Block Paving Driveways

Tidey & Webb have been helping customers with the design and installation of block paving driveways since 1977. We can source all styles and colours of blocks and bricks to elevate your residential driveway or commercial outdoor space. With countless designs and finishes to compliment your driveway get a quote today.

The Benefits of a Block Paving Driveway

Block paving is extremely popular, typically due to the impressive array of colours and styles available. Many customers enjoy the opportunity of designing patterns or shapes into their driveways and utilising different blocks and bricks for maximum visual impact.

In comparison to other driveway options block paving is very low maintenance. It’s perfect for the fluctuating British weather and it will not deteriorate. Furthermore, a simple wash with soap and water is enough to keep it looking its best.

Block paving can last for 20 years as it’s hardwearing – perfect for high-traffic areas. It’s also environmentally friendly due to its porous nature, meaning no surface water or pooling on your driveway.

Other Uses for Block Paving

Whilst block paving driveways are common, the surfacing solution can also be used for patios, paths, and other residential landscaping projects. However, because of its durability and weather resistance, it can be perfect for commercial use too. Industrial areas, container yards and airports all make use of block paving, which is a testament to its longevity and ability to withstand high levels of traffic.

Types of Block Paving

Due to the myriad of blocks and colours available block paving can seem confusing. Don’t worry, our Tidey & Webb experts are here to help you design the block paving driveway of your dreams. However, if you’d like a little more information block paving can be split into three categories.

Standard Block Paving

These are the styles most commonly adopted for block paving. Typically blocks are laid in a herringbone or basketweave style. Stretcher bond pattern is used for curved spaces or for creating patterns – particularly the circles many customers love on their driveways.

Tegula Block Paving

Tegular block paving refers to the size and number of different blocks being used. A three-sized tegular layout means three different sizes of blocks are being used to create a more random effect. For a more uniform look, two-size tegular is popular, with two different-sized blocks being used. Lastly, is the one-sized tegula layout, typically done using the largest of the tegular paving.

Natural Cobbles Block Paving

Natural cobbles come in all shapes and sizes. They can be laid in different patterns and can be joined neatly with other types of paving. Swirls and circles are popular patterns whereas laying them in a standard offset formation can create a more uniform but rustic feel for a driveway.

Block Paving Maintenance

Much of the maintenance required when it comes to block paving is for aesthetics. Sometimes weeds and moss can grow in between some blocks which may take a couple of hours out of your day to rectify. However, this won’t be very frequent, and you can also use weed killers to tackle most of the work for you.

Other than the occasional spruce up using soapy water and a bristle brush is enough to keep the surface nice and clean. You shouldn’t ever have to use a jet wash on your block paving.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Tidey and Webb team today. We are available on 01403 741673 or via Alternatively, get a quote online today and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Block Paving FAQs

Our customers often have queries regarding block paving driveways. We have answered some of our most common questions below. However, please contact the Tidey & Webb team for more information if required.

How long will a block paving driveway last?

Even if you do the absolute minimum maintenance your block paving driveway should last around 20 years. You can have the exact same stones re-laid should you need to which is not only great on the pocket but also environmentally friendly too.

Any area that has been block paved should be left alone for 24 hours. In the winter months its best practice to leave it even longer, particularly if the weather is wet at any point. In the summer it can be walked on after a few hours.

No vehicles should be parked on or driven over a new block paving driveway for at least a day. However, the longer a fresh driveway is left to cure the better.

Salt is often used to de-ice in the colder months. However, it should only be used on tarmac or asphalt driveways. Salt would damage block paving and other types of surfacing solutions.

If you use permeable block paving you will not need a soak away. Typically, any rainfall will seep in between the cracks of the paving and into the substrate below. However, soak aways are sometimes required for people with driveways that slope down towards their homes, just as a safety precaution of if porous paving is being used.

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