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10 Ways to Create a Great Driveway
10 Ways to Create a Great Driveway
We give 10 top tips to make your driveway stand out from the others with its attention to detail....
Avoiding the DPC When Laying a Driveway
Avoiding the DPC When Laying a Driveway
If it looks like the level of a driveway will be too close to or above the damp-proof course of the house, the design should include a drainage channel....
Calculating the Fall on your Driveway
Calculating the Fall on your Driveway
It's important for the surface of most driveways to have a gradient or fall to encourage good drainage. Here's why....
Choosing the Right Driveway for Your Home
Choosing the Right Driveway for Your Home
Ten questions to help you through the maze of different driveway surfaces, balancing cost, looks and resilience so that you buy the right product in the end....
Considering Drainage on Your Driveway
Considering Drainage on Your Driveway
Getting the drainage right is essential for a quality drive that will last a long time, both on the top surface and in the foundations below. It’s no longer considered…...
Drawing Up Plans for Your Driveway Layout
Drawing Up Plans for Your Driveway Layout
You might not fancy drawing up scale plans for your driveway but it will be a lot cheaper than making a mistake in real life. Here are some tips for how to go about it....
Driveway Materials Overview: What's Available?
Driveway Materials Overview: What's Available?
There's a bewildering amount of choice on the driveway market, including all shapes and sizes, textures, colours and prices. We help you find a path through the maze…...
Driveway Quotes and Estimates
Driveway Quotes and Estimates
Quotes and estimates are not the same thing. A quote is legally binding and an estimate is not, so make sure both you and your contractor know the score....
Driveways: Drainage After The Floods
Driveways: Drainage After The Floods
The driveway is where good drainage begins; what are the options for a drive that's well drained and good looking?...
Environmental Issues When Constructing A Driveway
Environmental Issues When Constructing A Driveway
Paving gardens over to provide driveways in suburban areas has suddenly become a big issue. Studies have identified it as making flooding worse, causing subsidence and…...
Excavating for a Driveway
Excavating for a Driveway
Proper driveway foundations will give you a good-looking, long-lasting job, and excavating is necessary to give the foundations a solid foothold....
Finding Levels on a Driveway Site
Finding Levels on a Driveway Site
To get the gradients and cambers right on a driveway you first need to mark off a level, which you then use as a reference point for measuring everything else....
Fitting Bike Racks or Storage Racks to a Tarmac Drive
Fitting Bike Racks or Storage Racks to a Tarmac Drive
We present two ways of securing bike racks or storage racks to a tarmac driveway, although neither will be as secure as setting a specialist security fitting into…...
Floodlights for Your Driveway
Floodlights for Your Driveway
Installing floodlights to illuminate your driveway is a great idea, all you have to do is get an electrical supply outside and fit the lights of your choice....
Gadgets for Ensuring Your Drive is Level
Gadgets for Ensuring Your Drive is Level
Driveways can be levelled by hand with a spirit level but laser-based gadgets make the job so much easier and much more fun....
How To Spot the Cowboy Driveway Companies
How To Spot the Cowboy Driveway Companies
Following the process outlined in our article on using professional driveway contractors will go a long way to weeding out the cowboys, and in this article we focus on…...
Landscaping Around Driveways
Landscaping Around Driveways
Once your new driveway is finished, it will be time to clear up and turn your attention to landscaping around the area to make it look good again....
Marker Lights For Your Driveway
Marker Lights For Your Driveway
Marker lights can show where a driveway is, and can also show where paths and steps go, without flooding the area with light....
New Regulations For Paving Front Gardens
New Regulations For Paving Front Gardens
What do the new regulations, introduced in the England in October 2008, mean for people who want to replace their front gardens with driveways?...
Planning a New Driveway Construction
Planning a New Driveway Construction
Laying a new drive can be a very simple job but if you want it to go well, think carefully about the layout. Make sure you plan it properly to ensure a smooth,…...
Planning Permission for Driveways
Planning Permission for Driveways
Following a change in legislation, planning permission is now required if you wish to pave a front garden with impermeable material....
Questionnaire: What's the Best Driveway Material for You?
Questionnaire: What's the Best Driveway Material for You?
Answering these 10 questions will help you make sense of the different types of driveway materials and styles out there, so you can choose the right one for you....
Safety and Driveway Laying
Safety and Driveway Laying
Safety is of paramount importance when laying driveways or paving and the right protective gear is vital....
Sawtooth Edging For Your Driveway
Sawtooth Edging For Your Driveway
Sawtooth edging, laying of rows of bricks at an angle, is an easy way to edge a driveway, and if you have unwanted bricks it's cheap, too....
Timber Edging for Driveways
Timber Edging for Driveways
Timber driveway edging is cheap, good looking and quick and easy to lay, but won’t last anywhere near as long as any other edging material....
Using Professionals for Work on Your Driveway
Using Professionals for Work on Your Driveway
Driveway contractors have unfortunately appeared to take over the reputation of the double-glazing companies for dodgy sales tactics and poor quality jobs. However,…...
Waste Disposal When Making a Driveway
Waste Disposal When Making a Driveway
Making or refurbishing a driveway will create a waste problem, but with a little thought it can be spirited away for next to nothing....
Your Property Boundary: What You Need to Know
Your Property Boundary: What You Need to Know
Responsibility for maintaining fences and trees alongside driveways or gardens is a common reason for disputes. Here you'll find what you need to know about property…...
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