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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Waste Disposal When Making a Driveway

When you’re making or relaying a driveway, waste disposal can be a bit of a headache, especially if you live in a very urban area. Waste is likely to come into two main categories, biodegradable waste such as soil and plant material, and non-biodegradable hardcore. The soil and any grass, …

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Fitting Bike Racks or Storage Racks to a Tarmac Drive

Fitting bike racks or storage racks to a tarmac drive shouldn’t be a problem as long as the tarmac is in reasonably good condition and it was put down with a decent sub-base. The main points are to make sure there is something solid for the mountings to grip and …

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Your Property Boundary: What You Need to Know

What is a Land Boundary and why is it important? A Land Boundary marks the edges of a person’s property and so defines the limits of the area of land that they own. Boundaries are important as they determine the ownership of land. There are no separate laws that determine …

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Driveways: Drainage After The Floods

Between the memory of the country-wide floods in the first few months of 2014, and the prospect of still greater deluges yet to come promised by the newly published report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), drainage has, surely, never been more firmly in our minds. There’s nothing …

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