How to lay a patio
Building a patio, or paved area, can be a great way to add a practical, low-maintenance space for relaxation and entertaining in your garden.
How to lay paving blocks, gravel & asphalt
An edging kerb can give an attractive, decorative finish to your path, patio or drive.
How to repair paving
Although concrete is very hard-wearing, you might sometimes find that you need to repair your paving, paths or steps.
How to fit a paving drainage system
Patios, paths and drives are built with a slight slope (or 'fall') that lets any surface water drain away.
How to plan a concrete path, patio or driveway
Concrete is made up of cement, aggregate (particles of stone) and sharp sand. When you mix these ingredients with water, they bind into a solid, hard material.
How to build a manhole cover
If there's a manhole (also known as a drain inspection chamber) in an area you're paving, you can disguise it by creating a recessed cover for it.
When it comes to laying a patio or paved area in the garden, you might have in mind a regular grid of square or rectangular slabs, all the same size and colour.
Paving buying guide
Looking for durable, long-lasting and attractive landscaping for your garden or driveway? Consider paving. Paving stones (also known as pavers) are fantastically versatile.