Most Popular Paving Patterns Pavers Can Be Laid With.
If you’re looking at renovating your garden, or any outdoor area around your home, you’re probably looking at having one or more of those spaces paved. Pavers come rectangular or square, can be made from clay, concrete and natural stone, come in different lengths, widths and thicknesses and of course there’s a wide range of colours and textures to choose from too.
Once you’ve chosen a paver, you then need to decide how it will be laid, you need to choose a pattern.
This article will discuss the 7 most popular paving patterns people choose when looking at a paved driveway, path, around a pool and under a verandah or Alfresco outdoor entertaining area.
If you’re talking with Hand Made Gardens, who have over 35 years experience laying pavers and paving Adelaide gardens, they’ll be able to make the whole process as simple as possible.
Deciding what theme you’d like to have that complements your existing garden or house, and the colour will narrow the number of choices that need to be made moving forward.
Next you need to decide what amount of money you can allocate to the paving. Knowing your budget can narrow the selection even further because the price of pavers varies significantly, as does the pattern choice with some pavers.
The volume and nature of the traffic your paved area will be subjected to is also a consideration when choosing a pattern.
Most Popular Paving Patterns Adelaide Residents Choose
Suitable for paths, can look modern with concrete pavers using just one colour, or clay bricks with an exposed aggregate can be used to match in with the house.
If your budget allows, using two colours can give spectacular results, especially if you have sandstone or bluestone accents nearby.
Rounded or ‘cobbled’ edging can give the feeling of times gone by if you have a colonial or country theme. A simple contrasting coloured edge border will finish off your basket weave paving pattern.
Popular for paving driveways because of its inter-locking design, there’s a large range of both concrete and clay brick pavers to select from. Using increased thicknesses than what’s used for paths, there’s a paver to handle cars, large 4WD vehicles, even trucks.
Again depending on your homes theme, you can use one or two colours when selecting a Herringbone paving pattern. As the pictures above show, you can select either a 45 degree or 90 degree design.
The most popular of all paving patterns, partly due to requiring minimal cuts and wastage, it’s also one of the cheapest to lay.
Shown above using rectangular pavers laid straight and on a 45 degree angle, you could also choose a small or large square format paver instead. A strong design suitable for residential car and foot traffic, Stretcher Bond is typically laid using one colour but can include a feature contrasting accent or two.
Paving under verandas or around pools, either laid straight or on a 45 degree angle, using concrete or natural stone, small or large format square pavers, there’s so much that can be achieved aesthetically with what starts off the simplest looking of all paving patterns Adelaide home owners can request laid with a Stack Bond design.
Using different colours you can create interesting designs, limited only by your imagination. Combining 4 small pavers in lieu of one large format paver can also add colour and texture.
Why not consider combining some pavers on a 45 degree angle to the others with a border of matching or contrasting colours?
If all these decisions seen a little daunting, don’t worry, you’re not alone, which is why many Adelaide residents use the landscape design service offered by Hand Made Gardens.
With over 35 years experience, our landscape designers can come up with a design that will not only look stunning, but will fit within your budget too!
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