On average, you can expect to pay between R300 to R580 per square metre (including bricks, labour and extras) for paving. There are many different paving colours, styles and sizes and the cost of paving will depend on this.
Paving adds value to your property and can be used to upgrade a driveway, patio or parking area.
|Minimum cost||Maximum cost|
|Paving bricks||R120 per square metre||R200 per square metre|
|Labour||R100 per square metre||R200 per square metre|
|Transport||R1200 in total||R5700 in total|
|Brick compactor||R500 per day||R500 per day|
|Vibrating Plate Compactor||R500 per day||R500 per day|
|Extra materials needed (eg. cement)||R80 per square metre||R180 per square metre|
You can buy paving from a hardware store or a brick wholesaler. The price of paving bricks depends on the following:
Standard paving bricks are about 50mm thick and are the cheapest option. You can expect to pay around R20 per square metre more for every 10mm in thickness.
Standard bricks are fine for low-traffic residential areas, but commercial paving might require 80mm thick bricks.
Standard grey bricks are the cheapest option. Coloured pavers will be around R15 per square metre more expensive than grey ones.
If you want a special style brick, you could pay from R160 to R180 per square metre extra.
Beneficiated pavers have a beautiful finish, colour and texture to suit your property and decor.
The beneficiation process is expensive and can cost you an additional R40 to R150 per square metre.
Paving bricks are bulky and very heavy. This makes the transport cost high and the more bricks you order, the higher the cost. If you are within a 125km radius of your brick supplier, you should pay between R1200 and R5700 in total for the delivery.
Determining the transport cost can be complex as a crane might be needed to offload them. The cost also depends on how far the truck must travel.
|Bevel Paver 50mm||Grey||R150 to R162 per square metre|
|Bevel Paver 50mm||Colour||R159 to R171 per square metre|
|Bevel Paver 50mm||Tan||R169 to R181 per square metre|
|Twin Cobble Paver 50mm||Grey||R150 to R162 per square metre|
|Twin Cobble Paver 50mm||Colour||R159 to R171 per square metre|
|Twin Cobble Paver 50mm||Tan||R169 to R181 per square metre|
|Cottage Paver 50mm||Grey||R147 to R154 per square metre|
|Cottage Paver 50mm||Colour||R156 to R164 per square metre|
|Cottage Paver 50mm||Tan||R163 to R172 per square metre|
|Interlocking Paver 60mm||Grey||R164 to R176 per square metre|
|Interlocking Paver 60mm||Colour||R176 to R188 per square metre|
|Interlocking Paver 60mm||Tan||R181 to R193 per square metre|
|Delivery||R1200 to R5700 in total|