it’s paving time

Ev­ery­thing you need to know to be­come a mas­ter paver

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outdoor Know - How -

one of the best DIY pro­jects is lay­ing paving. You’ll be amazed at the dif­fer­ence you can make to your out­door ar­eas. The great thing is it’s not that hard to do, and by tack­ling it your­self you’ll save a whack of money you can spend on other beau­ti­ful things for your gar­den.


A good paving job needs a solid base, care­ful prepa­ra­tion to get your sand bed right and a good eye for de­tail to add the fin­ish­ing touches.

Gather your sup­plies

• Road­base

• Paving sand

• Pavers

• Brickie’s sand

• Ce­ment

• Washed fine sand

You’ll also need

Shovel; wheel­bar­row; rake; hired plate com­pactor; float; spirit level; string­line; screed; screed rails (long 20mm wide strips of alu­minium); rub­ber mal­let; straight­edge; per­ma­nent marker; hired brick saw; trowel; broom; scrap carpet for com­pactor; wire; paving sealer and ap­pli­ca­tor

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