Archive for the 'Laying your own block paving' Category

Stihl TS400 14″ Portable 2 stroke Petrol Cutter

Monday, January 16th, 2006

The Stihl TS400 14″ Portable Petrol saw is an indispensable tool for the rapid cutting of all block paving gardening or landscaping products, with a cutting wheel diameter of 14″/35cm it will cut through steel, concrete or rock to a maximum cutting depth of 100mm. The Stihl TS400 is compact and lightweight at only 8.9kg […]

Stihl TS760 Disc Cutting Saw

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

For the ultimate in a cutting saw when laying block paving, there is no better manufacturer than Stihl for making power tools that are not only of great build quality but easy to use and handle too. This Stihl TS760 has the same size cutting blade as the Partner K700 at 14″, with the same […]

Partner K700 Active III 350mm Saw

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

When laying block paving, it makes the job all the easier if you have a good disc cutting saw. For the best performance and power get one with a 2 stroke engine. The Partner K700 Active III is a good choice and retailing out at around £500, for a builder is a worthwhile investment. If […]

Installing a block paved manhole cover

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Hot dipped galvanised recessed manhole covers can be used to hide existing manholes, block paving is fitted inside to continue the pattern of the surrounding paving.

The cover is bedded into place using a 3:1 mixture of sand and cement making sure its at the correct height and fall, this can be acheved by using […]

Tools and materials required to lay block paving

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Available from most hire shops
vibrating plate compactor
2 stroke saw with diamond blade
block splitter
steel tramel/screeding rails or timber laths 1″ (4 metre long galvanised steel electrical duct is ideal and is available from most electrical suppliers)
steel float
wheel barrow
Protective clothing
Before using any plant or machinery always read the safty instructions and always wear protective clothing
gloves to protect […]

Step by step guide on how to lay block paving

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Compacting the hardcore
Once you have removed the existing drive patio or path and excavated to a minimum depth of 200mm (100mm hardcore, 50mm sand, 50 mm block) your hardcore needs to be compacted to give a stable sub base for your new block paving

Fixing a firm edge restraint
Any area of block paving must […]

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