How to Give Your Driveway Kerb Appeal

There are a thousand different ways of making a hard surface for cars and DrivewayExpert has details on all of them. Whether you're paving your front garden to get your car off the road or resurfacing a three mile drive to your palatial country mansion you'll find all the information you require on this website.

Types of Concrete for Driveways & Patios

Plain poured concrete has, for decades, been one of the cheapest ways of laying down a hard surface such as a driveway, but there’s no denying that it looks cheap, too. There are a number of products around that can improve the looks, but first of all let’s look at …

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Choosing and Fitting Edging for Block Paving

Edging is important for a long-lived drive. If this isn’t done right it can lead to cracking, distortion and broken blocks at the extremities of the driveway. A course or two of edge blocks doesn’t just give the drive a professional finish, it also has to contain the sideways pressure …

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How to Lay Paving

Whether you’re laying concrete blocks (or flags) or clay bricks (or pavers), the process is largely the same. Any key differences with foundations and the like for the different materials will be covered below. We’ll use the phrase ‘block’ throughout this article to refer to all the different materials that …

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Using Stone Block Paving

The number of products that fit into the category ‘stone block’ is huge, so you need to think hard about what you’re looking for if you don’t want to make an expensive mistake with a new driveway at your home. Why is Stone So Popular? Although the traditional sources of …

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Using Concrete Block Paving

Concrete block paving stones, particularly the smaller, brick-sized pavers, have become amazingly popular in the last 20 years. This is largely because specialist firms have focused on delivering just block driveways and paths and nothing else. The concrete blocks have taken, by some estimates, over 80% of the UK home …

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Using Clay Block Paving

Clay block pavements have been around for a very long time. In fact, some are still in use in the UK that were first laid over 400 years ago. They are used in driveways and pavements today and their installation is essentially the same as the cheaper Concrete Blocks that …

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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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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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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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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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