How To DIY Your Brick Paving With Concrete Moulds
Now you can buy moulds to make your own concrete brick paving - without bricks!
Paving an area around the home can be an expensive option if you use traditional concrete paving bricks, clay face bricks or similar, but using a concrete mould not only cuts down on the time to lay paving, it is also far more economical. With the number of enquiries I receive from people asking where they can buy concrete moulds, there is most definitely a lot of interest in this type of project, so I wanted to post more information on where you can buy concrete moulds for brick paving and how you would go about laying this around the home.
Where to buy moulds for concrete brick paving
While the moulds used to be difficult to find, you can now buy these at takealot.com - use the search 'DIY Paving Mould Brick Shape' - and at a very reasonable price. You can probably get by with only using a single mould, but if you want to speed up the process, I would suggest buying 2 or more moulds.
Takealot.com offer 3 popular designs for the brick moulds, so that you can choose one that best suits your particular project. All the brick moulds are manufactured to be durable and are designed specifically for the DIY enthusiast to be easy to use when you want to design brick paving for paths and walkways, or even a courtyard or entertainment area. You can also use the mould if you want to clad specific walls.
Use the concrete brick moulds to lay all types of brick paving in and around your property. The designs allow for random or continuous patterns that include large or small cobble stones, as well as designs that can easily be used for zigzag or unusual paving designs. https://m.takealot.com/square-paving-mould/PLID50095253
Buy brick moulds at takealot.com - use the search 'DIY Paving Mould Brick Shape'. You can probably get by with only using a single mould, but if you want to speed up the process, I would suggest buying 2 or more moulds.
How to use moulds for concrete brick paving
The brick moulds are of durable plastic and are reusable and easy to use:
- Mix up a batch of concrete (cement, sand and stone) and fill the mould with the mix. Only make enough concrete mix for about an hours work, or the mix will be too hard to use.
- Once the concrete mix is poured into the mould, use a wooden float to float over the surface and make it smooth. If you prefer a rock-type of finish, leave the concrete mix to cure until not as runny and then use a scrunched up plastic bag to give texture to the surface.
- After a couple of hours or so, remove the mould and repeat the process.