12th June 2019

With a little bit of imagination and planning, the right paving can turn any project from ordinary to extraordinary and can transform any area. Pavers are designed to be durable and robust, so they are ideal for most outdoor environments. Our pavers come in a multitude of different materials, so you’re sure to find one suitable for your requirements. 

Reconstituted limestone is a popular choice as it is hardwearing, formed over thousands of years and quarried here in Australia. It’s long lasting and remains cool to the touch on the hottest of our Summer days. 

Exposed Aggregate, quartz stone pavers have a unique finish, designed to glisten in the light because of an array of combined crystalline stones that we add ourselves from local companies.

Natural Travertine pavers are created from porous rock, but is still tough and durable to withstand the ever-changing climate. Our Travertine range comes in neutral colours to suit a multitude of settings and landscaped areas. 

Whatever your taste is pavers, we can supply matching capping for your swimming pool, edge or steps for a total streamlined look.

SIZE AND DEPTHS OF PAVING

Paving can come in different shapes and sizes, formats, colours and finishes. It all depends on your preference as to whether you want to mix and match different colours. You may want to lay a uniform pattern or create a random pattern of your own.

Some of the more popular pavers measure 400mm x 400mm and an extra large one is 600mm x 300mm. Depending on the requirements of your project, you can also source a larger paver if necessary. 

Pavers are also available in various thickness levels. A driveway with heavy vehicular use would require 60mm or 70mm pavers, whereas, in a backyard, pavers of 30mm or 40mm thickness would suffice.

PREPARATION

Preparing your paving base is critical to the success of your project. A low clay content sand offers great results, as will cracker dust. Both materials will compact hard, to create a strong sub-surface for your ready to lay pavers.

If you plan on installing a 20mm outdoor tile, it’s recommended to use cracker dust as a base and cement to stick the tiles down.

PAVING PATTERNS

The number of paving patterns to choose from when laying is endless. Popular ones include Stacker Bond, 90-degree Herringbone, Basket Weave and Stretcher Bond and French Patterns are also very common choices.

MAINTENANCE

We’re often asked about the maintenance required to look after pavers. The answer is if they are laid correctly, the will need limited attention.

Once you’ve laid out your pavers, make sure you finish the project by using a pave lock sand. When this white and is swept into the paving joints and watered in, it will set like grout to eliminate nearly all ants and weeds from growing between the pavers.

SEALING

We always recommend you clean and seal your pavers to protect them from staining. You can have this done professionally or do it yourself by utilising sealing products. 

You’ll need to use a sealer which best suits your pavers and project, depending on your requirements, you may need a water base or solvent sealer.