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have over 20 years experience in supplying satisfied customers all over Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire with quality workmanship. We offer fair and competitive prices for the products we install and all work is guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Debbie on 17/2/2018

You never bothered to quote and it seems you told the Rated site that I didn’t give opportunity to quote! Not happy at all!

General builder,all types of walling, Harling, pointing, slabbing, drainage and groundwork .Free quotes

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Mhairi on 17/2/2018

Very easy going and accomodating. Very good job.

Not many people these days actually have the time or patience to tend to their gardens.Thankfully, MKJ THE GREEN TOUCH is here to help. Whether you want to spruce up your garden for that upcoming barbeque or create a haven to sit and relax,

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Demolition, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Alison on 17/2/2018

Marc has just completed this job for me. Excellent work, quick, tidy and just what I wanted. Have got him to quote for another job. Highly recommended

Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

When the square hole does not fit in the round ,you know who to call POUND FOR POUND

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Simon on 17/2/2018

Decent chap. Did what he said.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by dana on 17/2/2018

Built a fly pack wardrobe. Turned up right on time. Job took a little longer than expected but was done well and he took all the rubbish away with him which was a big help. Would recommend

We offer a range of services from large scale renovations to the smallest maintenance jobs. Operating primarily in Bristol and North Somerset, we pride ourselves on being honest, friendly, precise and reliable.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Nikki on 17/2/2018

Craig was very efficient and professional with a friendly disposition. I am very happy with the quality of his work and would definitely use his services again.

PC Building Solutions are a company with tradesmen that have worked within the construction industry for over 30 years. We specialise in all aspects of building work within London and Home Counties. Once you try us you will never go elsewhere again.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Stephen on 17/2/2018

Paul and his team were great! Nice guys who worked well to create some peace in a garden of chaos. I had paul and his team back for a second job to replace the garden fencing and like the 1st time I was completely happy with the work that they did for me.

with 40yrs in the building trade i have a wealth of know how and take pride in all my work. I allways give more. 100% satisfaction. heritage trained in lime motars,I specialize in traditional pointing,replacement of deteriorated brick work.exterior lime washes. Garden walls New or rebuilt.all paving and decking.Garage conversions.structural alterations and repairs.single story extensions .

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition

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Reviewed by Anna on 17/2/2018

Peter came across as someone who takes great pride in his trade and work and, sure enough, that reflected in the very high quality of work carried out on my behalf. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by mahjabeen on 17/2/2018

Very good prompt quick and reliable !!

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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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