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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?

We are a landscaping team with over 8 years experience in gardening, landscaping, building and services and tens of finished jobs and happy costumers. All in high quality and high standards.

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Reviewed by Zillionz on 6/5/2024

We are passionate about our work and are enthusiastic about every project we build. We have more than 20 years in the building trade, specialising in garden landscaping and driveways, extensions and general building work. We are confident that previous customers will be more than willing to give you a personal recommendation if you would like to have one. We visit each potential customer to discuss their project and offer advice and suggestions. We can design your landscaping project from scratch or implement your own design. We can provide illustrations of our design ideas for your project. We are happy to compile a job scope for your project and will include our procedures for the tasks and services required with our quotation. Our building services include, but are not limited to the following: Driveways: Specialising in block paving but also construct other types of driveway, small and large. Garden landscaping and design: patios (raised levels and ground levels), decking (platform and ground level), safety railings, safety walls, glass and timber balustrades, for balconies and raised level patios and decking, artificial grass, turf, retaining walls, brick walls, poured concrete and concrete block walls, garden walls, timber sleepers, planting beds, kitchen gardens, flower beds (raised and at lawn level, and retaining), arbours/pergolas, cement bases for sheds, construction and installation of garden sheds, fencing, garden gates, steps and garden staircases, tree cutting, brick walls, rendering and K-rend, painting, outdoor fire pits and bespoke barbecues, water features, fountains and ponds, bespoke garden seating, planting. General builders: outbuildings, garden offices, conservatories, garage conversions, extensions, porches, fibre glass roofs for garages and outbuildings, external rendering, K-rend, external painting, interior painting, plastering and decorating. We look forward to hearing from you !!!

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Reviewed by David on 28/2/2024

Very good work and professional all round

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 Zoe on 30/3/2024

Ken did a really fantastic job of paving our front garden with bricks we'd salvaged from knocking out the back of our Edwardian terrace. He has made it look amazing, better than we could have imagined. He was communicative, flexible, friendly and got the job done in good time. He left our front garden looking much tidier than it was to begin with! Can't recommend enough.

JLM Home Improvements are more than a building contractor. We are a family owned and operated company with high values and a great reputation. We take pride in having a "can do" attitude and in offering outstanding customer service & support. Large enough to provide a reliable and high value service, but small enough to give you the personal touch you deserve, our skills cover the entire building sector- everything from odd jobs as small as driveway repairs & gutter clearances to complete home renovations & full roof replacements looking after your home from top to bottom. We have a combined experience of over 95 years in the trade you can rest assured knowing *that* your project will be completed to the highest of standards with us.

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Reviewed by Alexis on 29/4/2024

5 star work completed by Liam and his team

With years of experience in the building trade, we ensure all projects run smoothly and work is completed hassle free for the client, whether it be a big or small job. We take pride in carrying out finishing touches and leaving the site neat and tidy. All landscaping and bricklaying projects are undertaken, including: Driveways, patios, garden walls, brickwork repair, repointing, fencing, turfing, drainage, groundworks, digger & driver hire etc. We also have full public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Mary on 9/4/2024

Quality work, really helpful, pleasure to do business with, delivered as quoted. Highly recommend.

Hello I'm Simon and do quality and reliable sustainable building renovations and repair. My specialty is bathroom renovations, tiling, natural wood flooring and insulation with a high standard of workmanship and finish. I work in a clean safe way and very hard for my customers.

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Reviewed by jayne on 22/9/2023

Too expensive

Hi we are a family and friends business who try cater for all home improvements.we try build a relationship with our customers and give the best reasonable price that our customer can afford.and do the best job where the customer is 100% satisfied .

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Reviewed by Eileen on 2/4/2024

Arrived on time and completed work in good time.. Courteous and helpful

Welcome to our landscaping and paving company! We are thrilled to have you visit our website and explore the services we offer. With our expertise and passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces, we are dedicated to transforming your property into a stunning oasis that you can enjoy for years to come. Whether you need professional landscaping, paving, or both, we have the skills and knowledge to bring your vision to life. At our landscaping and paving company, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality and customer satisfaction. With years of experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for excellence and reliability. Our team of skilled professionals is committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to meet your unique needs and preferences. We understand that your outdoor space is an extension of your home, a place where you can relax, entertain, and create lasting memories. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure that every project we undertake is executed with precision and attention to detail. From concept to completion, we work closely with you to understand your goals and deliver results that exceed your expectations. One of the key factors that sets us apart from other landscaping and paving companies is our commitment to safety. We prioritize the well-being of our clients and employees, which is why we are fully insured. This means that you can have peace of mind knowing that we have the necessary coverage to protect you and your property throughout the entire project. Whether you need a complete landscape makeover, a new driveway, or any other outdoor enhancement, we have the expertise and resources to handle it all. Our comprehensive range of services includes landscape design and installation,hardscaping, paving, and much more. No matter the size or complexity of the project, we approach every job with the same level of dedication and professionalism.

