Pavers Ideal For Under A Verandah In Adelaide.
If you’re looking for verandah pavers, you’ll discover that there are concrete pavers and clay pavers to choose from, with both of these coming in a range of sizes and colours.
This article will look at what I consider the best verandah pavers to use, plus give you some design ideas with the most popular verandah paving patterns for under a verandah used by customers in Adelaide.
Before you take a look at verandah pavers, consider what type of traffic your pavers under the verandah will be subjected to and the size of the paved area.
There are basically 3 types of paving situations:
- Verandah pavers for foot traffic,
- verandah pavers designed for heavy traffic,
- verandah pavers subjected to water.
Adelaide verandah pavers can be purchased for all 3 of these situations and even a combination of two different situations. The paving design you choose is often different for each type of traffic situation as well.
Verandah Pavers For Normal Foot Traffic.
If the pavers you have laid under a verandah will just have pieces of furniture and people walking over them, you can choose either concrete or clay pavers. If you like the look of square pavers, concrete pavers can be found with dimensions of 300mm x 300mm, 240mm x 240mm and 190mm x 190mm. If you would prefer a rectangular paver instead; both concrete and clay bricks could be used with a typical size of 240mm x 120mm. Look for a paver that is 40mm to 50mm thick.
When looking to pave a small verandah area, larger format pavers of a neutral colour will work best laid in a stretcher bond pattern across the width of your verandah area.
For larger verandah areas, large to medium sized pavers look good laid using a stack bond 45° diamond pattern, with some contrasting feature coloured pavers laid and a border is very popular.
Verandah Pavers For Heavy Traffic.
Some people would like to park cars under part of their verandah; which may be an extension to a carport. If this is the case, you should look at pavers that are thicker to handle the extra weight. Concrete pavers can be found 60mm thick that are both square and rectangular, or you could use clay bricks as pavers too.
A Herringbone paving pattern is a good design choice because it can withstand more sideways movement that will occur as car wheels are turned. Herringbone 45° with a header course of a contrasting colour looks great with rectangular shaped pavers, or consider a basket weave pattern which is also a strong design. If you would like to use square pavers, popular paving patterns include stack 45° and the stronger stretcher with a header course cemented to lock all the pavers in place.
Verandah Pavers For Water Exposure.
Outdoor spas are very popular under a verandah but require pavers that have better nonslip characteristics. Large format concrete pavers work best and come in both rectangular and square dimensions.
Due to the weight of the spa 60mm thick pavers will serve you well laid in a stretcher or stack bonded pattern with a header or border row cemented for extra stability.
Verandah Paving Tips:
Outdoor living under a verandah is a favourite pastime of people living in Adelaide. Verandah pavers help create a cleaner look; particularly under a Colorbond® verandah, with an opportunity to match whatever colour and theme you are trying to create for your back garden.
Preparation is the key to paving and having your verandah pavers looking good for many years. The area under a verandah should be dug out and replaced with 100mm of compacted quarry rubble to reduce the possibility of your pavers sinking and helps control weeds from coming through too.
Take a look at some of the popular paving design ideas found in Adelaide used for laying pavers under a verandah when looking at the traffic your pavers will have to endure.
Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed Adelaide paving contractors with over 30 years experience laying all types of pavers under verandas and as licensed builders are fully qualified verandah builders too.