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Reviewed by Chanelle on 19/9/2018

Deyan's work ethic was remarkable and wish others would take a leaf out this guys book. He came by early (always on time) and sometimes worked until after 7pm to get tasks done - high standard. Pleasant guy and really passionate about his work. Clean, tidy, honest and completed the work within the timescale. I also asked for extras/ changes as the work went on (paid for obviously!). Fairly well priced too. I'd recommend him easily to friends and family. The work that he completed has left us very happy.

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Reviewed by Pam on 19/9/2018

Fixed window same day.

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Julie on 19/9/2018

Would definitely use again and would highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 19/9/2018

George is great and we use him every year now

Dm property maintenance is a family run business and been trading over 10 years now we offer a wide load of work we Carrie out Roofing work Tree surgery Landscaping Power washing and cleaning services

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Reviewed by David on 19/9/2018

Quick reply to advert. Came viewed the job, gave a quote and agreed on the price. Job was completed in really quick time to my satisfaction

Hello everyone, I'm Andrei and with my vast experience in home decorating/painting, tiling (tiles, marbles, natural stones) plastering, carpentery and joinery I can make your dream projects to became true! I look forward to hear from you!

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Reviewed by Linda on 19/9/2018

Good job overall

I've been working as a plumber for the last 6 years . Recently started working for myself . Came across this site and thought I'd give it a go . I am City and guilds qualified covering medway and surrounding areas .

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Reviewed by Jeremy on 19/9/2018

Jason turned up on time, was very professional and did an excellent job as per his competitive quote which was better than anyone else. I would definetly use Jason again.

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Reviewed by Jan on 19/9/2018

Came & gave a quote straight away & after I weighed up the other quotes I gave them the job.

Have been in the building trade for 20 years..general building...driveways.. soffit and facias...fencing...driveway cleaning...gutter cleaning and replacement this is a new business as sold previous business in kent in 2017 and now moved into the area of carshalton. So now starting with rated people

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Reviewed by janet on 19/9/2018

Andy did a brilliant job retiling and decorating our bathroom. Very reliable, great workmanship - will definitely use him again. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed by David on 19/9/2018

Brilliant job done no mess,very professional

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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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