Block Paving Axminster

Axminster Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Axminster Devon (EX13): Block pavers are a stylish way to create a path, driveway or patio around your property in Axminster. The main use of block paving in both residential and commercial situations is for installing a hard wearing and durable parking spot for cars.

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Off-road parking is a highly desirable feature for any property in Axminster, and a professional installation of a block paved driveway will add a bit of extra value to your home. Money invested in decent block paving now will yield a return in the long term should you decide to sell your house.

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It's imperative that you think carefully about how large to build your block pave drive in Axminster, and to draw up an exact design of the intended area. It is advisable to design your new driveway to be able to easily park and manoeuvre your car, but certainly you may be limited by the size of the land area that you have to build on. It is also a wise idea, where possible, to think of putting in a driveway that has room for at least one more car than your own. This permits any visitors to park their cars or possibly an older child's vehicle when they pass their driving test.

When attempting to find an experienced contractor to lay your block paved area in Axminster, always request a minimum of 3 detailed estimates from different paving companies. If any friends or colleagues have had a block paved drive installed recently, you could try asking them if there's anybody they're prepared to recommend.

A reputable company ought to provide a free and in depth quote for the complete project. It isn't worth taking the risk of using contractors who just turn up at your door with remarks like "we are working in the area on another project, do you need..?" They could obviously be genuine (but are unlikely to be), and there are far too many horrific stories of people being left out of pocket when the promised driveway is not successfully completed, or receiving poor quality work carried out.

Stuff that you should expect to see specified on any acceptable quote may be:

  • Preparation (excavation) of the area
  • Sub-base installation
  • Drainage and water run-off requirements
  • Style, amount and colour of block pavers
  • Waste disposal arrangements
  • Other considerations

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If your new block paving driveway in Axminster is is going to replace a pre-existing drive, it's going to be necessary to lift, remove and recycle the old materials. It may be required to carry out more extensive excavations to make sure that regulations in relation to the DPC (damp proof course) of your home are adhered to. The regulations demand that new driveways are installed at least two courses of bricks below the existing damp proof course of your structure.

If your block paving driveway in Axminster is being installed over bare earth or grass, roughly 230mm (9") of soil will have to be excavated and disposed of. This enables a proper sub-base and sharp sand layer to be established before any block paving is installed.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

A layer of Type 1 crushed gravel and stones, topped with sharp sand, is used to create the sub-base. The installation of a solid and firm sub-base is essential to make sure that your drive does not end up with low lying spots and dips where puddles can form and cause you problems. Firmly packed down to form a firm, durable and sturdy surface for your terrace, driveway or footpath in Axminster, MOT Type 1 is a crushed granular aggregate, normally composed of granite or limestone.

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This is the stage where potential drainage issues will be dealt with. If this is not already inherent in the lay of the land, a fall or incline will be inserted, to encourage excess water to drain off. Either drainage channels and grates can be inserted in between your home and the drive for channelling away this water, or it can just be directed away from your property by the effect of incline.

Sharp sand is shovelled onto the packed down sub-base Type 1 aggregate and levelled out to form a base for the block pavers to be set into.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Every driveway in Axminster which has an area of over 5m2, must include the provision for excess water to run to a suitable permeable area nearby. If this cannot be adhered to you'll have to get planning permission from the local authorities for the installation. So as to prevent localised flooding, any excess water from your drive cannot be redirected into the drainage system.

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To make sure that your new drive adheres to the legal guidelines, an established Axminster block paving installation specialist will evaluate your drainage requirements as an integral part of the installation process and take any necessary measures. They might have to excavate a soakaway on your land, install a permeable driveway or add built-in drainage channels/grates, so as to accomplish this.

Additional design and drainage elements may have to be considered if your property is inside a conservation area. A professional block paving installer will have the knowledge and experience to be able to shepherd you through this tricky process.

COLOUR, QUANTITY AND DESIGN OF PAVERS

To suit any design of driveway you require, block pavers come in a selection of sizes, colours and shapes. From simple straight sided, square or rectangular block pavers, to diamond, circular, s-shape and curved, you will find a style for you. You can match your driveway colours with the brickwork of your house, or create a striking feature with a contrasting colour.

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Traditional style block pavers, generally known as tumbled pavers, are available for older buildings in Axminster, to create a more seamless and sympathetic entrance to your home. These are pre-faded during manufacture and have a reclaimed and character look to their appearance. You can also obtain contemporary pavers if you're aiming to create a more modern feel, and a high-gloss finish is even possible by applying a suitable sealer.

The layout of your driveway could be a basic rectangular or square shape, or perhaps you have landscaped features that it will have to weave its way around. To accomplish distinctive effects, the laying of block paving can be carried out in several patterns; Stretcher Bond, Herringbone and Basketweave, being among the most commonplace. Regardless of the design and pattern you plump for, a skilled block paving company in Axminster will build you an exceptional looking driveway that will be the talk of the street.

Installing an edging to your block paved driveway must also be given some consideration. To find out the advantages of raised kerb stones, different colours and shapes, or when your drive is bounded by walls, whether it in fact needs edging at all, you can chat with your chosen contractor.

THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE

Charges for the removal of waste materials and the correct manner of its disposal should all be contained in a block paving installation quotation. Needless to say, the quantity of existing driveway materials and earth that must be carted away will depend on the scale of your new drive and whether a pre-existing driveway is involved. Any excavated topsoil will have to be carted away by truck if it can't be made use of in other parts of your garden. Most of the soil and associated materials can be reused, therefore they have to be transported to a certified disposal site.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

Although it is not really essential for your new driveway in Axminster, you could well be advised to put a sealing coat the block paving after installation. You can prolong the life of your block paving driveway by sealing it, and in addition the sealer reduces the risk of weed growth, keeps it from staining, brings out the true colour and slows down fading. A decent sealant is an ideal way to secure the substantial investment that you've made in your new block paved drive.

As the sand and joints need to properly settle over time, sealants should never be put on a newly installed block paved drive. The recommended waiting time for coating a new block paving driveway with sealer is 6 months, and it is always better to use a specialist for this sort of project because it is hard to put right any errors that are made with this process.

CONCLUSION

A block paved patio or driveway can truly transform the appearance of your property in Axminster. It can provide you with a hard wearing and stable area for parking your car, or create a splendid area to enjoy a sturdy seating and BBQ area in your garden.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Axminster and also in: Alston, Uplyme, Sector, Musbury, Colyton, Weycroft, Abbey Gate, Dalwood, Millbrook, Membury, Churchill, Marshwood, Lyme Regis, Shute, Kilmington, Thorncombe, Wilmington, Smallridge, as well as in these postcodes EX13 5PA, EX13 5NN, EX13 5JY, EX13 5AS, EX13 5AJ, EX13 5JW, EX13 5LN, EX13 5FJ, EX13 5AL, EX13 5LZ. Locally based Axminster block paving services will probably have the postcode EX13 and the telephone code 01297. Checking this can confirm that you access local providers of block paving. Axminster homeowners can utilise these and lots of other related services. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of block paving in your area.

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There is a range of paving work that can be completed by your local Axminster block paving specialists including Aco channel installation, block paving removal Axminster, block paving cleaning, tumbled pavers, granite cobble driveway installation, driveway paving solutions, driveways with pavers, block paving edging Axminster, industrial block paving, cobble paving, block paving installations Axminster, block paving borders, block paving replacement, brick driveways in Axminster, block paving driveway repairs Axminster, block paving repairs in Axminster, patio slab laying, permeable paving, block paving jet washing, block pavement driveways in Axminster, natural stone paving in Axminster, block paving re-sanding Axminster, block paving sealing, and more. If there happen to be different Axminster paving or driveway services that you need but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a selection of the tasks that are conducted by people specialising in block paving. Axminster professionals will inform you of their full range of services.

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Also find: Musbury brick & block paving, Marshwood brick & block paving, Abbey Gate brick & block paving, Alston brick & block paving, Membury brick & block paving, Sector brick & block paving, Millbrook brick & block paving, Smallridge brick & block paving, Colyton brick & block paving, Dalwood brick & block paving, Churchill brick & block paving, Shute brick & block paving, Wilmington brick & block paving, Weycroft brick & block paving, Thorncombe brick & block paving, Uplyme brick & block paving, Kilmington brick & block paving, Lyme Regis block paving services and more. All these towns and villages are catered for by contractors who do block paving. Axminster business and home owners can get block paving estimates by clicking here.

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Some Axminster roads where block paving has recently been carried out - Dukes Way, Huntley Close, Coombe Lane, Market Square, Harcombe Road, Willhay Lane, Wyke Lane, Field End, Boxfield Road, Lyme Close, Pudleylake Road, Trill Lane, Horslears, King Edward Road, Widepost Lane, Hilary Close, Axe Valley Close, Pig Lane, Millwey Avenue, St Mary's Close, Coppice Close, Castle Street, Green Lane, Charmouth Road, Sector Hill, The Cricketers, as well as the following Axminster area postcodes: EX13 5PA, EX13 5NN, EX13 5JY, EX13 5AS, EX13 5AJ, EX13 5JW, EX13 5LN, EX13 5FJ, EX13 5AL, EX13 5LZ. Work was performed in these areas by experts in block paving. Axminster property owners enjoyed reliable and top quality block paving services.

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Not surprisingly, when you happen to be doing home renovations in Axminster, Devon, you will probably be in need of all kinds of different tradespeople and together with a block paving specialist in Axminster, Devon, you may also need an electrician in Axminster, a building contractor in Axminster, a carpenter in Axminster, patio layers in Axminster, block pavers in Axminster, garden pond builders in Axminster, waste removal in Axminster, landscaping in Axminster, artifical grass in Axminster, garden clearance in Axminster, lawn mowing in Axminster, decking fitters in Axminster, hedge trimming in Axminster, a handyman in Axminster, tree surgeons in Axminster, fencers in Axminster, garden shed builders in Axminster, soil irrigation in Axminster, a bricklayer in Axminster, weeding services in Axminster, skip hire in Axminster, garden design in Axminster, and other different Axminster tradesmen.

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(This block paving Axminster article was revised and updated on 19-08-2022)