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03/04/2013 at 00:47

Does anyone know of any online software that can help design the layout of patio paving? I want to replace my patio using different sized paving stones in a random effect, something like this..

http://www.phillipsgardens.co.uk/images/comp.brontelight.jpg

 

 I'd like a design tool that creates suggested patterns so I can order the correct quantities of paving stones with the least cutting.

Thanks.

03/04/2013 at 01:07

I don't know of such a tool but many paint tools support brushes or a vector graphics program like inkscape could help.

looking at the picture above you have 2x3 1x2 1x1 and 2x2 and 3x1 blocks.  Use snap to grid and a dice assign each shape to a number as you have a number free use that as a free pass. shake the dice draw a rectangle of the dimension shown. use IIII gates to keep score of how many of each shape you use.

You don't even need a computer a bit of squared paper and a pencil will do. Along with the dice.

03/04/2013 at 06:16

Most suppliers of patio paving will provide you with a pattern and the correct number of slabs of each size - just give them accurate dimensions of the area to be covered. 

 

http://www.marshalls.co.uk/pavingplanner/ 

03/04/2013 at 07:12

That Tool is excellent, one to bookmark.

03/04/2013 at 08:53
I used the marshalls one for my patio and it is perfect. I used Bradstone slabs bit they came in the same sizes as one of the marshallsa and having laid it o can confirm that its calculations are correct.
04/04/2013 at 21:08

Thanks for the replies, I'll give them a try

08/09/2014 at 14:56

Try to small funny designer for the outdoor bricks "Paving Design Expert"

http://paving-expert.com

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