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80cm2 block paving - sub base recommendations

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by NewSkil109, 10 Mar 2021.

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    NewSkil109

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    Hello,

    I am building a deck platform in our back garden about 25cm above the ground level, in the middle I will leave an open section of around 1m2. In that I want to lay some block paving roughly flush to deck level.

    The purpose of the block paved section is to be able to use a fire bowl safely and not have it sat on wooden deck boards.

    The cut out where no joists / deck boards will run is approx 1m2, I plan to use 200x100 sleepers to provide full edges, which will leave a roughly 80cm2 hole in the middle of the deck.

    I want to build up the level and then install block paving, the hole depth is about 25cm - so slightly taller than the sleepers.

    So I wanted to get some recommendations on what to set the sleepers on to get to the right level - dry mix sand/cement? Then what would be the best sub base for the block paving 80cm2? I don't want to get a whacker plate in, would be tricky in the middle of a deck to operate, so how about mixing up concrete and using it to fill the void, then use 50mm sand and then block paving on top.

    It won't really see any traffic, just a fire bowl on top.

    Thanks for any thoughts or advice on the best way to do this.

    FYI the inspirations, just planning to use block paving as think it looks best.

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    Change of plans, wife says she wants it filled with gravel like this pic not block pavers, so I guess that solves that anyway.

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