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Marshalls - Ardara Porcelain Paving
Marshalls Ardara Porcelain Paving is a range of high quality porcelain garden paving slabs replicating the look of polished, industrial concrete. These hardwearing and durable porcelain flags provide moderate slip resistance due to their popular R11 anti-slip rating - ideal for most garden patios in wet and dry conditions. Featuring clean lines and calibrated thickness throughout, these concrete look porcelain slabs are easy to lay and allow for tight joints to be produced. Available in three subtle grey colours and one large format slab size, the Marshalls Ardara paving provides a perfect finish to any contemporary area with an architectural aesthetic in mind, with all the toughness and durability of porcelain.
- Three cool grey colours: Ash, Grey and Moon
- Single size of 1200x600mm
- Calibrated thickness: 20mm
- R11 anti-slip rating
Moderate slip resistance in both wet and dry environments
- Low water absorption of 0.5%
- Low maintenance and easy to clean paving
- Frost and algae resistant
- Tough and durable porcelain paving slabs
Size and coverage : Single Size Packs
|Size [mm]||Metre sq per Pack||Number per Pack||Weight (kg/each)||Weight (kg/pack)||Colours|
|1200 x 600 x 20mm||24.48||34||34.6||1107.20||all|
Available colours : Ash, Grey & Moon
Sizes and coverages quoted include a 5-8mm joint
No jointing compound included with this range
Full mortar bed installation required
Slurry primer recommended to aid adhesion to the mortar bed
Ash & Grey packs are slightly lighter at 999.9kg per pack, 33.33kg per slab
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 there possibly be a colour variation in my paving? With Natural Stone Paving, there is a possibility that there is a slight colour variant due to the Natural Products. We suggest ordering a sample of any paving product you like before ordering to ensure the colour is correct. With Manufactured Paving like concrete paving or porcelain paving slabs, there may also be a slight colour variation due to the Manufacturing Process. In this situation, we suggest making sure that have enough paving for you area to limit colour variations between Manufacturing Processes. Also if you do find a small colour variation, please wash your paving to ensure excess dust is removed.
Can I lay paving in the rain? Yes. With the Weatherpoint 365 Jointing Compound, you can not only lay paving in the rain, but you can do jointing in the rain, too. Just make sure your foundations do not become too wet or your paving surface could be affected.
How deep should the foundations be? Foundations for garden pavers need to be at least 150mm deep. If you are putting a patio or pavers next to your house, the surface of your patio must also be 150mm below the damp proof course of the house. The depth of driveway foundations depends entirely on the total weight that will be on the driveway at any one time.
What weight can the pavers/slabs take? As a rule of thumb, pavers under 50mm thickness will NOT be suitable for use in a driveway as there is not enough stone to cope with the weight of a vehicle. Call us on 01522 214353 and we will advise a suitable paver thickness for your driveway paving.
Is the foundation depth dependent on the carrying weight? Yes, if you are laying a driveway you will need considerably deeper foundations than if you are laying a patio. So, for instance, garden patio foundations are around 150mm deep. A driveway for around four tonnes of vehicle will need around 300mm of foundations. But call us on 01522 214353 for an accurate calculation.
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.
How easy is it to lay the patio myself? Laying a patio is fairly straightforward if you plan ahead. Take a look at our Hints & Tips page on How to Lay a Patio which should give you a few good pointers. Any more queries? Give us a call on 01522 214353.
How far in advance do I need to place my order? Merchant Depot aims to deliver pretty swiftly - within 4 to 6 working days of your order. However, some products’ availability may be different, so do call our team to check on 01522 214353.
Can I get jointing compounds coloured to match the 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 nice contrast.
Will the colour of my paving slabs fade over time? Concrete pavers and natural stone paving will both fade slightly over time due to sunlight and weathering. Artificially coloured concrete pavers will fade more - and more quickly - than natural pavers. If you are concerned about fading, we recommend buying porcelain paving which will fade less over a long period of time. Colour differences are also apparent across different batches of product, so it makes sense to order as much as you need at the beginning of your project.
Will anything stain the pavers/slabs, for instance 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 paving stones and create areas of discolouration. The quicker you clean a spillage the more likely it is that it will not make a permanent mark. Avoid using strong or undiluted acids directly on the pavers/slabs, as this will cause discolouration and possibly long-term damage to the pavers. For further information on any specific stains, call our helpful team on 01522 214353.
I have bought a Project Pack of Garden Paving. 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.