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We are a small company based in North Bucks, providing a friendly service and taking pride in every project however big or small.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by Caroline on 20/5/2018

Lee did a great job with our garden. We are very pleased. There were a few extra items Lee was happy to help with throughout the process. You can tell he takes great pride in his work.

We are a friendly family run business of 3 generation's We offer a complete building service with all of our trades men in house. we have completed some major restorations such as Vermont hotel 108 bathrooms county hotel full conversion many extensions and house builds also maintenance for landlords and home owners give us a try and hope to see you soon.

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

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Reviewed by Peter on 20/5/2018

Spot on. Came to give an estimate which was reasonable and started soon after. Punctual, polite and all work completed to time. Also tidied up after - thank you.

FOG Group offers a full range of construction services. We take pride in offering competitive services at competitive prices. Services ranging from Groundworks to full house refurbishment or home maintenance .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Catherine on 20/5/2018

Quote was very reasonable, was able to do the job on the spot, really pleased with the outcome, would use again.

Pro landscapes offer a wide range of services at a professional level. We ensure to always keep our customers smiling with quality materials, professionalism and paying great attention to detail on every project. We specialise in fencing, turfing, patios, property maintenance, hedge cutting, retaining walls, shed bases and much more. We believe great customer service and care is essential and strive to meet all customer expectations, needs and demands.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Natasha on 20/5/2018

Having had numerous people out to quote, I got an instant vibe from Ross that he knew what he was talking about and understood my requirements, even suggesting ideas to bring it to life. He and his team have transformed my garden. I now have a lovely deck area and new flat level lawn! Perfect. I am more than happy to recommend Pro Landscapes. Fantastic job.

I have 15 years experience of gardening any kinda gardening land scaping tree surgery turfing ext and I can make your garden look amazing and I am sure you would be happy with our work and services

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Irrum on 20/5/2018

The only reason I don’t give five stars for promptness is because they had to deal with a flat tyre. Apart from that, they were fast, friendly and very good at tidying up after themselves. I’ll use them again.

Warner Builders are a family firm that have been offering Building services for three generation's. Based in North Broxtowe but cater for the whole of the East Midlands. We cover all aspects of Building. Brickwork Specialists, a clean and reliable service

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Trent on 20/5/2018

They did a good job of repointing our chimneys

JB Carpentry and Joinery, any works undertaken from Hanging internal doors to Landscaping.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, External Rendering, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Brett on 20/5/2018

fast response, reasonsble quote, got the job done

Hi my name is Derek Newcombe. Im new to rated people . I am a time served bricklayer/mason I have a wealth of experience to offer and look to forward estimating your project and getting rated. Hope to see you soon. Derek

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Fireplace, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Roland on 20/5/2018

Derek has contacted me and I guess I was unfair as the quality and value of his work was very good, however I feel Derek should have contacted me or replied to my emails not just left me wondering if he was going to return.

Hello, we are old in construction business ,but new here.We like to make all our clients a family friends doing good works on a reasonable prices, our client know every time what his paying for, no hide interests, no tricks.Kind Regards, R&I Construction

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

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Reviewed by seyi on 20/5/2018

Great guy.iulian is very knowledgeable and punctual as well.He did a fantastic job in changing the floor tiles and the wood underneath in my bathroom.He explained what I needed in details and was able to complete the job on time. I will definitely recommend him.

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 Pete and Kate on 19/5/2018

Great job done. Hardworking team, They were always here early in the morning and worked hard all day. Job was done in the time predicted and they kept everywhere very tidy throughout. The block paving looked really good, we've had several comments on how fab it looks!

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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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