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Advanced driveways ltd are a family run business working Throughout Central Scotland. We undertake all types of works from driveways, patios, pathways to landscaping. Specialists in monoblock and tarmac. All roofing and roughcasting from repairs too full new installations. With over ten years experience. We are Reliable and trustworthy. We’re one customer recommends another. We are fully registered. Full public liability insurance. All work comes guaranteed.

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Reviewed by caroline on 14/12/2018

Work was completed in March 2018..Absolutely terrible job.some block chipped,not replaced..Worst of all the mono block has turned green..not just part of it but all of it..I shall have to replace it all next year..BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY..

A Team That Prides Itself With Good Reputation And Customer Satisfaction Covering All Types Of Groundwork From The Smallest Of Tasks To The Largest Of Projects All Completed With The Same Care And Effort, Our Aim Is To Satisfy All Customers And Give Them Peace Of Mind For The The Work That Has To Be Carried Out.

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Reviewed by Malcolm on 6/12/2018

The work was finished to a very high standard and at a fair price. Edward arrived on agreed date and completed the job in very poor weather (a day most of us would have stayed indoors) that same day. Great work ethic and very tidy. Would certainly recommend.

Hi everyone we specialise in pattern imprinted concrete permeable concrete blockpaving autumn brindale buff burnt oker charcoal grey red or any other driveway bloc paving you reuqire will be done to a very high stanard we do flagging fencing walls etc

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Reviewed by Rayy on 18/11/2018

Ron was very punctual arrived on time job was quoted to be finished in 4 days but was done in 3 :) did a fantastic job on our drive from a boring lawn its now been transformed into a fanatic tarmacked drive the edging also looks amazing and it really stands out :) thanks Ron

We are a family run business covering all aspects of driveways and landscaping from a new block paved driveway to garden design and hard landscaping from trees felled to hedges trimmed we cover it all, all our work is guaranteed and quality assured

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Reviewed by Shane on 26/11/2018

Very efficient, great job from start to finish

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Reviewed by Ron on 8/11/2018

I damaged part of a brick patio wall by reversing a van into it and within hours Michael had provided an extremely competitive quote. Only two days later had had completed the job to a high standard and left the work area in a neat and tidy state. Overall, I was very impressed with Michael's professionalism and would not hesitate to employ him again.

Here at kent and sussex drives we are a family run business, we offer over 35 years experience and a friendly service recommended by many.

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Reviewed by Tom on 19/9/2018

Great service, nice professional and quick. Thanks

Hi we at Tmac gardening like to give you a good and honest service and hope to get a good relationship with the customers and most off all keep the price down to suit all. Hope to hear from you soon we do work from block paving/ resin bonding/

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Reviewed by Michelle on 8/1/2019

not been I touch at all omg what a mess they have left me and my neighbour in

I have been working as a block paver for the last 10 year. I have been dealing with various gardening services such as: *Block Paving *Sealing *Patios *Power Wash *Walls *Fencing *Turfing & Lawns

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Reviewed by Jason on 7/1/2019

I asked Brikeno to build a block paving driveway. Him and his guys came round and completed the drive in 3 days. We worked straight after xmas in the cold. He did everything he said he would. His workmanship was fantastic. I would not hesitate in getting him in for more work.

All ground work : block paving, slabs,landscaping, breakwork .drainage etc

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Reviewed by sheelam on 18/7/2018

Gzim installed a gate for which he had not provided a receipt. Also the gate is out of alignment as he had not secured the posts. A bad job which needs to be corrected. I have tried to call Gjim but he is not responding to my calls.

We aim for quality at a fair price , we are hard working, tidy an all our work comes with a pay on satisfaction garantee

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Reviewed by Gavin on 20/12/2018

Excellent service and work from James who offered some good advice on the job which really enhanced the finish. Already discussing the next project with him for the New Year.

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Brick / Block Paving specialists - what you need to know

What does block paving involve?

Block paving is a very common way to pave your driveway. The method uses bricks, or larger paving stones, but the method is the same.

The benefit of using bricks is that they’re easily replaced if one or two get damaged over time.

There are several stages to laying a block paving drive. First up, your paving specialist should find out where all the service pipes and cables are for your property – water, gas, and electricity – so that nothing gets damaged during the work.

Next up is to dig out the area where the driveway will be, as well as to lay down the edges so that, once complete, everything will stay exactly where it is.

Drainage needs to be considered at this stage too, making sure there’s no water build-up that would affect your home, other properties, or that would require planning permission to sort.

At this point a sub-base will be laid – maybe concrete but more likely an aggregate substance. This is the foundation of your drive and will keep everything level.

A layer of sand is next, which will be compacted and flattened to create a level bed for the bricks or paving stones being used for the drive.

The bricks are then laid tightly across the sand before being flattened again.

Lastly, another layer of fine sand is poured across the bricks to fill all the joints and gaps between the bricks. This is all flattened for a final time to firm up the driveway and bed it all nicely into place.

Costs for block paving installation work

  • Up to 40m² - £100 per m²
  • 40-70m² - £85 per m²
  • Over 100m² - £75 per m²

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Block paving specialists usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. The key to an excellent driveway is a solid foundation and good workmanship at every stage of laying it. Always check references and ask to speak to previous clients.

Planning permission for block paving jobs

If your driveway slants towards your house, you’ll need drainage to keep the water away from soaking into your foundations and brickwork. If your drainage is piped away into sewers you’ll need planning permission, so you should ask your block paving specialist about a soakaway.

A soakaway is an area within the boundary of your property, where water can safely drain to and soak back into the ground. It’s essentially a hole, dug in an area where it’s safe for water to drain. They then place a membrane for the water to drain to, covering it up completely. It requires no maintenance or access, so you can cover it with whatever you want.

If you stick to that, then you won’t need planning permission for a driveway, but as ever, the planning portal is where you should be looking for all the official advice.

Insurance for block paving work

Your driveway paver should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Questions you should ask your block paving specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Will they be using a sub-base, and what material will it be?

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