Joint Block Paving With a Gun

Pulling out a gun to solve all your jointing worries doesn’t sound right, does it? Well, using a gun of that sort isn’t going to fix any driveway issues, unless of course you’ve been done by a Cowboy Contractor! Great Idea for Larger Paving Slabs No, the gun we’re talking …

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Should I Use Reclaimed Or New Stone For My Driveway?

If you’re intent on using natural stone for a driveway, either in flags or smaller blocks such as setts or cubes, you can choose between reclaimed or new stone. This is partly driven by economics and partly by ecological issues, and the choice you make will depend on your personal …

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Mortar Techniques for Block Paving

When laying a block paving driveway or path you need to decide what way to fill the joins between each block. Essentially there are three methods: Loose Fill, Slurry and jointing with mortar. This last method, where mortar is applied directly into the gaps between the blocks of the paving, …

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Brush-in Driveway Jointing With Polymeric Resin Mortars

In this blog I’ll show you one of the easiest ways to finish a driveway, and also one of the most effective – brush-in polymeric resin mortar. You can get the polymeric resin mortars in two different consistencies – one is thinned with water so that it flows out of …

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Loose Jointing for Block Driveways

Have you ever thought about Loose Jointing for Block Driveways? Maybe you have just assumed it can’t be done or that “it’s too hard?” Well, the truth of the matter is loose joints are much easier and faster to install than most people think. In this article we will go …

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Tools for Laying Block Paving

If you’re working with a friend or family member who does have some of the tools then all that is needed to complete your driveway would be stones and sand, hired plant machinery and labour costs. Laying block paving can be one of the best ways to create a driveway, …

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Pitch for Flexible Jointing

Before heavy traffic began to colonise our country, pitch was the most common form of jointing used for cobbled or block paved roadways. But it can’t cope with heavy traffic and as a result has nearly disappeared from our streets. Of course, the vast majority of domestic driveways only began …

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New Resins for Slurry Jointing Driveways

We often get asked about what the best resin grout is to use for slurry jointing a block paving driveway. Whilst we don’t sell any materials directly, it’s useful to know the pros and cons of different products so you can make an informed decision when choosing your own resins …

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Paving a Front Garden: Step by Step Guide

Paving over a front garden is a great way of getting the extra parking space that modern families need. Particularly in over-crowded suburban areas which were built before cars came within reach of ordinary people. You can still pave over your front garden, it’s just a bit more admin and …

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