Block Paving

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Make your entryway truly stand out and captivate every onlooker with a stunningly arranged block-paving driveway. Our selection of premium-grade block paving bricks is perfect for your next block paving project, may that involve revamping driveways, creating pathways or simply adding the final touches to paved areas. 

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Block paving, also known as brick paving, is a popular method of creating a hard-standing surface that is both practical and visually appealing. 

It involves using blocks or bricks of various shapes, sizes, and colours, arranged in a specific pattern to create a durable and aesthetically pleasing surface.

Block paving is commonly used for driveways, patios, and pathways. 

Benefits of Using Block Paving

  • Flexibility - Unlike other hard-standing surfaces like concrete or asphalt, block paving can be easily repaired or replaced if it becomes damaged. This is because each individual block can be lifted and replaced, without the need for any extensive digging or excavating.
  • Aesthetically flexible - Whether you are looking for driveway pavers that boast a distinctive streamlined shape or a particular colour, block paving supplies are plentiful in design and colour options. 
  • Durability - Properly installed block paving can last for many years, with minimal maintenance required. It can also withstand heavy use, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic outdoor areas.

Concrete Block Paving

Concrete block pavers such as charcoal block paving are more resistant to compression than standard slabs, owing to their larger thickness and smaller surface areas. This makes them ideal for any application that requires load-bearing capacity; such as driveways with vehicles or heavy traffic.

Natural Stone Paving 

Natural stone pavers, such as granite, marble, limestone, sandstone and slate add an elegant touch to any outdoor space. 

They provide a unique decorative look that cannot be replicated by other materials. Not only are they visually appealing but they are also durable and will last for many years if properly maintained.

Natural stone setts such as granite setts offer a smart contemporary look to paving areas. 

Frequently Asked Block Paving Questions

Will Block Paving Add Value To My Home? 

Driveways made of asphalt, concrete, and block paving are known to significantly enhance the value of your property due to their exceptional durability and strength. These materials are highly resistant to weather and other external factors and demand minimal upkeep.

How Do You Maintain Block Paving?

After you install block paving, you can keep it looking pristine with regular cleaning and maintenance - a simple jet wash or soapy water does the trick! Don't forget to rinse off all of your cleaning products afterwards for the best results.

How Do You Prevent Weeds From Growing Through Block Paving?

There are a couple of methods you can use to prevent weeds from growing through your block paving. 

One way is to use a weed membrane, which can be laid down before placing the blocks. Installing a weed membrane before you lay block paving prevents weeds from reaching the blocks and growing through the spaces between them. 

Another option is to use non-toxic weed killers to eliminate any weeds at their source before they have a chance to penetrate your driveway.

What Colour Is Block Paving?

Block paving needn't be boring; it is available in a range of different colours from yellow to red. 

Will I Need Planning Permission For Driveway Block Paving Installation?

If you opt for paving blocks that enable proper drainage, then there is no need to obtain official approval before laying them in your driveway or garden.

What Is The Average Block Paving Cost Per M² (Square Metre)? 

The ordinary cost for block paving in the United Kingdom is around £70 - £120 per m². However, rates can differ based on location, craftsman experience and type of materials used. For instance, concrete blocks are usually cheaper than clay or natural stones which also affects labour costs. 

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