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Block Paving Installation Guide

Excavate

Dig out as required, and dispose of soil.

We typically excavate to a depth of 250mm below finished paving level, ensuring any soft spots are excavated: they will be backfilled with compacted sub-base material.

Using a membrane helps stabilise the ground and prevent the subbase mixing with earth.

Soakaway drainage would be installed at this stage and haunched with concrete for protection.


Sub Base

Spread, level and compact to a minimum of 150mm thick layer of sub-base material followed by a 25 to 40mm course of sand.


Block Laying

Laying of full blocks is done inline with the agreed design, block colours and any special requirements.


Alignment and Compliance

Once all the full blocks are laid, they need to be checked for alignment and adjusted as necessary.


Finishing Touches

We fix Recess Trays and gully covers, if necessary and then re-check paving for compliance.


Jointing and Compaction

The final task is jointing. This is done once all the cutting-in has been completed, and the compliance checks carried out.

Kiln-dried jointing sand is spread over the block surface and swept into the joints using a soft brush.

The paving is now compacted using a vibrating plate compactor (wacker plate).


Completion

Excess jointing sand can be swept off the surface and it is now ready to be used.

We Provide

  • Driveways, Dropped kerbs, Paving and Patios: gravel, paved.....
  • Windows, Doors and Conservatories
  • Building Works and Extensions

Planning Requirement Compliance

Diamond Services Group fully guarantees there will be no planning issues with the local authorities as all our drives are fully compliant with drainage regulations and requirements.

We install linear drainage and a soakaway to meet all regulations. We are also approved members of Interlay - The Association of Block Pavers.

Areas We Cover

London

Greater London

Home Counties

Middlesex

Harpenden

Ware

Sevenoaks

North London

Hatfield

Potters Bar

Abridge

Barnet

Hadley Wood

Radlett

Watford

Waltham Abbey

Cheshunt

Enfield

Harlow

Barkingside

Bishops Stortford

East London

Essex

Kent

Surrey

Hertfordshire

South London

Theydon Bois

South London

Loughton

Woodford

Chigwell

Buckhurst Hill

Brentwood

Romford

Bishops Stortford

Redbridge

Ilford

Chelmsford

Southend

Epping

And many more...

Diamond Services Group is proud to be associated with the following trade bodies, suppliers and quality trade directories . We see this as a testament to our continued exceptional standards of service and workmanship.