Mr & Mrs Shortt had a very old and tired driveway featuring a very large number of paving slabs. They wanted to replace this with a new block paving driveway with central featuring comprising of squares and the house number – 1D.
Our first task was to remove the old driveway and prepare a new hardcore sub-base to allow for the installation of block pavers and new tarmac to the entrance lane.
Once we had excavated to a suitable depth for the new hardcore, we laid a heavy duty membrane and type one hardcore to give a solid base.
The next job was to install the key kerb edge blocks and new channel drainage. The kerbs were essential to provide a strong perimeter and to prevent the pavers from moving. This was also added to the entrance lane.
Where the block pavers were to be installed, we then added a bed of sharp sand which was screeded. The blocks were then laid in 45? herringbone laying style, adding the yellow pavers to the central feature and across the new path to the rear of the property. The project was completed with a new lawn laid to the left of the property.
Time to completion: 7 days