THE COMMON PAVING PATTERNS
Here are examples of the different types of paving patterns and styles you can choose from when you want your driveway or patio installed using block paving products. We believe in offering a quality service which revolves around quality workmanship and going above and beyond expectations on every paving project. If you are looking for a quality paving contractor, call the team at Exceptional Driveways in Birmingham.
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HERRINGBONE PATTERN 45 or 90 DEGREE
This is the most popular choice for block paving. Laying the paving in opposite directions at either a 45 or 90 degree angle will create a “V” shape that locks solid in position making it suitable for high traffic areas like walkways, driveway surfaces and patios. Its popular for its lasting strength, interlocking and ability to insert diamonds and other patterns that will delight the eye.
Laid in circular rows to form its namesake, the circular pattern is most often used for driveways and patios as a form of breaking up a large open area or to give a specific area a function. For example, an area where you would sit or put your table and chairs on. Outside of it can be any form of surface as it joins in beautifully with all types of paving, imprint, gravel or tarmac. It can be done in a variety of textures and colours.
BASKETWEAVE. SUITABLE FOR PATHS AND PATIOS
This interesting design uses vertical and horizontal pairs for a vintage look and feel. The style mimics old fashioned landscaping and there is no need for cutting any of the block paving used if you adjust the overall width accordingly. A great way to make your outdoor patio more interesting, the pattern is also great for partial use in driveway design since it can bring an unusual look to it but we would not recommend it on big open driveways.
STRETCHER BOND PAVING
Stretcher is a simple, visually effective and easy method to install, the paving is laid side by side in a linear pattern that makes smaller areas appear larger. This style of paving looks beautiful on curved areas or on a pathway. However we don’t recommend it on a high traffic area like a driveway because it is not interlocking and can be prone to movement especially on the edges. if heavy vehicle pressure is constantly applied.
STAGGERED / OFFSET PATTERN
This beautiful design is created by using cobble stones or paving blocks that are cut to different specifications. The resulting random series of different lengths fit together in an eye catching way which is perfect for driveway paving, patio paving and other areas where you want to combine the beauty and durability of your paving stones with an old traditional style and feel.