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Carefully consider the suitability of the product for your project. We cannot accept responsibility for any
project where the products were unsuitable or incorrectly installed.
Your local Stockist can advise on this. You should allow about 10% for wastage and cutting on the total
Have all packs delivered to complete the whole job as later batches may have variations in colour, shade, finish
or size. With all products you must mix from all the packs when laying as this will minimise any dramatic shade
variance on the finished scheme.
All products should be inspected prior to installation and defects reported to the Stockist immediately.
Porcelain packs must be checked that the batch codes are similar. Please note that once the paving is laid and
installed it is deemed to be fit for purpose and Stone Paving Supplies Ltd will not accept any liability for any claims
whatsoever that may arise thereafter.
To ensure the best from our range we only recommend the use of our VillaFix™ products and cannot accept
any liability associated from the use of other propriety brands.
Please carefully follow the instructions and recommendations on all VillaFix™ products as otherwise we cannot
accept responsibility for any misuse of VillaFix™.
Before commencing the project, it is necessary to consider where the surface water is going. Legislation does not
permit water from a hard paved area to be discharged onto the public road or into a communal drainage system.
The water should be confined to the property. Ideally design the paved area to allow the surface water to run
off onto a lawn or surrounding borders. Alternatively create an adjacent rain garden, an area of decorative
aggregate where the surface water will drain. This area should be 10% of the total paved area.
If the design does not allow for any of these, considerations should be given to a propriety soakaway which
can be installed below the paved area but must be at least 5m from the house. Simple linear drainage will then
discharge into the soakaway. Attempt to design the paved area with falls away from buildings typically 1:80.
After marking out the area to be paved remove all topsoil and dig down a total depth of 100-150mm
depending on the quality of the subgrade. Vehicular areas should always have a sub-base depth of 150mm
You must ensure that the finished level of the paved area is at least 150mm below damp proof course of any
adjacent building. The exception is if you are installing bi-fold doors with a flush weathered threshold. These
doors must be fitted prior to laying your patio. The door manufacturers will provide a specification to deal
with the rainwater. This could be installing a line drain in front of the doors or putting the Villa Porcelain on
Lay a suitable sub base material such as a crushed hardcore well compacted onto the subgrade. This is
followed by a 30-50mm laying course of concrete made up of 4 parts sharp sand and 1 part cement. All natural
stone must be laid on a full bed of concrete that supports the whole flagstone.