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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.

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 Jacqui on 4/5/2019

Excellent job well done whilst we were away on holiday and all the waste taken away. Thank you

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..

We at jh landscape gardening have many years expertise in all aspects of landscaping services.

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Reviewed by Jill on 20/6/2019

Really good service, Very fast and very pleased with the results

Our business Local Landscapes was established in 2000 We pride ourselves on giving all our customers a great value and most importantly, top quality. As we are a 5 star rated company,

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Reviewed by Kenneth on 19/6/2019

William did a great job. I got lucky with my timings posted my job, and he was able to come and check the work and quote that evening. Agreed price and that he could fit job next day. Job completed on time, to requirements and on budget. From job posting to completion less than 24hrs! no mess, no fuss. thanks

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 Geoff on 13/6/2019

james was great, friendly, reliable, good advice, high quality, value for money, recommended, will use again on next job, many thanks

Shropshire driveways and patios ltd have over 20 years experience in building work and specialise in Block paving,tarmac,Walls,fencing,landscaping,gravel driveways all patio work upvc fascias and guttering we pride ourselves on doing a top job at a competitive rate we always arrive on site at the agreed time and always aim please the customer with ours high standards of workmanship

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Reviewed by David on 14/6/2019

Top work very reliable ??

Hello welcome to LF Landscapes,Driveways We are a efficient company that have over 17years experience in Landscaping,Driveways, with a reliable team to complete your job from start to finish with no hassle, After years and years in the Buisness we can accommodate your requirement small or large project We strive on reputation and have great feedback from customers like you and attention to detail is key is garden design and build. All work is guarantee for peace of mind. We are fully insured against accidental damage to your property while we are working on site Look no further if your looking for quality and great workmanship

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Reviewed by Victor on 5/4/2019

Professional team, done the job fast and left clean the premises.

We are a Taunton based company specialising in fencing patios and block paving, Also cleaning all types of external hard surfaces we clean driveways patios decking and block paving bringing them back to as good as new, guttering and downpipes unblocked.

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Reviewed by Josey on 20/6/2019

John came and transformed our back garden, we are so pleased with the work carried out. We found he was very punctual, polite & friendly. Completely mindful of neighbours, no disruption to anyone. Totally dedicated to his task, making sure we were happy throughout. John took all the debris away & left the property in a clean & tidy state. Good value quote & we will not hesitate in recommending John. Once again a big THANK YOU! Josey & Tony Jewell

we are unique style drives and patios, we do all paving work and also landscaping. we give a 10 year guarantee will all our work .

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Reviewed by Hannah on 26/2/2019

We were very happy with the service provided by Unique Style drives and patios. There were some unexpected costs - however, this was to ensure that the final product was top notch and we were happy with the final outcome. The team were very polite and considerate, and tidied up after themselves to a very high standard, and the job was completed to a very satisfactory timescale. I would definitely recommend these guys for patio work.

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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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