Pedestal supports

Using four cogwheels to counter sloping: our two VARIO pads not only raise large paving slabs, they seamlessly level out slopes as well.

Wide areas, large paving slabs, slopes: They are great demands – that our VARIO pads with their clever PLATTENFIX mechanism easily master. 

by setting the cogwheels, the height can be seamlessly adjusted. Even retrospectively, if theslabs have already been laid. 

Thanks to the enlarged support surface, the VARIO pads have great load-bearing capacity and are ideal for large slabs as well. The open joints prevent any damage to your paving from movement, rainwater is able to drain away unhindered and any frost damage is thus avoided. The VARIO pads can be split into two edge pieces or four fully-fledged corner pieces and can be combined with MULTI pads.

Laying video

Product details

Area of use

Outdoors: for paving slabs on balconies, terraces, roof terraces, paths and movable pool floors. With a slope too.


Diameter: 180 mm,
Support height: 
VARIO: Seamlessly height-adjustable from 35 to 50 mm Four cogwheels individually adjustable in height, each Ø 65 mm
VARIO MINI: Seamlessly height-adjustable from 20 to 30 mm Four cogwheels individually adjustable in height, each Ø 65 mm
Joint bar height: 55 mm
Total area 254 cm² (area for the calculated thermal insulation pressure resistance = 230 cm²)

Cross spacer with reverse motion locking:
Height 60 mm, length 74 mm
Joint bar height 15 mm, joint bar width 4 mm or 6 mm

By fitting the cross spacers with reverse motion locking, which it is imperative you do, you determine the joint width. Please note that when laying at the edge or in running bond pattern you need a cross spacer with reverse motion locking for each half VARIO pad. 


Can be split into 2 halves or 4 corners.


A maximum of 7 MULTI or MULTI+PLUS pads can be stacked on top of each other or 6 MULTI / MULTI+PLUS pads with one of the two VARIO pads.


Combination is possible with VARIO, VARIO MINI, MULTI and MULTI+PLUS, and with the MAXI shim.


Polyamide (PA 6), glass-fibre-reinforced, reusable, recyclable
Polyamide (PA 6), reinforced with 25% glass fibre (PA 6 GF25)
Gross density: 1.32 g/cm³
Resistant to deformation from -40 to +130°C
Fire class B2 
VARIO MINI ∆Lw = 20 dB 1, VARIO ∆Lw = 19 dB 1
For certified roof superstructure with no thermal insulation)
Anti-slip bottom and rounded edges rule out any possibility of cutting into the liner

Load capacity

20 mm cogwheel height = 5,000 kg per cogwheel × 4 = 20,000 kg / pad 
30 mm cogwheel height = 1,200 kg per cogwheel × 4 = 4,800 kg / pad 
(Tested at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity)

35 mm cogwheel height = 1,900 kg per cogwheel × 4 = 7,600 kg / pad
50 mm cogwheel height = 1,300 kg per cogwheel × 4 = 5,200 kg / pad
(Tested at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity)

The thermal insulation's required minimum compressive strength in the worst case scenario:
**e.g.: with 50 × 50 × 4.1 cm concrete slabs under the whole pad 146 kN/m²


  • Evening out of slopes through seamless adjustment of height from 20-30 and 35-50 mm (min. starting height of 20 mm and max. end height of 50 mm) 
  • It is imperative that you fit a cross spacer with reverse motion locking - different joint widths can be selected (4 mm or 6 mm)
  • Can be split (under certain conditions, see p. 53)
  • Large support area and thus high load-bearing capacity
  • Bridges big heights too through combination of MULTI and/or MULTI+PLUS and the MAXI shim
  • Even pattern of joints
  • Environmentally compatible
  • Good drainage of water and no freezing over
  • The individually height-adjustable cogwheels enable you to adjust each corner in heightseparately in order to equal out slabsof differing thicknesses as well.
  • Low weight load on roof surface, as no grit is needed
  • Damaged slabs can be replaced at any time
  • Very good air circulation underneath

Laying instructions

Laying slabs using PLATTENFIX pads is always done following the same principle, which we show you on this page. On the following pages we then respectively look at the different PLATTENFIX pads.

We recommend that first of all, using suitable tools and equipment, you sound out the maximum top edges of the paving so that you can see what height difference needs to be bridged using additional shims. 

You should then look for a crossways and lengthways side in order to establish a right angle for starting to lay the slabs. We recommend utilising two outer edges (eaves/parapets or similar) in order to begin laying whole slabs, extending out from those edges, out of the corner within the right angle.

AThe slabs to be laid always have one corner lying on a quarter segment of paving pad; at the outer edges Bhalf pads are fitted so that here too the slabs are lying on a quarter piece. CQuarter pieces are laid in the corners. 

By the way: the STANDARD and MAXI pads can be easily cut in half or into quarters using a craft knife. For VARIO and MULTI pads use wire cutters. For large-format slabs that have to be centrally supported, you can fit STANDARD and MAXI with no joint bar.

D The area to be paved should be divided up in such a way that no slab that gets cut to size is smaller than 19 cm.

The slabs can be laid without any protective layers between waterproof seal and pedestal pads.