Block Paving Great Torrington

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

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For any Great Torrington property, off-road parking is an extremely appealing feature which will add value to your house, as long as it's installed correctly. Should you ever decide to sell your house, money invested in good quality block paving now, will yield a return in the long run.

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When designing your new block pave driveway in Great Torrington it's vital to think carefully when you are looking at how large it should be. Of course, you might be constrained by the size of the garden area you have to build on, however it is best to plan your driveway to be able to move and easily park your car or vehicle. It's also a wise idea, where possible, to think of building a driveway that has room for at least one more car than your own. This provides extra space for visitor's cars and also for teenager's vehicles when they pass their test and start driving.

When trying to find a specialist contractor to lay your block paved area in Great Torrington, always obtain no less than three quotations from different companies. Where possible, you can ask friends and family who have had a block pave drive installed, for their advice and recommendations.

A reliable company should provide a free and in depth quote for the complete project. Try to stay away from people who state that they "just happen to be in the area on another project." They might of course be legit (highly unlikely), and there are any number of horrific stories of householders being embarrassed and out of pocket when the promised drive is not properly finished, or having poor work carried out.

Items that to be mentioned in any quote should include:

  • Preparation groundwork, i.e. excavations
  • Installation of sub-base
  • Water run-off and drainage prerequisites
  • Quantity, colour and style of block pavers
  • Disposal of waste
  • Other considerations

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If your new block paved drive is replacing an existing drive, it's going to be necessary to first lift, remove and recycle the old construction materials. To make certain your new block paving dive observes regulations relating to the DPC (damp proof course) of your home, further excavations might also be needed. Two brick courses or 150mm below your property's existing damp proof course, is the regulation for new driveway installations in Great Torrington.

About 230mm (9") of soil will have to be excavated and removed if your new block pave drive in Great Torrington is going onto bare earth or grass. This will allow for the creation of a decent sub-base and sharp sand layer, before your block paving is laid.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

A good layer of Type 1 crushed material, covered with sharp sand, will be utilised to form the sub-base. A sound sub-base makes sure the driveway won't shift or develop dips and low lying spots where pools can form. The Type 1 is a crushed granular aggregate, usually made from granite or limestone which is firmly packed down to form a sturdy, firm and durable surface for your path, patio area or drive in Great Torrington.

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Any drainage issues will be sorted out during this stage of the installation process. To allow excess water to flow away easily, a fall or gradient, will be developed, if one is not already inherent in the natural lay of the land. Either purpose built drainage channels and grates can be installed in between your dwelling and the driveway for steering away this water, or it can just be directed away from your property by the gradient.

Sharp sand is added above the firmly compacted sub-base Type 1 aggregate and levelled out to form a base for the pavers to be set into.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Excess surface water must be drained off to a suitable permeable area on every driveway over 5 square metres in Great Torrington. If this cannot be observed you will need to get planning permission from the local authorities for the installation. Any water run-off from your driveway cannot be redirected into the main drainage system due to the risk of local flooding.

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To keep your new drive within the law, a competent Great Torrington block paving installer will ascertain your drainage requirements as an integral part of the drive installation process and take any measures that are necessary. So as to achieve this they might need to install a permeable driveway, add built-in drainage channels/grates or excavate a soak-away area on your land .

Houses which are within a designated conservation area will need further consideration with regards to drainage and design aspects. A reputable block paving installation company will have the experience and knowhow to be able to shepherd you through this tricky process.

QUANTITY, COLOUR AND STYLE OF PAVERS

Pavers come in a number of different sizes, colours and shapes to suit any design and layout of driveway you require. From standard straight sided, oblong or square blocks, to diamond, s-shape, curved and circular, there'll be a style for you. Block paving colours can be matched to complement your property's brickwork, or be totally different to create an attractive feature.

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To create a more sympathetic and seamless entryway to older buildings in Great Torrington, you might opt to purchase the traditional style of pavers, often known as tumble or tumbled pavers. These are pre-faded and have a reclaimed and authentic feel to their appearance. For a more modern look, there are also contemporary block pavers, which can provide you with a high-gloss finish when correctly sealed.

The layout of your new block paving driveway in Great Torrington could be a basic oblong or square shape, or perhaps you've got existing features which it will have to snake its way around. Block paving can be laid in several patterns for different effects; Herringbone, Basketweave and Stretcher Bond are three common design patterns. Whatever the design and pattern, a professional block paving specialist in Great Torrington will provide a quality driveway that looks fantastic.

The installation of a suitable block paving edging is also something to contemplate. You can have a chat with your chosen installer about the pros and cons of raised kerb stones, contrasting shapes or colours, or if your driveway butts up against walls, whether it needs to be edged at all.

WASTE DISPOSAL

When you receive a quote for the installation of block paving, an itemised allowance for the removal of waste and soil and its proper manner of disposal should accounted for. The size of your new driveway will determine the quantity of soil and existing driveway materials that must be disposed of. If it can't be made use of in other parts of your garden, any excavated earth will have to be carted away by truck or in a skip. Responsible disposal at a registered site is essential for any waste earth and associated materials.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Nearly all block paving installers in Great Torrington will advise you to seal your new drive after it has been installed, although this is not absolutely essential. You can extend the life of your block paving driveway by treating it, and furthermore the sealer improves the colour, stops fading, lowers the growth of algae and protects it from staining. The application of an appropriate paving seal is an excellent way to protect the substantial investment that you've made in your brand new drive.

Sealers must never be put on a recently installed block paving drive as sand and jointing needs to settle properly for some time. It is recommended to wait no less than 6 months before applying sealant to a new block paved driveway, and it is highly advisable to use a specialist for the application because mistakes are tricky to rectify.

CONCLUSION

Apart from adding a useful feature, and increasing the value of your property, you can transform the appearance of your house with a brand new block paved patio or drive. It can provide you with a space to sit and chill out in your garden, a hard wearing area for safely parking your vehicle, or create a unique and distinctive pathway for accessing your doorway.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Great Torrington and also in: Buckland Brewer, Beaford, Stibb Cross, Frithelstock, Saltrens, Langtree, Monkleigh, Littleham, Torrington, Little Torrington, Roborough, Weare Gifford, Yarnscombe, Taddiport, and in these postcodes EX38 8AE, EX38 8DG, EX38 8AP, EX38 7AG, EX38 8AX, EX38 8HD, EX38 8BY, EX38 8EX, EX38 7HR, EX38 8DE. Locally based Great Torrington block paving services will most likely have the dialling code 01805 and the postcode EX38. Checking this will confirm you access local providers of block paving. Great Torrington property owners can benefit from these and many other block paving related services. Click the "quote" form or banner to get information on block paving in your area.

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Latest Devon block paving job requests: Nikhil Deeley and Ezmae Deeley from Holsworthy wanted an area of block paving re-sanded and sealed in the garden of their 3 bedroom property. Caitlyn Harrington recently enquired about a block paved patio and driveway for a terraced house in Chittlehampton, Devon. Owain Arnold and Annabel Arnold recently enquired about the possibility of a block paved path, patio area and driveway for a terraced house in Totnes, Devon. