Block Paving Great Torrington

Great Torrington Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Great Torrington Devon (EX38): A stylish way to add a patio, path or driveway to your garden or property in Great Torrington, is through the use of block pavers. In both domestic and commercial settings, creating a hard wearing parking area for vehicles is the the most common use of block paving.

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A professionally installed a block paved drive will add some extra value to your house, because off-road parking is a highly desirable feature for any property in Great Torrington. If you decide to invest some money in a really good area of block paving now, you will not only gain by having the use of a valuable facility moving forward, you'll also get a large part of your investment back when you ultimately come around to selling.

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It is imperative that you think carefully about how big to build your block paved drive in Great Torrington, and to put together an exact design of the planned area. You'll need to be able to safely park and move your vehicle, and it is best to organise your drive around these requirements, although the size of the land area that you've got to build on will have an influence on this. It's also a wise idea, if possible, to think of putting in a drive that has enough room for more than just one car. This provides space for visitor's vehicles and also for teenager's vehicles when they eventually get through their test and start driving.

Always try to get no less than three detailed quotations from different firms, when your are looking for an experienced contractor to lay your block paving driveway or patio in Great Torrington. You can ask for recommendations and advice from family or friends, if any of them have had a block paving dive installed recently.

A good local company should provide a free and detailed quote for the complete project. It isn't worth taking the risk of using contractors who just turn up at your front door with statements like "we are working in the area on another job, do you need..?" They might obviously be legitimate (but are unlikely to be), and there are hundreds of horror stories of householders being ashamed and out of pocket when the promised drive is not properly finished, or having poor quality work carried out.

Items that to be mentioned in any quote may include:

  • Preparation of the area
  • Sub-base installation
  • Water run-off and drainage prerequisites
  • Quantity, colour and design of block pavers
  • Disposal of waste
  • Other things to consider

PREPARING THE GROUNDWORK

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If you've got an existing drive, these materials will have to be removed and disposed of in the proper manner. To make certain your new block pave driveway concurs with building regulations concerning the DPC (damp proof course) of your home, further excavations might also be required. The rules demand that new driveways are laid two brick courses below the current damp proof course of your property.

Great Torrington block paving driveways being installed onto bare earth or grass, will need about 9" (230mm) of soil to be excavated and removed from the site. This means that before any block paving is laid, a proper sub-base and sharp sand layer can be created.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

The sub-base contains a layer of Type 1 crushed gravel and stones covered with sharp sand. To make sure your driveway will not move or develop dips where pools can form, a sound sub-base is crucial. The Type 1 is a crushed aggregate mixture, normally comprising granite or limestone which is compacted to create a strong, durable and firm surface for your footpath, patio or driveway in Great Torrington.

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During this phase of the installation drainage issues will be addressed. If this isn't already present in the natural lay of the land, a gradient or fall will be inserted, to allow the water to flow away. This water can either be redirected as far from your house as possible, or into drainage channels, inserted in between your home and the drive.

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

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Any driveway in Great Torrington which has a surface area of over 5 sq mtr, must include the provision for excess water to run into a suitable permeable area close by. If this cannot be observed you will have to get planning permission from the local authorities to install your drive. Any surface water run-off from your drive cannot be redirected into the main drainage system in order to avoid localised flooding.

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Any professional block paving specialist in Great Torrington will evaluate your requirements for drainage and take the necessary measures to keep your new driveway within the law, as an integral part of the installation process. This may require the installation of integrated drainage channels, a permeable driveway and maybe even the excavation of a soak-away somewhere on your land.

Further drainage and design factors will probably have to be considered if your property is within a declared conservation area. With their knowhow and experience, a reputable block paving installer will be able to skillfully guide you through this tricky process, and bring it to an acceptable conclusion.

STYLE, COLOUR AND AMOUNT OF PAVERS

There are many different colours, sizes and shapes of block paving, and regardless of what design and layout of driveway you require, you should have no trouble finding a product that works. From the commonplace and ubiquitous, straight sided, rectangular or square block pavers, to the more ornate, curved, diamond, circular and s-shape patterns, there'll be a style that satisfies your needs. You could create an eye-catching feature with a completely different colour, or choose one that exactly matches and complements the brickwork of your house.

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Older homes in Great Torrington might be better suited to the traditional style of pavers, generally known as tumbled or tumble pavers, which produce a more seamless and sympathetic result. Pre-faded during manufacture and with a time-worn and rustic appearance, tumbled pavers give the impression that they have been there for years. For a that more modern look, you can also buy contemporary pavers, which can create a high-gloss surface finish when properly sealed.

The design of your new block paving drive in Great Torrington might be a simple square or oblong shape, or maybe you have landscaped features which it will have to snake around. Block paving can be carried out in a number of patterns to create different effects; Basketweave, Herringbone and Stretcher Bond are the 3 most common designs. A reliable block paving installer in Great Torrington will build a quality driveway that looks magnificent, whichever design or pattern you pick.

