Durable, attractive and versatile, block paving is one of the most popular forms of hardstanding in the UK. It is often used for areas such as driveways, pathways, patios and town centres, as it provides a durable surface that is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to walk on. Based in Dover, Bentley Builders have more than 150 years of combined experience delivering block paving services in Deal, Canterbury, Margate and the wider Kent area. We combine quality materials with exceptional workmanship, to add value and style to your property.
Block paving is made from individual paving blocks that can be lain in a pattern of your choosing, such as herringbone or basketweave. There are two main types of block paving; clay block paving and concrete block paving, both of which are available in a vast array of colours, sizes and shapes. This makes block paving ideal for creating installations in areas like Deal, Canterbury and Margate, that are individual and unique.
Clay Block Paving
Clay blocks are fired in a kiln at a very high temperature to produce a tough and hard-wearing surface material. Blocks can be made purely from clay, or mixed with other ingredients such as gravel, to create a texture that is courser. Clay block paving has an attractive appearance, with the brick colours staying bright and vibrate over long periods.
Concrete Block Paving
Block paving made from a concrete mix is dried and set in shaped block moulds that come in different sizes and shapes. The mix is typically made from cement, sand, small stone hardcore and dyes. Concrete blocks can be made to look identical, making them ideal for property owners in areas such as Deal, Canterbury or Margate, who favour a sleek and uniformed look.
At Bentley Builders, we can help you decide which is the best block paving type for your project. When conducting an initial site visit, we gather information about your personal tastes, the site’s drainage requirements and how high the car and pedestrian traffic flow is. This enables us to design and install a bespoke block paving installation that not only compliments your Deal, Canterbury, Margate or Kent property, but also lasts for many years. Call our professional builders today for a free, no-obligation quotation.