How Much Does Paving Cost?

It is important to note that Bosun is a paving manufacturer and not a paving installer.  We therefore only quote on the required products and not on the installation. In addition, we don’t have residential consultants who have the capacity to visit your home or site to measure the areas you want to pave, etc. However, it is our intention to provide accurate and truthful advice in order to make it easier for you to buy paving. We have outlined below, common questions and their answers regarding general factors that determine the cost of paving.

Not always. “Bulk discount” is standard practice when it comes to paving installers. Some will put a reasonable mark-up on the product they supply and others might overcharge 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 such Cashbuild. However, the disadvantage is that these resellers are usually limited to standard brick size and colour options.

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

You can expect to pay between R110 and R380 per square metre for Bosun pavers. The price variance is rather large – let’s explain why:

  • The first factor determining the 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 around R20 per square metre more expensive than the 50mm products.
    Pavers of 80mm thickness will be more expensive but are generally used only for commercial and industrial applications.
  • Secondly, pavers with unique colours and sizes are more expensive than our standard grey concrete pavers. Coloured pavers will generally be about R15 per square metre more expensive than their grey counterparts due to additional inputs required in the manufacturing process.
    Our flagship range of Larger Urban Pavers sell at a premium as they are much more difficult to produce with more wastage. You can expect to pay in the region of R160 to R180 per square metre for such pavers.
  • Lastly, Beneficiated Pavers, which are subject to advanced post-production processes to enhance their appearance, are our most expensive offering. Generally, you could add R40 – R150 per square metre for a beneficiated product.

The transport of paving is expensive. Paving bricks are heavy, bulky and require special cranes to offload them effectively and efficiently. Delivering a full load of pavers might cost between R1200 and R5700 within a 125km radius. Calculations of delivery costs and minimum or shared loads are complex matters. The point is that with paving one should always allow for delivery costs and an accurate quote from the supplier outlining these costs.

The short answer is, “Yes, you probably will.” There are a number of factors, other than the factors mentioned above, as to why some pavers are better and therefore more expensive than others. Such factors include quality, safety and reliability of paving products. The next article on how to select a good paving manufacturer outlines the details of these factors.

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.