Decorative Kerb Edging
Paver Blocks, Granite Setts, PCC and Treated Timber
Types of decorative kerb edging
The versitility of paver blocks can help to create an attractive border to driveways and paths of any size and shape.
The rectangular blocks are perfect for either straight edges with sharp or angular corners, or in contrast, long sweeping curves.
Concrete pavers are durable and are available in a wide range of colours that can be choosen to complement the surrounding environment. Colours present in the properties brickwork, or roof tiles, for example.
Granite Setts – Natural Stone Blocks
Granite setts edging is the ideal solution where a strong, durable paving or border needs to retain it’s natural beauty to suit the location.
Commonly seen in town centres and shopping areas due to their longevity and resiliance to heavy traffic, these natural stones are also an eye-catching feature in a rural setting.
The residents of a private road maintained by ESC regularly complained about the unsightly Tarmac speed humps. That is until they were replaced by traffic calming that was much more ‘in keeping’, pictured above.
PCC Edging Kerbs
PCC (pre-cast concrete) kerb edgings are practical, relatively quick to lay, and able to withstand light to medium traffic.
Most commonly used to contain large driveways and to border long paths, PCC kerbs come in several variants: Flat-top, round-top, bull-nosed and several decorative versions such as Marshalls ‘Contour’ ‘Corinthian and ‘rope top’ some of which are available in a range of colours.
Treated Timber – Wooden Edgings
For pesdestrian use such as pathways, pressure treated wooden slats secured by stakes can be an acceptable and cost effective option. When bordering a lawn, timber can give a softer, more natural appearance than pre-cast concrete kerbing.
The above picture also shows the use of reclaimed railway sleepers which form part of the supporting structure of this disability entrance ramp. Sleepers can be used to contain Tarmacadam and gravel areas, create car-park borders, flowers beds, and even form steps and can look especially attracive if used in a rural environment.