Paving designs with block paving have moved a long way from simple herringbone and basketweave layouts commonly seen in the 1980s and 1990s.

In this post we’ll take a look at some inspiring designs using block paving.

Paving Designs Block Paving Ideas

Block paving combinations offer a wide range of design options. Variations in both colour blends and block sizes mean visually stunning surfaces can be created.

The driveway surface below has used two tone effect and created a bold border and also used different textured blocks.

Modern Driveways Block Paving Drivesett Argent

Block Paving Marshalls Drivesett Argent

Below shows the same driveway and the design matches with the house creating a unique and eye catching look.

Block Paving Marshalls Drivesett Argent and Natrale Slate

Marshall’s Drivesett Argent and Natrale Combination

In terms of contemporary block paving designs using the same block size with alternating lighter colours can really create a stunning and modern feel.

Modern Driveway Marshalls driveline metro block paving

Contemporary block paving with Marshalls Driveline Metro blocks

Paving Designs – Block Paving Edging

And any contemporary design needs curves. For a long time this had been a limitation of block paving, but thoughtfully designed edging options allow curves to easily be achieved. Keep in mind that curves using block edging can only be achieved with larger blocks.

Block paving edging

Block paving with elegant curves

Alternative block paving edging curves can also be created using metal such as steel or aluminium edging restraints.

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Block paving curving with steel edging

Block paving designs can be environmentally friendly too! The driveway showing steel edging above is also using permeable block paving. The serrated edges along the blocks allow surface water to drain easily and importantly a modified sub base is used during construction.

More on permeable paving

Paving Designs – Top Tips for Block Paving Success

First, the trick to creating individual designs are to interchange both colour blends and block sizes. Keep this in mind from the outset.

Secondly, visualise whether you intend to create a bold and eye catching design that really stands out, or do you want to integrate colour blends to effortlessly match with the exterior decor of your house?

Thirdly, use a block paving design tool (these are available from block paving manufacturers such as Bradstone and Marshalls) and experiment with different combinations.

Finally, leverage the knowledge and experience of your chosen block paving installation company.

Block Paving Companies….What to Look Out For

We hope you have found this post useful and please look at some of our other posts on paving designs.

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Steve Goldstone
Author: Steve Goldstone

Steve has been in the driveway and construction industry for a long time and knows the ins and outs of the business. His aim is to help consumers see the wood through the trees in the world of concrete, resin, paving and patios!

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