Block paving can transform your driveway into an appealing space that makes an impact on visitors and passers-by. But did you know that there are many different types of block paving that you can choose from? In this blog post, we will walk you through some of the different options that are available when it comes to block paving and how the different types fit in with the style and character of your home.
There are three main categories of block paving: standard, tegula and natural stone. Each type will have its own benefits and finish, but let’s have a closer look at some of the options so you can make a more informed choice.
Block Paving Option 1: Standard
You have probably seen standard block paving many times. It is often characterised by its 90-degree herringbone pattern which creates a strong, durable finish.
Basketweave: Typically used for gardens, pathways and square areas and is often designed to fit a particular space so the bricks don’t need to be made to fit.
Stretcher Bond: Ideal for garden areas or curved pathways. Most hand-built paving will use a stretcher bond design to give a clean edge around driveways or borders.
Block Paving Option 1: Tegula
There are three different sizes when it comes to tegula paving, small, medium or large. The paving can be either installed by size or it can combine a combination of different sizes to create the desired effect.
2 Sized Layout: While this option isn’t as popular, it helps to create a uniform appearance.
1 Sized Layout: This type of layout will often use the one sized stones, installed in either herringbone, offset or staggered pattern.
Block Paving Option 3: Natural Cobbles
Natural cobblestones are more traditional and they are available in multiple colours, installed in standard offset patterns, swirling patterns or stretcher bonds. Depending on the type of cobble that is used, it can be jointed to create a clean finish, or they can be locked in place with individual pointing.
Circled Cobble: This type of stone will be installed in a circular pattern, forming a beautiful standalone feature in an existing tarmac or paved area.
Standard Offset: Cobblestones can be laid in a staggered pattern to create a rustic aesthetic which is great for a patio or driveway. If you choose this option, it will need to be jointed together using either mortar or resin.
Find out more about block paving installations on our building services page.