the finest available materials for their natural stone, porcelain and concrete paving. Known for their manufacturing expertise, this brand is a longstanding benchmark for value, excellence and standards in the paving industry.
Update: April 2022
Due to the nationwide HGV driver shortage, some of our suppliers will pass on a 3-5 working day window for their home delivery service, rather than one specific date. On the occasion this window is given, the delivery will take place at any time throughout the window and the driver will courtesy call on the day, or prior to.
Generally this will apply to walling and driveway paving but may apply to some paving ranges.
If you have any queries regarding this, please get in touch to discuss further prior to placing an order.
An exponential increase in orders and demand has had an effect on our nationwide hauliers.
Some distribution depots have been affected and as a result, there will be delays of deliveries to the following areas;
DD, PH, KA, G, FK, AB, IV, KW, CR, SM, SE
We will continue to update our Delivery Information page on other areas that be affected by delays as demand increases.
Any queries on this, please don't hesitate to get in touch prior to placing an order.
Delivery - The Basics
We offer fast, reliable delivery, nationwide. Delivery is free to most mainland addresses* on all purchases over £500 from Marshalls. Purchases under £500 are charged at £75.
Once your order has been placed, we will contact you to arrange delivery.
We deliver Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and usually within 4-6 working days of order placement. Should you require your order to be delivered faster than our standard delivery service then please contact our Online team for delivery costs to your area.
The Small Print
*We are able to deliver to most UK mainland addresses. If delivery is to be made in the following areas, please call us on 01522 214353 for a quote: Postcodes AB, PR, PL, HS, KW, IV.
If your delivery is to be made to Northern Ireland, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and overseas, we can deliver to your choice of shipper in the UK for you to arrange your own onward shipping.
If, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to deliver on the confirmed delivery date, we will contact you to arrange an alternative date. We cannot accept liability for any costs due to delayed delivery (eg cost of labour).
If you cancel the order on the day of delivery, a haulage charge will be made.
Goods must be signed for on delivery. If you are unable to accept the goods, or sign for them, or you decline the delivery, a redelivery charge will be made.
Please advise when booking if there are access restrictions to the delivery address. Typical vehicles used are 42 Tonne Articulated Lorries. Smaller vehicles can be requested; but there are no guarantees as to their availability.
Deliveries will be made kerbside as standard, or on to driveways if it is safe to do so. If you require the delivery vehicle to come further on to the property, you do so at your own risk, and Merchant Depot cannot be held liable for damage caused by the vehicle at the delivery address.
Please check all the goods before signing for them. Damaged goods must be reported to us within 48 hours of delivery along with photographs of damage. Please report the damage to the delivery driver upon receipt and contact [email protected] or call 01522 214353.
In some circumstances, your delivery may need to be re-palletised by our Deliveries Team or by a 3rd Party Courier, to ensure your order is the most secure at the time of Delivery. In these cases, there maybe an unscheduled delay to your delivery being sent out you. In these cases, we will endeavor to get your order to you, as soon as possible, but please be aware, the decision to re-palletise your delivery is only done to ensure it is as safe as possible during transportation and so your delivery arrives to you in one piece. If at anytime, you wish to call us regarding this, please do so on 01522 214353.
Will my natural stone paving look exactly like the online image? Why not request a sample tile of any paving slab you like before ordering to ensure you are happy with the colour? We can offer free samples of most of our products. Our manufacturers make every effort to produce images that give you as clear an idea as possible of the texture and colour of their garden paving, but we know it really helps to see a sample before making your decision. Samples can be with you in 3-4 days. Just phone our team or use chat to request your sample today.
How much paving do I need? All you need to know is the length and width of the area you want to cover and times them together and that is the area of paving you need to cover, we display the area each of our packs of paving will cover in meters squared (m2). Remember, you should also allow for wastage – so you can ensure you still have enough slabs available to complete your paving project if you drop one, or make a mistake when cutting. Any more queries? Give us a call on 01522 214353.
Will there be a colour variation in my paving? With natural stone paving, there is a possibility that there is a slight colour variant due to its mineral content or individual quarrying batch. We suggest you order enough paving for your project to avoid having to top up from another batch. It’s worth giving the slabs a quick wash to remove any dust and residue; this will reveal the precise colour of your paving.
How can I be sure I am getting decent quality natural stone paving? We suggest you look for two logos which guarantee the customer’s value for money. Marshalls' Stone Standard Exceeded and Fairstone assurances are independently audited to demonstrate their products’ quality and reliability against British Standards and manufacturing codes of practice.
Can we lay our paving in the rain? Yes! Using Weatherpoint 365 Jointing Compound, you can lay paving and complete jointing in the rain. Just make sure your foundations do not become too wet or the stability of your paving slabs could be affected.
How deep should the foundations be? Foundations for garden slabs need to be at least 150mm deep. If you are putting a patio next to your house, its surface must also be 150mm below the damp proof course.
What weight can stone slabs take? Our stone paving for domestic patios and paths is at least an essential 22mm thick which means it’ll cope with domestic use. For driveways and heavy use, you’ll need thicker natural stone driveway blocks or setts calibrated to 50mm.
Can I get jointing compounds coloured to match my slabs? Yes, Weatherpoint 365 is available in three colours; Buff, Stone Grey and Black. One of these should match your paving slabs closely or provide a pleasing contrast.
Will the colour of my paving slabs fade over time? All natural stone does fade very slightly over time due to the effect of sunlight and weathering.
Will anything stain stone slabs, e.g. fat and oil? Yes, some household and DIY products will stain your paving slabs. If you spill any fat or oil from a barbecue, for instance, it will soak into the stone and create areas of discolouration. The quicker you clean a spill the more likely it is that it will not make a permanent mark. Avoid using strong or undiluted acids directly on your slabs, as this will also cause discolouration and possibly long-term damage. For further information on any specific stains, call our helpful team on 01522 214353.
I have bought a Natural Stone Project Pack. Is there a set pattern for laying the paving? No. Each paving project pack comes with suggestions for laying patterns to use, but do give us a call on 01522 214353 and we’ll gladly help you find the best design for your project. You can also check out our blog post on paving laying patterns.