Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pave the Way to a Great Look

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pave the Way to a Great Look

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WHEN it comes to the hard surfaces in the garden (paths, courtyards, entertaining areas and driveways), pavers are a big part of our lives.

Pavers as we know them are pretty much a new option.

Up until the 1970s, concrete was the main choice.

Common house bricks, second-hand or new, or split or sawn natural stone were really the only other options.

Now, large-format pavers, in whatever colour you want, and stone from all round the world are available.

And with more choice comes more questions.

So what should you look for and what should you take into account when picking a paver?

If you're thinking of laying them yourself, the best pavers to start with are second-hand bricks.

The edges are bashed up and rounded, which hide many sins when you're learning.

The bricks are small and easy to pick up, affordable and they give your garden an instant aged look.

Being small, they can be useful in curved paths and circles.

Clay pavers have become less popular as larger concrete pavers have taken over, but, with most being made by brick companies, they are a great way to complement the brickwork of the house. …

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