Frequently Asked Questions
Why shop with APC?
APC specialist retail stores were developed to cater for a growing demand for a low maintenance, drought-tolerant landscaped home & garden. APC offer a professional, unique & reliable “one-stop-shop” supplying a comprehensive range of quality pavers, retaining wall systems & associated masonry building products.APC has become one of the leading businesses of its type by providing professional service & advice. We are now one of the most successful suppliers of masonry products in Australia. APC personnel have a diverse knowledge of the products we sell. Our customers demand this!! It is our focus to have every person in APC focus on exceeding customer needs & expectations. We achieve this by sourcing & appointing good quality products, new ideas, new styles & new finishes, all at value for money prices! When APC display all of these products & ideas within the best displays around Australia, you have an incredible shopping advantage. APC displays are landscaped, in situ, well maintained, well designed & truly amazing!! All of our stores are operated under franchise. These stores are owned by genuine people who have a desire to own, operate & grow their businesses by offering you excellent products, excellent customer service & a great shopping experience. APC franchise owners have a “can do” attitude.APC are locally based. APC are small enough to focus on individual needs, in tune with the local market & have local area knowledge. Most customers shop within a 5-7 km radius of our stores.
What pavers do you recommend for a driveway?
APC have a list of approved driveway pavers. APC do not recommend any paver in a driveway larger than 250mmx 250mm unless there are a number of special circumstances. Certain colours should also be avoided in driveways. It is essential to visit the local APC display centre and speak to our product experts.
What pavers do you recommend around a pool?
Not all pavers are salt resistant. APC has a list of approved pool products. We do not recommend using any product that is subject to salt attack. Some pavers will have to be sealed around a pool. It is essential to visit the local APC display centre and speak to our product experts. They know the right product for the right job, first time & every time.
What is the most important thing when looking for the right paver or retaining wall product?
What do you recommend for a retaining wall up to about 1 metre high?
The area of retaining walls can be subject to many restrictions as to product type, design and construction & council regulations. It is essential to visit the local APC display centre and speak to our product experts. They know the right product for the right job, first time & every time. Click Here.
Can you recommend someone to install my pavers or retaining wall blocks?
APC have a preferred Installer referral system where we match the local contractor to the work they are qualified to do and what they are good at. Some contractors are good at doing paving around a pool, whilst others specialize in retaining walls over 1 metre high or concrete sleeper walls. Contact your local store for a local qualified tradie.
Do I need to seal my pavers?
Sealing pavers can be essential in some circumstances. It is also important to select the correct sealer dependent upon the job. It is essential to visit the local APC display centre and speak to our product experts. You can also check out this blog post about paver sealants that we have put together for just this reason!