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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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. Importance …

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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 …

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Calculating the Fall on your Driveway

You might think all driveways are flat, after all, they look flat. But even if you are lucky enough to be putting a drive down on level ground, you have to build in a gradient, or fall, or rainwater won’t run off into the drains. We covered the basics in …

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Floodlights for Your Driveway

In a previous article we looked at driveway lighting, focusing on drive marker lights and other tricks to show where the driveway is in the dark (see Marker Lights For Your Driveway on this site). This time we’ll look at floodlights that can actually light up the whole area so …

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Excavating for a Driveway

If you think you don’t need to be excavating for your driveway, think again. It may only be just a little bit of concrete, but in a few years’ time you’ll be doing the job again. And the second time you’ll be excavating properly! A Little Excavation Goes a Long …

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Questionnaire: What’s the Best Driveway Material for You?

There are literally thousands of driveway styles to choose from, particularly if you take all the different shades, colours and materials into account. So how can you make sense of the confusion? Grab a pen and paper and go through the key points in this article, and you’ll have a …

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