Laying patterns

This page gives some simple laying patterns for patio paving and driveway block paving. You may prefer a random layout. We can help you with this, or you can plan it on graph paper.

Stack bond, half bond, third bond and random linear patterns work well with our porcelain paving range

These patterns can also create a more contemporary look when using natural stone, especially those with a crisp, sawn edge.

Tudor and Dutch bond are great for a traditional look and work well with mixed sizes of natural stone. Our Trade Pack laying pattern is suitable for mixed sized patio packs such as Kebur Trade Packs or Bradstone Natural Sandstone paving.

Laying Pattern
Driveway block paving laying patterns
Trade pack laying pattern
Modulo Laying Pattern
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  1. Hi I’m looking to start on my patio project. We will be buying Porcelain tiles 900 x 600 for around 23sq metre area
    Would the slope need to be approx 60mm over a distance of 3.2 meters for drainage into an Aco drain
    Would the 3rd Bond pattern look ok for this size tile. And do I need to prime the tiles first?
    Also what is the best way to lift the tile into place

    1. Hi Robert
      We work to a standard of between 1:80 – 1:60 fall, so for a patio distance of 3200mm we would install using a fall of between 40mm to 50mm.
      The paving should ideally be laid 2 bricks below damp course and fall away from the house. It depends on lawn levels etc, but an Aco is normally only required should the paving need to fall back towards the property and then this would need to then be piped into an existing drainage or soakaway system. Or if the paving falls away from the property and a wall is required then the Aco will run along the front face of the wall. If you can achieve a decent fall away from the property to lawn level and you have relatively good free draining soil, then an Aco will not be required.
      The tiles definitely need to be primed just before laying and a third bond is fine for 900 x 600 tiles.
      The easiest way to lift the tiles in place is by using a Grabo but these are quite expensive to purchase and hire shops generally don’t stock these, so it is advised for 900 x 600 to lift the tiles in place using two people.
      We hope this helps. These suggestions are a general guide only and will not take account of your exact site conditions and soil. If you are in any doubt about your installation, we recommend using the services of a professional landscaper:
      Do contact us directly if we can be of any assistance with your project.
      David Booton
      Kebur Landscape Division

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