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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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With over 5 years experience in the building industry I decided to start up my own company. I have qualifications in Bricklaying, tiling, plumbing and electrics. We tackle all sorts of work from assembling flat pack furniture and replacing socket and light bulbs to building walls and putting up shelves, unblocking plumbing systems to changing doors. My work focuses on the domestic and private work and the smaller jobs in the industry so I can commit to my jobs and get the work done.

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Reviewed by sola on 16/7/2018

Very nice chap with great work ethic

We are a family run company, we have a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in the high standard of customer service we provide. You only have to read our ratings on rated people to know that we are competitively priced. But we don't cut any corners - quality and value are what we offer. We liaise with you every step of the way, are knowledgeable and willing to give advice, before, during and after your work. You will always find us willing to help and answer any questions you have.

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Reviewed by Amanda on 16/7/2018

Wow !! What great guys and what a great job they did putting up our feather board fencing, we hit a little snag and they had a solution straight away !! Would definitely use these two friendly guys again and have actually recommended them to my family. They are reliable and punctual and even clear up after themselves.

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Reviewed by Lizzie on 16/7/2018

They did the job and left it not completed. My fault I paid him when he said he had 2hrs to finish the job and he vanished. I wouldn't recommend him especially if you're a lady like me he took advantage of me.

I am a qualified landscape gardener (Merrist Wood College-Guildford) and have participated in gardens at the Chelsea flower show and Hampton Court flower show.My focus is to fulfill my customers requirements as best I can so they may enjoy their gardens.

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Reviewed by Rowena on 16/7/2018

Richard is an honest and friendly person and he did what was agreed. I would recommend him.

Here at S & W we offer a wide range of services. For more information or a free no obligation quote please contact us today. We will try to beat any genuine like for like quote.

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Reviewed by gerry on 16/7/2018

Competitive quote and a job well done, not straightforward with few issues but all resolved with high satisfaction. No hesitation to recommend and hire again.

M.Worrall Restoration & Renovation offers a great service for any building needs whether it be plastering,all kinds of roofing needs,restoration of older buildings,led work,lime rendering,renovations,fascia soffits & guttering we can do it please just ask

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Reviewed by Jon on 16/7/2018

Mark was concientious, professional and reliable and made a good job of the refurbishment. We would have no hesitation in asking Mark to take on further work for us.

Welcome to Fix4U. My name is Michael I am a skilled tradesman that's been working in home Renovations and repairs for the last 10 years. I come highly recommended from my previous customers and i look forward to helping you improve your home.

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Reviewed by paul on 15/7/2018

Micheal was very friendly, full of advice and good ideas in relation to home improvements we were contemplating.. Came on time, to agreed price, did work required to high standard and tidied up afterwards. Would recommend him

Hi we a family run business we do all sort of roofing work building work landscaping work propperty maintenance and painting and decorating we are very reliable no job to big or to small

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Reviewed by Valerie on 15/7/2018

Very friendly very good job recommend

Hello my name is peter I be came a handy man back in the 90s I cover all types of work down to the ground up to the roofing all or work I cover up 10 year guarantee we or tradesmen Love helping our customers

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Reviewed by Karen on 15/7/2018

Also this was the ONLY quote I received ... not 3 that check a trader profess to send

Caledonia have been a family run business for 20+ years, with a wide range of property maintenance experience. We offer a vast range of services which include but are not limited to; -Landscape design -Roofing and building work -Garden and tree maintenance Over the years Caledonia have maintained a high quality and standard of work, ensuring only the best for our customers. We endeavour to be as competitive with our prices providing customers with an affordable service which we are very proud of. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for a free no obligation quote. James, Caledonia

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Reviewed by Laura on 15/7/2018

Happy with work, would recommend to others.

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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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