- Draw the area to be paved using graph paper.
- Use dimensions that minimise cuts to paving
- Paving surface must be at least 150mm below the damp course in any adjacent wall.
- Provide a gradient of 1:40 or steeper, towards adequate drainage.
- This is heavy work, requiring specific skills, tools and experience
- Before starting, refer to suitable professional advice, publications or websites.
- The following advice assumes you have acquired a basic knowledge of what is required, including health and safety precautions.
- These depend on ground conditions and expected use.
- For light pedestrian use on solid, even ground, 40mm compacted sharp sand may be adequate.
- For less stable or wet ground, provide 100mm well compacted hardcore beneath the sand.
- For domestic driveways, increase thehardcore depth to 150mm. For Paviors then follow the Pavior Laying Guide; for Flagstones the section headed Driveways.
- Mark out the area and dig out to the required total depth.
- Tap in wooden pegs to show the levels for the finished surface, including the required gradients.
- Infill the appropriate foundations and remove the pegs before laying the paving.
- For Rio, Ryton and Stretton Paving and all Paviors, follow Pavior Laying Guide.
- For all other paving (including Rio, Ryton and Stretton if preferred), follow Paving Flag Laying Guide.