Crazy paving is back on the rise throughout the UK. There is now a wide range of choice when it comes to choosing crazy pavers, with both purpose made and recycled varieties available. Although purpose made crazy pavers can provide a great finish, for those who are looking for a great-value and environmentally friendly option, recycled pavers and stones are the best option.
When it comes to finding crazy pavers, there are a number of options available. Below are a few places you can use to source crazy pavers for your project.
Waste & Recycling Centres
From our experience in the skip industry, there is no shortage of used pavers being thrown away throughout Britain. Pavers are generally thrown away when they are either being replaced or are broken, which makes them perfect for crazy paving. Skip firms and waste centres are always looking to reduce the waste they send to landfill, so contact your local centres to find out if they have any pavers you can pick up, either for free (or extremely cheap).
Garden centres regularly receive pallets of pavers that are broken on delivery, or break during movement within the centre. It is often cheaper to simply send a replacement pallet, rather then collect the broken pavers, so it is common for garden centres to sell the broken pavers as ‘crazy paving’. Call around a few local centres, and you are sure to find some in stock.
Breakages are almost a certainty at a paving manufacturer. Rather than simply throwing away broken and deformed pavers that could make great crazy paving supplies, they often sell them to the public at cheap prices. There are a number of large manufacturers throughout the UK, many of which have local showrooms where you can buy broken pavers.
A great source for crazy paving supplies are professional pavers. Even if they do not have any suitable pavers available, they are almost certainly some of the best people to talk to. Similar to garden centres, they may have a delivery of pavers that are cracked, or an excess of pavers that they no longer need and will sell for a cheaper price.