Patios & Block Paving

What are your options, and which system would suit you best?


LORD Roofing and Grounds Works are experts in block paving, using only the very best Grounds Works squads, selectively hand-picked, with a vast wealth of experience and in all aspects of block paving, patios and bespoke patios at the very highest level.  LORD’s Grounds Works hands-on Foreman have all served their time and apprenticeships with the North East’s premier companies, such as Teesdale and Wilkinson Landscapes. We will guarantee your desired project is not only fitted to the exact required standards, but also completed with the precision, pride, and an exceptional eye for detail.

Our fitters have won National awards for their work, and LORD Roofing and Grounds Works will continuously strive to achieve in raising our own high benchmark, with every project we undertake and complete.  We only use the very best products for the market-leading manufacturers, including Marshalls, Stonemarket, Natural Paving, and Bradstone to ensure our clients receive not only the very best quality of products, but the exact same quality of installation..

For examples of our National award-winning Grounds Works specialists previous works, please find the following project below; which include a Block Paving, Indian Stone and Artificial Grass, completed by Karl Liddle and Neil McDermott, two of LORD Roofing and Grounds Works Senior Installation Managers.

When you are thinking of having your patio refurbished, Lord Roofing should be the first company you call. Honest and reliable from start to finish.

Robert Thomson, Sunderland.

( Patio designed by Daniel Wickham )

So, what exactly is Block Paving?

Block paving, or also referred to as brick paving is arguably the most popular product to be utilised for the construction of driveways, pathways, patios and pavements. The ease of the installation, unlike other more recent products on the market, can be laid in weather conditions that its rival alternatives simply can’t. The ease of repairing any remedial issues are more forgiving and therefore less time-consuming and practical.

The depth of excavation must ensure the final finish of the block works falls always below the 150mm damp-proof course, anything less than that will cause internal water ingress issues. ACO drains are another alternative when the 150mm level, for one reason or another, (gas mains, services etc) is not possible, and will ensure the water is safely directed away and into the correct channels.

Once allowing for the kerb trims, edge restraints and required foundations, any additional drainage requirements must then be fitted, followed by the correct sub-base, screeding course.

Block Paving can be almost limitless within its design options, and can be tailored to the clients exact needs and desires. A multitude of colours and designs can be achieved once the correct excavation has been completed, and strengthened with the classic herringbone interlocking  pattern at either 45 or 90 degrees, dependent of the project.

Finally the jointing is applied using kiln-dried sand over the surface of the newly laid blocks and swept into the joints whilst compacting using vibrating compacting plate, or Whacker, as it’s known within the trade. Further sand is added over the course of the following weeks as the blocks and sand settles.

With new blocks, it’s generally advised that a minimum of 8-10 weeks has passed before any sealants can be applied, and only when the blocks have naturally released their efflorescence.


The ‘LORD Company Promise’ to our clients is; “To deliver the very highest quality of customer service, workmanship, and standard of products, for the very best price possible.”

Honesty – Affordability – Quality- Integrity – Trust

We will never be beaten on price, on a like-for-like basis.

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Lord Roofing and Grounds Works Ltd

Unit 1B
Dean And Chapter Industrial Estate
County Durham
DL17 8LH
Head Office: 01740 655444
Durham: 0191 3003593
Darlington: 01325 521370
Newcastle: 0191 3004335
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