Edging to your block paving driveway should also be given some consideration. Your local installer will be glad to chat about the pros and cons of raised kerb stones, contrasting colours or shapes, or if your new drive even needs an edging.

WASTE DISPOSAL

Charges for the removal of waste and soil and its correct disposal should all be listed in a block paving installation quotation. Clearly, the quantity of earth and existing driveway materials that must be carted away will depend on the overall dimensions of your new driveway and if a pre-existing driveway is involved. If it cannot be utilised on other areas of your garden, any excavated earth must be ferried away by truck, trailer or in a skip. Soil and other related materials that have been excavated must be disposed of in a responsible, ecological fashion at a registered site.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Even though it isn't really essential for your new driveway in Great Torrington, you may be encouraged to put a coat of sealant on the block paving after it's been installed. Sealing a block paved driveway will help shield your drive from staining, lessen the risk of algae and weed growth, prevents fading and extends the lifespan of your drive. A coating of sealant is the ideal way to safeguard the investment that you have made in your brand new block paved driveway.

Sealants should never be applied to a newly installed block paved drive as sand and joints need to properly settle for some time. It is recommended to wait no less than six months before applying sealer to a new driveway, and it's advised to use a professional for the application as errors are difficult to resolve.

CONCLUSION

A block paved driveway or patio can truly transform the appearance of your property in Great Torrington. It can provide a hard wearing and stable area for securely parking your car, or create a splendid area where you can enjoy a durable seating and barbeque area in your back garden.

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Block paving work can be done in Great Torrington and also in: Frithelstock, Beaford, Monkleigh, Roborough, Buckland Brewer, Saltrens, Weare Gifford, Langtree, Yarnscombe, Taddiport, Littleham, Stibb Cross, Torrington, Little Torrington, together with these postcodes EX38 8AE, EX38 8EB, EX38 8DE, EX38 8AG, EX38 7ND, EX38 7DD, EX38 8HQ, EX38 7DT, EX38 7BA, EX38 7DE. Locally based Great Torrington block pavers will likely have the telephone code 01805 and the postcode EX38. Checking this out should guarantee you're accessing locally based providers of block paving. Great Torrington property owners can benefit from these and numerous other similar services. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get details about block paving in your location.

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In the Devon area you'll also locate: Lapford block paving specialists, Newton Poppleford block paving specialists, Stoke Gabriel block paving services, Sidmouth block pavers, Woolacombe block paving, Yelverton block pavers, Bratton Fleming block paving specialists, Dunkeswell block pavers, Braunton block paving, Stoke Fleming block paving services, Cullompton block pavers, Whimple block paving specialists, Braunton block paving services, Bere Ferrers block paving services, Barnstaple block paving, Lynmouth block pavers, Broad Clyst block paving, Northam block paving specialists, Beer block pavers, Berrynarbor block pavers, Wembury block pavers, Georgeham block pavers, Newton Poppleford block paving services, Broadclyst block paving, Newton Ferrers block paving services, Sampford Peverell block pavers, Bishops Nympton block paving, Colyton block paving specialists, Newton Ferrers block paving.

Throughout Devon you will be able to find block paving specialists who will provide various services for different paving needs. If you can't find the ideal block paving contractor in Great Torrington itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.

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Also find: Taddiport brick & block paving, Yarnscombe brick & block paving, Stibb Cross brick & block paving, Frithelstock brick & block paving, Roborough brick & block paving, Monkleigh brick & block paving, Little Torrington brick & block paving, Langtree brick & block paving, Beaford brick & block paving, Torrington brick & block paving, Weare Gifford brick & block paving, Buckland Brewer brick & block paving, Saltrens brick & block paving, Littleham block paving services and more. Most of these locations are serviced by companies who do block paving. Great Torrington homeowners can get block paving estimates by clicking here.

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Block Paving Around Great Torrington

Block paving has recently been carried out in these Great Torrington areas and roads - Dickshill Lane, Prideaux Meadow, Rosemoor Road, Dartington Close, New Street, Hoopers Way, Hatchmoor Road, Castle Hill Gardens, Doe Court, Oakwell Close, South Drive, Hunterswood, Watery Lane, Greenbank Close, John Howe Close, Best's Lane, Cromwell Close, Bastard's Lane, Stonemans Lane, Calvesford Close, Morton Drive, South Street, Martins Close, East Street, as well as the following local Great Torrington postcodes: EX38 8AE, EX38 8EB, EX38 8DE, EX38 8AG, EX38 7ND, EX38 7DD, EX38 8HQ, EX38 7DT, EX38 7BA, EX38 7DE. Work was carried out in these places by specialists in block paving. Great Torrington business and home owners were given dependable and high quality block paving services in every case.

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