collection gardens & driveways
transforming Britain’s landscapes
Welcome to the
Marshalls proven service Marshalls - a pioneer of sustainable
• Marshalls was founded in the late 1880’s
• Marshalls is now the UK’s leading supplier of superior Marshalls is trailblazing improvements in the environmental,
natural stone and attractive concrete social and economic sustainability of its business with emphasis on:
• measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of all its products
• Marshalls products adorn gardens and driveways
• publishing the carbon footprint wherever possible for the
customer to make informed decisions
• Marshalls commercial products can be found in virtually
• reducing waste production and recycling waste products to
any city and town in Britain
reduce the amount sent to landfill
• Marshalls provides extensive design support and
• reducing energy use and increasing the use of green energy
technical expertise to architects and landscapers as well
• greater harvesting and recycling of water
as to the country’s millions of homeowners
• Membership of the Ethical Trading Initiative
Marshalls and you Marshalls - proud
Transforming your garden or driveway can be daunting
as well as exciting: The RHS
Chelsea Flower Show
• Marshalls will help you find a reliable installer and stockist
if you want to manage your own project Marshalls second year as main sponsors of
the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a fantastic
In these pages you’ll find everything to help transform an idea success in every way. See pages 10 and 11
into a beautiful new garden or driveway. for details.
Marshalls and Sustainability 4-5
Committed to Carbon Reduction 6-7
Sustainable Hard Landscaping 8-9
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008 10-11
A Garden to Suit your Lifestyle 12-13
Professional Installation 20-21
Garden Paving Introduction 22-23
The Haworth Moor Range 24-31
Antique Natural Stone 24-25
Sawn Sandstone 26-27
Riven Sandstone 28-29
Riven Sandstone Circle 30-31
gardens & driveways Natural Slate 32-33
Eclipse Granite 34-35
Coach House Paving 36-37
Active Shield Protection 38-39
Want to see how good The National Trust, Polesden Lacey
Polesden Lacey Circle
your driveway or garden Chancery
could look? Heritage
Use these clever web-based design aids to realise Heritage Circle 52-53
your ideas. Just visit the preferred website. Woodstone Sleepers & Posts 56-57
Saxon Octant & Circle 66-67
www.marshalls.co.uk/dv Perfecta 68-69
Utility Paving, M-Joint 72-73
Finding an Installer 74-75
Paths & Edgings Introduction 76-77
Tegula Deco 78
Clay Cobbles 79
Cobblestone Setts 80
Cobblestone Border Paving 81
Garden Accessories Introduction 84-85
Argent Aqua, Millstones 86
www.marshalls.co.uk/gv Livinglites 87
Decorative Aggregates 88-89
Rockery, Pebbles & Cobbles 90-91
Garden Walling Introduction 92-93
Natural Stone 94-95
National Trust 96-97
Old Mill Brick 98-99
Drivesett Tegula 100-101
Design your ideal garden or driveway in Heritage 104-105
stunning 3D quality with these step-by-step Marshalite 106-107
software programmes. Croft Stone 108-109
Copings & Caps 110-111
Driveways Introduction 112-113
Sustainable Solutions 114-115
Natural Stone Setts 116-117
Drivesett Duo 118-119
Drivesett Duo Circle 120-121
Drivesett Tegula 122-123
Drivesett Tegula Priora 124-125
Drivesett Tegula Circle 126-127
Drivesett Tegula Octant 128-129
Tegula Deco 130-131
Drivesett Argent 132-133
Drivesett Argent Priora 134-135
Drivesett Argent Circle 136-137
Driveline Elite 138-139
Driveline Excel 140-141
Driveline 50 Vintage 142-143
Driveline 50 144-145
Driveline Priora 146-147
Driveline Octant & Circles 148-149
Clay Paving 150-151
Channels and Drainage 154
Driveway Enhancements 155
Kerbs & Edgings 156-159
Choose an Installer 160-161
Marshalls Group Companies 162-167
Classical Flagstones 162-163
Compton Garages 166-167
Hard Landscaping Guarantee 168
Priora Conditions and Guidelines 169
Order Select & Technical Information 170
Marshalls and sustainability
When you choose Marshalls, you are safe in the hands
of the industry leader, committed to developing
its products in a sustainable manner. At Marshalls,
sustainability is about producing environmentally
and ethically responsible landscaping materials.
