How to calculate how much gravel you will need for your project?

Calculating the total amount of material you will need for a project, can sometimes be overwhelming. To help provide you with an estimate, we have put together this quick guide detailing how to calculate how much gravel you will need for you project.  

The first step is to calculate the area of the section you would like to cover with gravel. The area calculation = A x B (Where A & B are 2 sides of a square or rectangular area) 

For example, if your driveway measures 4m wide (A) by 12m long (B) the total area you need to cover is 48 sqm. 

If you are looking to fill a driveway or path with gravel, we recommend the depth of the area should be 50mm thick as it will experience higher traffic. For covering planted areas, the depth only needs to be around 30mm thick.  

We sell our gravel in 25kg polybags and in Bulk Bags. Based on our 20mm sized stones, 1 bulk bag of gravel will cover approximately 12 sqm at 50mm depth for paths and driveways. Alternatively, 1 bulk bag will cover approximately 16 sqm at 30mm depth. Our 25kg Polybags will roughly cover 0.4sqm. 

Taking our earlier example into consideration, the total area needed to cover for the driveway was 48 sqm. Therefore, approximately 4 bulk bags would be required for 50mm depth. 

Please be aware that this information can only be given as a rough guide due to the differing sizes of gravels, as this will lead to a slightly different coverage.  

If you would like to purchase gravel, please see our full gravel range here >> 


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Stoneworld is Championing British Stone

Stoneworld is Championing British Stone

Stoneworld is Championing British Stone 

In response to higher demand from garden designers and landscapers, Stoneworld now have a range of stone paving : The Great British Stone Selection. The range seeks to give customers the best choice of high quality British stone paving.  Buying British enables those wishing to make a more environmentally sensitive choice on landscaping projects the ability to do so. 

Products include stone paving and setts from around the British Isles, including Westmoreland  slates, Portland & Purbeck limestones, York stones, and traditional gritstones.  

As we all seek to find more sustainable ways of operating, it is time to rediscover what British stone has to offer landscape design, and reacquaint with products that have been overlooked by the trades in more recent years. 

By choosing British stones customers can help the environment. Less transportation requirements from quarry to site will dramatically reduce the carbon footprint on any garden design project. Plus, at the same time we can support our home quarries all around the UK. 

Paving stones are available in a variety of colours from  gentle to dramatic hues; traditional and classic formats, and of course British stone will sit extremely comfortably in any landscape design in this country. 

British sandstone is available in many formats, and York stone is of course the classic British sandstone. 

York Stone Paving

We have seven different York stones on offer, each with their own distinctive characteristics, such as Lambton, a self- faced York stone or Barset, a sawn  York stone format, in both paving and setts. Plus we have Earnshaw, Linton, Cardale & Bampton (2 colour variations).  

Linton York Stone Paving

Browse the range to find your perfect format!

View our York stone range here>>

Gritstone Paving

There are also other classic sandstones in the range, such as classic Northumberland gritstones that have a wonderful gritty surface texture. They all have their own individual qualities. 

View our Gritstone Paving range here>>

Pennant Stone Paving

Pemberley , Stoneworld’s Pennant Sandstone Paving is supplied in a natural mix of sandy and greyish blue tones.  The traditional charm of this stone is the natural variation in the stone Pemberley Sandstone is supplied at a standard robust thickness of 50mm  

Pemberley Pennant Stone at Stoneworld


We also have an elegant grey/blue toned Pennant stone version, Tevershall 

Veiw our Pennant Stone Range here>>

Purbeck Stone Paving

Sanditon, a Purbeck Limestone Paving, is a classic pale limestone paving that has graced our architecture in the British Isles for many centuries.  Grey and buff tones characterise this paving stone. This classic British stone is available in several formats of paving and setts. The subtle colour will give immense elegance to any garden design. 

View our Purbeck Stone Range here>>

British Slate Paving

The range also features dramatic dark Cumbrian slates, such as Brantwood , a Westmoreland Green Slate Paving. It has a pale green colour with characteristic markings, that will add dramatic background to any planting scheme. 

 View our British Slate Range here>>

 Stoneworld Masonry Services

If your design requires bespoke finishing, Stoneworld’s masonry factory will be able to achieve the spec you require. Any stone can be fabricated to create a unique product by taking advantage of the onsite masonry services available at Stoneworld.  Using the latest in stone cutting technology, bespoke stone wall copings, swimming pool copings, step treads, etc can be cut to create a perfect finish on any project. 

If your project needs precision stone-cutting our masonry workshop will make lightwork of the requirements, using the latest in stone cutting technology

Find out more about our Masonry Services here>>

Stoneworld offer a vast selection of paving and landscaping products from all corners of the world. 

Alongside The Great British Stone Selection,  Stoneworld continue to supply  high quality stone from around the globe that the company has become known for. The products available are extremely durable and include beautiful examples of Indian sandstone and limestone. The sale of these stones supports the economic development of these emerging countries, and there is pride at Stoneworld at continuing to do this.  These imported stone products represent the best quality available, and Stoneworld continue to develop the products they  offer with their highly trusted suppliers overseas. 

There are also high quality porcelain paving choices in a wide variety of colours and formats. 

Stoneworld aim to empower the customer by giving plenty of quality stone options to choose from 

The team at Stoneworld is always available to give advice on any stone purchase. 

Contact us today to get your project started>>


Where can I buy a bespoke stone staircase from?

Where can I buy a bespoke stone staircase from?

Where can I buy a bespoke stone staircase from?

Stone staircases are now very popular in UK interior design projects.

Whereas previously one bought a house with a staircase in it, and lived with it, regardless of the style, staircase replacement has now become another area in the home ripe for creative design.

Since wood floors have become popular, companies offering oak staircases with decorative balustrades have proliferated.  Glass handrails, steel handrails and wrought iron handrails are often used to accent new style staircases, bringing yet more creative opportunities into staircase design.

These developments have moved the industry on immensely and homeowners, interior designers and property developers have had their appetite whetted for creating unique designs in this area.

It is now possible to commission a bespoke staircase in many different materials, including stone.

Find out how to source a stone staircase here Read more