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Outdoor area ready for paving to be laid.

Overview

Before you can pave a driveway or footpath, there are some simple steps to follow.

  • Contact your local government to get approval, especially if you’re paving a driveway.
  • Check for electrical cables or drainage, and remove any tree stumps under the area.
  • Measure up the space and always order 10% more pavers than will cover it to allow for breakages.
  • On a footpath, make sure the fall is away from your home so the rain runs off in that direction. On a driveway, direct the fall towards your drainage.

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.