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Block paving Orpington

If you’re planning a block paving project at your Orpington property, there are several things you should think about before you get started. Here are some of them:

Cost

Block paving represents a significant investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. You can obtain block paving from DIY stores or builders’ merchants, although it may be more cost-effective for your Orpington block paving contractor to supply the blocks as part of their service. They may be able to take advantage of trade prices for block paving Orpington that you wouldn’t be able to access. However you obtain your blocks, be sure it meets the requirements of BS EN 1338 for concrete blocks, or BS EN 1344 for clay blocks.

Choice of blocks

One of the best ways to choose your blocks for your Orpington block paving project is to look at properties around the local area, to see if you can find any examples of finished block paving you think would be ideal for you. Don’t be shy – if you see block paving you like, then knock on the door and ask the home owner for the name of the product and its manufacturer.

Draining

It’s vital that your Orpington block paving project has adequate drainage to gullies or other suitable drainage points. You may be able to choose permeable paving, or you may need to install drainage channels. Speak to your Orpington block paving contractor for more help with this.

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