When it comes to Brick Paving you really can not just hire anyone who thinks they can lay brick. You should really work with a qualified mason if you want your brick to be installed properly and to be a good quality when you are finished with the job. You would not want to hire someone who is not really clear with how to lay bricks for any sort of a job.
When you decide that you want to have Brick Paving done, then you need to pick the design that you think will be what you will want. The design can be modified somewhat to fit your space, but you will want to use the design pattern to determine how much brick you will need to buy for the project that you are attempting to complete. You do not want to just blindly follow the design pattern either.
It is important that you plan out your design and make sure that the patter works in your space before you start the project. If you find that you are unsure of what you will need to do or how best to go about the project then you should consider hiring someone to help you lay the brick.
When you are hiring someone to help you, then you need to make sure you do get someone who is really qualified to help. You can ask your friends and others that you trust to see if they know of a good mason that could effectively pave with bricks for you. You will probably hear a few different names depending on who you speak with. Usually once a person finds someone they like for laying brick, they will continue to use the same person for all their brick work. People tend to be loyal that way.
Once you have some names of some potential candidates you will need to get bids and additional references from each of the candidates that you are considering. You should provide the contractors with a complete tour of your job site and you need to show them the design and layout of the work you would hire them to do. It is important that they really understand what you need so that you get what you need and so that they can give you an accurate bid on the types of work that you will need them to do.
You will also want to make sure that you follow up on the references that you are provided. You should see if any of the references will allow you to come out and see the work the candidates have done in the past. You may only get to see photos of past work, but seeing the work in person is better if you can.