These days, almost every property in the UK has a driveway or patio. And most of them are made with block paving. These little blocks are beautiful to look at. They are stylish, classy, and it feels like there is at least one style to suit everyone’s taste.
Just drive past most towns, and you will come across as many unique patterns, colours, shapes and finishes of block paving as there are houses.
However, versatility and aesthetic appeal are not the only reasons Britain can’t get enough of block paving driveways. No, there are two other reasons. One, these things are literally everywhere. Visit any home improvement store or site, and paving blocks will be right there in your face. Two, they last long and are pretty easy to install and repair.
So, add all of these factors together- aesthetic value, versatility, availability, longevity, and ease of installation. You’ll have the perfect combo. That is why many homeowners choose block paving over other driveway/ground covering options. No doubt one of these reasons (if not all of them) brought you here.
Well, you are in the right place. That is- if your goal is to find out how much installing block paving costs for your patio, driveway or garden? In this article, we will cover that and more. Whether you are looking to build a new driveway or renovate an old one, whether you have used block pavings or other ground covering methods before- this article will help you.
So, let’s get started by answering the biggest question that is probably on your lips.
How Much Does A Block Paving Driveway Cost?
|Driveway dimensions||Cost of material (£)||Cost of labour (£)||Total cost (£)|
|20m2||2,000 – 3,000||2,000||4000 – 5000|
|50m2||3,000 – 4,000||2,250||5,250 – 6250|
|100m2||6,000 – 8,000||2,800||8,800 – 10,800|
Table 1: Average cost of installing block paving
This table shows the estimated paving cost for a driveway of 20, 50 and 100 square metres respectively. The cost will vary due to several factors. For example, the biggest factor affecting cost is the cost material from which the paving blocks are made. Others are location, the complexity of designs, the dimension of the driveway and the state of the space to be paved.
Let’s look at these factors briefly.
Location: Prices will always fluctuate depending on your location. This is not just about differences between rural and urban areas. Even within London, prices will vary. When it comes to block paving costs, expect price variation with both material and labour. This is why it’s smart to compare prices. Talk to local and reliable tradespeople. Ask about block paving prices in your area. They will probably give quotes per square metre for both paving and labour costs. You will also use this (cost per ) when calculating the quantity of material you need.
Type of block paving material: We will soon talk about some of the different materials that can be used for block paving, and discuss the pros and cons of each. These materials, the ones we will discuss, are stone, concrete, clay, composite resin, and brick. Concrete paving blocks are the most popular, followed by clay blocks. The former is comparably cheap and easier to install, while the latter is better and comes highly recom