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How Can Your Decking Pedestal Create Gaps Between Pavers?

28 September 2021

When it comes to creating the perfect tiled installation, it’s important to remember one crucial component: separating your pavers.

Not only is this a great way to increase the aesthetic appeal of your commercial or residential project, but it’s also essential for a number of reasons.

The benefits of leaving gaps on your decking include: increasing the safety of your outdoor spaces, by allowing rainwater to drain away. This helps to avoid having water puddles form, which can cause safety hazards.

Gaps on your decking also allow for individual tiles to be easily lifted,  to allow access to any hidden cabling, pipes etc. as and when necessary.

Now we’ve recapped why you should leave sufficient gaps between your pavers, let’s discuss how you can use a decking pedestal to achieve this in your next decking installation.

Use Spacer Tabs

So you’re working on your next project, and you’re making use of adjustable pedestals to support your decking.

But how can you create the gaps between pavers?

All of Buzon's ranges have compatible spacer tabs, including our Class A fire-rated A-PED range, but they all allow you to create a uniform look on your decking, working alongside your adjustable pedestals.  These spacer tabs are a unique way to achieve both function and form, and are available in all manner of shapes and sizes.

We’ve found that a common pain point for decking installations comes when you’re faced with odd shapes and curvatures within the space and trying to maintain uniformity despite this.

Fortunately, products are now available on the market which combat this problem precisely and affordably.

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Spacer Tabs For Your Decking Pedestal

When it comes to flexibility in your decking pedestals, there are some great solutions that can help in almost any situation.

Buzon’s BC range of decking pedestals or the Class B-rated fire-resistant BC-FR range allow for unprecedented customisability. These ranges allow for rectangular or circular spacer tabs to be individually placed on the pedestal’s head to suit your project’s needs.

Because every project will be different from the last, Buzon have created a range of spacer tabs to meet every need: Spacer tabs are available in various levels of thickness including 2mm, 3mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm. Not only that, but they also come in 17mm and 25mm height ranges.


The BC-TAB-C range

These adaptable spacer tabs are designed with a circular-shape, to facilitate further customisability working with almost any shape of paver.

With a choice of tab locations available on the pedestal head and the ability to fully rotate the tab once attached, they are a perfect fit for almost any paving layout.

But, how do you attach spacer tabs to the BC Decking Pedestals?

Don’t worry, it’s painless.

The BC and BC-FR range allow the spacer tabs to be fixed directly onto the head of the adjustable decking pedestals. In doing so, this helps to maintain perfect alignment of the supported pavers, whilst facilitating drainage so you don’t have to worry about it.


Don’t forget your edges

You might be thinking: what about the decking’s edges?

Fortunately, there’s an answer.

The U-EDGE accessory, is a quick and easy answer to this problem. Acting as a versatile edge support, the U-EDGE allows you to install small cuts of paving around the perimeter, whilst being compatible with any size of spacer tab or type of paving to boot.  Equally our U-WALL accessory allows the pedestal to sit slightly away from the wall, supporting whole or large pieces of tile and preventing any lateral movement.   

Both accessories ensure that the pavers maintain perfect and uniform alignment to the edge, with a minimum 5mm gap.



Spacer tabs are the perfect solution for creating gaps in your pavers. As you’ve seen, there’s definitely no shortage of options when it comes to adjustable decking pedestals and their spacers.

Choosing the correct pedestal for your project can seem daunting. That’s why we are on hand, with no worry of obligation. If you have any questions, just ask – advice costs nothing. If you need any more information on the subject, feel free to call us on + 44 (0)20 8614 0874 today.

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