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How much does paving cost?

It is important to note that Bosun is a paving manufacturer and not a paving installer. We therefore quote only on the required products and not on the installation.
We also don’t have residential consultants who have the capacity to visit your home and measure the areas you want to pave, etc.
However it is our intention to provide accurate and truthful advice on this website in order to make it easier to buy paving.

Is it cheaper to buy direct from the manufacturer?

Not always. “Bulk” discount is a standard practice when it comes to paving installers. Some will put a reasonable mark-up on the product they supply and others might rip off their customers.  Some might pass the discount on to the consumer and make their money solely on installation. Truthfully, we don’t really know what the most common practices are.

In addition to installers many reputable hardware stores also sell paving. In some cases it would be a better option to buy from these stores as they might offer better delivery rates if they are close to you. When purchasing smaller quantities it would often make sense to purchase paving from hardware stores like Cashbuild. However the disadvantage is that these resellers are usually limited to standard brick size options and standard colours.

What will I pay for Bosun paving?

As explained above, installers and some large commercial projects generally receive discounts from us. The prices quoted below are merely an indication of what you can expect to pay for residential paving.

Expect to pay between R100 and R380 per square meter for our pavers. This is an extremely big variance. Let’s explain:

The first determining factor of price is the thickness of the paving bricks.

  • The cheapest option of paving would be our Bevel Bond pavers which have a thickness of 50mm. Generally people would call them standard paving bricks and anything larger than standard brick sizes would usually be more expensive.
  • Pavers of 60mm thickness are usually about R20 per square meter more expensive than the 50mm products.
  • Pavers of 80mm thickness will be more expensive but are generally used only for commercial applications.

Secondly, premium and coloured pavers would be more expensive than our grey concrete pavers .

Coloured pavers will generally be about R15 per square meter more expensive than their grey counterparts.

The Larger Urban pavers are our flagship range and sell at a premium as they are much more difficult to produce with more wastage etc. Expect to pay in the region of R160 to R180 per square meter for these.

Lastly, beneficiated pavers which are subject to post-production secondary processes are the most expensive. Generally you could add R40 – R150 per square meter for a beneficiated product.

What is the cost of transport?

The transport of paving is expensive. Paving bricks are heavy and bulky and special cranes are needed to offload them effectively and efficiently. Delivering a full load of pavers might cost between R1,200 and R5,700 within a 125km radius. Calculations of delivery costs and minimum or shared loads, are a complex matter. The point is that with paving one should always allow for delivery costs and for an accurate quote from the supplier on these costs.

Will I find cheaper paving?

The short answer is, “Yes, you probably will”. Refer to our article (Not all pavers are the same) for detailed reasons why some pavers are better and therefore more expensive than others.  Our underlying business principle is to not abuse our customer and therefore we charge what our experience has taught us to be a fair and sustainable rate.

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Phone: 011 310 1176
Email: info@bosun.co.za