DIY Paving

Need more entertaining space? No worries! Just add a paved patio area to your back or front garden this weekend!

Paving is such a simple addition and in many cases, requires no specialist tools. Unlike concrete, paving is very DIY friendly and far more aesthetically pleasing. Check out this great article about why paving is the Superior Surface Treatment in landscaping.

There are a multitude of paving styles and designs to choose from, be it the colour, texture or laying pattern, all of which can alter the feel of your finished project. A great resource to get your project planning underway is here: What’s Your Paving Style?

Like retaining walls, paving can be a large undertaking and only small areas should be attempted over the course of just one weekend. An area up to 6 metres by 6 metres is achievable depending on the condition of the area you’re starting with.

If your area is level and clear you should be good to go. Plan ahead. Order your gear for earlier in the week and write yourself a checklist. Go through and make sure everything large or heavy like sand, base and the pavers are onsite ready to go. Tools and small accessories can always be picked up over the weekend.

If you’re starting with an existing paved area that will need clearing always allow more time. Perhaps clear the first weekend and pave over the next. Likewise, if there is plenty of ground work to be done in getting level, sorting drainage or reconfiguring the space add an extra weekend to ease the stress.

Once you’re ready to get started, drop into our Landscape Design and Selection Centre to see hundreds of paving options from Brisbane’s best suppliers.


How to Pave a Courtyard or Patio with Adbri Masonry

If you’re planning on tackling a paving project yourself this weekend, check out this fantastic DIY Paving Video for a step-by-step walk through of the process from start to finish. Following these simple steps you’ll be able to achieve a professional quality finish that you’ll be proud of!

You can also download our printable DIY Guide PDF above to keep on hand incase you get stuck!


Featured Paving Products

Euro Stone

This premium, architecturally inspired linear paving slab has been lightly shotblast to exfoliate the surface and expose the natural aggregates found within this slip resistant paver.

Quadro Pavers

An affordable and easy to install paving option. The Quadro range is an affordable and easy to install large paver, and is ideal for all home do it yourself projects including patios, paths and courtyards.


Designed to emulate the traditional colour and feel of stone. The Aspenstone range is a premium wetcast paver designed to emulate the traditional colour and feel of stone in a sophisticated large rectangular format.


DIY Paving Series

Below is a collection of DIY paving videos prepared by Centenary Landscaping Supplies. They have been broken down into easy to follow, clear bite sized components. Each video will take you through an important component of the paving process from base preparation through to finishing and spends ample time highlighting important considerations in detail.

Remember, the more research and learning you undertake before embarking on a DIY project the better. Don’t bite off more then you can chew! Review all the literature presented here and decide if this is a job you can manage, if not contact the professionals.

Landscaping Tools

Base Preparation

Sand Preparation

Laying Pavers

Cutting Pavers



Other Paving Projects

Stepping Stones

A stepping stone pathway is a fantastic way to spruce up the neglected side access to your property, the path to the clothesline or even your main entrance way.

With Jason Hodges help you’ll be able to achieve a professional result. We recommend Euro Stone by Adbri Masonry (Featured product).

Paver Sealing

Paving is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in a landscaping project, so keeping them looking great is important.

Regularly cleaning and applying quality sealers is the guaranteed way of maintaining the best appearance of your paved patio, pathway or even driveway.


Efflorescence Removal

Efflorescence is the loss of water of crystallisation from a hydrated salt to the atmosphere on exposure to air. Sounds complex right? Essentially, around the home or job site, efflorescence typically occurs during the initial cure of a cementitious product and mostly will present in masonry products, bricks, blocks and pavers. This is how you take care of it!



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