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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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All aspects of plastering an rendering I always like to work with my customers with a reasonable price an a professional job

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Reviewed by Christian on 14/8/2018

Kyron plastered a kitchen for me in one of my rented properties, turned up and done exactly what it said on the tin. :) For the price agreed....

Principle HomeDevelopments Ltd, In partnership with JWT Projects Ltd– specialists in roofing, scaffolding and driveways. Offering a honest and reliable service. No Job Is Too Small!! Our price guarantee ensures that we will beat any like-for-like quotation, along with our work guarantee ensuring a high standard of work, while protecting your pocket. All of our work is carried out by trained operatives with years of experience and extensive qualifications, they are fully insured, polite, clean and tidy. All work includes cost of materials, labour, waste removal, so area will always be left quality complete, safe, clean and tidy. We accept all types of payment methods and will provide headed quotations, and invoices that can be delivered by hand, post or e-mail, whichever suits our customers needs. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we offer a comprehensive range of roofing services all available ‘under one roof’ while ensuring expertise in flat roofing, pitch roofing, slate, single ply, felt and lead. We can help you with: New Roofs. Roof Repairs. Roof Installation. Fascias Soffits and Guttering. Cladding and Installation (options include various colours of classic wood or new 100% waterproof PVC). Chimney Repair and Servicing. Valley Installation and Repair. Extensions and Loft Conversions. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we also offer a comprehensive range of driveway options that are guaranteed and built to last while creating the perfect first impression for your home or business. From a secure gravel to smooth tarmac driveway, perhaps a beautiful block paved design, or resin bound aggregates. We aim to assist you with all the advice to help you choose the right type of driveway delivering a quality driveway at a competitive price. Principle Driveways will: Choose the right style and materials for your home or business. Use quality materials and expert installers. Ensure all installers are fully trained, polite, professional and adhering to all health and safety requirements. Please do not hesitate to text, call, or e-mail for any advice, queries, discuss quotations, or arrange an appointment. We are here to help. All operatives are fully CSCS Qualified and have extensive experience in their areas of work, these include NVQ's, Diploma's and years or expertise between them. Principle Home Developments Ltd is a registered company of Company's House.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 14/8/2018

What can I say. Great service, fast, efficient, friendly and lastly a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and use again. Great job thanks a million.

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Reviewed by Nina on 14/8/2018

They came they saw they conquered very pleasant film I and did everything to my satisfaction. Would recommend them

We are a roofing company based in Glasgow with over 25 years experience in roofing and building , we are fully insured , all our work is guaranteed, we can offer life time guarantees on all upvc and guttering products

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Reviewed by George on 14/8/2018

very good no problems

With over 20 years experience we consider ourselves to be professional in our approach & attitude towards our workmanship while being polite & honest towards our clients which we feel to be a good ingredient for getting a good reputation .

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Reviewed by Dan on 14/8/2018

Excellent Job done by Mark in Aug 18 to fit a decking! Went over and above what I was expecting! Gave good advice and provided good materials! Cannot fault his workmanship! Will definitely use again! Quick reponse and a perfectly executed job! Thanks Mark!

Cover all aspects of jet washing,Can also do gardening&Building work,We won’t let you down :)

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Reviewed by shagufta on 14/8/2018

I had my decking restored and painted as well as part of my drive way blocked paved. The advice given to me ahead of the job was good and Liam and his team implemented and delivered what they had said. No messing around and straight on the job view a vision to complete in a timely manner with high standards. Price was very good too and competitive and overall result was what I expected. Definitely please with the friendly service that was provided. I know who to go to in the future if I need further work.

A family run business who offer interior and exterior painting tree and garden services drive and patio cleaning fascia and Gutter Cleaning and repairs. We offer a great value ,honest and reliable service.

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Reviewed by David on 14/8/2018

Excellent service. Rory is very professional and gets the job done. We were very happy with the completed job. Highly recommend.

I am a sole trader based in Waterlooville who provides excellent workmanship and service. Whether a complete renovation or a simple fix I will be there for all your requirements.

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Reviewed by Neil on 14/8/2018

Since the first time i made contact with the trademan everything has been first rate, communications, pricing and especially the workmanship. If anyone out there wants decking done I would highly recommed this tradesperson.

Painting & Decorating, over 10 years experience! Working to make the customer happy!

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Reviewed by Amy on 14/8/2018

Valentin was very professional , advised me well and used high quality paint . He worked very hard to complete my job in the time I wanted including weekends . I am very pleased with the results . Best decorator Iv ever used . Thanks Valentin

Garden Design Builders are a domestic and commercial landscaping company established in 1997 and based in Edinburgh. We expertly manage large and small scale landscaping projects from inception to completion. Our goal is providing 100% satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Tom on 14/8/2018

Artificial grass is sinking and the frame to which the grass is attached to is lifting. After numerous unanswered calls Brian eventually made contact and came out and agreed there was a problem and that he would call back within 2 days to remedy. Have now waited 5 weeks with many empty promises that he would be there tomorrow or the next day. Not replied to my latest text or email.

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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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