For further information about how Marshalls puts its commitment to sustainability into action,
see the dedicated website at www.marshalls.co.uk/sustainability
Here are just some of the many things Marshalls is doing from an environmental perspective:
• Marshalls innovative manufacturing has reduced the carbon imprint of all its block paving
products by a massive 39%
• Marshalls uses waste products from other industries in the manufacturing process.
For example, china clay waste, steel slag waste, recycled concrete waste and slate waste
• Marshalls changed the plastic used to shrink-wrap products to one which works at a lower
temperature – so it requires less energy
• Marshalls uses special software to reduce the times its lorries drive anywhere empty
• Marshalls restores its quarry sites (so well that at one site Sand Martins have returned to breed)
Biodiversity Benchmark Award
Since The Wildlife Trust gave their first ever Biodiversity Benchmark Award
to an active manufacturing site, Marshalls Maltby Works has been visited
several times by the BBC, including Springwatch in 2008.
Inspired by this and other conservation projects, Marshalls went on to
receive a National Gold Award for Environmental Best Practice at the
prestigious International Green Apple Awards.
Maltby Lagoon, Conservation area
Working to ensure the three elements
of sustainability are in balance.
Social, environmental and economic
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The Ethical Trading Initiative
Among UK hard landscaping companies, Marshalls pioneered membership of the Ethical Trading
Initiative (ETI). Adoption of the ETI Base Code is gradually establishing new standards of working
practice that will benefit previously exploited workers in the natural stone industry of India.
ETI Base Code
• No-one should be forced to work
• Workers should be able to join and form trade unions
• Working conditions should be safe and healthy
• Child labour should not be used
• Wages should be enough to live on and provide some
• Workers should be treated equally regardless of their sex, ethnic group,
religion or political opinion
• Where possible, workers should be provided with regular employment
• Workers should not be verbally, physically or sexually abused or disciplined
Workers in India are provided with
the correct safety equipment
Marshalls is also pledged to fund the work of Hadoti Hast Shilp Sansthan (HHSS), a voluntary
organisation helping to transform the lives of migrant workers in the quarries of Rajasthan.
Marshalls funding has also provided health insurance to more than 200 workers and made a
substantial impact with a health camp offering check-ups, free medicines and vaccinations.
Measuring our carbon output and using this
knowledge to take action to reduce it, should
eventually slow the progress of climate change.
It must be the objective of all responsible companies
and individuals to pursue this goal.
Marshalls have been involved for several years in sourcing materials responsibly
in researching, developing and implementing and in reviewing manufacturing, transport
new, environmentally friendlier, innovative mix and handling processes.
designs used in the manufacture of our One of the developments to emerge from
leading product range – plus concerted action this research has been the Carbon Calculator.
Carbon Calculator Cr
Marshalls was the first company in the hard the CO2 impact and lets you see how many
landscaping industry to devise and launch a trees are required to offset the carbon
Carbon Calculator for its customers. It works produced in the creation of your driveway
by asking for the quantity of each product or patio.
you wish to use and instantly gives a figure for
Marshalls has reduced
the carbon emissions
of its entire block
paving range by 39%
For further information see
and follow the links.
Marshalls is leading all companies
in being the first to measure carbon
emissions of all the products it
manufactures and publish each
carbon footprint gardens & driveways
Working with the Carbon Trust
A standard method has been developed by the Carbon Trust to calculate embodied carbon
emissions of products and services across all industries. As the communication of standard
carbon footprints becomes widespread, consumers will be able to make an informed choice
about the environmental impact of almost any product they buy.
Marshalls enthusiastically supports the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label scheme
and indeed is the very first company to publish a carbon footprint for all of the domestic
products it manufactures.
The carbon footprint is the sum of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses created by a
single unit of product during its life from production, through the supply chain, to use and disposal.
Independently certified carbon emission values will appear on each product page shown
as a clear carbon footprint label, and a column in each product table.*
Unit values will be based on the typical units of use, for example:
Per m2 = 1 square metre
Per m = 1 linear metre
Each = per unit
*Certified by The Carbon Trust
working with The carbon footprint
of this product is the
the Carbon Trust total carbon
dioxide (CO2) and
gases emitted during
17kg its life, including
use and disposal.
We have committed to
Sustainable hard landscaping
It doesn’t have to be complicated
Climate change is affecting the UK like everywhere else
and periodic heavy rainfall with the risk of flooding is
an increasing phenomenon. In urban locations a prime
contributor to the problem is the need for more and more
parking on domestic properties.
The catastrophic consequence and costs of recent and regular
floods that suddenly overload domestic drainage systems has
prompted the Government to take action.
From 1st October 2008 the permitted development rights for
domestic front gardens have been changed.
