Thakeham Landscaping Products

Thakeham Tiles is a concrete manufacturer based in Storrington, West Sussex.  For over 75 years this family run business has been producing an evolving range of garden products using locally sourced materials and supplying throughout the South East. The company started in 1933, producing concrete roof tiles but seeing little future in this they started manufacturing paving slabs and walling blocks instead. Since Kebur Garden Materials stopped manufacturing their own paving in the early 2000’s, Thakeham have been a key supplier for them.  Thakeham prove to be a reliable supplier and the two companies seek to continue their prosperous working relationship.  The key lines that Thakeham supply to Kebur are two lines of wet cast paving; Regency Ripple and Flagstone Riven Edge.  With both of these ranges there are various sizes and circle features available.  In addition to this Thakeham supply Kebur with the elegant Sovereign paving with its antique colours and hand tooled textures that capture the smooth timeworn look of chancery settings.  Furthermore the textured Sussex Paving and indeed the complete Thakeham range can be ordered from Kebur. Thakeham are also a big supplier of structural concrete blocks and the growth in this sector has risen to such an extent that it now caters for around half of their business. A wander around the site at Thakeham and you quickly discover that some of the techniques and machinery is quite archaic, but quite simply these tried and tested techniques continue to prove to be the most effective way of producing certain elements of their range.  For example the semi drymix rock faced walling, screen walling blocks, pier caps...

Low Cost Paving Options

At Kebur we supply a vast range of paving from simple utility paving through to the most luxurious of premium natural stone options.  There are solutions to create an ultra modern garden with clean lines as well as more rugged looking paving suited to traditional cottage gardens.  With both natural stone paving and reconstituted stone there is a large choice and price range.  Here though we explore some of the reconstituted stone/concrete options on offer at the more budget end of the scale.  Some old tried and tested favourites produced by family run Sussex manufacturers Thakeham Tiles and some newer options that paving giants Bradstone have created in recent years.  All options are of around £20.00 per square metre or below showing that an attractive patio can still be created without it costing a fortune, an important consideration in the current economic climate. Thakeham Flagstone Riven Edge Flagstone Riven Edge Paving succesfully reproduces and captures the elegance of natural York stone.  The colours, surface textures and edge details have been carefully selected to suit the regional character of traditional gardens.  When purchased in the 7.3 square metre patio packs this paving represents excellent value at £20.41* per square metre.  The patio packs contain a mix of three sizes; 600×600, 600×300 and 300×300 meaning a simple random pattern can be followed in the style of classic stone flagging.  With the Vintage and Old Cotswold colours recently added to the range there are now five colours to choose from with Weathered Old York, York and Autumn the long established shades.  Circle features are also available.  For full details see the Kebur...