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Block Paving in Birmingham

Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best

If you want to enhance the visual appearance of your home, but you’re not quite sure exactly what materials you would like to use, then you should certainly consider block paving. With many different colours from which to choose, you can really create something unique and eye-catching when you choose block paving for your patio or driveway project. Many people don’t consider block paving for their driveway or patio because they believe their choices are limited when it comes to creativity and design.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, and the reality is that block paved patios and driveways are among the most durable types of surface, need minimal maintenance and are very hard wearing. Block paving won’t wear down over time and it isn’t prone to cracks like tarmac. You’ll also find that it doesn’t get extremely hot in summer, so it is ideal if you park your vehicle on the driveway rather than in the garage. A block paving driveway is also actually very easy to install when you hire a good professional so there are ample benefits available. When it comes to designing a block paved patio or driveway in Birmingham your options are endless – the sky is really the limit. A decent Block Paving job at your home certainly increases the chances of your house becoming more valuable if you ever decide to sell it.

recent project for block paving in birmingham - image is of a block paved pathway we designed last year


For pathways, block paving is a perfect material choice. Circular designs and swirl designs will usually be limited for pathways, but colour options are vast and you can create something truly distinctive. Maintenance for block paving is low, but you will find over time that weeds and moss grows between the cracks of the bricks. Moss and weed growth can be handled in seconds, but the great thing about block paving is that that’s about all you need to concern yourself with – the bricks themselves will not fade or dull over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them splitting if an excessive amount of pressure is applied. Block paving is very hard wearing, and the smaller stones offer an outstanding support structure. Because the blocks are smaller in size a lot of people choose to have curved pathways running through the garden or round the side of their properties and even from the driveway to the front door.


Block paving is a very good choice for your driveway. The stones themselves have plenty of grip and this is ideal for when it comes to winter. Block paved driveways don’t get slippery when wet and vehicle weight won’t crack the stones. Some people think about having paving stones in their driveway, but this isn’t a practical choice. The stones can crack with ease if the right pressure is applied, and in some occurrences they might even lift up, with replacement stones needed if this ever happens. Block paved driveways don’t present such problems and can readily withstand pressure from even the heaviest of vehicles. A block paved driveway can be laid in a multitude of different colours and design – the sky is the limit when it comes to the design.

block paved patio design by the A45 team


If you want to install block paving on your patio, then you should certainly take a look at the advantages that it has to offer. Whilst lots of people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio, decks certainly have a lot of problems. Wood is likely to rot over time and is prone to mites and other kinds of infestation, regular maintenance is necessary when you install a wooden deck in your garden. With block paved patios in Birmingham, the only maintenance required is removing the little moss which may grow between the cracks – other than this, a block paved patio is virtually maintenance free. Block paving is a good option for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

Contact A45 Fencing & Landscapes

If you are considering block paving in Birmingham and would like us to provide a free site survey and quotation, please contact our installation team today.