The web’s most comprehensive guide to paving, drainage and hard-landscaping techniques used in Britain and Ireland
On this site, you’ll find professional, impartial information from an ex-contractor, with construction guides and specifications to all the most popular British and Irish paving types, an ‘Ask the Expert’ feature and many other invaluable resources for professionals and DIY’ers alike.
Whether you’re looking for block paving patterns, are preparing to lay your own patio or driveway, want news on the latest products and tools, or need to know the reference number of the British Standard for kerbs and channels, it’s all in here.Find out more
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Driveways, Paths and Patios
The definitive guide to contemporary paving materials and methods used for driveways, patios and paths throughout Britain and Ireland.
Written in his inimitable style by the the man behind this website, Tony McCormack, this book explains the whys and wherefores of both traditional and contemporary paving and surfacing for homes in the 21st century.Buy the book →
The Online Discussion Forum for the Pavingexpert Website
Packed with topics and invaluable answers from contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, landscapers, streetmasons, DIYers, weekend warriors and just about anyone with an interest in paving and surfacing.Check out the Forum →
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The Pavingexpert website is crammed with useful information on every popular form of paving, surfacing and drainage used in Britain and Ireland, but there are also some invaluable nuggets that are used by professionals and DIYers alike..
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There are thousands of different materials, products and special items used for paving in Britain and Ireland, so to ease navigation, they have been coralled into groups based on what base material is used in their production, be it concrete block, natural stone setts, clay paviors, resin bound surfacing or whatever. Explore each group using the navigation tabs at the top of each page or the links below....
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