One of the reasons the block paving on driveways is so popular is due to wide variety of laying patterns that are available when you when you choose block paving for your driveway, patio or garden area.
Here we will highlight some of the various pattern styles that are available for you to choose from when it comes to laying block paving on your driveway.
Stretcher bond is generally used on pathways and garden areas. The benefit a stretcher bond is it can be laid without any real type of cutting required. It can be curved gradually to go around pathways. Stretcher bond is also commonly used as a laying pattern for a border around driveway. You will often see it laid in singular strips or double strips around a driveway.
Herringbone pattern is most commonly laid pattern of block paving. The reason for this is because of interlocking. When you look at the side of the block pavior you will see little protruding sections under pavior. This is to ensure a gap for kiln dried sand and also to lock the paving in place. We would always recommend standard block paving on driveway 45° or 90° herringbone pattern.
The basket weave pattern is very commonly used on patio areas it can be laid in groups and provided you have mapped out your area correctly you won’t to carry out any cuts to your paving. As a decorative pattern it looks very nice however for heavy traffic areas would not recommend this pattern
OFFSET / STAGGERED
The offset staggered pattern is generally used with a form of block paving known as Tegula paving or cobblestone style paving depending on which manufacturer you use. The most popular paving manufacturers are Marshalls Paving and Tobermore.
It can be laid in a variety of sizes ranging in general small medium to large sized paving. You can opt to lay this pattern using all three varieties or using a single a variety if you choose to use a single a variety we recommend opting for the larger medium-size. The small size makes it very hard to offset the lines due to the size of the block.
The above options apply to both standard block paving and using block paving on a permeable driveway which you can see here.
We can lay all these types of block paving patterns and more on your driveway/patio or garden area. We can lay block paving inside of steps, which you can read about here.
We hope this guide has given you some idea on the various types of block paving that is available to choose from. You can read about our block paving laying services here. If you need more information please do not hesitate to get in touch, our Proven Local specialists would love to discuss your driveway or patio project with you.