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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and exterior refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Franko on 21/9/2019

“Dawid and team did an excellent doing a floor for me, i used him long time ago, decided to use again as i know hes hardworking, today they finish job for me, thanks again

We are family run business .we underake all aspects of paving ,patio ,fencing ,landscaping & driveways &brick work .we have 15 years experince .

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Reviewed by ron on 14/3/2019

Would recommend very trustworthy

Landscape Doctor is a 5 member, extremely efficient and hard working team with 13 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers.

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Reviewed by Shelly on 23/7/2019

Really happy with the garden relandscaping. Barney and his team did a fantastic job including laying a beautiful patio, making apond and LED lights, They were punctual, did the work to a really high standard and were also very nice !! Very happy and would recommend.

Here at Beau Blooms we offer a professional garden care & maintenance service and landscaping services to RHS Standards at very competitive rates. We do private and commercial, and we own all our own power tools ride on mowers and other equipment. I personally studied and qualified for 5 years RHS in horticulture, 2 years garden design and landscaping, and have been in the trade for over 20years. We are Chas registered and have full public liability insurance.

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Reviewed by Jan on 17/8/2019

Mike was easy to speak and whilst i wasn't there when the work was done, his team worked hard to make an unruly garden full of shrubs look more than presentable.

We Only take on one job at a time so we give you our full attention.So give us ago.

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Reviewed by Laura on 2/7/2019

Andrew and his team did an excellent job building a large deck in our very steep garden. Andrew came to us with lots of great ideas and we love the finished product. The team started the work earlier than expected, and our neighbours commented on how lovely the team were!

We are a complete Building and Decorating services offering all trades and 12 months guarantee on all building work. Are highly skilled team look to give you quality workmanship at a competitive rate.

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Reviewed by Robert on 11/9/2019

Robin does a great job and his work is excellent and to a very high standard. I'm so happy with the work done that I'm used Robin for another job I would highly recommended Robin and I would hire again.

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 Michelle on 15/9/2019

Would definitely recommend, I’m really pleased with the drive. A very friendly and professional team. Provided great advice and guidance as the job progressed on some changes I wanted to make. Excellent all round.

we are a local run paving company specialising in the instalation of driveways, paths and patios. we are expanding into the private industry after 2 years working with a large groundworks company installing driveways, paths and patios in Fife and Perthshire. we aim to complete every project with 100% customer satisfaction and do not charge any silly upfront fees. we have around 20 years experience in the industry and can tackle any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Stacey on 22/9/2019

Amazing work carried out by chris & Stephen! They have completely changed my garden, I almost cried when they finished as its night and day from what it was! The price was the cheapest out of all quotes and they finished under the time they said they would, I'd give 10 stars if I could! Thankyou from the bottom of my heart x

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 Stephen on 1/10/2019

Used for some garden landscaping, tree pruning etc. John was prompt, polite, neat and tidy. Would use again. Thanks,

A complete solution from design to build We are a well-established family run business originating from the heart of Essex, however we cover all areas of inner and outer London. EMC have an extensive portfolio of completed builds from; loft conversions, extension, renovations and out houses. We pride ourselves on our extensive portfolio of work and happy clientele. We have many of excellent testimonials on our website, which show-case some of our more recent projects. Over the decades we have gained extensive knowledge and expertise within the building industry which we utilise with our comprehensive design and build services. These include all general residential building works, renovations, conversions project management. We have partnerships with architects, structural engineers and have worked closely with most building control teams. Here at EMC we unfailingly deliver the finest workmanship at affordable prices.

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Reviewed by Farouk on 12/10/2019

Great job on my extension . Extremely satisfied with the work done. Saved me from a bit of a disaster. Very much appreciated and will be hiring again for sure

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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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