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Paving Patterns

1. Check with your council

Pavers can usually be laid around your house without council approval. However, if you’re doing a driveway or working in an area where water runoff is an issue, you may need to contact your local council. Some of the newer residential communities have covenants covering the use of driveway material. If so get authorization before proceeding.

2. Check you have all the right equipment

☐ Garden Gloves
☐ Wheelbarrow
☐ Spade
☐ Rubber Mallet
☐ Road Base
☐ Course sand

To lay courtyard of pathway areas you will also need:

☐ Fine Sand – or Jointing sand
☐ Ear Muff
☐ Spirit Level
☐ String Line
☐ Cement
☐ Whacker Packer
☐ Brick saw
☐ Straight Edge
☐ Broom
☐ Small trowel

3. Work how many pavers you will need

  • Grab a pencil, paper and tape measure. Measure the length and the width of the area to be paved. Then multiply one by the other to determine the total area in square metres. Make an appropriate allowance for curved edges and or cuts.
  • Multiply the number of required per m2 by the area to be covered to determine total number of pavers required. Allow an extra 2% just in case.

4. Important Safety

  • Always wear eye protection when you’re splitting or cutting an Adbri Masonry paver.
  • Wear eye protection when you are using a whacker.
  • Bend your knees when lifting heavy pavers
  • Wear work boots to protect your feet & gardening gloves to protect your hands.
  • Slip, slop, slap if you are working in the sun & keep your fluids up.

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