Our Guide To Getting Your Driveway Paved

Improving the look and condition of your driveway isn’t only to do with having a practical place to park your car. With something aesthetically pleasing, you are increasing the value of your property and so will benefit in the long run.  However, with this being such a large and sometimes …

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How To Spot the Cowboy Driveway Companies

In a previous article, we went through the process that should ensure you find a contractor who is reputable and can offer guarantees that are worth the paper they are written on (see Using Professionals For Work On Your Driveway. In this article, we focus more on the ways that …

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10 Ways to Create a Great Driveway

It’s the attention to detail that highlights the difference between an amateur job and a professional job show. As your driveway is often the first thing that people will see of your property, it’s worth putting in the time to make a difference. Here are 10 tips that will help …

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Planning Permission for Driveways

Following a change in the law in England in October 2008, planning permission is now required for homeowners wishing to pave a front garden with a hardstanding of more than five square metres if they are not using a permeable material. One of the main reasons for the new legislation …

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Environmental Issues When Constructing A Driveway

No one would have thought twice about paving over a garden for a driveway 10 years ago, but with ‘green’ issues now firmly in the public eye, the ecological impact of this practice has come under increasing scrutiny. And it’s not just paving over gardens for driveways that’s attracting attention. …

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Driveway Materials Overview: What’s Available?

There are many different choices for driveway materials, including all kinds of shapes, sizes, textures and colours. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular selections to try to help you decide which material is the right one to lay outside your home. Loose Materials The first category …

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Considering Drainage on Your Driveway

As mentioned in our article on planning a new driveway, water is a drive’s worst enemy, so getting the drainage right is one of the most important factors in ensuring a good-looking, long-lived drive. It’s worth considering the Ecological Aspect Of Drainage, too. To help keep local flooding at bay, …

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Planning a New Driveway Construction

Creating a new driveway is a relatively simple job and many homeowners are confident of tackling it themselves. But there’s perhaps more to it than meets the eye, from the bewildering choice of materials available to layout options and potential planning issues. This article will help you put it all …

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Using Professionals for Work on Your Driveway

There are definitely benefits to having your drive laid by professionals. Apart from saving your time, you’ll have a guarantee to fall back on and should get a decent job done. Many other people will be happy that they have the skills to do the job and quite enjoy it, …

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Driveway Quotes and Estimates

When you are getting contractors in to do a driveway for you it is imperative to agree the costs up front, to ensure that any quotes or estimates are clearly understood by both sides. In many of the articles on this site we stress the importance of getting quotes or …

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