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

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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