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Curling Bluestone

September 12th, 2017|Landscape Design, Landscaping, Paving|

What is curling bluestone and why does it affect specifically bluestone paving? I have personally had an area of bluestone paving curl after I had laid it. Up until that point I had never encountered this before. I’m hoping this article, will give you some insight into what the term 'bluestone' means, why some [...]

Laying Pavers Part 4 – Laying Pavers

August 12th, 2017|Paving|

Now that we have prepared a good solid base for our pavers, that is we have excavated to the appropriate levels and we have 75mm of compacted crushed rock/road base in place at approx. 60mm below our finished height of paving, we can commence laying the pavers. Setting up a String Line Firstly, we [...]

Laying Pavers Part 3 – Setting Out

April 13th, 2017|Paving|

Setting Out Your PavingNow that the physically hard stuff has been done, its time to prepare the area for laying. The area has been excavated to 175mm below the finished height of the paving. Its time to get our crushed rock/roadbase into place.What is Crushed Rock/Roadbase?Melbournians calls it crushed rock, Sydney siders call it roadbase. [...]

Laying Pavers Part 2 – Digging Out

April 13th, 2017|Paving|

The Back Breaking Work.We have now measured our area, and have the total number of square metres of paving we need to lay.The next step in the process is to ‘dig the area down to the right level’. A few things need to be considered at this point:1. Pavers can take between 3- 7 days [...]

Laying Pavers Part 1 – Measuring

April 13th, 2017|Paving|

Paving an outdoor entertaining area, patio or driveway is simple if you know how. This series of articles will attempt to take you through the process step by step. Each step is easy, there are just a few of them.Preparation is the key to paving an area that will stand the test of time. If [...]