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Hi my names john i decied too start up again in the gardening sector after a short break, No job too big or small i provide my own tools and will give you a no obligation quote ??

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, End of tenancy cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Jessica on 26/5/2018

Very professional and effective team. I was very happy with the outcome of my garden. Very much recommended!

Dedication to provide excellent customer service and an unrivalled painting and decorating service has earned us a formidable reputation. Our core values are always the same – deliver a hardworking service that is good value for money.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by derick on 26/5/2018

Very good. We were extremely pleased with the quality and tidiness of the work.

For all your gardening, tree/hedge work and fencing needs with over 10 years of experience.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Craig on 26/5/2018

Turned up on time and did the job ??

No job is too small or too big for DOVALE, we cater for all your home's needs, and we take pride in what we do. Each client is a unique cell within our business, therefore, you are special just like your home is...

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Debra on 26/5/2018

Excellent job! Carmita was professional & polite, great customer service all round. Niza tiled to impeccable standards (no cutting corners or quick fixes!). Will most definitely have back to do further work. Highly recommended.

We are a small family business, with over 20-years experience in the landscaping and building industry, we cover a range of different service from driveways, paving, landscaping, bathroom installation, tilling, roofing, painting

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Wendy on 26/5/2018

I was very impressed by the work I had done by this company, they worked extremely hard and to a high standard. I would definitely us them again.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades. We are also known for our charitable work at St Bede's Catholic church Balham and St Mathews Anglican church Croydon.

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

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Reviewed by Amanda on 25/5/2018

Ken called so quickly and fixed my socket in no time. Great guy !

Hi we are a small Family run company based in Oxfordshire covering a number of trades to the highest possible finish. We will be progressing into plumbing as of next year as my son is in his last year of his course and will be Gas approved. We are new to rated people please feel free to check out our facebook page for endless amounts of photos and reviews Much Regards George Morgan

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Mike on 25/5/2018

Excellent job cleaning my gutters and soffits plus some pointing. Very professional and friendly all at a fair price. I will be using him again and am happy to recommend him.

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Arthur on 25/5/2018

arrived npromptly and did a very good job

Handy Andys services range from hard landscaping/groundwork/general home Improvements. I am a local tradesman starting out on my own a year ago with over 14 years experience working for major landscape/and building companies.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Richard on 25/5/2018

Pleasant and efficient

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by James on 25/5/2018

Our garden is still incomplete. asked for our decking to be removed, our lawn to be turfed/sorted and an area cleared out. Michael suggested we use grass seed instead of turf. Job started quickly which was good- next day didn’t show up and returned following day to ‘finish’. Didn’t clear out the area but promised he would contact us in 3 weeks to check up and would clear- wanted the £800 we said we’d pay the full sum on return. Grass hasn’t grown properly- no contact from him- called 10+ times- no answer.

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Driveway pavers - what you need to know

When a driveway specialist gets started, they’ll first need to make sure they know where all service pipes and cables are – water, gas, electricity – so that nothing is damaged or disturbed during the work.

What a driveway paver can help with

  • Paving your driveway.
  • Gaining off-street parking, or extra parking spaces.
  • Escaping bureaucratic council parking schemes.
  • Reducing garden maintenance tasks by paving over your front garden.
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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, so 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.

The qualifications your driveway paver needs

 

Driveway 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 driveway paver 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 driveway specialist about a soakaway.

Soakaways will be 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 driveway paver work

Your driveway paver should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Questions you should ask a driveway paver

  • 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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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.