Decorative Cobble Stones For Garden & Driveways

When looking to transform an outdoor space, consistently performing aggregates include cobbles due to their wide variety of sizes, colours and shapes – which is perfect for someone looking to create a vibrant design in their garden.

Slightly larger than gravel – ranging from 50mm to 150mm – cobblestones can not only help you quickly create a new look for your outside spaces, but in practical terms, they are very useful. For example, they can restore water in the soil that might have been over-exposed to the sun, and in addition to this, cobble stones will prevent erosion of soil and preserve the roots of your flowers and plants.

Select from our range of decorative cobbles to create brilliant white or jet black contrasts against your flower beds, use our multicoloured range of cobbles to add some colour to your lawns, paths, and decking, or simply fill empty spaces with new textures to add that extra charm to your backyard

Garden Hub stocks a wide range of cobble stones with many different sizes and colours available. So, take a look and find the perfect pebbles for your garden today.

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  • Rose Cobbles 40-60mm

    Code: ROSEC50

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  • Scottish Cobbles 50-75mm

    Code: SCC50HS

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  • Silver Granite Cobbles 40-60mm

    Code: SGC50

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  • Rainbow Cobbles 50-75mm

    Code: RC50

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  • White Cobbles 60-100mm

    Code: SWC50

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  • Black Cobbles 60-100mm

    Code: SBC50

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your cobblestones suitable for driveway and walkway installations?

Our cobblestones are generally not suitable for driveway and walkway installations in the same way that traditional cobblestones are. While cobblestones can be visually appealing and have their own uses, in surrounding borders to your driveway or walkway, they may not possess the necessary durability and stability required for heavy traffic areas.

Our cobblestones are smaller in size compared to traditional cobblestones and usually have a smooth, rounded shape. They are often used for decorative purposes, such as in landscaping projects, garden pathways, or as accents in various outdoor designs. However, they may not be able to withstand the weight and constant pressure from vehicles or heavy foot traffic without significant displacement or damage over time.

For driveways and walkways, it’s generally recommended to use materials that are specifically designed for those applications. Concrete pavers, interlocking stones, or larger-sized cobblestones are commonly preferred due to their ability to handle the load and provide a stable surface.

If you’re considering using cobblestones for a driveway or walkway, it’s advisable to consult with a contractor or landscaping professional. They can assess your specific needs, evaluate the site conditions, and recommend suitable materials that will provide the necessary durability and functionality for your project.

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Where are your cobbles sourced from?

They are sourced from all over the UK and Europe, some even coming from Italy and Eastern Europe.

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How long do they last?

Our cobbles are all-natural cobbles which are rounded stones typically found in rivers or beaches, can be highly durable and last for a long time. The lifespan of natural cobbles can vary depending on several factors, including the type of stone, environmental conditions, and the specific application or use. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Stone Type: The durability of natural cobbles depends on the type of stone they are composed of. Some stones, like granite or basalt, are known for their exceptional hardness and resistance to weathering, making them more durable and long-lasting. Softer stones, such as limestone or sandstone, may be more prone to erosion over time.
  2. Environmental Conditions: The environmental conditions to which natural cobbles are exposed can impact their lifespan. Factors like climate, temperature fluctuations, exposure to water or moisture, and the presence of chemicals or pollutants can affect the integrity of the stones. Harsh weather conditions, freeze-thaw cycles, and exposure to saltwater can lead to erosion and degradation over time.
  3. Application and Use: The intended use of natural cobbles can also affect their lifespan. For example, if they are used as decorative elements in a garden or landscaping project, they may be less exposed to heavy wear and may last longer. On the other hand, if they are used in high-traffic areas like driveways or walkways, they may experience more abrasion and wear, potentially reducing their lifespan.
  4. Maintenance and Care: Proper maintenance and care can extend the lifespan of natural cobbles. Regular cleaning, removal of debris, and addressing any issues promptly can help preserve their appearance and structural integrity. Sealing the stones can also provide added protection against staining, moisture absorption, and potential damage.

While it is challenging to provide an exact lifespan for natural cobbles, they are generally considered to be long-lasting. With proper care and suitable stone selection, natural cobbles can endure for decades, if not longer, in various applications. However, it’s important to monitor their condition over time and replace any damaged or severely worn stones to maintain safety and aesthetics.

