New Delivery Charges from 1st February 2023

After a period of quite severe inflationary pressure where we have absorbed supplier price increases as far as possible, to ensure we can maintain our service levels we have made the decision to introduce a charging mechanism that more accurately reflects the actual costs incurred in making a lorry delivery to our customers.
As many of you will be aware, these are the first changes to our delivery charges since Madingley Mulch began trading in 1999!
The following changes will be made from 1st February: Our minimum order value eligible for delivery will increase from £40 to £50 Delivery charges will now be applied to all orders to reflect the combined cost of distance travelled and space taken up on the lorry.
Please see our delivery page for more information about the new charges.

Using Indian Sandstone Paving in Your Garden


Natural paving is becoming increasingly popular in gardens in the Cambridge area, with Indian sandstone being a top choice because of its attractive appearance and range of colours. Here at Madingley Mulch we supply a wide range of sandstone slabs and have recently created a display of them at the front of our shop, also including raised beds, trellis and wooden fencing.

Our Indian sandstone also helped us to win the cup for the best large trade stand at the Gransden Show, a popular annual agricultural event in Cambridgeshire, in September. We are already planning to take part in this year’s event.

Madingley Mulch has recently cut the price of Indian sandstone paving slabs, helping to make them a still more affordable option for your garden. We sell ‘patio packs’, which cover an area of 15.25m2.

Advantages of Indian Sandstone

Natural stone paving slabs made from Indian sandstone are an appealing alternative to concrete, which will enhance a whole range of garden settings. The textures vary because of it being natural stone which means that, if they become weathered with time, this will only enhance their natural appearance.

Our range includes Raj green, camel, mint and grey, which are all naturally varied in shade rather than being too bright. These warm and subtle colours are especially suitable for older properties and gardens, looking rustic and understated, but also make an exciting contrast with modern building and garden designs. This means these stones are very versatile and can be used in a whole range of different garden designs, from traditional cottage gardens to those in a more urban setting.

When you install hard landscaping features, you want them to last for years ahead. So it’s good to know that natural stone slabs are more durable than some other types of garden stone, with grey slabs weathering especially well. Another advantage is slip resistance. One of the reasons sandstone patio slabs are so popular both in Cambridgeshire and across the UK is that, even when wet, this type of stone is less slippery than other types of stone which can be difficult to walk on in bad weather.

Indian Sandstone

Where to Use Indian Sandstone

You can either use sandstone in just a small area of your garden as a feature, or to create larger areas of paving. It is an especially popular choice for laying patios, with the variety of slab sizes in our packs meaning it is easy to cover areas of various shapes. Indian sandstone can also be hand-cut if necessary.

The choice of shades available means you choose colours which will complement both the brickwork of your home and the rest of your garden, such as your style of fencing. Once you have chosen your patio stone colour, you can then go on to choose furniture and planters which echo and bring out the colours of the stone, or create contrast. It is also possible to choose decorative garden edging stones from our wide range which will go well with sandstone, helping to create a rustic and natural theme.

If we don’t have the exact patio stones that you require in stock, contact the shop on 01954 212144 to let us know what colours you would like, and we will do our best to get them in for you.

As well as selling natural paving, Madingley Mulch also sell a wide range of other garden and DIY supplies in our Cambridge shop. This means you can choose the equipment you need not only to lay your Indian stone paving, but also to complete all your garden construction projects. We also offer a delivery service to customers in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Natural Paving  – Follow the link for more details of our Indian sandstone patio stones.

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