Slide 1 - Intro
Hi, this is a short video guide on some of the most commonly used block paving patterns for driveways, patios and paths
Slide 2 – 45 Degree Herringbone
The most popular style of block paving pattern is the 45 degree herringbone. This is because it offers the highest degree of interlock, therefore making it the strongest pattern to choose from. Due to its strength its ideal for use on driveways and will suit any style of property
Slide 3 – 90 Degree Herrringbone
Another popular variation of the herringbone pattern is the 90 degree herringbone. It has the same benefits as the 45 degree version but with the blocks arranged at 90 degrees. Due to their strength, both herringbone patterns make the ideal choice for driveways as well as patios and paths.
Slide 4 – Stretcher Bond
Another popular style of pattern is the stretcher bond. The stretcher does not have the same level of strength as the herringbone pattern as you don’t get the same interlock so there can be potential for movement between the courses. In the majority of cases stretcher bond is suitable for driveways as long as the pattern runs from left to right as you look at the house and that the drive is not heavily trafficked. The stretcher bond is more than adequate when used for areas such as patios and paths
Slide 5 – 45 Degree Stretcher Bond
A variation of the stretcher bond pattern is the 45 degree stretcher, which of course has all the same strengths and weaknesses of the linear stretcher bond and also looks great when used for patios and paths.
Slide 6 – Stretcher Bond – 3 Block Sizes
Some styles of block come in three different sizes such as the Marshalls Tegula range: with a larger block usually measuring 240mm by 160 along with smaller blocks measuring 160 by 160 and 120 by 160. These blocks are best laid in a stretcher bond pattern
Slide 7 – 45 Degree Stretcher – 3 Block Sizes
And of course the stretcher bond can also be arranged at a 45 degree angle
Slide 8 – Basketweave
Basketweave is a popular choice for areas such as patios and paths but as this is the weakest of the block paving patterns, basketweave is not suitable for driveways.
Slide 9 – Californian Weave
And lastly, a further variation of the Basketweave is the Californian Weave, which is a good choice for patios and paths but again this pattern should not be used for a driveway.
That concludes this short guide on the most popular block paving styles and we hope it helps you decide on the most appropriate style of paving whatever the project you are planning. For further information regarding block paving, please visit our website.
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