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What type of applications do you recommend using cobblestones for?

Cobblestones are versatile and can be used for various applications in both residential and commercial settings. Here are some common applications where cobble stones are often recommended:

  1. Ground Cover: Spread a layer of cobblestones over bare soil to create a low-maintenance ground cover. This can help suppress weed growth, retain moisture in the soil, and provide a visually appealing texture.
  2. Pathways and Walkways: Create meandering pathways or walkways using cobblestones. They can be arranged in various patterns and shapes around your path to guide visitors through your garden while adding a decorative element.
  3. Mulch Replacement: cobblestones can serve as an alternative to traditional organic mulch. They can be used around plants, shrubs, and trees to help retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed growth.
  4. Edging and Borders: Use cobblestones as a border material to define garden beds, separate different areas, or create visual boundaries. They can be arranged along the edges of flower beds, pathways, or around trees for a clean and finished look.
  5. Water Features: Pebbles are commonly used in and around water features such as ponds, fountains, or waterfalls. They can be used to line the base, cover the reservoir, or create a natural-looking shoreline.
  6. Rock Gardens: Pebbles work well in rock gardens, where they can be placed around larger rocks and boulders to create a natural and textured landscape. They can also be used to fill gaps between rocks.
  7. Decorative Accents: Pebbles can be used as decorative accents in garden designs. They can be placed in containers, and planters, or used to fill gaps in garden art installations or mosaic designs.

 

The specific application of cobblestones depends on the design goals, desired aesthetic, and practical requirements of the project. It’s important to consider the site conditions, installation techniques, and any applicable local regulations or guidelines when utilizing cobblestones in different applications. Consulting with a professional landscaper, architect, or contractor can help determine the best use of cobblestones for your specific project.

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How do decorative cobblestones perform in extreme weather conditions?

Decorative cobblestones can generally perform well in a wide range of weather conditions, including extreme weather. However, their performance can depend on various factors, including the type of stone, installation techniques, and maintenance practices. Here’s a closer look at how decorative cobblestones typically fare in different weather conditions:

  1. Cold and Freezing Temperatures: Cobblestones made from durable natural stones like granite or basalt are generally resistant to the effects of freezing and cold temperatures. These stones have low water absorption rates, reducing the risk of cracking or damage due to freeze-thaw cycles. Proper installation with an appropriate base and jointing material helps ensure stability and prevents water infiltration, which can lead to freezing and expansion issues.
  2. Heat and Sunlight: Decorative cobblestones are often resistant to heat and sunlight. Natural stones have good thermal conductivity, which helps dissipate heat effectively. However, it’s worth noting that some lighter-coloured stones may retain less heat compared to darker stones. Sealing the cobblestones can provide additional protection and reduce the potential for colour fading caused by prolonged exposure to intense sunlight.
  3. Rain and Moisture: Cobblestones can handle regular rain and moisture without significant issues. Natural stone cobblestones are typically non-porous or have low water absorption rates, reducing the risk of water-related damage or deterioration. Proper installation techniques, such as providing adequate drainage and ensuring a stable base, help prevent water accumulation and increase the longevity of the cobblestones.
  4. Wind and Storms: Decorative cobblestones are generally resistant to wind and storms. Their weight and interlocking nature when installed correctly provide stability. However, in areas prone to severe storms or high winds, it’s important to ensure proper installation and maintenance to minimize the risk of displacement or damage.
  5. Severe Weather Events: In extreme weather conditions like hurricanes, floods, or earthquakes, the performance of decorative cobblestones can be influenced by the overall resilience of the infrastructure. While cobblestones can withstand a certain degree of stress, the overall structural integrity of the installation, including the base and sub-base, plays a crucial role in their performance during severe weather events.

It’s important to note that proper installation and maintenance are key factors in ensuring the performance of decorative cobblestones in extreme weather conditions. Following recommended installation practices, such as providing proper drainage, using suitable jointing materials, and regular maintenance, will help enhance their durability and resilience.

Considering local climate conditions and consulting with professionals experienced in your specific region can provide more tailored advice on how decorative cobblestones will perform in extreme weather conditions.

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