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Reviewed by Lynn on 1/5/2024

Big thank you to Lee & his team. An amazing job. Completely transformed our garden. Team were hard working & professional. Followed the brief & could not recommend this company highly enough.

hi my name is Jacob I'm 40y old hard working man base greenock free quotes

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Reviewed by marion on 14/5/2024

Jakub did a fantastic job of our patio area and fence

With experience more the 10 years with Driveway Patio Block paving Landscape Fencing Decking Drainage Concret

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Reviewed by Sara on 6/7/2023

Fatlum and his team were great from the quote stage right through to leaving our property. They were very friendly, worked efficiently, were tidy and we are very happy with the quality of the work. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, in fact we already have!

Our well established family run business has been built on the foundation of providing 100% customer satisfaction and offers services throughout Manchester and surrounding areas. We provide professional driveways and patios in Manchester and have been successfully completing work in the area for many years. No job too big, no job too small, just give us a call. Our staff take great pride in their work and we offer a wide range of services. here at maughan drives & landscapes we offer a wide selection of, Block paving. Tarmac. Slabbing. Fencing. Resin bond. Indian stone. Drainage. Steps. Walls. Turfing and new lawns. Old driveway repairs and fixes.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 27/1/2024

Excellent job installing a block paving patio. Matched it perfectly to the existing patio ! The carried the work out to high standard, very pleased. Highly recommended

We would like to introduce ourselves here at South East Paving Company. We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the paving and fencing trade. we take pride in providing the best service possible to all off our clients, No job is to big for our team.

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Reviewed by Eileen on 12/5/2024

Excellent workmanship, very pleased it looks really lovely. Would highly recommend Warren who tales pride in his work. Èileen- Hornchurch

Specialise in Property development and Maintenance, from Roofing to landscaping. Offering free quotations and information. All our work is provided with 12months guarantee, call today to arrange for a quote

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Reviewed by Daniel on 3/1/2024

We're a small firm with a wealth of experience.We're qualified and experienced plus fully insured for all types of landscaping,specialising in natural stone paving, give us a try for a top service at a good price.

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Reviewed by Mark on 3/12/2023

We had approx 20 sq m of paving laid and the the existing paving cleaned repointed. The work was of a very high standard, good sub base, paving laid to correct fall and well pointed. An exceptional job at a reasonable cost. Would definitely use Patrick and his team again.

I have worked in landscaping and construction for over 20 years. During this time i have gained extensive experience in all aspects of landscaping and landscape design. whether working on small garden jobs or large landscape projects I work to the highest standards. Always working closely with the customer to ensure they get exactly what they want and are left happy. Here are some of the things on offer.... patios, fencing, brickwork, driveways, turfing, drainage, irrigation, planting, custom garden structures, buildings and carpentry, water features, full professional design service and regular garden maintenance.

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Reviewed by yvonne on 22/5/2023

Great results. Sam was polite and easy to have around. He just got on with it. Knew exactly what he was doing and we are very happy with results. Very fair price.

All brickwork,slabbing,steps,monoblocking,fencing & drainage.All landscaping and garden design.I have 40 years of experience,and have never left a customer unhappy with my work.I will offer the best advice for the job in hand.

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Reviewed by Martin on 15/5/2024

James did a good job building our patio, stairs (first photo on his page) and a small supporting wall in 2021. Unfortunately a number of the slabs on top of the wall and also some patio slabs subsequently became loose/completely detached. I contacted James in April 2023 and asked him to sort. Long story short 13 months later I’m still waiting after countless text messages and phone calls and promises to come and fix. Latterly he has stopped even responding to my texts and calls. Very disappointing!

Here at Hollands contractors we are a family run groundwork and surfacing company, with 10 years experience and expert knowledge. We offer a free site survey and quote. We can help you with all your groundwork and surfacing needs form drainage and excavations to patios and tarmacing. At Hollands contractors we always strive to go above and beyond our customers expectations, to ensure that they receive the best possible service. Based in Wallington but cover the whole of south London and south east We our insured up to 10 million pounds public liability.

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Reviewed by Jane on 19/4/2024

Happy with the quote and work should start next week.

Over 20 years experience. From patios to decking to driveways.

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Reviewed by Paul on 25/11/2023

Very clear on costs, standard of work was above and beyond. Very friendly and professional.

With over 30 Years experience, your home is in safe hands with us! we specialize in- > Tarmacadam. > Block Paving. > Indian Stone Paving. > Flagging. > Fencing. > Drains. > Disabled Ramps. > Brickwork. All Groundwork and Brickwork undertaken. All work fully guaranteed. All our photos are of genuine work carried out by Total Driveways. RATED 5* ON FACEBOOK!

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Reviewed by Pam on 14/5/2024

Dave is a lovely, friendly, helpful man. Totally professional and completed the job very quickly and efficiently without varying his original quote. In view of this, I will use him for all future works, as he provides a range of services. What a star *****

First class Drives and Patios. Our team with several years experience design and build all types of driveways and patios, Our services include free estimates, free site surveys, free design and planning, even free advice call us - we can help ! With many options, styles colours and textures and just as many features for boarders and edging …. the choices are endless - with our free planning and design services we can create the perfect match to compliment your property, transforming blank or unused land ..adding value for years to come Other services include power wash cleaning - driveways, paving, walls, fence

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Reviewed by Les on 27/4/2024

Turned up on time, were tidy quick working and finished the job in the time scale given and am very happy with the result. The price was reasonable.

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