Building a Patio Just Got So Much Easier
The Gapfast Cross paving spacer is suitable for Checkerboard (Stacked) Laying Patterns.
50 per bag – enough for 10m² approx*
The Gapfast Tee paving spacer is suitable for Staggered (Offset) laying Patterns.
50 per bag – enough for 5-10m² approx*
Gapfast™ are a patented larger, stronger version of wall tilling spacers specifically designed to make laying paving slabs and building a patio easy. The Gapfast paving spacer provides a quick and easy method of installing all paving flags to give consistently accurate 10mm joints and to increase the structural integrity. A brand new product that will greatly assist DIY enthusiasts and skilled tradesman alike.
Gapfast has revolutionized the way paving is laid
- Accurate 10mm joints between patio slabs – every time!
- Stays locked in place, making paving stronger
- Totally invisible when covered with pointing
- Assists in patio laying – and achieving a beautiful finish
- Makes it easy for DIY!
- Makes it fast for the professional!
- Saves time and money!
- No more making temporary spacers!
- Eco friendly – made from re-cycled materials
- Patented and Manufactured in Gt. Britain
The inherent strength of the Gapfasts coupled with the fact that they will not rot or disintegrate (guaranteed 25 years) means this added structural integrity (up to 180% increase) is in effect permanent.
Gapfast is a registered Trademark and protected by GB Patent no.1104484.9
Why do I need Gapfast?
If you want to know how to lay paving slabs easily and achieve a professional finish to your patio, then you will find Gapfast invaluable. Paving manufacturers will typically specify a 10mm pointing gap between their paving slabs. If you visit your local DIY store & pick up their “how-to-lay-a-patio” or “how-to-build-a-patio” leaflet it will tell you to use 10mm spacers. Before Gapfast you would have to spend time & money making your own spacers (typically from wood). Now with Gapfast you will not only have a bespoke paving spacer but it will enhance the strength of the patio as well. Job done!
Do I need Gapfast Crosses or Tees?
For checkerboard (Stacked) laying patterns you will need Crosses
For Staggered (Offset) laying patterns & for Patio Packs you will need Tees:
*How many Gapfast will I need?
This will depend on the paving / patio slab size you are laying, the total area to be paved and lastly the laying pattern. Use our Gapfast Calculator to quickly see how many to order. To learn more about how to lay slabs easily using Gapfast paving spacers please view our page “How to lay a patio” where you can learn the basics from preparing the base through to how to lay paving, cutting paving slabs accurately & safely and finally pointing.
Clay Paving Spacers
ELIMINATE CHIPPING PROBLEMS
Chipping on the edges and corners of square edge clay pavers in segmental paving installations is an all too frequent occurrence. Chipping can occur when the pavers are allowed to move (rotate) against each other. This can be due to incorrect compaction of the base and/or screed, failure to correctly space the pavers or to properly fill (and maintain) the joints with jointing sand. Design manuals typically call for 2 to 3mm spacing between the paver units. Thus, the oft-used terms “hand tight” and “butt joint” are misnomers.
Chamfered and nibbed pavers were developed to eliminate these chipping problems – chamfers keep the edges and corners from coming into contact and nibs create the required spacing or separation to accommodate jointing sand. It’s the spacing and jointing sand that develops the “interlock”, which allows segmental paving systems to function.
Some landscape architects and building owners prefer the contemporary aesthetic of chamfered pavers but others prefer the look of square edge pavers. However when square edge pavers are specified, there is an unwillingness to accept the unsightly chipping that frequently develops. Gapfast has addressed this issue with the development of our unique Clay Paver Spacers. They create and assure the required spacing between units (to accommodate jointing sand), yet allow the crisp appearance of square edge pavers.
Gapfast Clay Paver Spacers are available in two styles: T Spacers and X.