Flagging, Rochdale, Oldham & Neighbouring Boroughs!

By Never Bin Greener

Professionally installed flagging, for patios, pathways, driveways and porch steps across Rochdale & surrounding boroughs.

We provide professional flagging services across the Rochdale and Oldham boroughs, including:

  • Littleborough
  • Shaw
  • Heywood
  • Middleton
  • Chadderton
  • Bacup
  • Whitworth
  • Shawforth

Flagging is the process of laying flagstones or paving slabs to create a walkway, patio, or other hardscape surface. At Never Bin Greener, we lay flagging the correct way to ensure a long lasting, quality finish.

Flagging Process:

  1. The first step is to prepare the subgrade, which is the layer of crushed stone (MOT) that will support the flags. The subgrade should be level and compacted to ensure that the flags will not sink or move over time.
  2. Once the subgrade is prepared, the flags can be laid. At Never Bin Greener we always lay on a full bed of mortar, we will never just lay the flags on sand for instance & we certainly will not spot dab the flags. Spot dabbing is a term that is referred to in laying of flags, this is a process where the 4 corners and middle of the flag have just a spot of mortar instead of a full bed. This makes the flags sound hollow once walked on and makes it easier for the flags to pop and become loose over time. As well as laying the flags on a full bed of mortar, we also slurry the back of them to help bind the flags to the mortar bed. A slurry mix is a glue type substance that is painted on the back of the flags before laying.
  3. Once the flags are laid, the joints between them should be filled a jointing compound or mortar to ensure that they secure and finished.
  4. We also offer the option of sealing your flagging to help protect the finish from the elements.
  5. We lay new flags, old flags, flags that customers have bought & we also lift and relay flags that are already down. Whatever you need, Never Bin Greener have you covered!

Contact us today for a flagging quotation.


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