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Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best


If you want to upgrade the aesthetic appearance of your property, but you’re not quite sure exactly what materials you want to use, then you should without doubt consider block paving in Bournemouth. Block paving comes in many different colours, so creating something completely unique and eye-catching can be done with ease. Many people are against block paving mainly because they feel as though it doesn’t give them much choice when it comes to creativity and that it can be a little hard to maintain. This couldn’t be further from the truth – in reality, block paving for driveways and patios is still one of the better options available to homeowners.

Block paving in Bournemouth is hard wearing and will involve very little maintenance. Block paving won’t wear down over time and it isn’t prone to cracks like tarmac. You’ll also find that it doesn’t get extremely hot during summer, therefore it is ideal if you park your vehicle on the driveway instead of in the garage. When installed by professional contractors, block paved driveways and patios are very easy to install and there are many benefits provided with this type of surface. You can have complete flexibility over your own design and just about anything is possible, whether you want a circular design with lots of colour or a criss-cross design that utilise the same colour and one, there are countless options to choose from.


For pathways, block paving in Bournemouth is an ideal material choice. Whilst for pathways you typically wont be able to add circular designs or swirls, you do have endless colour options from which to choose. Whilst maintenance for block paved pathways is low, you’ll find over time that moss and weeds grows between the bricks. This can be dealt with in a matter of seconds – the bricks themselves require no maintenance at all and they don’t fade in colour over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them breaking if a lot of pressure is applied. Block paved pathways are much more durable and hard wearing and the smaller stones give a far better support structure. Because block paving sections are so small, you can create curved pathway designs with no difficulty so you can have them going through your garden, at the front of your home or you could even have them to connect your driveway to your home.

recent project for block paving in bournemouth - image shows a patio during design


Block paving is an excellent material to use for your driveway. The stones themselves have lots of grip, and this is ideal for when it comes to winter. You won’t need to fret about the floor getting slippery as much and you won’t need to worry about the weight of your vehicle cracking the stones. Some people think about having paving stones in their driveway, but this isn’t a practical choice. The stones can crack with ease if enough pressure is applied and in some situations they might even lift up so they will need replacing if that ever happens. Block paving, however, doesn’t present you with this problem and you will also find that it can support large vehicles as well. A block paved driveway can be laid in a multitude of different colours and designs – the sky is the limit when it comes to the design.


If you want to install block paving on your patio then you should certainly take a look at the advantages that it has to offer. Many people think that wood decking is the better option when it comes to outside flooring but it unquestionably has a lot of problems. Wood can rot over time, and it can be susceptible to mites and other insect infestations. With block paving in Bournemouth, you won’t experience any such problems, and the only thing you’ll want to worry about is a little bit of moss growing in-between your stones. Block paving is a great choice for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

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If you are considering block paving in Bournemouth and would like us to provide a free site survey and quotation, please contact our installation team today. See our other services here.

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