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Different Types of Block Paving
Block paving comes in a variety of different styles and materials. Before deciding on the type of block paving it is important to consider the surroundings first, and what you intend to use it for.
There are hundreds of different patterns to choose from and the overall look is down to personal choice.
Herringbone style block paving is mainly used for both driveways and paths. If it’s a path you need paving then Basketweave style blocks are suitable. Some people use Halfbond for driveways, however we only recommend the use of Halfbond for driveways with only one orientation. If you regularly do u-turns on your driveway we recomment only using Herringbone style block paving.
One of the most impertant parts of block paving is the ground preperation work. The lands need to be stripped and doug out to a specific level first. To avoid weeds in the future a membrame should be laid. Type 1 hardcore should then be added and compacted down. The whole process shoudl be done in layers to ensure that the block paving does not sink at a later date.
The final stages involve laying a bed of screed and sand which is then levelled out before completing the design.