Just for my record, our builder completed the crazy paving path at the front of the cottage. We booked this job in October last year !
The old path was compromised when we had the porch built a couple of years ago meaning access around it was difficult. We didn't want a 'new' path out of imported indian stone so about two years ago brought a pallet of broken stone from a reclamation yard. Same stone was used for the replacement front room fire from open fire to multi fuel stove, hearth etc. So we got our money's worth and based on the price of some extra stone we had to buy to make up the job, good value for money buying two years ago. I really do feel for anyone building anything right now with material costs skyrocketing.