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Block Paving Essex
Block Paving Drives, Block Paving Paths throughout Essex and surrounding areas

In the last decade there has been tremendous growth in block paving throughout Essex and the UK. Block paving is now the number one choice for drives and paths in Essex, and for very good reason. With the huge variety of block paving products on the market you can now have a driveway or path in block paving that is designed to suit your property and ideas, and at a very cost effective price.

Brick and block paving can be used almost anywhere - drives, patios, paths and can also be mixed with other types of paving to give an endless permutation of styles and designs.

We have a huge amount of experience with block paving in Essex, and we know that the key to a successful block paving installation is not just the look of the final block paved drive or path, but the preparation that goes in to it.

Block Paving

By far the most popular form of block paving in Essex is the moulded concrete block. Available in a range of thicknesses from 40mm to 100mm, but for domestic work the most suitable block paving is 50mm, 60mm or 65mm. An enormous range of styles and colours are available. Most block paving blocks are 200mm x 100mm, giving a nice easy 50 blocks per square metre of block paving

Laying Block Paving

The best way to lay block paving is the 'Flexible Paving' method, which means that the block paving is laid on a sand bed, and the joints filled with a fine sand (all block paving blocks have 3mm spacing lugs to give a uniform appearance).

Block Paving Construction

The key to a successful block paving drive, patio or path lies in the total construction of the block paving drive, patio or path. This consists of five main elements:

1. Block Paving Prepared Sub Grade: This is the very bottom part of the block paving drive construction, and is effectively the ground beneath the drive. The surface needs to be dug to a depth of approximately 200mm. This allows an extra 100mm over and above the actual sub base and brick layer depth to make sure the ground is solid (with no soft spots) and free from weeds.

2. Block Paving Sub-Base: This is a 100mm thick layer of unbound aggregates, which is really the 'Underlay' for the drive, and spreads the load across the drive or path. Without a proper sub-base the block paving drive, patio or path will not last very long!

3. Block Paving Edge Course: These are the courses of brick that go round the edge of the block paving drive, patio or path. They are bedded on concrete and the shoulders are haunched to keep the block paving in place. They are laid after the sub-base has been put in.

4. Block Paving Bedding Layer: This is the 30-50mm layer of course grit sand which is laid over the sub-base and between the Edge Course. This is the area where the block paving will be laid.

5. Block Paving Layer: The block paving gets laid on the bedding layer in the desired pattern. Working from the edges, and not standing on the screeded bedding layer, the block paving is laid hand-tight to form the desired pattern.

Whatever your requirements for block paving in Essex please contact us



We offer block paving drives, block paving patios and block paving paths in all the following areas of Essex:

Abridge | Althorne | Arkesden | Aveley | Barking | Basildon | Benfleet | Billericay | Bishops Stortford | Blackmore End | Boreham | Bradwell-on-Sea | Braintree | Brantham | Brentwood | Brightlingsea | Broxted | Buckhurst Hill | Bulphan | Burnham-on-Crouch | Canewdon | Canvey Island | Castle Hedingham | Cattawade | Chafford Hundred | Chappel | Chelmsford | Cheltenham | Chigwell | Chingford | Clacton-on-Sea | Clavering | Coggeshall | Colchester | Countywide | Crays Hill | Dagenham | Danbury | Debden | Dedham | Doddinghurst | Dovercourt | Dunmow | Earls Colne | East Bergholt | Elm Park | Elmdon | Elmstead | Elsenham | Epping | Feering | Felsted | Finchingfield | Fingringhoe | Frinton-On-Sea | Fyfield | Gestingthorpe | Gosfield | Grays | Great Baddow | Great Bardfield | Great Braxted | Great Chesterford | Great Dunmow | Great Easton | Great Saling | Great Totham | Great Waltham | Great Yeldham | Hadleigh | Halstead | Harlow | Harwich | Hatfield Peverel | Herongate | Heybridge | Heybridge Basin | High Roding | Hinxton | Hornchurch | Horndon on the Hill | Horsley Cross | Ickleton | Ilford | Ingatestone | Ingrave | Kelvedon | Kelvedon Hatch | Laindon | Langham | Latchingdon | Leigh-on-Sea | Little Braxted | Little Canfield | Little Clacton | Little Dunmow | Little Easton | Little Maplestead | Little Waltham | Little Warley | Loughton | Maldon | Manningtree | Margaretting | Matching Green | Mersea Island | Minchinhampton | Mistley | Moreton | Mountnessing | Mundon | Navestockside | Nazeing | North Fambridge | Old Harlow | Ongar | Orsett | Paglesham | Panfield | Pattiswick | Pebmarsh | Pitsea | Purfleet | Purleigh | Radwinter | Rainham | Rayleigh | Rochford | Romford | Rowhedge | Roxwell | Roydon | Saffron Walden | Shalford | Shenfield | South Benfleet | South Ockendon | South Woodham Ferrers | Southend | Southend on Sea | Southend-on-Sea | Southminster | St Osyth | Stanford Le Hope | Stanford-le-Hope | Stansted | Stansted Airport | Stansted Mountfichet | Stansted Mountfitchet | Stapleford Abbotts | Stock | Sudbury | Thaxted | Theydon Bois | Thornwood | Thorpe le Soken | Tilbury | Tillingham | Tollesbury | Toot Hill | Upminster | Vange | Waltham Abbey | Waltham Cross | Walthamstow | Walton on the Naze | Walton-on-the-Naze | Warley | Weeley | Wendens Ambo | West Thurrock | Westcliff on Sea | Westcliff-on-sea | Wethersfield | White Notley | Wickford | Wickham Bishops | Witham | Wivenhoe | Woodford | Woodford Bridge | Woodford Green | Woodham Mortimer | Woodham Walter | Youngs End

We can also provide block paving Hertfordshire and block paving London

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