hydraulic-pressed concrete flags - For driveways and patios, the standard "3x2" and "2x2" flags and natural, red and buff colours. With a block paving border and kerb edgings, these can look every bit as attractive as a block paved driveway or patio, with very tight joints and large unit size maintenence is low.
riven-effect patio flags - Available in 450x450mm in the usual solid colours and a number of 2-tone mixes, and 600x600mm in solid colours, wyresdale riven flags prove a great cost-effective option for patio paving.
wet-cast concrete flags - Not often used these days as their real natural stone counterparts are more cost-effective, but still available from a number of manufacturers.
resin-bound aggregates - Modern and "something a bit different". It's been around for a few decades, but has only recently become popular due to advances in the bonding technology and increased functional lifetime. These products are only as sound as the material they are applied to, and as some paving products such as block paving and tarmacadam are inherently flexible, it is not normally something we would offer as a tacked-on coat over existing paving. Installed from scratch over a thick, fibre-infused concrete base after adequate curing time and bordered with stone cobbles or sett block paving, it can look reasonably attractive, if a little more artificial than loose aggregates with its childrens-play-area aesthetics. It has highly specific, multi-step installation requirements that are often not adhered to by all installers, requiring mixing in forced-action mixers to ensure evenness (not a regular paddle or cememnt mixer, they can't offer this) and is highly dependent on weather conditions to ensure adhesion. It's also, due to its nature, not a product that can be lifted and replaced unlike individual unit block paviours and flags - so clients should be aware any access required to pipes and cables under their paving will necessarily involve destruction of the finished surface and remedial work that is unlikely to match evenly with the aaged/weathered surface. Cost is somewhat prohibitive for top quality products and it is not to be confused with resin-bonded surfacing which is effectively aggregate applied to a tack coat rather than wholly bond in an approx. 16mm deep layer with resin-bound. A much cheaper, more maintainable and less artificial-looking solution would be to use a plastic grid reinforcement system with larger, loose aggregates.
tarmacadam - A very tidy and understated surface, it however requires a lot of job-specific tools and a reliance on 3rd parties. When coupled with the low demand from clients, it makes offering macadam impractical. There are a small number of specialist macadam installers who should be contacted when that product and no other is required.
pattern imprinted concrete (PIC) - When this first appeared over here in the 80s, it was cost prohibitive and was always finished and protected by a very high-build, chemically-resistant but tricky to apply polyurethane sealant. These days, as companies compete in a spiraling race to the bottom, sealing with PU is almost never seen outside of commercial projects, instead installers opt for cheap acrylics for a fraction of the price - often requiring a reapplication within 12 months. With the surface of PIC being all-important, sealing is the most important component of all. This is why you now see, some years after the boom in PIC installation, many examples of peeling, faded, chipped, scuffed, cracked and crumbling PIC driveways. Often sold as a "maintenence-free" solution, it quickly earned a reputation as anything but. More recent wet-application PIC sealants fare even less well over time, but are often used due to allowing the installers to finish and get paid without delays. The boom in PIC installation is over, many installers went on to painting roof tiles with equally lacking sealants and re-sealing/re-colouring existing concrete driveways. I've never been convinced by any paving that cannot reasonably be lifted and replaced to access pipes and cables beneath, and therefore it's never been something I've looked to offer (despite the demand around a decade ago).