“Planning permission is now
required to lay traditional
impermeable driveways that
allow uncontrolled runoff
of rainwater onto the roads
M EAB because this can contribute
IMP to flooding and pollution
Department of Communities and Local
Government, guidance on the permeable
surfacing of front gardens.
E Marshalls has paving solutions
M E ABL that will cope with the problem
PER and avoid planning delays.
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with Grassguard hardstanding area p.152
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New planning legislation aims to reduce ide en ens
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directly into urban drains
Here is Marshalls guidance for the homeowner or contractor who wishes to
install hard landscaping in front gardens after 1st October 2008.
Planning permission Planning permission
NOT required IS required
1. The new legislation only affects front garden
areas, visit www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/
hhg/houseguide for planning definition. 1. If rainwater from the impermeable hard surface
at ground level has nowhere to run other than
2. If the area of hard surface is constructed using into the household drainage system or on to the
a permeable product such as from Marshalls public highway.
Priora range or Marshalls Grassguard. There is
no limit to size in this case. 2. If the property intended for work is a listed building.
3. Standard impermeable paving can be used 3. Conservation areas, World Heritage sites
if provision is made for rainwater from National Parks and areas of outstanding natural
traditional impermeable hard landscaping beauty may have some restricted permitted
to drain into a soft landscape such as grass or
development rights for householders.
border planting with sufficient permeability,
Better to enquire in advance in such circumstances.
or into a specially constructed soakaway.
4. If the area of hard surface intended is less than It is the homeowners’ responsibility
5 square metres.
to apply for planning permission
5. Elsewhere around the house there are no restrictions
on hard surfaces at, or near ground level.
Up to 6 weeks’ delay
No delay and around £150*
For detailed guidance visit
*Advice on Government website
Marshalls has a range of driveway products
both permeable and impermeable which,
with expert advice, can be installed without
the need for planning permission.
See the Driveways section, pages 112-159
Call Marshalls Customer Helpline on
0845 820 5000 or visit our website
Drivesett Tegula Priora p.124
Reporting from the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008
Marshalls, proud sponsor and exhibitor
Marshalls was delighted again to be the principal sponsor of the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2008. The premier showcase of great
garden design and construction.
Once again the drama and excitement of world-class garden exhibits
brought out the great, the good and the glamorous, to see and be seen
at Chelsea in 2008. Over 150,000 visitors thronged the nine acre site of
Chelsea Hospital Gardens for the most exciting week in the world’s
Marshalls is proud
to sponsor the RHS
Chelsea Flower Show
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Marshalls wins a silver medal for “The garden that kids
How do we get youngsters interested in their garden? This was the idea behind Marshalls
Chelsea Show Garden exhibit in 2008. We thought it should be inspired by kids, so we got
We engaged TV gardeners Sven Wombwell and Chris Collins to visit schools and enthuse them
and in turn the kids’ ideas inspired our designer Ian Dexter to create a wonderful interactive
garden, hence its name “The garden that kids really want”.
Marshalls is working with the Royal Horticultural Society to fulfil their aim to have 10,000
primary schools signed up to the Campaign
for School Gardening by 2010.
A garden to suit your lifestyle
If you’re thinking of transforming the garden, a good question to ask is:
“What do I want the garden for?” Is it for lazing in? Entertaining in?
Pottering in with a cup of coffee in one hand and a trowel in the other?
Growing food and flowers?
With Marshalls, anything is possible. Here are just some of the many
garden styles which, our surveys show, reflect the aspirations of people
just like you.
Is your ideal garden among them? Gardener
Where plants are king
Inspired by far-flung places In harmony with Mother Nature
Your own rural idyll - wherever you live Full of friends and family
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Continuing Britain’s rich garden heritage
Cool and contemporary Easy to look after, easy to enjoy
A tranquil refuge from your busy world
“I’m in the jungle...again,
get me out of here”
Biggins’ courtyard garden, installed by
Marshalls Register Installer, Prestige Driveways (Southern)
Haworth Moor Sandstone Walling ,
Autumn Bronze Multi (ABM). Argent Aqua Ball
Haworth Moor Antique Stone Paving, Golden Sand Multi (GSM) water feature with Atlantic Pebble surround
How Marshalls helped
TV celebrity Christopher Biggins
escape his own private jungle gardens & driveways
TV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ winner and jungle expert
Christopher Biggins chose Marshalls to help him with his own
domestic jungle problem.
Christopher loved his garden but over time vigorous plants
and collected bric-a-brac had taken over and he decided that
order needed to be restored.
