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Flag Paving

Concrete flag paving offers a clean, hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing surface. Flags are produced in a wide range of square or rectangular sizes of different thicknesses, offering a wide choice of patterns. Concrete flag paving is available in a wide variety of colours and textures, enabling it to be used to delineate different functions.

Flags can be finished to produce a variety of surfaces including textured and profiled ground, with or without chamfers. Stable pigments are used to provide a range of permanent colours further increasing designer choice. Flags are also manufactured to reproduce the colour and texture of natural stone paving in various finishes including split, sawn and tooled. They are particularly useful for pedestrian surfaces in historic towns and conservation areas, matching the appearance of stone but with greatly improved stability and slip resistance, providing a cost-effective alternative.

More Information -

  • The Design and Construction Information download (below) offers detailed guidance on the properties, design, handling, construction, reinstatement and maintenance of concrete flag pavements.
  • The Handling Kerbs and Flags download (above) provides guidance on safe handling of kerbs and flags, and illustrates examples of available equipment. The guidelines comply with HSE Construction Information Sheet No 57, Handling Kerbs: Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
  • The Cutting Paving download (below) provides guidelines to help eliminate health hazards when installing precast concrete paving blocks, flags and kerbs, either by removing the need to cut concrete products or by recommending safer cutting practices and equipment.
  • In addition, a case study download provides just one example of an Interpave member working to reduce risks on site by using efficient design.
  • An HSE video Clear the Air demonstrates safe cutting practices.