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You can use moulds to make your own paving blocks or pave stones for landscaping projects. Save money by casting concrete for paths and walkways, laying a driveway or flooring for a patio or entertainment area.

By using moulds to make your own paving bricks or paving stones you can create solid flooring that is coloured using powder pigments or concrete stain, and you are able to add texture or pattern to the surface.

Create the look and texture of expensive stone paving blocks by working the surface of the concrete once it has settled but before it has time to start curing or setting hard.

If you don't want the hassle of having to mix up your own concrete for making paving stones, consider hiring a cement mixer for the day. Most hire stores have cement mixers that can be hired by the day or week and this will cut down on the amount of work normally involved with mixing batch after batch of concrete.

You can be more creative with various design styles if you make your own paving blocks. There are thousands of ideas on the Internet that offer inspiration for paths and paving projects. Rather than settle for ordinary, look at the moulds available and how you can incorporate these to lay down paths or outdoor flooring that is extraordinary.

If you need information on the correct quantities for mixing concrete, or instructions on the best method for making your concrete paving blocks, you will find specifications and how to on the www.cnci.org.za website.

If you don't want to go to the expense of buying moulds, you can make your own moulds using a variety of methods. Marine plywood allows you to make larger moulds for laying decorative slabs or flooring for a patio. We have previously featured how you can make your own moulds by vacuum forming recycled plastic.

Suppliers of moulds for bricks and pavers:

http://www.suzerain.co.za

http://www.pavermoulds.co.za

Or Google search paving moulds in South Africa.