Choosing the right paving for your home is an incredibly important step to creating the home of your dreams. Often your paving can be one of the first things that your guests will notice as they first see your home. On top of this, block paving and paving slabs can also be used stylistically in your garden patio. 

So how do you decide what paving is right for you? With various colours and materials to choose from, it is important to choose something that will truly complement your home. One great option to choose is block paving which has a wide range of benefits. Block paving is made from concrete and clay and can be arranged however you wish, in order to create incredibly complex patterns to your preferences. In this article, we have listed just a few of these benefits, as well a few things to consider when choosing the perfect paving for your home.


Block paving is an amazing choice for your front drive or garden patio. One of the reasons that they can be used wherever you see fit is that paving is incredibly flexible. The colour and shape of the block paving can be changed depending on the environment that you wish to install your paving. 

Resistant to the Elements

Many surfacing materials have severe drainage issues and rain can build up on the surface. Luckily, paving is generally porous and this drainage will reduce the amount of water that lays on the surface. If you live in the UK then you will know all too well about the amount of rain that you experience on a day to day basis. 

Low Maintenance = Less Hassle

Let’s face it, no one wants to do more work than they have to. Block paving is incredibly easy to keep clean and can be cleaned by simply using soap and water. It’s durability also reduces the amount of damage done to your driveway or patio and reduces the need to clean it regularly. 

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As mentioned, paving is incredibly durable, this is one of the reasons that it is often used at airports across the UK. This clearly demonstrates it’s durability as it is able to withstand the weight of aeroplanes on a consistent basis. This is why it is great for your front drive as you can park your car without any fear that your drive will be subjected to any damage. 

Visually Appealing

This is difficult to explain why but block paving simply looks good. With so many styles to choose from, whether you would like a more simple design with one colour of brick, or perhaps you would rather a much more complex design with various shapes and colours. A block paving drive will have a great effect on the value of your home if you do choose to sell your house in the future. 

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Choosing the Perfect Style

So what exactly makes the perfect paving for your home? One of the main things you should bear in mind is whether the style and colour fit in with the design of your home or garden. Rustic paving may be better suited to a much older property whereas smooth tiles may be a better choice for a modern home. 

High-Quality Paving

So if you are considering having paving for your home, you will want to choose a supplier that provide only the highest quality materials. Luckily, this isn’t a difficult task as Wring Builders merchants have been providing block paving and paving slabs in Bristol for many years. Why not visit us in-store or call us today on 0117 978 2693 to find out more. 

Sarah Wirth

Sarah Wirth works for Wring Builders Merchants as a marketing specialist.