Block Paving in the UK

One of the most popular materials for driveways and patios is block paving. Tarmat UK can design and build your driveway/patio to the highest standards, using the best quality materials. Ensuring not only a beautiful looking paved area but also a hard wearing surface with excellent drainage. Giving you many years of problem free use.

We are experts in designing and constructing new driveways using a variety of block or slab paving. From simple straight lines to complex curves and steps, with a variety of patterns, colours and materials.

block paving in Tarmat UK

the UK block paving

How we do it

For block paving driveways:

  • The area is fully excavated to a minimum of 230mm below the finished level, taking into account the Damp Proof Course.
  • A grab lorry with full operating licence and appropriate waste disposal license is used to dispose of waste material.
  • Sub base is levelled and compacted.
  • Type 1 Roadstone/MOT is laid, 130mm deep, (for environmental reasons we support the use of recycled aggregates). The Type 1 Roadstone is then thoroughly compacted using a plate compactor.
  • At this stage any necessary drainage is installed.
  • All outer blocks/kerbs are then laid on a lean mix concrete bed and haunched behind.
  • A 40mm compacted bed of sharp sand is then laid.
  • Inner blocks/kerbs are then laid over the compacted and levelled sand, taking into consideration falls for drainage and/or water soak away.
  • All angles and cuts are made using a professional block splitter.
  • After the blocks are installed the joints are swept in with kiln dried sand and compacted a final time.

Call Tarmat UK today on 0800 046 6442

What do we do?

We don't just do Block Paving in the UK Check out our list of services below...

  • Tarmac repairs
  • Surface Dressing
  • Road repairs
  • Driveways
  • Car Parks
  • Road Markings
  • Playgrounds
  • Drop Kerbs
  • Pothole repairs
  • Public & Private Roads
  • White lining
  • Resin Driveways and Footpaths
Call our Block Paving team today on 0800 046 6442