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yorkshirelass79 Mon 05-Jun-06 13:44:31

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heavenis Mon 05-Jun-06 13:46:51

You should be fine laying them on sand. It maybe better in the long run to put a dry mix of sand and cement in between the gaps.

JackieNo Mon 05-Jun-06 13:50:24

And unless you're really strong, check you can lift the paving slabs easily. Speaking from experience here - we cheerfully went ahead and bought the ones we liked, without taking this into consideration, and it made the whole thing a nightmare to do.

yorkshirelass79 Mon 05-Jun-06 13:54:14

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yorkshirelass79 Mon 05-Jun-06 14:05:17

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nooka Mon 05-Jun-06 14:57:22

We just used sand for our path down the side of the house. the slabs were so heavy I doubt they will ever move! Luckily dh is a bodybuilder and did all the lifting (I couldn't actually lift them ). We used a couple of inches, and it was about a bag for each slab (big slabs though). The simplest thing is to ask the supplier of the slabs how much sand you will need.

yorkshirelass79 Mon 05-Jun-06 14:58:10

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yorkshirelass79 Mon 05-Jun-06 15:28:29

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