The new eco option for garden paving

If you want to go greener when it comes to choosing paving for your garden here’s all the design inspiration and expert information you need to make the right choice

patio paved in Ashbourne Weathered Grey paving from Bradstone
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An eco-friendly garden is top of everyone’s wish list. A few simple changes can make a big difference to your garden’s impact on the environment. But while it’s easy to plant for the bees, ditch chemicals and make your own compost, the sustainable credentials of hard landscaping often get overlooked.

If you’re planning a hard landscaping project such as a new patio or driveway it’s important to think about the eco credentials from the get-go. Choose a product from the new ECO range by garden hard landscaping manufacturer Bradstone (opens in new tab) and you can be sure you’re getting an eco paving solution that lowers your carbon footprint. This means you can do more for the environment while also improving the design aesthetic of your garden.

patio paved in Old Riven Autumn Gold, Bronze , Cotswold by Bradstone

Old Riven ECO Paving in Autumn Gold, Bronze and Cotswold from Bradstone (opens in new tab)

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Offering a complete range of low carbon products for patios and driveways, Bradstone ECO lowers the carbon footprint by more than 20% compared to previous versions of the products. 

You get complete reassurance too, as products have undergone rigorous testing to offer the same quality, durability and aesthetics as before but with the added benefit of looking after your carbon footprint. 

The ECO range is a win-win as it has the same high-end look but comes with the added benefit of being kinder to the planet.

What makes this new range so special?

path paved in Aged Riven in Dark Grey by Bradstone

Aged Riven ECO in Dark Grey from Bradstone (opens in new tab)

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The design mix of Bradstone’s concrete paving products has been updated and now uses more sustainable materials. Choose either Bradstone ECO or the newly introduced Old Town ECO Evolve, which offers an even higher carbon reduction.

Over to Bradstone MD Simon Marriott to explain the science behind it. 'We have reduced our carbon footprint by more than 20%, so a typical 30m2 patio offers a carbon saving equivalent to that generated by three mature trees over a year (according to the European Environment Agency), with no compromise on quality. 

'We have achieved this through improvements in manufacturing and the design mix to help reduce the carbon footprint of each paver.’

What we love about Bradstone ECO 

Products have been reformulated with a more sustainable design mix. The concrete paving collection replicates the look and finish of natural stone. 

Choose from Old Town ECO (opens in new tab), Old Riven ECO (opens in new tab), Aged Riven ECO (opens in new tab), Ashbourne ECO (opens in new tab) and Edale ECO (opens in new tab) paving, as well as BradDrive Cobblestone ECO (opens in new tab)for driveways. All are available in a range of colours and pack sizes.

What we love about Old Town ECO Evolve

patio paved in Old Town Eco Evolve by Bradstone

Old Town ECO Evolve from Bradstone (opens in new tab)

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An innovative new product that’s more than 35% lower in carbon compared to the previous version, it’s also lighter and easier to handle, as well as being faster to lay.

The reduced weight means larger quantities can be transported at the same time, further helping to reduce CO2 emissions. 

Silver Grey uses a secondary aggregate in the mix to give it a contemporary colour and unique sparkle (available in a 7.2m2 project pack featuring 4 sizes - 300 x 300mm, 600 x 300mm, 600 x 600mm and 900 x 600mm). 

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Sarah Wilson
Content Editor

Lifestyle journalist Sarah Wilson has been writing about gardens since 2015. She's written for, Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Easy Gardens and Modern Gardens magazines. Having studied introductory garden and landscape design, she is currently putting the skills learned to good use in her own space where the dream is establishing a cutting garden.