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Create The Perfect BBQ Area For Summer

Posted on 28th March 2022

When it comes to creating the perfect BBQ area for summer, we have everything you could need here at Stone & Surfaces Direct. From high-quality, durable porcelain paving to modern and practical gabion walling, let’s get started designing your seasonal space.

The best way to prepare for your landscaping project is to ensure that you choose the best materials. This is because, likely, this type of garden space will receive high levels of foot traffic and may experience potential spills and grease stains.

At Stone & Surfaces Direct, we only quarry the highest quality products. However, to ensure maximum performance, we recommend choosing products that are considered most suitable for your specific application.

Here are our product recommendations to create a comfortable and relaxing BBQ area.

Porcelain paving

If you haven’t heard of porcelain paving, let us tell you all about it.

Porcelain paving tiles are the most recent advancement in paving. Due to the manufacturing process, the slabs are designed to be extremely durable and long-lasting. Plus, the riven finish makes them slip-resistant in wet or frosty conditions.

These hard-wearing porcelain tiles are also resistant to stains and spillages, which means you don’t have to worry about grease spitting from the BBQ as you cook, or liquids such as red wine staining as you entertain guests.

Even with heavy footfall your slabs won’t start to wear because they are chip, dent, and scratch-resistant.

Gabion walling

Create the perfect seating area to entertain guests this summer with our modern gabion walling.

Available in two sizes, our gabion baskets will arrive flat-packed alongside a bag of oversized slate paddlestones. The idea is that you assemble the baskets and fill them with the slate to achieve your desired effect.

To design a more comfortable area for your guests to sit, you could consider placing several planks of wood of medium-thickness on top to create a bench-style look. Plus, to make it feel even more cosy you could bring out cushions and throws during the peak of summer.


If there are unsightly or lack-lustre walls present and you are looking for a quick solution to resolve the problem, take a look at our beautiful collection of veneer.

With several effects, styles, finishes, and colours available to choose from; we’re bound to have something to match your garden aesthetic. Enjoy everything from wood effect veneer to concrete and travertine options too.

What’s great about veneer is that it is easy to install and flexible enough to bend and adhere to a wide range of surfaces.

Plus, rest assured that the veneer at Stone & Surfaces Direct is environmentally friendly and delivered directly from the manufacturing source. As a result of this, our carbon footprint is significantly reduced.

With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, and interior solutions worldwide; we are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior. Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.

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