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Chard Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Chard Somerset (TA20): Block pavers are a stylish way to create a path, patio or driveway around your property in Chard. In both domestic and commercial situations, establishing a durable and hard wearing parking area for vehicles is the main use of block pavers.

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Off-road parking is a highly desirable feature for any property in Chard, and a professionally installed block paving driveway will add a bit of extra value to your home. If you decide to spend money on a really good area of block paving right now, you'll not only gain by having the valuable facility to use moving forward, you'll also reap the benefits when you eventually come around to selling.

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When planning your new block paving driveway in Chard it's vital to think ahead when you're considering how big it should be. You'll need to be able to safely park and manoeuvre your car, and it is best to organise your new driveway around these specifications, although the size of the land area that you have to build on will have an impact on this. If it's at all possible in your situation, it is also beneficial to build a drive that has enough room for more than just your own vehicle. This provides extra space for visitor's vehicles and also for teenager's cars when they get through their test and start driving.

When seeking out a competent contractor to lay your block paving in Chard, always get a minimum of three fully itemised price quotes from different paving companies. If any of your friends or relatives have had a block paving dive installed recently, you could also ask them if there's anybody they are prepared to recommend.

Any Chard block paving company worthy of the name will be willing to provide you with a free and in depth quotation for the entire project. Try to keep away from people who say they "just happen to be in the area on another job." There are far too many horrific stories of homeowners having substandard work, or being left out of pocket when the promised driveway isn't properly finished, by these sorts of people.

Things that you can count on seeing itemised on any acceptable quotation may be:

  • Preparing the groundwork (excavations)
  • Installation of sub-base
  • Water run-off and drainage specifications
  • Colour, design and quantity of block pavers
  • Waste disposal arrangements
  • Other factors to consider

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If you've already got a driveway on your property in Chard, the related construction materials and waste will need to be lifted, removed and disposed of in a responsible way. Additional excavations could be needed to make sure that your new block pave drive conforms to regulations covering the DPC (damp proof course) of your property. New installations of driveways should be two brick courses or 6 inches below the existing DPC.

If your block paving dive in Chard is being laid on top of bare earth or grass, roughly 230mm (9 inches) of soil will have to be excavated and removed. This allows for a decent sub-base and sharp sand layer to be established before any block paving is installed.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

The sub-base is composed of a layer of Type 1 crushed material covered with sharp sand. A solid sub-base ensures that the driveway will not shift or develop low lying spots where puddles can form. Firmly packed down to form a solid, durable and strong surface for your drive, patio or path in Chard, Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, normally made from limestone or granite.

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This is the stage where potential drainage issues will be addressed and allowed for. If not already present in the natural lay of the land, an incline or fall will be developed, to allow the water to flow away. This water will either be directed as far away from your house as possible, or into drainage channels, inserted in between your dwelling and the drive.

The surface on which the block pavers are arranged is created by the addition of sharp sand to the packed down sub-base type 1 aggregate.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Any driveway in Chard that has a surface area of over 5 sq mtr, must have a provision for the excess water to run off to a permeable area nearby. If this can't be observed you will have to apply for planning permission from the local authorities to install your drive. You're not allowed to divert excess water from a drive into the main drainage system, as it can add to the risk of flooding the local area.

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Any competent block paving installation specialist in Chard will check your drainage requirements and take the necessary measures to ensure that your new driveway adheres to the regulations, as an integral part of the installation process. They may need to install a SUDS compliant permeable driveway, add integrated drainage channels or excavate a dedicated soakaway on your property, in order to accomplish this.

Further drainage and design aspects might need to be considered if your home is inside the defined limits of a conservation area. To get advice and guidance through this process, you should seek the help of a trustworthy block paving installer in Chard.

QUANTITY, STYLE AND COLOUR OF PAVERS

There are an array of colours, shapes and sizes of block pavers, and whatever design and pattern of drive you need, you should have no problem finding a suitable solution. From the commonplace and widely available, straight edged, rectangular or square paving blocks, to the more flamboyant, curved, circular, diamond and s-shape patterns, there will surely be a style that meets your needs perfectly. Paver colours can be matched to complement your home's brickwork, or be contrasting to create a striking feature.

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Older homes in Chard may be better suited to the traditional style block pavers, often known as tumble or tumbled pavers, which produce a more seamless and sympathetic result. These are pre-faded and have a rustic and authentic appearance. There are also contemporary block pavers for a more modern feel, which when suitably sealed, create a high-gloss finish.

Your new block paving driveway in Chard could be designed as a straightforward square or oblong shape, or it could weave its way around other hard landscaping features of your garden. The three most common paving designs are Herringbone, Basketweave and Stretcher Bond, although block paving can be laid in a number of patterns to create different effects. Regardless of the pattern you choose, a good block paving contractor in Chard will build you a magnificent looking drive that will be the envy of your neighbours.

