Joined: July 2004
||Posted: 22 June 2017,10:51
Randomise the new blocks with the old 'uns, scattering their use throughout the pavement and, although they will look odd, the overall effect is more aesthetically pleasing than a stand-alone patch of differently coloured blocks stuck on one side or the other.
The new blocks *will* weather over time and the difference will become far less noticeable.
The key to success is getting the new 'uns randomly placed. Avoid clustering. If necessary, lay all the old blocks then pluck out 70-odd at random (possibly using a block extractor tool) and replace with new 'uns.
This is a technique I've been wanting to show on the website for years, but never had the photies to show how it looks. If you do go ahead with this technique, please, please, please send me photies!
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