As I always say "a cut paving slab always looks like a cut slab". Sometimes a patio will need a slab cut to size, to fit in to the measurements of the garden. When you cut a slab you loose the edge and expose the ingredients. The edge of the cut can look unsightly but when the slab is pointed it hides this edge.
What you must never ever do, in my book, is leave an exposed edge for all to see. Well we are working in Parkwood Rainham at the moment. A so called professional landscaping company in the Medway Towns has done just that to a pathway next door to the garden we are working on. The bottom step is at an angle so the slab has to be cut to fit the shape, fair enough I say, but inside of laying and extra brick high so that the slab fits into the void, therefore hiding the cut edge, they have left the bricks low so the slab rests on top of the brick exposing the cut edge. Bad Practice, very Bad Practice. Not only that the customer apparently was charged a lot of money for the privilege.