Block paving is a stunning, decorative way of laying a pavement or hardstanding area.
At Complete Drives & Patios, we’re block paving experts.
Our team of professionals are here to help you pave practically any area in beautiful brickwork, providing an attractive driveway experience for both homeowners and businesses.
Block paving began to appear across Britain and Ireland back in the 1980s.
Back then, it was a rather simple affair involving the placement of clay bricks in simple patterns.
Today, block paving has developed considerably, and now there are dozens of patterns, brick colours and shapes to choose from.
As a result, you need a block paver who can help you navigate the market while at the same time, providing timely and helpful guidance for which style to choose.
Two types of bricks are usually used in the construction of block paving hardstanding areas, driveways and forecourts: concrete and clay.
Both have their distinct advantages and disadvantages.
If you want your driveway to last a long time, then clay blocks are ideal.
Thanks to their naturally weather-resistant properties, they often last decades.
The sun’s rays can cause some bricks to discolour over time, but not clay.
That’s because the colouring of clay bricks is natural - it’ll last the lifetime of the blocks themselves.
Clay comes in a range of colours meaning that you can create beautiful patterns.
Concrete blocks are a lot less expensive than clay, thanks to the basic manufacturing process.
Concrete is incredibly strong.
As a result, concrete paving blocks can be textured to provide an additional visual flourish.
Concrete block paving can be made into practically any size or shape required.
As a result, concrete provides you with greater versatility than clay.
Though concrete block paving will usually last 20 years, colours can fade.
Also, the aggregate that makes up the concrete blocks can become exposed with progressive wear and tear.
If you’re looking for professionals who can lay stunning block paving on your driveway, forecourt or private road, then you’ve come to the right place.
Our experts are here to guide you through the entire process, offering one-on-one advice whenever you need it.
Worried about costs?
Our team can assess your needs and provide you with a no-obligation quote, free of charge.
Thanks to our enormous experience and strict training standards, all our staff are highly trained professionals who are experts in laying block paving.
From the simple to the complicated, we can help you with any design.
If you’re not sure which block paving option to choose for your particular location, we can help.
We’ll talk you through the pros and cons of different paving block materials as well as help you decide which colours and patterns are suitable for your area.