Race to 1,000m [Spring Update]: Are you a winner?

Here at Primethorpe Paving, we take care of our regular customers. We keep tabs on just how much our customers are ordering from us, and reward them accordingly. It’s been a little while since we have updated everyone with the ‘leader-board’, so here’s a reminder of how it works:

  • Each customer that reaches 500 SQM of paving/cobbles in the period October 2017 – September 2017 can collect a free Hand-sawn Plant Pot to complete a project or place in their own garden.
  • Each customer that reaches 1,000 SQM of paving/cobbles can collect a free stone bench, again, either for a customer or their own garden.
  • The FIRST customer to reach 1,000 SQM will receive a luxury weekend break for two – Destination, date & itinerary is completely flexible and will be discussed upon reaching the milestone.

Simple! So take a look at the infographic below to see just how all of our regular customers are getting on:




















Over the course of the winter, there has been a few changes within the race. Still no change at the top, but The Garden Construction Company are being caught fast! Here’s a break down of the top 8:

1st – The Garden Construction Company (Steve Arrel)
2nd – Hazelwood Landscapes (https://www.hazelwoodlandscapes.com/)
3rd – Marram Gardens (http://www.marramgardens.co.uk/)
4th – AJS Landscapes (http://www.ajslandscapes.com/)
5th – Alan Gardener

The Garden Construction Company are within 100 SQM of claiming their first prize, but Hazelwoods are gaining fast, less than 30 SQM behind them. Who’s going to be the first to claim the prize? It’s anyone’s guess.

As we head into our busiest period – there’s no telling how much is going to change over the next few months, so keep yourself updated and see if you can get yourself featured on our race!

All the best,
Primethorpe Team

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A Hearth in Time for Christmas | 5 Reasons We Are The Best Solution [Blog]

Looking for the perfect hearth to gather around in time for Christmas?

Our stone elves have been working hard for the last few weeks getting everyone’s hearths ready for Christmas. But time is running out! If you are after a hearth for your new, warm wood burner, the 16th December is the last day you can place an order to guarantee Christmas delivery. So don’t hang about!

After weeks of non-stop work, we’d like to showcase a few of our beautiful hearths that we’ve made in the run up to Christmas to demonstrate how you simply cannot match our quality and finish!

So here are 5 reasons you should get in touch with us first!: 

  1. We will cut to exact specifications – Accurately & Quickly Every Time – we will work closely with you to make sure you get exactly what you need and that your hearth will arrive ready to fit.


2) No matter the Requirements, we can accommodate – if you need a hole in a specific place for a gas pipe. Not a problem!

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3) After a back-panel as well? No problem. We can do two-piece hearths – We can work around any and all requirements. It doesn’t matter what you are after, we’ll work to see if we can help!



4)  No… Seriously… It doesn’t matter –  We can quote for any and every style & shape.


5) Oh, and also… we have fabulous ranges that you wont find anywhere else. A lot of these are exclusive stock only and aren’t advertised online. So give us a call and we’ll “show you what we got”.



I mean, check that out!^^^


If you want to get in touch, just give us a call on 01733 810161 and we’ll talk through all your requirements. Alternatively, email us at sales@primethorpepaving.co.uk and we can issue a quote straight away.

If you want to have a complete look at our hearth collection – simply click here –> http://primethorpepaving.co.uk/product-category/fire-hearth-stone/

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Who Can Already Taste that Luxury Weekend Break? [Competition]

Another month over… Have the standings changed in our race to 1,000m? Remember, the first ‘athlete’ to pass the 1000 SQM mark earns themselves a free weekend luxury break to mark their efforts! All participants that reach 500SQM earn a hand cut, natural cut plant pot and those who manage 1000 SQM (runners up!) will receive a natural stone bench to add a finishing touch to their garden.



With a handful of new customers reaching the 100m mark, the race is slowly turning into a marathon. 4 new entrants in November:

  • Belvoir Landscapes
  • Granite Brick
  • James Long
  • Roger Simms

Welcome to the race. Game on!


Updating you from last month we had the Garden Construction Company out to an early lead, with:

  • 2nd place – 150 SQM – Alan Gardner
  • 3rd place – 147 SQM – Mark Wright
  • 4th place – 132 SQM – Marram Gardens
  • 5th place – 107 SQM – AJS Lanscapes

in hot pursuit.


