1. bobbytici

    Adding pebble edging around concrete base

    Hello everyone, We're looking to add a pebble/gravel edging with plants around our new garden office, which sits on a concrete base. From reading up, our thinking is to dig up the section around the unit and add a membrane (cut holes for the plants) and add the pebbles straight on top...
  2. M

    Gravel on tarmac, best method.

    Have an area of old laid tarmac, use to park cars on etc. It's in good condition, but I don't like the look of it. I would like to have a gravel area instead. I'm presuming I can't just put gravel on top of the tarmac? thinking of granite chipping 20mm ish. Would gravel grids work, or would...
  3. W

    Removing silt from gravel driveway

    Moved in to new house a few months back and the pavement to the front gate slops downwards at ~10°, so loads of muck from the road etc gets washed down. The gravel grid has become packed with silt :( Other than scraping off all the gravel, lifting the grid, shovelling off the excess etc, does...
  4. M

    Patio Grid installation

    Hello, Thank you in advance for all who will take time to support! I am planning to install patio grid in my garden to give some firmness to my heavy clay soil. Now I understood I need to dig around 150mm and put around 70mm hard subbase 40mm of Sharp sand and the 40mm of the grid filled...
  5. Concrete Lip Retaining Gravel

    Concrete Lip Retaining Gravel

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  6. D

    Can I put gravel/stones onto membrane?

    I’m renovating the entire garden and after digging everything to soil I am starting with a patio size 300cm by 180cm. I have about two bag fulls of gravel/stones that surfaced when digging the soil and I wondered if they could act as part of the sub base? I’ve laid down a membrane over the top...
  7. F

    Laying Gravel

    Hi all, Have begun the process of removing grass in my front garden, have tilled the compacted soil for levelling. The bit we are doing is a square and we are going to replant a hedge at the front, have some raised beds down one side and a square of plants in the middle. The rest we are going...
  8. D

    Cheap way to improve driveway

    Morning all :-) We’re renovating our recently purchased home. The driveway is (once was) concrete - but it’s all broken up and crumbling. Past the point of fixing small areas. We’re considering gravelling it - it’s a really large area though (front can house 3 cars then it goes down the side...
  9. leaf17

    Block paver apron for gravel driveway

    Hi all, I'm planning on adding a short block paver apron between the footpath and my gravel driveway. My question is about how I keep the pavers in position given that they'll be driven over regularly. The pavers are only 50mm thick and so I don't think that simply haunching them where they...
  10. M

    Patio above damp proof course?

    Does the patio in this picture look ok? There's a strip of gravel between the slabs and the wall, but I think this is above the DPC; anything to be concerned about? I'm not sure where the DPC is tbh, or if having gravel above it is ok.
  11. leaf17

    Edging for block pavers in gravel drive

    Hi all, Planning on turning our concrete drive into a gravel drive with block paver path leading to the house. I was planning on doing the path first then gravelling around it. Given that the path will just have gravel either side, how should I keep the pavers in place at the sides? I'm...
  12. N

    gravel drive and membrane

    Hi all Just after a bit of advice regarding the use of a membrane under a gravel drive. Im having my existing drive dug out next week and installing a gravel replacement but was wondering once its dug out, is it best to membrane all the area prior to compacting the type 1 and bedding the...
  13. S

    Stepping Stone Path on Gravel

    Hi I'm looking to make a path similar to the attached pictures - just wanted to check the steps how to do this.. Slab size is 80cm x 40cm (not square ones like in the picture) 1. Dig out 100m deep 2. Put 100mm compacted hardcore 3. Put DPM sheet / Weed protection fibre to prevent weeds growth...
  14. J

    is this ballast or Gravel concrete mix? I had to dig a trench and now need to fill back

    As per attached photos. Do you reckon this is a mix of Gravel 20mm or just ballast? I would need to match the mix to back fill a trench. Thanks
  15. Shazad.m.

    Gravel sub base

    Hi All, currently trying to build a shed base/ paved area at rear of garden. Total area for the slabs is 5.4 sq m. I have dug down 11cm and started to now fill this with about 5cm coverage sub base which I made myself out of gravel ; bits of concrete and dry soil. However I have not got a hand...
  16. T

    Gravel type for garden prep

    Hi chaps, I am needing to flag or astro turf my garden, so its weedy at moment so gonna lay a bed of gravel (undercore?) and flatten in prep for whats next, at least it will look better for now and keep the weeds away, I also want the same gravel undercore to be able to fill in parts of my...
  17. C

    Plastic sheeting under gravel patio/path - bad idea?

    We moved into our current house a couple of years ago. The area directly in front of the house was gravel, with blue plastic sheeting underneath. Looked OK when we moved in - doesn't now. Lots of patches of blue plastic which aren't very appealing. So, first question would be how to sort this...
  18. Dan Rowland

    Gravel driveway on a slope...

    Hello everyone, I hope you don't mind me asking for some advice :) I have a gravel driveway with a 4x3m sloped bit, on which currently there is no gravel. I want to extend the gravel to this area, and plan to use some Floplast Ground Grab Tiles from Screwfix. At the moment, the sloped area is...
  19. L

    What should hardcore comprise of?

    We've got two bulk bags of hardcore for a patio but unlike the other bags we've had these have no larger stones in at all and are just basically sand and really small gravel. Is that normal and would it be ok to go under a patio? Thanks
  20. V

    Which gravel to cover a flat roof?

    Hello Please excuse this newbie question, but I'd like to replace the gravel/ballast on my garage roof which is flat with a slight slope. The smallest gravel they sell at my local DIY is 10mm pea shingle, but the gravel I am replacing is much smaller, here is a photo comparing each of them...