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Your driveway is one of the first elements of your home that guests see, so presentation and upkeep is important. Hire a trusted local driveway specialist for your paving and resurfacing needs.

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Reviewed by Mustaq on 16/10/2018

Very reliable individual. Did exactly what I asked for and did the job. Highly recommended.

Taylor Howard construction & Remedials

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Reviewed by nick on 16/10/2018

Taylor was swift to respond, quote & start, however it because clear it was a bit of a rush job (even though I didn't ask it to be) as I had to point out several places which hadn't been repaired/painted properly, including parts where filler hadn't been smoothed down & simply painted over. Also, despite specifically requesting to cover up the new outside tiling so it wouldn't get paint splashed on it, this didn't really happen and I'm still trying to remove the marks. No response when I texted aferwards.

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience.

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Reviewed by Ian on 16/10/2018

I have used this company before and they’re terrible

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Reviewed by Matt on 16/10/2018

Stuart was very quick to respond to our request for a quote and was able to accommodate us at the weekend. He gave us a quote and completed the job all within a week and a half, arriving promptly each morning. He did a great job with our patio and raised planting bed behind custom made sleepers. He also fixed a cracked pathway and extended it to make a new seating area. Stuart did a great job and can turn his hand to pretty much anything you ask.

Plum Property Services is a building company based in London. We work for both landlords and private home owners on new builds, extensions, refurbishments, repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small. Quality is our guarantee.

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Reviewed by jason on 16/10/2018

Be very careful of this guy , he will tell you he has been doing this for years, the company has been set up since May 2018 Rez has actually no experience at all at anything with construction ,His team supposedly decorated and cleaned a house for me , Ive never seen such a mess , there was paint everywhere, over sockets, floor, lights Im going to be suing Plum Property services shortly for a very large sum of money If you would like some pictures to see the quality of the works Do not use this company

Imperial Homes roofing and building solutions carry out all aspects of roofing from roof repairs , flat Roofs , new roofs , upvc guttering - fascia - soffits - cladding , external painting , general building and landscapeing with years of experience.

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Reviewed by Roger on 16/10/2018

Very Competitive and effective Always pleasant and tidy A thorough job done very well He will get more work from me

We cover all aspects of roofing with a total experience of 24 years, high pressure washing, landscaping & fencing. We are a local business so our price guide lines are not extortionate, we are more than happy to help We are a local business and cover a wide range of the north east of England. A1 Roofing Specialists have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger commercial projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices. All of our work is gauranteed and stress free for every customer. We are fully insured, uniformed and most say a pleasure to deal with. We assure the customer is comfortable with the work taken out before leaving. We offer a free no obligation quotation service no money involved, quotes are always given in black & white for future reference.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 16/10/2018

Very prompt response to my job posting, Excellent job done replacing the waterproof cover on the shed roof. They even took away the old material which was very bulky and would have been a problem for me to dispose of. I would recommend A1 Roofing.

A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

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Reviewed by Steve on 15/10/2018

Polite, punctual and efficient.

carpenter, tiler, decorator

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Reviewed by zara on 15/10/2018

We are left with a kitchen with big gaps, the recycle bin need to be refitted as the first one fitted on the second occasion opened the soft close broke. Cabinet is not aligned,one is higher than the other. Massive gaps have been left inside the larder between panels and flies ,dust will easily get in. We paid so expensive for this kitchen to have it in that state. We now regret that we hired this trade person not only part of the work but attitude also is bad.we will seek our legal rights.

We are team of professionals who specialise in internal and external tiling (ceramic, porcelain, marble, mosaic, stone etc) and brick/block paving. We promise clean and tidy work, top quality finish and affordable rates. You can check our facebook page or website for more info

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Reviewed by Jennie on 15/10/2018

Jev and his team have been utterly fantastic; hands down the nicest, most professional contractors I have ever dealt with. The spec and standard of the tiling is A*, their attention to detail brilliant, they came up with some inspirational tweaks and changes to the job I had not even thought about and kept me informed at every stage of the project. Grafted for 10+ hours a day without stopping for 3 days, cleaned up after each day and just a really nice team of guys. Big big thank-you All,

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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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want to convert a front garden and small drive into a larger driveway.

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I have a gravel driveway and I would like to tidy it up by having stone or brick edging . Ideas suggestions welcome.

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To patio whole garden and put sleepers around flower beds I have asked for this quote before and the trader gave me a price and the work should start...

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Tarmacking a driveway front of gate.

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Some monoblocking is uneven due to underneath movement caused by tree roots. Lift bricks, sort out roots and re-lay the bricks.

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HAVE AN OLD PATIO THAT'S NEEDING ATTENTION & REMOVE OLD CONCRETE PATHS THEN LAY BLOCK PAVING.

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I have watermarksfrom an old leaking pipe on the brickwork on the front of the house. It is at the height of the first floor.

How our service works

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