We can help you transform your existing driveway using one or combination of the large variety of traditional and contemporary brick and clay pavers that are available on the market today.
We can extend your original driveway or create a new driveway in place of existing front or rear gardens giving you those much needed extra parking spaces.
Planning permission is NOT needed where provision is made for rainwater to drain into a soft landscape such as grass, border planting or into a specially constructed soak away installed by us.
The key to a good driveway installation is the preparation.
Below is an explanation ofthe specifications we work to so you can see exactly how we will be installing your driveway and enabling you to make a true comparison with other quotes you may wish to obtain.
Block and Clay Paving
The minimum depth we will be removing from the top of your existing driveway/path is 235mm (9.3″)
> 150mm (6″) of compacted hardcore
> 35mm (1.half”) of compacted sand
> 50mm (2″) for your block paving although this may vary on different styles of paving
235mm overall is the minimum depth of ground that would need removing but if the ground is soft under your driveway we will need to remove more earth or clay and replace with additional hardcore.
The area of block paving must be surrounded by a firm edge or restraint to prevent the blocks, sand and sub base on which they are laid on from creeping outwards causing the paving to lose its integrity.
Existing walls (example house) or new edgings being curb blocks or flattop curbs need to be used to form the framework around the paving to hold it all together.
A clay paver is a solid fired clay block that has been made in a similar way to a conventional house brick and normally have strong colours that never fade unlike the common concrete block paver.
A block paver is a solid concrete block that has been coloured using a dye or pigment in the concrete mix before pouring into a mould. There are a large variety of colours a textures and sizes available.