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    Hi Everyone,

    I have had just had some paving done and apart from being what i consider expensive (the 8K mark for 80 sqm and I had to do stormwater) I am not sure of the quality and whether its normal. Those experienced in paving could you tell me if this is indeed OK?

    Image 3 shows this the best as the border edge is not straight at all. I know there are issues with getting fall to the drains but I wouldn't have thought that would cause the pavers not to line up. The paver edges haven't been concreted in yet and before that happens I wanted to double check! These are 300mm x 300mm pavers by the way.

    Thanks for your time!

    James
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    I'm no expert in paving, but if I had paid 8K I'd be disappointed in an edge that wasn't straight. I reckon even with my very limited skills I could do about the same....

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    I could be hung and courted for is, but here goes.

    Fair call to expect high standards, but it is a large sqm for the price. What emphasizes the crooked edge is the contrasting colour. If it was all the same colour, with the garden back against the edge, you wouldn't notice it so much.

    Paving is not exact or a form that lends itself to sharp lines. If you dubious about the end result, talk to your contractor before he proceeds any further. Overall the job site doesn't look like a brothel, so I'd say he wants to give u a job you're happy with.

    Good luck.

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    Paving should look flat (as opposed to level). Concern for straightness being one thing but when I look at the pics, I am not sure the job is flat. The pavers look like they dip and rise or is that just an illusion.

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    I agree that it does not look flat but that could be an illusion. Dont like the cuts on the dog leg, amateurish. The angle should be divided in half across adjacent pavers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SabreOne View Post
    ...Paving is not exact or a form that lends itself to sharp lines.
    Yes it does.

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    Showed the photos to SWMBO and the answer was NO - not acceptable!
    How long did the contractor take to complete the job? If it was several days, could you have had an opportunity to complain before he was finished? Did he show you examples of previous jobs that you could then reasonably expect to match in terms of quality?
    The job is probably no worse than I could manage, but I don't pretend to be a professional contractor.
    In the end, the fact that you have even asked for others opinion suggests that you are not satisfied so you should raise your concerns otherwise you will never feel good about your garden.
    paul

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