Something a little different in paving patterns

Most people lay their pavers in a traditional straight block pattern, but we know some people like to break up tradition. 

We’re not experts in Feng Shui, but we do know a thing or two about alternative paving patterns.

So here are three different ways you can choose to have your pavers laid in your backyard. Some of these may be a bit tricky for the DIY project, but most professional tradespeople will be able to execute these for you.

  1. Stretcher Bond is a design style that you’ll be familiar with in brickwork – this is where the pavers are laid in alternating rows with each alternate put halfway over two pavers in the previous row. You can lay this straight or on a 45 degree angle
  2. Basketweave is where two pavers are laid in one direction and then the two pavers next to them are paid in the opposite direction – obviously this pattern only works with rectangular pavers, but it is equally good with small or large format styles
  3. Contrasts – this is simply a method where you use a contrasting colour along the edge or in small amounts in the main area of paving. You could do a huge checkerboard in your yard with a bluestone and a limestone for example. In our Melbourne Stone range we have various colours named after famous Australian Beaches – so why not place Whitehaven right next to Gunnamatta! 

There’s no need to follow the crowd. Choose a different method of laying your pavers and really make your outdoor room design stand out.

For more information and assistance from our friendly and expert staff, come and visit one of our three display superstores or visit for a little inspiration.