We are Natural Paving
Natural Paving’s name is derived from the product’s penchant to re-create a beautiful, natural environment at your home. It has all the advantages of looking natural with none of the disadvantages of loose stones. Imagine a beautiful South Island braided river sculpting its way out of the Southern Alps on a stunning day with a blue sky backdrop. Then imagine you were right there, relaxing, soaking up that scene and letting the peacefulness and beauty purge you of the pressures of life. Then you are on the way to understanding why Natural Paving is much more important than just another paving option, aiming to bring that peace and tranquillity to you own home environment.
Pebbles forming your driveway, patio or paths mimic that braided riverbed. Natural Paving is a plastic honeycomb sheet that stabilises those pebbles, stops weeds growing and allows free drainage of rain. It remains completely hidden and transforms what would be impractical loose and sloshy pebbles into safe and stable paving. It looks completely natural and brings the ambiance of nature into your home. As a pavement it is as flat and hard as concrete, pavers or asphalt, but very forgiving when affected by tree roots or ground movement that damage hard surfaces, and it always remains puddle and weed free. Hard paving is utilitarian and a reminder of the rigid structure to our city lives. Natural paving exists to help you create a refuge where you can find natures inspiration at home.
Benefits of Natural Paving
- Natural Paving pavement are FLAT, FIRM and SAFE like a hard paved surface.
- Stiletto heels, bikes, walking sticks etc. DO NOT SINK in the pebbles.
- All mats have a tough, weed stopping GEOTEXTILE WELDED to the base. It is this essential element that makes Natural Paving a UNIQUE pebble stabilising product.
- The pavement LOOKS NATURAL, and the job has a professional polish to it.
- The Paving is PERMEABLE, ensuring puddles don’t form.
- The Pavement surface remains STABLE, even on relatively steep slopes.
- Pebbles DO NOT SHIFT or RUT, even in turning areas.
The 5 P’s of Natural Paving
Natural Paving is newly introduced to New Zealand, but it incorporates the refinement of 20 years experience in Europe, with UV resistance for New Zealand conditions.
Natural Paving mats hold beautiful, natural pebbles to form stable, flat areas that perform like hard paving. It carries a bicycle or stiletto heel safely!
Natural Paving mats are large, and very simple and fast to lay. The mats sit side by side, so no fiddly connections are required.
The strong geotextile fabric welded to the underside of Natural Paving locks the mats permanently in place, hidden under the pebbles. This geotextile is very permeable, and prevents weeds growing through.
The mats are laid on a contoured Base Course. The pebbles or gravel is simply spread to a thickness so you can’t see the honeycomb mat. The natural beauty of stone paving stays looking fantastic indefinitely.
When installed with a specified sub base design it may be approved by city authorities as a permeable surface if the sub-grade and base course will remain permeable.
In cities we live in a world of tar and cement. Natural Paving brings the ambiance of the natural environment into your home In lifestyle blocks and rural areas, Natural Paving can help maintain the natural environment that attracted you to your property, while delivering great low maintenance driveways, paths and parking areas.
Natural Paving is made from a mixture of virgin plastic materials to give it optimum toughness and resilience. The plastic is highly pigmented and UV stabilised, and bonded to a permeable, heavy duty geotextile. This combination gives it benefits that make it unique. There is no other product commercially available in NZ that can stabilise gravels as successfully and reliably as Natural Paving.
There is a wide range of innovative uses for Natural Paving, as diverse as floors for glasshouses, pedestrian surfaces under trees that allow aeration and infiltration… there are so many clever uses. Economy and simplicity is a common theme in the applications of Natural Paving. Landscapers love it, and with a little toil, DIY’ers can create first class paving too.