New Riven Paving Stone

New Riven Paving Stone

 Our new riven Paving Stone comes direct from our very own quarry to you. SYS Ltd are situates on the Yorkshire / Lancashire border and are one of the few yorkstone quarries still open & operating.

Each Paving Stone is made by hand by one of our highly skilled stone masons. To create our new riven yorkstone paving our stonemasons use a century old technique. They start by gathering large pieces of yorkstone block from the ground using heavy machinery and then hand split these down their natural beds to reveal their riven face. Using this technique means that the thickness of the paving stones does vary from piece to piece but as a guide they are approximately between 30mm – 70mm in thickness.

Due to their natural formation over millions of years our Paving Stone comes in a variety of natural colours from a light buff to a dark grey. The darker colours are formed when peat seeps inside the blocks and stains the faces of the paving stones. This formation ensures that each and every paving stone is unique.

If a more consistent colour is required we recommend our buff or grey six sided sawn paving or alternatively if you require a new riven finish we can arrrange for the stone to be shotblasted by a local company which will remove the darker colours from the paving (there is an additional charge for such).

Once the stone has been split our stone masons then create a flag stone to your requirements. You can choose between two different finishes; hand fettled or sawn edged.

Hand Fettled Paving Stone is made using a hammer and chisel. Each piece is hand made. This type of finish is perfect for someone who is seeking a more traditional look. This is the more solid choice of the two, the hand fettling ensures that the stone masons are aware of any flaws in the stone and the piece is then discarded as it is impossible to hand fettle a piece of stone that is flawed. Sawn Edged paving on the other hand is for people looking for a more contemporary finish. This look is created using a mechanical saw to create smooth as well as perfectly straight edge.

All of our yorkstone paving stones are gauged at 600 mm in width by random lengths. However, custom orders for specific sizes are welcomed but there will be an additional charge for such.

New Riven Paving Stone – Hand Fettled

£58 per Square Meter + VAT

Why not take a look how our hand fettled yorkstone flagstone is made? Check out our youtube video here.

New Riven Paving Stone – Sawn Edge

£58.00 per Square Meters + VAT

Our Yorkstone Paving is supplied on wooden pallets which contain approximately 10 square meters. Haulage can be arranged for an additional cost which starts at £36 per pallet – click here for our shipping terms and conditions.


We are able to send out a small sample of our paving via Royal Mail, or if you require a larger sample (i.e. a full sized flagstone or two!) we can arrange this for you at a small cost and will ship them via an independent hauliers.