Why choose brick paving for your outdoor areas
With so many options available, deciding which materials to use can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve found 6 reasons why brick paving should be at the top of your list.
For variety, style and impact for your home, the flexibility that brick paving provides is hard to beat.
Brick pavers are long lasting and sturdy. They can handle extreme weather conditions, the weight of heavy vehicles and because they can expand and contract, they don't crack easily.
Brick pavers can be installed quickly by a professional and in any moderate weather conditions; and once your driveway is finished, it can be used straight away, unlike many other surfaces such as concrete, which takes time to cure.
There is something for every style and budget with a wide range of surface finishes, colours, shapes, sizes, and materials. They can also be laid in different patterns to suit your home.
Popular patterns include:
- Stretcher Bond (also known as Running Bond): This most common paving pattern requires minimal cutting for less waste. It’s a traditional pattern that replicates the classic look of brickwork.
- Herringbone: The brick pavers are laid at a 90-degree angle to one another in a zig-zag pattern.
- Basket Weave: This is one of the simplest patterns to work with and looks like a woven basket (the clue is in the name!).
Colour and texture
You will find something to complement your home by matching your paving to features such as roof tiles, bricks, or render.
The right type of pavers can help prevent slipping and tripping. Non-slip pavers are a great choice for pool surrounds and pathways, so guests, elderly relatives or children are less likely to fall.
If any of your pavers become stained or damaged, they are easy to lift and replace a small section.