It’s paving time All you need to know to be­come a mas­ter paver

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - February Contents -

Or­der­ing the right quan­tity of ma­te­ri­als for your paving job is the first task on your list. Pavers are sold in square me­tres, so just mea­sure the di­men­sions of your paved area. Don’t for­get to add about 10 per cent ex­tra for break­ages and cuts. For landscapin­g ma­te­ri­als, here’s what you’ll need per 10 square me­tres of paved area:

• Road­base: 1.5 tonnes

• Paving sand: 0.5 tonnes

• Bagged washed sand: 30kg

• Haunch (per 5 lin­ear me­tres): 80kg bagged brickie’s sand and 20kg ce­ment.

Cre­ate a fo­cal point in your gar­den with your paving de­sign. Ex­tend them into your gar­den beds and place a water fea­ture on top.

Never paved be­fore?

Try a small pro­ject such as your front path. It’s the per­fect pro­ject to cut your paving teeth on.

Char­coal pavers

seem to dis­ap­pear into the back­ground, al­low­ing the beauty of the tim­ber to shine through.

Us­ing pavers

to cre­ate step­ping stones is an­other de­sign trick to add in­ter­est. Lay them on a sand and ce­ment bed, rather than sand.

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