How to Lay Block Paving - All you need to know to create your own stunning Block Paving projects.

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How to Lay Block Paving.

If you want to learn how to lay block paving yourself to create your own projects such as driveways, patio's and paths etc then you have come to the right place. Let us show you all the tricks of the trade !

The origins of Block Paving can be traced back to early Roman times who can be credited as the first to establish hard landscaping, drainage and the foundations of modern road construction techniques. Over the last 15 - 20 years modern production techniques have been utilised to create a vast range of block types and colours to create a stunning array of paving examples stemming from these basic Roman concepts.

With many years experience in the trade and a wealth of knowledge at our disposal we have decided it is time to share some of the tricks of the trade with those of you who may like to construct block paved areas yourself on your own property without the associated costs of calling in a contractor to do it for you. To help you master the skills, techniques and know how required to produce your own block paving projects we have provided the following page links. These will give you a brief insight into what is involved and hopefully give you the confidence to attempt some of the projects included in our gallery.


As from the 1st October 2008 Planning Rules are changing !
You may now need planning permission if you intend to pave your front garden. To learn if these changes will effect your project, click the links below to visit the Governments Planning Portal or download the Technical specifications PDF for permeable paving.


The Complete Guide to DIY Block Paving is now available on Interactive CD-Rom, or see below for Immediate Download direct to your computer !

Just £5 to download !

Our CD-Rom will auto run on any windows based pc with a cd-rom drive. The downloadable program version requires no cd rom and runs directly from your hard drive. Both versions consist of 143 interactive pages packed with images, figures and all the information that you will need to know to complete anything from a basic paving project to a major driveway construction. It will guide you step by step from the planning process all the way through sub-base construction to finishing off with kiln dried sand. It even includes two case studies of projects that we have completed with photographic images of every step of the process and narrative text describing all the techniques.

A simple off road parking space for a car is roughly 3m x 6m ( 18 sq meters )

A contractor will charge you about £ 1,250 + vat for this of which roughly half is labour.

You don't need to be a professional paver to ' do it yourself ' and save over £ 600 !!!

Our cd / program is only £ 5.00 ........... you do the maths !


Separate chapters including :-

  • Block Types & Styles
  • Levels, Falls & Drainage
  • Excavation & Sub-base Preparation
  • Edgings & Borders
  • Grit Screeding & Preparation
  • Laying Patterns & Techniques
  • Special Features / Circles - etc


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To view screenshots of our cd / program in action click the image to the right :-

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