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Block paving originated in the early seventies. Britain soon adopted this becoming a quick, economical and visually pleasing product. When correctly laid it can accommodate high loading, being used in Ports and Airports.

The construction of a domestic use block paved driveway will generally require :

  • The excavation of the existing ground to a depth of approx. 250mm - 300mm below dpc.

  • Laying of GeoTextile membrane.

  • Compaction of Type 1 MOT aggregate or ready-mixed C20/25 concrete.

  • Retaining borders to be bonded on and haunched with concrete.

  • If impermeable paving, the required drainage system installed, e.g. rain gulleys, ground drains etc. .

  • 50mm to 80mm block paviers of your chosen design laid on sharp sand or grit.

  • Finished with kiln dried sand or 4mm grit swept into joints.


  • Cobbles and Setts

  • Vast selection of colours

  • Kerbs and steps

  • GeoTextitle membrane as standard

  • Approved Installers for Bretts and Marshalls paving

  • Approved Formpave Suppliers

  • 5 Year Guarantee*

  • Permeable methods optional


Paving blocks offer numerous design options and features that can be accommodated into your chosen scheme, such as laying patterns and circles.


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