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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Driveway Quotes and Estimates

So you’ve been thinking about having a driveway installed for some time. You know you want to get it done this year to avoid the next heavy wet season from destroying your garden but you’re worried about how much your project will cost. When you are getting contractors in to …

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Safety and Driveway Laying

Safety is incredibly important when doing any DIY job and it’s even more important when laying driveways or paving. The materials can be dangerous and are often very heavy, so there are many hazards waiting for the unwary. We cannot, of course, give guidance for every occurrence but here are …

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Landscaping Around Driveways

Once your driveway is finished you’ll want to attend to the landscaping around it. Even if you take great care there will inevitably be damage to the areas around the driveway from Excavation For Foundations, vehicles and workers manoeuvring around the area, and possibly spillage of raw materials outside the …

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Choosing the Right Driveway for Your Home

The number of different driveway materials that you can choose from is huge. Driveway Expert leads you through a host of relevant questions that will help you to pick the best driveway for your situation. 1. Are your neighbours’ driveways all paved in the same material? If you live on …

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New Regulations For Paving Front Gardens

The paving over of front gardens for driveways, particularly in densely populated urban areas, has been a source of growing concern for some time, and the government acted at the beginning of October 2008 to introduce new regulations in England. Flooding and Other Environmental Problems The problem is three-fold, and …

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Marker Lights For Your Driveway

Driveway marker lights can be a real boon for driveways that curve, or even those that are short but difficult to see, if the streetlights don’t shine enough light at night. The driveway marker lights come in a variety of styles. You can choose to purchase either LED or incandescent …

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Sawtooth Edging For Your Driveway

We’ve covered many different edgings on this site and sawtooth edging is a good one to add to the list. It is quick and easy and may even cost you next to nothing, if your driveway is part of a larger building project and you have bricks left over. Sawtooth …

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Timber Edging for Driveways

Timber is an attractive but not particularly long-lived driveway edging material. Although we’ve already touched on it in our sections on choosing the right edging for Concrete and Tarmac driveways, it’s perhaps more common to find it with loose materials like Gravel, shingle and chippings. Wood is not really strong enough for block and brick …

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Calculating the Fall on your Driveway

Drives are a major feature of any property, and getting them right can really add value to your home. Finding the levels accurately, calculating the fall on your driveway and ensuring you have adequate drainage is vital if you want to make sure that your new drive will last for …

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