Choosing the Right Paving for Your Project: A Comprehensive Guide


Are you contemplating the perfect paving choice for your project? With the vast array of stunning options available from Barleystone, the task can seem daunting. Our aim with this blog post is to assist customers across the UK and Ireland in making informed decisions about their paving choices. Whether you’re embarking on a driveway revamp, a patio renewal, or a commercial space makeover, this comprehensive guide will enlighten your path.

The Importance of Choosing the Correct Paving

The paving you choose can dramatically impact your project’s aesthetics, durability, and maintenance. It’s more than a functional element; it’s a design feature that adds character and value to your property. The correct paving must withstand traffic, endure weather conditions, capture your personal style, and fit your budget. So, it’s paramount to choose wisely.

Understanding Different Types of Paving

Now let’s unlock the mysteries of different paving types. From old-world charm to sleek modernism, Barleystone offers a palette of options to cater to every taste and need.

Kingspave Cobble Paving

Step back in time with the Kingspave Cobble paving collection. It echoes the elegance of the bygone era with a gently distressed surface, a naturally weathered look, and an array of colours to match any setting. Its varied sizes (small, medium, and large) within each pack facilitate a unique laying design. Particularly fitting for period or country-style properties, Kingspave adds a timeless touch.

Castlepave Smooth Paving

For those seeking a contemporary edge, Castlepave Smooth Paving offers symmetry, strength, and rich colour. Its precise lines and pencil edge chamfer give a modern, elegant look. Ideal for any driveway or patio, Castlepave’s variety of colours and sizes ensures a versatile yet sleek design. For a modern minimalist home, it’s an impeccable choice.

Italian Porcelain

Originating from Italy, the Barleystone Porcelain Paving Range is a stylish, durable and easy-to-install option. Its machine-cut design allows for quick installation with tight, neat joints, and a minimum anti-slip value makes it ideal for outdoor use. With modern, clean lines typical of Italian manufacturers, this range lets homeowners extend their indoor aesthetic seamlessly to outdoor areas. The range is available in a universal size of 600mm x 600mm x 20mm.

Larchfield Standard Block Paving

Larchfield Original Paving Block brings elegance and simplicity to your paving project. The classic rectangular shape allows a variety of installation designs, while its durability makes it a long-lasting solution for heavily trafficked areas. With the opportunity to mix colours, each project becomes unique. It’s an excellent option for commercial spaces or large driveways, matching both traditional and modern aesthetics.

The Glenbridge Range

The latest addition to the Barleystone collection, the Glenbridge Range, blends functionality with beauty. Its unique textured surface offers high slip resistance, perfect for regions with heavy rainfall. Available in four contrasting, yet complementary colours, it provides a natural look reminiscent of granite, fitting for both rustic and contemporary designs.

Ashford Paving

Meet the stunning Ashford paving collection. With its distinctive wavy top texture and new colours of Autumn, Juniper, and Silver Grey, Ashford adds a unique charm to any outdoor space. Its cushion top features and rounded edges are reminiscent of traditional cobbles, making it an ideal choice for a cosy, quaint garden patio.

Granite Block Paving

For those seeking luxury and durability, Granite Block Paving is the jewel in the crown. Its natural sparkle will enhance the beauty of any space, while its robustness makes it ideal for high foot traffic areas. If you want to make a statement with your contemporary-styled home or garden, Granite is the answer.

Permeable Paving

In a world where environmental considerations are increasingly important, Barleystone’s Permeable Paving is a responsible and aesthetically pleasing option. Its design helps reduce flood and pollution risks by facilitating water flow between layers. Available in three timeless colours, it adds a touch of charm to any modern or traditional property.


Selecting the right paving for your project is more than just an aesthetic choice; it’s about longevity, maintenance, and harmony with the environment. Whether you’re drawn towards the traditional charm of Kingspave or the sleek elegance of Castlepave, remember to consider your unique needs and circumstances.

Ready to Transform Your Space?

From traditional charm to modern elegance, Barleystone offers a vast range of high-quality paving solutions to match every style and need. But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself!

Head over to our website and explore our stunning collections, or contact our friendly and knowledgeable team at +353 42 9675992 for personalised advice. You can also email us at We can’t wait to help you bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s for a home project or commercial space, make your next step a Barleystone paving stone. Start your transformation today with Barleystone – where quality meets excellence.

Remember, your outdoor space is a key part of your home. Let’s make it a place to be proud of. Find your perfect paving match with Barleystone. Let’s pave the way together.