Using Setts in the Public Realm

Natural materials have been extensively used for carriageway surfaces for hundreds of years in the form of wood blocks‚ crushed stone‚ stone setts and paving. The following link seeks to provide a practical overview to specifically highlight key issues when designing schemes with setts‚ particularly in the carriageway.

Written by Urban Design London (UDL) in conjunction with CED Ltd and others‚ this document will:
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this subject further‚ please contact us.

  • help people to decide when to use setts
  • give a historical background to the sources of setts in London streets
  • identify projects that have worked well and others not so well
  • offer links to more detailed guidance and resources

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