Introducing CED's range of revolutionary bedding and jointing products for garden paving and driveways. Fast, easy-to-use, cost-effective and durable, StoneBed is ideal to use with natural stone materials and will bring your paving to a whole new level. With everything you need within one collection of specially developed products, CED's range will ensure that the finish and strength of your garden paving or driveways will last for years to come.
StoneBed Paving Primer is a premixed mortar to be used when laying paving or setts. It is suitable to be used with Natural stone and pre-cast concrete paving products. StoneBed Paving Primer should be used whenever good adhesion of the slab to mortar is required. StoneBed Paving Primer has strong adhesive qualities to help ensure paving is properly bonded to the bedding layer beneath. StoneBed Paving Primer will help ensure your paving has the strength and integrity to last no matter how heavily trafficked the area is. StoneBed Paving Primer promotes the cementitious bond between the slab and the bedding mortar, it is relativity inexpensive but contributes enormously to the stability of the structure. If the paving is intended to be temporary, do not use StoneBed Bonding Primer as it will be hard to lift the paving once set.
Especially developed by CED, StoneBed Permeable Bedding Mortar (or StoneBed PBM) is an innovative, high grade, pre-mixed, permeable mortar product ideal for domestic driveways and paving. StoneBed PBM comes as a dry, pre-blended aggregate cement mix, so all that is required is a cement mixer and fresh water. StoneBed PBM is a material that has all the characteristics of the best heavy-trafficking bedding mortar without being as strong. StoneBed PBM is highly permeable, enabling any excess surface water to drain away from under your driveway or paving. StoneBed PBM effectively reduces the trapping of moisture under the paving structure, therefore helping to prevent severe staining or cracks and maintaining the stone's natural shade and finish. StoneBed PBM is also suitable for some commercial pedestrian projects as a permeable jointing (minimum joint width 10mm) when the paving surface needs to allow as much rainfall as possible through to the sub-base, but also needs to be a rigid, bound surface. (For vehicular use, see Steintec's Tuffset G Permeable as a more suitable jointing product).
Please browse our range of accessories to help when installing your natural stone.
Staining from fast food, associated with oil and grease, is one of the most serious problems for public spaces. Oil and tyre marks from vehicular traffic are an associated problem and chewing gum is a perennial curse. Whilst none of these can be completely negated it is possible to provide an economical pavement protection and cleaning regime which can create a very noticeable and sustainable improvement.
One problem can be that sites are excessively cleaned during their service life and it is important that those charged with cleansing do not respond to a demand for spotlessness by increasing the severity and frequency of aggressive cleaning procedures; rendering the pavement super-vulnerable to fresh staining.
Older existing pavements do not attract catastrophic staining, indeed one might consider that the surface of an older natural stone pavement has developed an attractive patina. The fact is that the pavement was vulnerable when it was first laid but was not subjected in its early life to the concentrated abuse a modern city centre pavement must now withstand. Pores in the pavement surface were filled over time with “good dirt”. Modern contaminants such as motor oil and fast food do penetrate deeply into a mature surface.
The application of water-based penetrating impregnator protects against staining from oil, grease and tyre marks by forming a transparent sub-surface barrier beneath the pavement surface. All types of natural stone and pre-cast concrete paving can be effectively protected using this discrete, environmentally friendly system. The leader in this field is WEISS StainProtect Profi - economical, easy to apply and effective.
Why use a water-based impregnator?
Water based systems remain highly oil repellant and do not have the disadvantage that “tacky” silicones and resin-based products have of attracting and binding to dirt, solvent based products combine with moisture during application, resulting in permanent patchy discoloration, destroying natural colours and patina. Natural stone and all modular paving retains its ability to breathe naturally, remaining water permeable whislt repelling contaminants such as oil, fat and the damaging hydrocarbon products of our modern age.
WEISS water-based impregnators do not adversely affect slip/skid values, proven in rigorous industry tests.
Aggressive cleansing damages the pavement and invites catastrophic staining, damaging the environment. An effective and sustainable cleansing regime requires only water together with a pH Neutral cleaning agent. Dirt and oils are taken into solution and suspension, lifting them from the surface as the water is removed. The use of a pH Neutral and biodegradable agent such as WEISS Grundreiniger, facilitates gentle but effective cleaning whilst protecting the environment, reducing costs and extending the life of the pavement.
