Laying Patterns For Block Paving
At Select Paving, we like to ensure our customers are always kept informed and up to date on their choices when it comes to paving. Here is a selection of patterns that can be installed using either the Kilsaran range or Tobermore range. Call us for more information.
HERRINGBONE PATTERN 45 or 90 DEGREE
This is the most popular choice for block paving. Laying the paving in opposite directions at a 45 or 90-degree angle will create a “V” shape that locks solidly in position, making it suitable for high-traffic areas like walkways, driveway surfaces and patios. Its popular for its lasting strength, interlocking and ability to insert diamonds and other patterns that will delight the eye.
Laid in circular rows to form its namesake, the circular pattern is most often used for driveways and patios to break up a large open area or give a specific area a function. For example, an area where you would sit or put your table and chairs on. Outside of it can be any surface as it joins in beautifully with all types of paving, imprint, gravel or tarmac. It can be done in a variety of textures and colours.
BASKETWEAVE. SUITABLE FOR PATHS AND PATIOS
This interesting design uses vertical and horizontal pairs for a vintage look and feel. The style mimics old-fashioned landscaping and does not need to cut any of the block paving used if you adjust the overall width accordingly. A great way to make your outdoor patio more interesting, the pattern is also great for partial use in driveway design since it can bring an unusual look to it. Still, we would not recommend it on big open driveways.
STRETCHER BOND PAVING
The stretcher is a simple, visually effective and easy method to install; the paving is laid side by side in a linear pattern that makes smaller areas appear more prominent. This style of paving looks beautiful on curved areas or on a pathway. However, we don’t recommend it on a high-traffic area like a driveway because it is not interlocking and can be prone to movement, especially on the edges if heavy vehicle pressure is constantly applied.
STAGGERED / OFFSET PATTERN
This beautiful design is created using cobblestones or paving blocks cut to different specifications. The resulting random series of different lengths fit together in an eye-catching way which is perfect for driveway paving, patio paving and other areas where you want to combine the beauty and durability of your paving stones with an old traditional style and feel.
Want to learn more? You can visit our block paving to learn more about the different types of paving, or you can visit paving services to see more options available.