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Best Paving Designs Block paving

Best Paving Design Ideas

Paving Designs with block paving have moved a long way from the simple herringbone and basketweave layouts 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 paving design options. Variations in both colour and block size, mean visually stunning surfaces can be created.

In creating the driveway surface below, a two tone effect has been used. The bold border has been created by using a different textured and coloured block.

The image below shows the same driveway from a different angle. It is clear that the driveway design matches the house very well, creating a modern look that is unique and eye catching.

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

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 be achieved.

Keep in mind that curves using block edging can only be achieved with larger blocks.

Block Paving with Elegant Curves

Block Paved Border

Paving Designs Block Paving

Block paving is often used as a border for other driveway surface products. It makes the driveway look tidy and finished, especially when the colour of the blocks compliments the main driveway surface as is the case in this driveway.

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

Block Paving Curving with Steel Edging

Block paving designs can be environmentally friendly too! The driveway showing the steel edging above, is also using permeable block paving.

The serrated  edges along the blocks allow surface water to drain easily. Importantly a modified sub base is used during construction.

Driveway Paving Block Paving

Driveway Paving block paving

Beautiful driveway created with Interlock Pavers. The colour shades and different block sizes make this driveway stand out!

Block Paving Designs with Border

block paving border

The simple design and soft colours compliment the home perfectly.

The lighter border make the driveway more interesting without taking the focus away from the property.

Various Tinted Grey Blocks Paving

block paved driveway

The 3 different tints of grey on this driveway create a modern looking driveway surface.

See more paving design ideas below.

Circular Driveway

paving design ideas circular driveway

This circular driveway is a great paving design idea when you have the space!

The Holland Stone in Bella and Tuscana are a beautiful and warm colour combo for any driveway!

Different Block Types

paving designs block paving

This paving design is truly different as a rounded shape is created in a different style block. 

The colour is conisistent (though hard to see in this image due to the shade) and the driveway is very well installed. 

Warm Coloured Driveway

block paving design ideas

While it’s an unusual driveway, the warm colour combination of this driveway compliment the house well. 

Paving Designs – Top Tips for Block Paving Success

First, the trick to creating individual designs, are to interchance 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 whether you want to integrate colour blends to effortlessly match 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.

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

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