So, how is this month looking?:


You can see that no one has yet managed to catch up to The Garden Construction Company. They have maintained their lead and purchased 319.27 SQM of stone through two months.

As for the other podium places:

  • 2nd Place – Alan Gardner – 217.93 SQM
  • 3rd Place – Mark Wright – 176.06 SQM

With every single other athlete between 110 & 150 SQM purchased, it could not be closer. 

As we approach our quieter period, it’s good the see the numbers still rising. If you recognise one of your landscapers on the list, give them a push and help them earn themselves a holiday. I’m sure they would appreciate it!

All the best,

The Primethorpe Team

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HELP! Have you Purchased Anything from us in the Last Year?

Hi everyone!

We had a fantastic year last year. We sold a huge variety of products throughout the year – Sandstone Paving, Limestone Paving, Granite Paving, Fireplace Hearths, Stone Benches, Stone Flower Pots, you name it – but we haven’t seen any of the finished products! How sad.

So we’re asking anyone who’s bought something from us if they could quickly snap a picture and send it across to us. We’d love to create a gallery full of all the things people have bought from us over the last few months, but we need some pictures.

So, if you’re one of these people – simply fill out the form below. We’ll be forever grateful. If you leave your email or contact details, we’ll even try and sort a special rate for your next order. We look forward to hearing from you all.


The Primethorpe Team

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Are You the Closest to Winning a Holiday? – Race to 1,000m Update

The first month of our competition is pretty much over & it’s good to see some of our customer are already making significant tracks towards the goal of 1,000m.

After a month – storming to an early lead we see The Garden Construction Company. After three large orders through the month, the GCC have amassed themselves 242 SQM of paving and 37 SQM of cobbles. Already over halfway to the target of 500 SQM for a free handmade planter, the early money would be on these guys to make it across the line first. Where’s your money going?


The remaining ‘athletes’ over 100 SQM break down as follows:

2nd place – 150 SQM – Alan Gardner

3rd place – 147 SQM – Mark Wright

4th place – 132 SQM – Marram Gardens

5th place – 107 SQM – AJS Lanscapes

In 6th place, just short of 100 SQM is Paul Sheehan Building & Groundworks

With The Garden Construction Company storming out to an early lead, it remains to be seen if they will be caught. You can see just how close it is for 2nd at this early stage so everything to play for!

As people reach the 100 SQM mark, we will add them to the track. Interested to see how the next few months will pan out. Look out for our November update!

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Is There a Less Stressful Way to Purchase a New Patio?



It’s hardly a secret. Buying a new patio is an experience that is often fraught with potential issues. We find there are usually two routes that you can go down when looking to create a new garden space:

  • The first, plump for formed concrete slabs. These slabs are man-made and as a result are more consistent than their natural counterparts. This tends to take some of the stress out of purchasing as you know exactly what you are getting. However, the product you end up with is often neither exciting nor durable. Concrete slabs are slightly duller with a teeny-tiny life span, but hey – at least they are consistent!
  • As for the second option, you can go for natural paving slabs. These have formed over thousands of years – yep, thousands! – and as a result are always unique and very, very durable. However, these aren’t without fault – these products are cut straight out of the ground, and as a result you simply cannot guarantee consistency between slabs. What one supplier calls Raj Green Paving may be more similar to another suppliers Autumn Brown Paving which can make the whole process slightly more concerning. The colours of natural slabs are beautiful and will last a heck of a lot longer than their concrete friends, but we completely understand the stress that comes with buying natural slabs.

It’s easy enough to get torn between the two options. But at Primethorpe, we are certain that the best way to go with your patio is natural – it’s a no brainer – the slabs will last longer and simply look way more attractive (plus they are thousands of years old! What a conversation piece). We’ve done everything we can do make this process less stressful and ensure you know you will love what you are getting before you purchase.

Our Online Showroom is unlike anything else we’ve come across. Not only only does it allow you to view all of our product ranges, but all the slabs you see are photographed from our actual stock – so the colours and finishes are all slabs that have physically been through our yard. This means you can see the exact colour and style you will get – these are not computer generated images, these are actual slabs, that we have actually touched and then actually photographed!

