Calculating Paving surface area

It’s a long time since we did this at school, right?
And if you don’t use measurements in your everyday life it can be difficult to remember how to do this.   
To calculate the square meters of paved area:
  • Break your area up into squares or rectangles and multiply the length by the width.
  • Add up the total number of square meters.
  • You will need to take into account the number of cuts and the laying pattern chosen. You will also need to allow for wastage.
  • The quantity of pavers or flags needed will depend on the area to be paved, and the paver or slab chosen.  In Project packs (mixed sizes to create a pattern), there are generally enough pavers to cover 18.9 sq meters but check each product as some are different.
Work out the area to be paved in square meters.Length(m) x width(m) = area(m²).
Calculating paving surface area(Diagram courtesy of Pacific Brick Paving)

If you choose to calculate using feet and inches calculate the total area into square feet by using the same method as above and then multiply by .0929 to convert to square meters. When calculating pavers / slabs needed add an additional 5%. Allowing for complexity of the design, cuts and breaks.

Note: To work out the number of slabs needed for single sized slabs:

If a slab measures 600 x 600mm  or 0.6 x 0.6 meters = 0.36 sq Meters.  If using a 600mm x 600mm slab, multiply the area you need by 0.36 – this will give you the number of slabs needed (we are happy to work this out for you if you know the area in meters required).

 

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