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Why Block Paving Driveways, Paths and Patios Are Best

If you’re seeking to improve your home with a new patio or driveway but you’re not sure about the best type of surface to choose, then block paving in Oxford is unquestionably worthy of consideration. Block paving in Oxford comes in many different colours, so creating something exclusive and eye catching can be achieved with ease. Many homeowners we speak with don’t consider block paving because they are of the belief that they are limited with what is achievable when it comes to design.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, and in reality, it’s one of the better solutions if you want a hard-wearing driveway, path or patio without the excessive maintenance. Block paving won’t wear down over time and it isn’t prone to cracks like tarmac. You will also find that it doesn’t get extremely hot during the summer, so it’s ideal if you park your vehicle on the driveway as opposed to in the garage. When installed by professional contractors block paved driveways and patios are also very easy to install. When it comes to the design of block paving in Oxford the sky is the limit – there are endless options to choose from.

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Block paving in Oxford is ideal for pathways. You won’t be able to create circular designs or swirls, but you will be able to add whatever colours you want. Block paving is very low maintenance, but now and again you might find that weeds or moss grows in-between your bricks. This can be dealt with in a matter of seconds, and the bricks themselves require no maintenance at all. They also don’t fade in colour over time. With paving stone pathways, you increase the chances of weeds and you also run the risk of them splitting if an excessive amount of pressure is applied. Block paved pathways are much more durable and hard wearing and the smaller stone offers a better support structure. Because each block is so small, you can really design a pathway any way you like. Curved pathways for example are quite popular, so you could have a block paved path running through your garden or even from your front door to your driveway.


Block paving is a great choice for your driveway. The stones themselves have plenty of grip and this is ideal for when it comes to winter. You won’t need to worry about the floor getting slippery as much and you won’t need to worry about the weight of your vehicle cracking the stones. Some people think about using paving stones for their driveway, but this isn’t a practical choice. The stones can crack with ease if enough pressure is applied, and in some situations they might even lift up so they will need replacing if this ever happens. Block paving however doesn’t present you with this concern.

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For patio surfacing, block paving in Oxford is possibly the best option available. Many people opt for wooden decking for their outdoor patio areas, but decking has a number of drawbacks when compared to block paving. Wood has a tendency to rot over time and is susceptible to mites and other forms of infestation,  meaning that regular maintenance is necessary when you install a wooden deck in your garden. Aside from a little moss growing between the bricks over time, block paved patios are virtually maintenance free and will last a lot longer than a wood deck. Block paving is a very good option for those who want a low maintenance solution for their outdoor flooring.

Contact MD Driveways & Patios

To arrange a free of charge, no obligation quotation for block paving in Oxford, contact MD Driveways & Patios today.