Step 1: Have a look through the website, lifestyle magazines and on-line to gather ideas on the look you want to achieve.
Step 2: Using the table below (Fig 1), choose a stle and size of paver to suit your needs. We have pavers that range from 300x300 to 400x400 in the compound, but our suppliers also have rectangle pavers if that's the style you are looking for
Step 3: Select a colour that complements your area, home and surroundings. It's worth looking on the internet to see what colours match and complement each other. The way you lay the pavers also affects the overall aethsetic.
Step 4: Measure your area to be paved to determine quantity of pavers required.
This area is simply calculated by:
Length (m) x Width (m) = area(m²) for basic square or rectangular spaces (m=metres)
1) 5m x 3m = 15m²
2) 4m x 2m = 8m²
3) 3m x 4m = 12m²
Total = 35m²
½(0.5) x base (m) x Height (m) = Area (m²)
e.g. 0.5 (½) x 4m x 3m = 6m²
(Allow up to 5% extra pavers for wastage such as cuts and breakages)