The installation of a block paving edging is also something to consider. Your chosen installer will be glad to talk about the finer points of raised edging, contrasting colours and shapes, or if your drive even needs an edging (as when flanked by walls).

DISPOSAL OF WASTE MATERIALS

Rates for the removal of waste and soil and the proper method of its disposal should all be included in any block paving installation estimate. The volume of existing driveway materials and soil that will be required to be gotten rid of will be influenced by the overall size of your new drive. Unless you can use the scraped off earth in other sections of your garden, it will need to be transported away by truck. Any excavated soil and waste should be removed to a registered site, in a sound and eco-friendly manner.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Almost all block paving contractors in Chard will encourage you to apply a seal to your new drive after it's been installed, although this is not essential by any means. You can extend the life of your block paving drive by sealing it, and additionally the sealer brings out the true colour, inhibits the growth of weeds, stops fading and shields it from staining. A high quality sealant is an excellent way to safeguard the substantial investment you've made in your block paved drive.

Sealants must never be put on a recently installed block paving driveway as sand and joints need to settle properly for some time. The advised waiting time for coating a new block paving driveway with sealant is 6 mths, and it is always best to use a professional for this sort of work as it is hard to put right any mistakes with this process.

CONCLUSION

You can totally transform the appearance of your house in Chard, with a new block paved drive or patio. It can provide you with a space to sit and relax in your garden, a durable area for safely parking your vehicle, or create a unique and distinctive pathway leading up to your property.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Chard and also in: Cricket St Thomas, Furnham, Whitestaunton, South Chard, Wadeford, Higher Wambrook, Avishays, Wambrook, Tatworth, Crimchard, Forton, Chaffcombe, Chardstock, Hornsbury, Winsham, Burridge, together with these postcodes TA20 1PN, TA20 1LE, TA20 1DP, TA20 1JU, TA20 1DG, TA20 1JY, TA20 1LJ, TA20 1LP, TA20 1ET, TA20 1HZ. Locally based Chard block paving services will probably have the postcode TA20 and the dialling code 01460. Verifying this should confirm that you access local providers of block paving. Chard home and business owners are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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Current Somerset block paving projects: Oliver Mcintyre recently asked for an estimate for a block paved driveway and patio area for a cottage in Wincanton. Damien Sharkey from Dundry, Somerset wanted a block paved walkway installed in the garden of his bungalow. Isabelle Buchanan recently enquired about a block paving driveway and path for a semi-detached house in Ashwick, Somerset. Mina and Colby Eales recently enquired about the possibility of a block paved driveway and path for a detached house in Bathampton, Somerset. Tia Sneddon recently asked for a price quote for a block paved drive for a terraced house in Axbridge, Somerset. Lily-Mae Ring recently enquired about getting a price for a block paving driveway for a detached house in East Brent. Malaika and Leland Quinn recently asked for an estimate for a block paved driveway and patio area for a cottage in Misterton, Somerset. Kyle and Merryn Broadley recently enquired about a block paving path and driveway for a detached house in Pilton. Most of these Somerset home owners conducted a search for "block paving Somerset" and came across this webpage on either Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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Also find: Forton block paving, Chardstock block paving, Avishays block paving, Cricket St Thomas block paving, Tatworth block paving, Winsham block paving, Crimchard block paving, Wambrook block paving, Whitestaunton block paving, Burridge block paving, Higher Wambrook block paving, Furnham block paving, Chaffcombe block paving, South Chard block paving, Wadeford block paving, Hornsbury block paving services and more. The majority of these places are serviced by companies who do block paving. Chard home and business owners can get block paving price quotes by clicking here.

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In Sopers Field, Bonfire Close, Pine Avenue, Montague Way, Bews Lane, Auckland Way, Crimchard, Phelps Close, Bryer Close, Lordsleaze Lane, East Street, Tudor Court, Old Town, Millfield Close, Oak End Way, Shepherd's Lane, Touchstone Lane, Druids Walk, Selwood, Springmead, Southend Mews, John Gunn Close, Chaffcombe Road, Zembard Lane, Hellier's Close, Mervyn Ball Close, Kennion Close, Black Bench Drove, as well as these Chard area postcodes: TA20 1PN, TA20 1LE, TA20 1DP, TA20 1JU, TA20 1DG, TA20 1JY, TA20 1LJ, TA20 1LP, TA20 1ET, TA20 1HZ, property owners have recently needed local block paving. These places recently saw activity by specialists in block paving. Chard home and property owners were given trusted and competent block paving services.

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(This block paving Chard content was revised and updated on 19-08-2022)