Biggins called in professionals from The Marshalls Register
and let them get to work.
Haworth Moor Antique, Premium Stone Paving and “A garden has always been
Haworth Moor Walling provided a neat and elegant solution. important to me in central London,
it’s like having an extra room.
• Paving in new Haworth Moor Antique is ethically sourced So I’m thrilled to bits to have a new
Indian Stone, Golden Sand Multi (see page 24) Marshalls room”
• Walling is Haworth Moor, ethically sourced Indian Sandstone,
Autumn Bronze (page 94) Biggins
• Water features are Argent Aqua Balls (page 86) bedded on
Atlantic Cobbles (page 90)
Anything is possible
Facelift for a tired family garden
This multi-level garden, bounded by mature planted borders
just needed rejuvenating to bring it back to life:
• The different levels were harmonised using attractive
• An eyecatching and useful patio area was created with
Heritage Paving Circle feature and paving
• A prominent step feature linked each tier of the garden
Just look at these
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A sunny spot crying out for a patio
Tackling a sloping garden had always discouraged this family
from developing an ideal sunny spot:
• We rebuilt the planted beds at both ends of the patio
with Marshalite Rustic Walling. A sympathetic contoured patio
area was created with Firedstone Dusk Paving
• Step features were created with the same walling and paving
Anything is possible
The envy of the neighbours
This combination of Driveline 50 Bracken and Burnt Ochre colours
provided the ‘wow’ factor that really got the neighbours talking:
• Contrasting charcoal Driveline 50 edge and Driveline 4-in-1 Kerb
emphasises the strong colour combination
• The refreshing colour really brings to life the house frontage
compared with the old drab paved driveway which had begun
to break up
Just look at these
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Front garden with sustainable style
New Drivesett Argent Priora Permeable Paving perfectly complements
the style of home and is compliant with new regulations:
• Drivesett Argent Priora Light Paving brightens the space which is
part shaded by some mature trees
• Keykerb in charcoal and contrasting Drivesett Argent Priora Dark
Paving provides a smart looking edge all the way round
• The Drivesett Argent Priora Paving continues as a pathway to the
base of the steps at the front and to the side of the house
Your guide to ensure
a professional installation
Finding a good installer is essential
as you will rely on their advice,
product knowledge and workmanship
to achieve the first class garden
or driveway you desire.
Here are 10 simple rules to follow to ensure your
project will be trouble free.
1 Plan early - reputable installers are in demand
and will need plenty of notice. Be wary of installers
who can start tomorrow.
2 Always get more than one quotation - never
accept a verbal estimate and obtain at least three
written quotes. Make sure all quotes are on a like for
like basis for a correct comparison.
3 For peace of mind choose a Marshalls Register
Installer. They are independent contractors not
employed or paid any commissions, but they are
regularly assessed and agree to follow Marshalls own
code of practice and installation specification.
10 simple rules you should follow
to ensure your project is managed
successfully and to budget from
start to finish
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4 Don’t decide purely on price, choose the Cost of installation
contractor that you feel best suits your needs, it The question most frequently asked is “how much will it cost?”
The majority of installation costs are usually ground preparation
may be the difference between a good job and
and labour. Opting for the best quality paving won’t significantly
an outstanding one. increase the overall cost, so choose the best you can afford.
5 When you accept a quote always request Cost of Driveway
written confirmation detailing what the contractor 20%
has agreed to carry out for the price. It avoids
6 Select the best product for the job. Always use
block paving on driveways, though the best garden
schemes will use a wide range of complementary
products; a Marshalls Register Installer will
Cost of Paving
7 Never overlook drainage - Marshalls Register 20%
Installers are able to assess the natural condition of
the landscape and will propose appropriate drainage
that will be compliant with current regulations.
8 Protect your investment - whilst your written
contract protects your interest during construction,
on completion you should consider Marshalls own
Hard Landscaping Guarantee for 10 years, see p.168.
9 Marshalls Register Installers want you to be
fully satisfied with their work, and will not expect
final payment until satisfactory completion. If you
have agreed to take out a Marshalls Hard Landscape
Guarantee you will be asked to sign a Guarantee
Request Form which is then submitted to Marshalls.
10 Relax and enjoy - on receipt of the form,
Marshalls Hard Landscape Guarantee Certificate will
be with you within five days and you will receive a
To find your nearest Marshalls Register Installer,
Marshalls Patio and Driveway Maintenance Guide.
Alternatively call: 0845 820 5000