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Creating innovative outdoor collaboration areas

To create an awesome office environment you need to look more widely than just the office building. Using the area around the office with some creative landscaping can create some really cool outdoor collaboration areas so that people can work together while making the most of the beautiful weather. It can be a really good idea to get a landscape architect involved very early in the project to make sure that your indoor and outdoor areas are effectively integrated. This blog is all about creating workspaces in the great outdoors and will suit architects and building managers making the most of their space.

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Ideas When Considering the Layout of Your Paving Stones

If you have a significant amount of yard space, undoubtedly you would need to create pathways to make it easier to navigate your property. One of the easiest ways of doing this is through the use of paving stones. These paving stones come in an array of materials such as brick, concrete, terrazzo and more. In addition to this, not only are they functional, but they can also enhance the aesthetics of your property by creating some visual interest on the areas they are installed. By using different paving patterns, you make your residence resonate with character. Here some ideas that you could use when considering the layout of your paving stones.

Basket-weave paving layout

As the name suggests, this type of pattern will look similar to the weaving on baskets. To create it, the paving contractor will begin by laying two rectangular shaped paving stones horizontally. This is then followed by similar sized paving stones laid out vertically. The pattern is repeated until the entire space you require paved is covered. If you would like to enhance the visuals of this pattern, you could opt for paving stones that contrast each other. For instance using dark and light hues of the same colour or completely different colours for the horizontal and the vertical paving stones.

Herringbone paving layout

The main feature of this type of pattern is having the paving stones laid down in different diagonal courses. You also have the option of further enhancing the appearance of the herringbone pattern by incorporating a radial paving effect. This is done by creating rings using the pavers that seem to radiate outward from the original herringbone pattern. The herringbone paving layout needs a significant amount of space for the best results. This makes them suitable for driveways and large walkways rather than small garden paths.

Large-format layouts

As the name suggests, this type of paving layout will make use of large pavers. They are a great way of creating the illusion of additional space, as the pavers are expansive. When opting for a large-format layout, you could choose to either have the pavers fitted close together or leave minimal space between them. If you have opted to leave space between the pavers, you can enhance the visual interest of the pavers by sprinkling coloured gravel between the spaces or have small plants growing in between them to give them a rustic appearance.