Why use a pH Neutral cleansing agent?
Most commercial pavement cleaning chemicals are highly alkaline, this is damaging to both the pavement and to the environment.
Also, highly alkaline cleaners can damage and remove the impregnation itself. WEISS Grundreiniger works by releasing the hold which contaminants have with the pavement surface and binding them strongly to the water being used for cleaning. Oil, grime and dirt held by the cleaning water is unable to settle on the surface again. Grundreiniger simply removes dirt instead of spreading it around.
CED Stone Group have always been at the forefront of new materials and high quality bespoke services, so we are very excited to announce that we are now the sole UK distributors for “Alcantara Stone" – an exclusive range of amazing stones, bursting with unique natural beauty and possibilities.
Combining traditional methods of production with the most up to date technology, Alcantara Stone produces everything to order. Whether your design calls for the Alcantara Black Exclusive, or any of the four distinct granites or two limestones, you can rest assured that your project will be of the highest quality and created with meticulous attention to detail.
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You will not find a supplier of Alcantara Stone anywhere else in the UK, so contact CED Stone Group now to discuss your new bespoke project.
Keep the look of a well manicured lawn all year round with CEDAgrass, the perfect alternative to natural grass. A low maintenance option without the need for watering, mowing or raking, CEDAgrass is pet and child friendly all year round, preventing mud from being trodden through the house.
Ideal for areas that are susceptible to water and hose-pipe bans or areas where plant life struggles to grow, CEDAgrass will provide a long-term alternative solution.
A high quality artificial grass, CEDAgrass is suitable for use internally and externally, including gardens, balconies, terraces, pool surrounds, roof gardens, play areas, schools and show gardens.
With a choice of four different grades, we are confident that you will find the right one for you.
Create a dynamic and challenging play-scape with natural stone. Using natural stone for play will both inspire and encourage children to explore the adventurous and imaginative sides of their character. Natural stone is real and unadulterated and children have an affinity for it. Perhaps this is why it does not tend to be subject to vandalism. In any case it is tough and durable. Furthermore it is not difficult to select stone that will fit and complement any natural or urban surroundings.
When planning a playscape area and to view our products in play areas‚ we recommend you take guidance from "Design for Play: A guide to creating successful play spaces" as published by Play England and the DCSF. This publication is supported by Cabe‚ the National Lottery (the big lottery fund) and The National Children’s Bureau and endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive and The Royal Society for the the Prevention of Accidents.
The aggregates and their sizes shown here are those most commonly stocked at our depots. Many more sizes are available as are other materials. We deliver both from our depots and directly from the quarry/source of production (whichever route is most efficient) in bulk tipping loads‚ bulk bags or poly bags‚ all in any quantity as needed.
In our sample library‚ there are hundreds of other possibilities. We can match most materials‚ new or old‚ just send us a sample.
Granite setts or ’cobbles’ as they are sometimes referred to‚ have been around since Roman times. Almost indestructible‚ setts can be purely functional as a hard wearing-course for roads and pathways but‚ by utilising the range of colours and sizes now available to a designer‚ they can be used for aesthetic reasons as well‚ providing lovely and varied textures. Most standard sett dimensions are available from stock. Any other requirements can be supplied to any specification within 8-10 weeks and often less.
Sawn sided 100x200x50mm Imperial Setts are produced with sawn sides which give these setts a sleek and modern feel.
Split sided 92x92x60mm Imperial Setts are a modern interpretation of the cropped sett. Their split sides will provide a cobbled effect with a sawn and textured top‚ making them easy to walk on and wheelchair friendly. Designed to provide a neat solution when used with paving: by taking the 92mm dimension and working with a 8mm joint gives a 100mm module which can be fitted into paving elements of 300‚ 400‚ 500‚ 600mm dimensions without having to make any cuts. The other benefit of the 92x92mm dimension is that it can be laid into tight grid patterns‚ with a 8mm joint‚ this gives 100 number setts to the m2.
Dutch Clay Paviors are available for Commercial projects in a choice of four colours.
Dutch Clay Paviors are stocked across our depots in a choice of six colours.
Our Urban range is for the city dwellers and those just love a more contemporary feel. With their urban tones and squarer size of 800x800mm, these are ideal for a modern space.
This range is perfect for giving a smaller area the illusion of being bigger, which is particularly common in city houses and gardens. As Emperor is suitable for external and internal use, you really can create one big space.
