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Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by stuart on 23/2/2018

Reliable . Did an honest days work in difficult weather conditions -

Taylor Howard construction & Remedials

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Jane on 23/2/2018

Would use them again.

WJS Home Improvements is a family run business. The business offers a wide range of services. With a fast, friendly + reliable team, we are happy to provide a quote. We carry out internal and external works within properties & businesses.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by gwen on 23/2/2018

Fitted locks at a time that suited me. Turned up on time and did the job exactly as agreed. Would use this firm again.

Jrb property maintenance are the complete home improvements specialist roofing, upvc fascia and soffits .block paving drive ways footpaths patios etc all your requirements carried out by one team of specialists no need contact multiple tradesmen l

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Lynn on 23/2/2018

John and his team arrived as planned and worked very hard throughout the day to complete the job. They did a grand job and I would use them again.

Quality Comes Standard With W.F Roofing Contractors.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Conservatory

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Reviewed by heather on 23/2/2018

young man showed up to give quote but ended up fixing roof on the same visit a good and prompt service and all work guarrenteed

From top to bottom I can repair or replace your UPVC gutters facias soffits downpipes I can clean repair or replace your driveways path’s or patios With either Tamac block pave or concrete Garden landscape work undertaken I can repair or replace your fence and gates all work to a high standard no up front payments no deposit taken only pay on completion thank you

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, External wall painting, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Landscaping

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Reviewed by Mrs on 23/2/2018

Barry quoted me and did the job in a most professional way he was prompt as to when he said he would turn up. I am most pleased with the end result and tidiness of the job and would recommend him again

BV services offer a wide range of garden, maintenance and repair work, our aim is to reach 110% customer satisfaction from start to finish on every job.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Susan on 23/2/2018

Very good standard of work.Highly commended.Good prices, came back next day to do a furthur job, once again on time job well done.Definitely use in the future.

Experienced tradesmen in all aspects of construction.

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

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Reviewed by Andrew on 23/2/2018

Great guy, very reasonable price, great job done all round. Will definitely contact George for work in the future.

A modern take on Landscaping and Tree Care trades, New Acre offer a variety of bespoke services to meet and exceed our customers needs and expectations.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by John on 23/2/2018

Jack was brilliant. Everything was spot on!

Williams landscapes is a landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Louise on 23/2/2018

Brilliant service! Shane came when he stated and did an excellent job. Our garden looks lovely and is now safe for our toddler. We will be using Shane to help us maintain throughout the summer. Highly recommend! Thank you

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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

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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