York Stone Paving Info
The Westminster Stone colour is more consistent too, (though we do use several tones of a colour to create a a subtle natural effect, but it is within tolerances). That’s very important if you want to extend a patio at a later date. Our replica paving is of consistent thickness, (40mm) making them more cost effective and easy to lay.
They can also be made to a thinner spec of 25mm at no extra cost when there is limited height when using the flags as an internal stone flooring material, or when light weight paving flags are needed, such as on suspended timber floors, or on balconies or roof terraces. Real Yorkstone can vary in thickness from 30mm up 150mm making them difficult to handle. Westminster Stone has also developed a unique paving anchor system that improves the curing performance, eliminates all shrinkage cracking, and aids stability once laid.
There’s a huge difference between our award winning reproduction flagstones and your average concrete paving, but not as much difference between ours and the natural stone originals that we replicate. That’s why Westminster Stone were selected in 2011 by the National Trust to be the sole manufacturers of their authentic flagstones.
The process starts with the sourcing of the very best Yorkstone originals, and then we put our 30 years of experience as market leaders to the test, by manufacturing the very best moulds, acknowledged by those ‘in the know’ as World leading, and virtually indistinguishable from the originals that they emulate. In fact, after Westminster Stone and National Trust Paving flags have been laid for a couple of years, even an expert would struggle to tell them apart from originals.