Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What our previous clients have asked
How long do I have to wait before I use my driveway?
Well if no concrete is needed then you can start using your new block paved driveway straight away. If concrete is needed (most cases) then we typically say as soon as the concrete sets which is usually 36-72 hours.However, foot traffic is fine after 2-3 hours. It will be worth the wait!
Can block paving be laid in the winter?
Yes, yes it can. Block paving can be laid all year round. However, if you choose to have your driveway block paved through the winter in can sometimes take us a little longer depending on the weather conditions.
Do I need to get planning permission to have my drive block paved/tarmacked?
Normally you don't need to get planning permission to have a block paved driveway installed. However, in some cases if public drainage is running through your property you may need to contact the council so they can assess the possible drainage options that may be available.
How long will my block paved or tarmac driveway last?
Typically if the driveway is maintained correctly it will last a lifetime.
Should I seal my paving?
Sealing your driveway is always recommended but is not always necessary. By sealing the paving it prevents staining from spillages such as oil or rubber from car tyres. It also makes it easier to remove stains your driveway if it is properly sealed. Sealing will also combat weed growth and enhance colour of the pavers to keep that brand new driveway look.
How long will it take to complete my driveway?
Every job is different therefore it is difficult to give an exact timescale but on average it should take between 5-7 days to complete.
How much will my new driveway cost?
Because no job is the same, the easiest and quickest way to determine the cost of a job is to visit you at your property and give you a quote.
When can you start my job?
Depending on our diary you can expect work to begin at your property within three weeks of accepting our quotation.
Does the choice of colour and pattern affect the price?
No matter what colour or pattern you choose, the price will be the same.
How many colours and patterns are available?
There are a large variety of colours, patterns and designs available. We are happy to discuss all the options available to you and we offer Free no obligation quotes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have public liability insurance for up to for £5,000,000
How do I maintain my driveway?
The area should be left alone for a couple of weeks, no excess water and let the rain clean it. Then every 3 years or so you should go give it a good wash and brush to clean it then replenish the dry kiln sand.
Do you lower kerbs
Yes, we do indeed. Contact us for more information on dropped kerbs.