DIY Projects & Guides
For many people their house is the single largest investment they will ever make. So it only makes sense we love to spend so much time and money on improvements both inside and out. With increasing popularity of home and lifestyle television shows like Better Homes and Gardens, The Block and Grand Designs, now more than ever people are willing to get their hans dirty and take on many project themselves rather then calling in the professionals.
Adaptable to all shapes and sizes, paving along with turfing can offer a perfect feature are in landscape design. Are you planning to get stuck in and give paving a go? Then make sure you download our DIY Guide PDF for step-by-step instructions on tackling this job without the pro’s.
Below is a fantastic video prepared by Adbri Masonry Australia featuring expert and popular television trade personality Jason Hodges. Adbri supply some fantastic products perfect for many DIY jobs around the house, so be sure to check out their full range in-store or on our site. Unfortunately, the specific paving product in this video, Turfgrid is not available in Queensland however a variation of this product is, called Turfstone also from Adbri Masonry. This product is a local variation and functions exactly the same!
Lay a Paver Driveway Using TurfStone
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A Shopping List For Your Job
- Road Base – The compactable sub-base that will add structure and stability to your paved area. A must if you are not laying your pavers over a concrete foundation. For pedestrian areas, 75mm is recommended. This equates to 13.3m2 of paving per cubic metre (1.7 tonne).
- Bedding Sand – The bedding layer on top of the road base, easy to screed level and bed pavers in. This coarse sand also aids in water transfer and stops pavers rocking around on the coarse and stone filled sub-base. For pedestrian areas, 25mm is recommended. This equates to 40m2 of paving per cubic metre (1.5 tonne)
- Your Paving Choice – Open to personal preference and design style. Remember, larger pavers can make areas appear less cluttered with less joins and lines but can mean more cutting!
- Gap Sand or Joint Sand – A sweepable sand distributed through the joins of your finished paving job. This stops any further movement of the pavers laterally as well as prevents weeds. Depending on the size of the paver and gap size, you may need up to 2 bags for every 10m2.
- Paver Sealer – A step many people forget, but why spend good money creating a space if you don’t care for it! Learn more about Paver Sealing.