Nestled in the bustling heart of Dublin, Cornerstone Paving stands as a testament to the enduring charm of cobblestones/cobbles paving. With a rich palette ranging from classic grey granite cobbles to the more nuanced hues of silver and brown sandstone, our expertise in this versatile material is unmatched.

I. Cornerstone Paving: Excellence in Every Stone

For over three decades, our family-run business has been synonymous with quality paving setts and cobblestones. Whether it’s a stately driveway or a quaint pathway, our range of granite, limestone, and silver granite cobbles is sure to meet your project’s needs.

II. Cobbles: A Symphony of Shape and Color

Each cobble tells a story. From the robust durability of limestone to the subtle elegance of sandstone, our supplies of cobbles come in various shapes, colours, and finishes. We take pride in providing not just a product but a complete paving solution, tailored to the unique requirements of each client.

III. Your Questions, Our Expertise

  • What Lies Beneath: The key to durable cobblestone paving lies in the base. We ensure a solid foundation for every square meter of paving.
  • Density and Diversity: The number of cobbles per square meter varies, but expect around 50 to 60, depending on the size and shape of the setts.
  • The Perfect Mix: For laying cobblestones, we use a specialized mix that guarantees longevity and aesthetic appeal.

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IV. Designing with Versatility

Our range of cobbles is as versatile as it is vast. From the silvery sheen of granite cobbles for your driveway to the warm tones of brown sandstone for patios, our materials are chosen for their ability to create stunning, durable surfaces.

V. Value and Maintenance

Understanding cost is crucial, and we offer competitive pricing, inclusive of VAT, across Ireland. Our cobbles are not only cost-effective but also low maintenance, retaining their beauty and resilience year after year.

VI. Conclusion: Begin Your Journey with Us

Embrace the diversity and durability of cobbles with Cornerstone Paving. Browse our extensive range and choose from a variety of finishes to suit your project. Contact us today and let us help you create a space that stands the test of time.

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VII. Frequently Asked Questions About Cobbles

1. What is the difference between cobbles and setts?

Cobbles and setts, while often used interchangeably, have distinct differences. Cobbles are traditionally rounded, natural stones, historically gathered from riverbeds. They have a more irregular surface and shape. Setts, on the other hand, are cut and shaped, usually from granite or other hard stones, offering a more uniform and flat surface. Both bring unique aesthetic and practical qualities to paving projects.

2. What do you put under cobblestones?

The foundation for cobblestones is crucial for ensuring their durability and stability. Typically, a well-compacted base of crushed stone or gravel is laid first. This is followed by a layer of sand to provide a flexible yet stable bed for the cobbles. The precise materials and methods can vary based on soil conditions and the intended use of the paved area.

3. How many cobbles are in a m2?

The number of cobbles per square meter (m2) can vary based on the size and shape of the cobbles. On average, you can expect to use about 50 to 60 cobbles per m2 for standard-sized cobbles. However, this number may change with larger or smaller sizes, or if a specific design pattern is being created.

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4. What is the best mix for laying cobbles?

The ideal mix for laying cobbles involves a sturdy foundation, typically a mixture of concrete for stability. Above this, a laying course of sand and cement is recommended, providing a flexible yet firm base for the cobbles to be set in. This mix allows for slight adjustments to be made during the laying process for a perfect finish.

5. Can cobbles be used for driveways and high-traffic areas?

Yes, cobbles are an excellent choice for driveways and high-traffic areas due to their durability and strength. The natural robustness of materials like granite and limestone makes them ideal for withstanding the demands of heavy use. When properly installed, cobblestone surfaces can handle vehicular traffic and resist weathering, making them a long-lasting paving option.

6. How do you maintain cobblestone/cobbles paving?

Maintaining cobblestone paving is relatively simple. Regular sweeping to remove debris and occasional washing with water are usually sufficient to keep the surface clean. For tougher stains, a mild detergent can be used. It’s also important to check for and remove any weeds that may grow between the stones. Sealants can be applied to protect the cobbles and maintain their appearance, although this is more common for certain types of stone.

7. Are there different colors and finishes available in cobbles?

Cobbles come in a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing them to suit various design aesthetics. From the classic grey of granite cobbles to the earthy tones of sandstone and limestone, there’s a color to match any setting. Finishes can range from natural, rough textures to more polished and smooth surfaces. This variety makes cobbles a versatile choice for both traditional and contemporary design schemes.



Skilled Pavement Craftsman

I’m Velo, the driving force of Cornerstone Paving. My adventure started with a love for turning outdoor areas into visually appealing spaces. Guided by creativity and powered by commitment, I’ve developed a strong appreciation for the essentials: quality, aesthetics, and lasting impressions. At Cornerstone Paving we’ve sharpened our skills for 30 years in this field.

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