Inspired by the natural patterning of wood, the four new additions to the Emperor Country range are ideal for those wanting the look of wood but with the benefits and low maintenance of porcelain. Ideal to give your home and garden that country and traditional feel, our Country range consists of subtle patterns and neutral colouring, sure to complement any colour scheme.
Suitable for both internal and external use, the tiles measure 1200x400mm, making them the longest porcelain tile available.
Joining our successful and established range in Emperor Classic are two new styles, Kanfanar and Vistrum. Like the others in the Classic Range, these tiles measure 800x400mm and are ideally suited for both internal and external use.
With moderate patterning and neutral colours, they are complementary additions to the range and will provide a classic and timeless feel wherever used, perfect for creating both traditional or contemporary spaces.
Porcelain is an ideal alternative to natural stone paving, both internally and externally.
As part of the beauty of natural stone, colour variation can be widely apparent, however, porcelain paving allows for more consistency.
Manufactured in Italy, our porcelain is produced from pure clays and minerals, which are shaped by dry pressing and then fired at very high temperatures. This results in a highly durable material with a low level of water absorption.
Our British Yorkstone paving is only sourced from UK quarries. Diamond sawn on all six sides‚ its clean lines‚ crisp surface and technical attributes makes Sawn Yorkstone ideal paving for both modern contemporary private gardens and public spaces with heavy pedestrian traffic. We generally keep the following Sawn Yorkstones in stock:
Riven stone paving flags are available in a wide variety of materials‚ each of which has its own unique colour and texture and some very special technical qualities.
All the quartzites and porphyry are exceptionally non-slip for use around swimming pools whilst being kind to the feet and having low water absorption. Alta quartzite is far stronger than granite and can take a useful degree of vehicular traffic when laid very thin (20-30mm) if properly bedded. It has a very low water absorbency‚ less even than granite and is thus very stain-resistant. The Italian porphyry’s varied colours and low absorbency make it also highly resistant to stains and both it and Otta phyllite are also very strong.
Natural surfaced (riven) paving materials‚ in particular‚ are usually best supplied as gauged widths x random lengths. This makes the fullest and most economic use of the raw material. These stones are often the answer to the most challenging requirements technically but are also truly beautiful. Many are European and can be supplied to specific non-stock sizes relatively quickly. Careful consideration of the type of stone used will make sure that‚ once laid‚ the paving will last and look good for many years.
Available in basalt‚ granite and sandstone these steps have a sawn and textured top surface‚ with a full textured bull nose to the leading edge. The sandstone steps have been sandblasted‚ the basalt steps have been flame textured along with all of the granites except yellow‚ which has been bush hammered. All textures will look attractive on the surface yet more importantly they will provide the slip resistance needed underfoot.
Also available are matching end pieces to provide a neat finish on corners and end situations.
Welcome to our Special Offers page.
All items are listed with full details ie. size‚ price‚ quantity and which depot it is located at. If you are interested in a particular product please contact the holding depot directly. Please note that the below prices are based on collection from the holding depot and are +vat
Our special offer products can range from paving and walling to benches and feature stones‚ but hurry....once its gone‚ its gone.
CED have been involved with many show gardens over the years and here you will find a selection of galleries showcasing those we have been involved with.
Across these tabs you will find various gardens where we have supplied our products, from driveways and patios to show gardens we hope you find inspiration in design and product use.
CED are very often involved at design stage working closely with designers and contractors, and would like to say a huge thank you to those who have shared their work and photos for this area of inspiration.
Throughout our five nationwide depots we offer an extensive product range coupled with professional and experienced staff who can advise you along the way.
Samples are readily available to be sent, to provide you with an idea of colour and texture.
At CED the Commercial Department specialises in the supply of natural stone to hard landscaping projects and Town Centre developments across the UK. Our existing portfolio ranges from bespoke water features and innovative bench designs to large areas of paving and setts. Often involved at design stage we offer good sound practical advice, marrying together creative designs and specialist materials.
We offer an extensive product range coupled with an efficient and experienced team of estimators. Samples are readily available and we can provide a CAD drawing service.
We will always endeavour to make your dreams come true, our aim is to ensure that your project however large or small will not fail and will stand the test of time.
The pictures shown are just some of the prestigious projects that we have successfully supplied.