Are you looking to breathe new life into your outdoor space? Maybe you want to update the entertaining area, or add a winding path to your garden. Pavers are a great way to add those finishing touches.
With minimal maintenance requirements and an attractive, sophisticated look, pavers are one of the best ways to add a sense of low-maintenance elegance to your outdoor area – that is, if you can find a quality product and competent installation expert.
In this article, we’ve rounded up the top three pavers in Canberra according to local residents. Let’s get started right away.
What makes a great paver?
Not exactly sure what you’re looking for in a Canberra paver? Not to worry. We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:
- A great product range. The best pavers in Canberra stock or have access to a great range of paving products, with something to suit every personal taste and budget.
- Well priced. The best paving specialists in the Canberra region charge a fair price for their products and services. You should be able to rest easy knowing you’re getting a great deal.
- Expert installation. If you are contracting local pavers to install your new pathway, driveway, or outdoor entertainment area, you should expect expert workmanship, attention to detail, and long-lasting results.
- Knowledgeable and friendly. You might need help selecting the ideal pavers for your outdoor area or purpose. Staff should have the knowledge to help you choose a paver that ticks all the boxes.
The best pavers in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Landscaping Canberra is an all-rounder - with the equipment and know-how to complete any kind of landscaping job, Landscaping Canberra delivers excellent results no matter the project. Their paving services cover all aspects of paving and concreting, including driveways, paths, concrete edging and sheds, to name a few. Landscaping Canberra uses high quality products and recycled granite for their paving services, and work with industry leading suppliers to deliver on all their promises.
As Faith Margrie writes in their Google review, "Stace and his team recently completed a number of jobs in our garden, including (...) re-laying lifted pavers and a new gravel strip. Stace provided spot on suggestions resulting in a high quality end result. (...) I would definitely recommend their services."
Bluestone Paving & Landscaping has been serving the Canberra community since 2016. Understanding the diversity of properties and styles across Canberra, the specialised team behind Bluestone aims to provide tailored advice and service to turn your dream space into a reality, no matter the project. Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your property with a brand new paved area, or you're simply after maintenance and repairs, Bluestone Paving has the tools and experience to guarantee attractive, high-quality results.
As Gweneth Leigh writes on Google, "Dave did a great job creating a new front walkway using limited materials. The final product looks wonderful. I highly recommend his service."
Botanica Landscapes has been operating in Canberra for over 40 years. Their qualified and enthusiastic team of landscapers have built up a long and respected reputation for innovative design skills and expertise. Specialising in residential paving, Botanica Landscapes has confidence and familiarity with a wide range of paving products, and promise the highest quality workmanship to ensure durable and attractive results.
On Google, Ky O’Shea writes, “Best in the business, highly recommend. So professional, friendly. 5/5 service with a smile.”
Easycare Landscapes has been providing innovative, sustainable, and carefully cultivated landscaping services in Canberra for over 20 years. Specialising in creating practical outdoor areas for properties in Canberra, Easycare can help you design and construct driveways, swimming pool areas and any other areas that require paving of any kind, in ways that suit your property’s specific requirements and your own vision.
As Sarah Palic writes on Google, “To the team at Easycare, we would like to thank you all for such a professional service throughout the whole process (…) We couldn’t be happier with the outcome for the space you have landscaped for.”
Your experience with pavers in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you worked with any of the pavers listed above? How was the experience? Share your feedback in the comments area below for our readers to check out.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best material for outdoor pavers?
This depends mostly on what look you're going for with your outdoor space, but nevertheless you want to look for a material that will last. Stone, concrete, slate and cobblestone are all attractive and durable options.
Is it cheaper to lay pavers or concrete?
Pavers can be more expensive for materials and installation compared to concrete slabs, but can be about the same price when compared to stamped, decorative concrete. Talk to your supplier and landscapers to figure out what your options are.
What is cladding?
Once you've laid your outdoor pavers, it's important to ensure that they will last. Cladding refers to a layer of material that is applied on top of an existing external surface to provide protection from the elements. It can also provide thermal and sound insulation, and makes cleaning the area so much easier!
Can I lay pavers on my own?
Whilst you can DIY your own pavers, it requires lots of materials and particular landscaping skills and techniques. Outsourcing the job to a professional paver means putting the job in the hands of a professional, and ensuring quality, safe and attractive installation.
Can pavers be used indoors?
Pavers can absolutely be used indoors. Concrete slabs in particular are becoming more and more popular - not only are they are easy to clean and maintain, but are great temperature regulators, helping you save on gas and electricity for heating and cooling your home.