Neighbours Who Won’t Fix Their Fence; What Can You Do?

For many people across the UK, being neighbourly is just common courtesy and most of us find it relatively easy to get on with ‘them next door.’ But for a lot of people, disputes over boundaries can cause some significant problems and this can lead to an impasse that might …

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Is Gravel Suitable on a Sloping Driveway?

You’re absolutely right, gravel will be impractical for a drive with a slope like that. Quite apart from the constant topping up that you’d need to do, because the gravel will naturally roll downhill when someone drives over it and whenever it rains hard, there be a health and safety …

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Would a Soakaway Prevent a Garage Flooding?

It is likely, to be honest, that the contractor is trying to fob you off with a bodge job to fix an error on his part, and you shouldn’t stand for it. What is a Soakaway? A soakaway is basically a trench filled with a semi-permeable substance or structure which …

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Sloping Driveway: Do I Need Surface Drainage and Permission?

Paving over front gardens to provide car parking has been an emotive subject for some time and because of this, laws were introduced in October 2008 in England to try to control the issue. Almost everyone knows someone who has had a parking space created in their front garden (and …

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Can Gravel be Laid on Top of Tarmac?

In this blog, we will tell you whether or not gravel can be laid on top of tarmac and the answer to this question. Asphalt is a type of material that combines with other materials in order to form a mixture which gets laid down on roads as the final …

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