The software lays the slabs in front of your eyes:


Simply click ‘Style’ in the top left corner and you will be able to see all of the ranges we have available:


Click any range you like the look of and see exactly what it would look like when laid. You can even see an example of it in an imaginary patio setting!:


Limestone paving, Sandstone Paving, Granite Paving & Slate Paving are all available to view. As are our huge range of cobbles – perfect for use on a driveway (You can even see them used in this way!):


The software is fantastic and we hope that it takes some of the stress and uncertainty away from purchasing natural paving. We understand that the biggest issue with natural paving is consistency in the colours – but hopefully by photographing all of our products and using them in this way, we can take away a huge amount of that uncertainty. We think it is far and away the best way to go with a new patio as you simply cannot match the finish of natural stone and as everything you can see on this software is stock that has physically been through our yard, you can know for sure what to expect from each and every colour range that we supply.

We highly recommend having a play around with the software – it’s a great tool and you can see all of our product ranges, both sealed and unsealed, as well as in different laying patterns.

Click HERE to check out the Online Showroom

A link to the showroom can also be found on the homepage, so feel free to check back in with us whenever you like!


If you are interested in having a chat with us or getting a quote – simply give us a call on 01733 810161 or send us an email to sales@primethorpepaving.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Primethorpe Team


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COMPETITION – The Race to 1000m

Hi everyone,

As we’ve reached the end our trading year, we’d like to reach out to all of our customers and thank you all for your continued support over the last few years. We have had a brilliant summer 2016 and this would not have been possible without you guys making this work. Not only have you helped keep our lights on for the last 5 years, but with so many fantastic regular customers – it makes coming to work each day a pleasure, so thank-you once again. We’ll end the soppy thank-yous there, as we have an exciting announcement to make!

Primethorpe Paving: The Race to 1,000m 

Starting from October 1st 2016, we will be able to track every meter of paving purchased by each and every one of our customers. So we came up with an idea – with all the faces we see on a regular basis, we’ve always been curious about how much everyone goes through each year – why not reward our regulars for sticking by us?

The Race is designed to reward our most loyal customers with milestones throughout the year, with the first customer to reach 1,000 SQM of stone purchased winning a luxury weekend break for two 2. The milestones are broken down as follows:

  •  500SQM – Each customer that reaches this milestone will receive a natural stone plant pot to take home free of charge.
  • 1st to 1,000SQM – The first customer to reach 1,000m2 on the year wins the grand prize of a luxury weekend away.
  • 1000SQM – After 1000SQM has been reached for the first time, all subsequent 1km hitters will receive a free Rainbow Sandstone bench to add that finishing touch to their own, or a client’s garden.

The Race is completely free to enter. Simply pop down to our office, give us a call or send us an email letting us know you want to enter and we will begin to track every single meter of your orders.

Don’t worry if you’re only just noticing this competition and it’s already January – we will back-date everything to 1st October 2016! All orders from this date count.

For the grand prize – the date, location & specific break activities to be decided with the winner after 1,000 SQM has been reached. Value circa. £300.

We look forward to working with everyone and hope for another successful year. Best of luck to everyone! T&Cs can be found below.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter is Primethorpe Paving Ltd (company no. 03843267) whose registered office is at Bank Chambers 27a Market Place Market Deeping PE6 8EA Peterborough.
  2. Employees of Primethorpe Paving or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee to enter this competition. Purchase of any slabs or cobbles from Primethorpe Paving Ltd is enough to signify entry.  Anyone who purchases one of these products is entitled to enter.
  4. Route to entry for the competition – From the 1st October 2016 simply drop into our office, call us or email us and inform us of your intention to join The Race and we will take the required information to make sure your orders are followed.

4a. If you are carrying out work for an end client who will be purchasing the stone themselves, we are able to count this towards your total. However, you will need to call ahead and inform us that this is happening so we know to add this to your total. Simply leave the name of your customer.

  1. Closing date for entry will be 30th September 2017. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  2. Orders cannot be counted until they have left our yard. Orders that are being held will not count towards totals until you have collect/they have been delivered.
  3. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  4. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are outlined above.
  5. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  6. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  7. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  8. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 24hrs of hitting a milestone. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize. If the grand prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, we will defer the prize to the 2nd person to reach this milestone.
  9. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  10. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  12. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  13. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  14. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after the grand prize has been claimed. The result we be published on social media.
  15. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Primethorpe Paving Ltd and not to any other party.


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