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

Below is a useful table showing the average price of paving:

Minimum cost Maximum cost 
Paving bricksR120 per square metreR200 per square metre
Labour R100 per square metreR200 per square metre
TransportR1200 in totalR5700 in total
Brick compactorR500 per dayR500 per day
Vibrating Plate CompactorR500 per dayR500 per day
Extra materials needed (eg. cement)R80 per square metreR180 per square metre

What factors decide the cost of Paving?

You can buy paving from a hardware store or a brick wholesaler. The price of paving bricks depends on the following:

  • Thickness of bricks
  • Brick colour and style
  • Beneficiated bricks
  • Transport cost

Thickness of bricks

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. 

Brick colour and style

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 bricks

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

Transport cost

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. 

Prices of the most common paving bricks:

DescriptionColourPrice Range 
Bevel Paver 50mmGreyR150 to R162 per square metre
Bevel Paver 50mmColourR159 to R171 per square metre
Bevel Paver 50mmTanR169 to R181 per square metre
Twin Cobble Paver 50mmGreyR150 to R162 per square metre
Twin Cobble Paver 50mmColourR159 to R171 per square metre
Twin Cobble Paver 50mmTanR169 to R181 per square metre
Cottage Paver 50mmGreyR147 to R154 per square metre
Cottage Paver 50mmColourR156 to R164 per square metre
Cottage Paver 50mmTanR163 to R172 per square metre
Interlocking Paver 60mmGreyR164 to R176 per square metre
Interlocking Paver 60mmColourR176 to R188 per square metre
Interlocking Paver 60mmTanR181 to R193 per square metre
DeliveryR1200 to R5700 in total
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