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Clay Brick: A Quick Guide To Brick Pathways

Creating a cohesive layout at your home or office goes far beyond the interior. The look and flow of your outdoor spaces can have a significant impact too. If you’re upgrading the exterior space around your residence, check out this quick guide to brick pathways to improve your property.

Bricks are durable, effective and affordable in creating pathways around your home. If you need a walkway from the road to your front door or a place to walk around your backyard, brick is a safe bet! What’s more, you can create a custom look with unique layouts and brick patterns.

Let’s take a closer look at these pattern ideas…

Running Bond Pattern

This is one of the most popular brick patterns available. In this pattern, bricks are butted end to end with joints that fall in the middle of the brick on the next row. One of the sturdiest and easiest patterns to install, running bond only requires minimal cutting at each end and will easily follow a gentle curve.


Basket Weave Pattern

Pairs of bricks alternate to create a woven appearance. On a straight path, this pattern only requires cutting to fit at each end, but on a curve you may have fanning gaps, requiring you to put in extra time with a chisel or saw.


This zigzag pattern subsequently creates a formal look that can be adapted to a slight curve. But it requires several cuts along the perimeter.




Turning the running bond on a 45-degree angle will accentuate a curve nicely and may look simple to put down, but every interior brick that abuts the edging will need to be custom-cut to fit.

Diagonal Basket Weave

Turning the squares of a basket weave 45 degrees adds visual depth and will round a curve nicely but requires a lot of custom cutting along the perimeter.

With so many choices, you can create a distinct look with your brick patterned pathway. To find out more about the thriving clay brick industry in South Africa, be sure to visit Clay Brick.

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