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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 Ben on 18/7/2018

Lovely guys, did a great job at last minute and were here until 9pm, would definitely recommend without a doubt, thanks for a good job and really appreciated

time served builder fully qualified bricklayer ,, 30 years experience of building work is excellent and neat thanks mick . commercial .. site and private , concentrating on smaller jobs now as I have recently moved up to macclesfield with partner and work on my own ,still maintaining customers in Derbyshire as well

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Reviewed by Sarah on 18/7/2018

Job excellent. Cleaned up extremely well afterwards. Price as quoted. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Stuart on 18/7/2018

These guys are honest reliable and do a great job for a good price. I’m using them for further work now.

Highly skilled carpenter with 12 years experience. Expertise in planning carpentry construction projects,defining scopes of work and managing material and labor costs. With plenty of experience in all aspects of barhrooms,kitchens,tiles,floor etc

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Reviewed by Edward on 18/7/2018

Valentin was very reliable and built me a product I was really happy with. He followed my design well and in my opinion is a genuine skilled chippy. Thank you Valentin!

Welcome to U-Gauge, Our company are building a reputation for excellent Customer Service, Safe Working Practices, Quality Workmanship, Offering Best & Honest Advice, Competitive & Fairly Priced. We hope to be working with you soon.

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Reviewed by Michael on 18/7/2018

We are delighted with the quality of the work delivered by U-Gauge in transforming our back garden. Greg was extremely helpful in coming up with good ideas to transform the way the garden looks, removing an old water feature and upgrading the astro turf / cutting back hedges etc. The garden looks so much better. We are using U-Gauge now to phase in further features and have no hesitation in recommending your company to anybody thinking of transforming the way their garden looks.

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Reviewed by Sue on 18/7/2018

Nesret worked very hard to get the job done in a reasonable time scale. His charge was below what I thought it might be. Although Nesret was unable to take the debris away, he cut it into manageable sizes so that we could deal with it ourselves. This of course helped to keep the cost down. I was happy with how tidy he left everything and how he listened to the brief. If you are happy to remove the cuttings yourself, I would definately recommend.

London Property Refurbishments specialise in complete home refurbishments/ Loft conversions/ Extensions and all residential finishes throughout the Greater London area.

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Reviewed by Robert on 18/7/2018

A few hiccups along the way as there always are with building works, but I am very pleased with my bathroom and the standard of work.

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Reviewed by Anne on 18/7/2018

The job was done to a standard which matched the price - I was told the weeds would die off but they are still growing 3 weeks later. However the plastic sheeting and gravel areas are still looking good. Now the garden just needs a small area to weed as it will need more treatment I think for them to die off completely. Very reliable and punctual and job was finished same day.

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Reviewed by Craig on 18/7/2018

Really pleased with the result. On time, good price. Would definitely use again. Thanks!

Hi my names will from S&A electrical and property maintenance. I have been an electrician for over ten years with all the relevant certifications including nvq level 3 and 17th edition. We also do property maintenance.this includes. Gardening and garden landscaping. Jet washing driveways and patios .cleaning of fascias soffits and gutters .garden clearance and house clearances . House painting external and internal . And much much more ...

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Reviewed by Surekha on 18/7/2018

Good job just did not know I had to pay via bank transfer in 1 hour. But good job and would recommend

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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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