Block paved drives
Block paving offer a great variety of colours they are suitable for paths and drives.
- Traditional and contemporary styles
- Can be blended with existing drives and paths
- Circle and octant features for the extra wow factor
- Large choice of colours and finishes
Block paving has been THE standard over the last 30 years. Mass production techniques have reduced the prices of manufactured blocks to a reasonable level, and made this type of paving affordable to most projects.
Brick or block paving can be used anywhere. They look great on drives and will provide many years of service. They can be used to great effect as paths, or patios, or mixed with other paving types to create a unique feature. They are a viable alternative to the more traditional asphalt or macadam surfacing. They are even being used in areas of exceptional loads, such as airport taxi-ways, docks and freight yards! They are typically laid to a set pattern such as herringbone or basketweave.
The design possibilities enabled by the use of these relatively small paving units are limited only by your imagination. If you can see it in your mind’s eye, then it can probably be constructed from block or brick paving.
There two basic types of block paving; the moulded concrete block (CBP – Concrete Block Pavers), and the kiln-fired clay brick, hence the interchangeability of the terms block and brick paving, however, both may also be known as pavers, paviors, or paviours!
The bricks and blocks are available in a range of thicknesses, from 40mm to 100mm. For domestic use, the 50mm or 60mm units are most suitable.
Amongst the blocks there is an enormous variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and textures now available, with all the major concrete paving manufacturers producing their own versions of the standard rectangular block, and also special shapes, olde-worlde looking tumbled or antiqued units, and an ever increasing array of textured blocks.
Typically blocks are non-permeable so we will build in adequate drainage.
Block paving requires annual maintenance, we recommend spraying with a weedkiller once a year in Spring and the joints can be cleaned with a metal brush or jet washed on an annual basis. Over time the sand in the joints will need replacing, but this is a simple job of brushing in new sand. We offer maintenance contracts for cleaning if required.
All our work is fully insured and guaranteed.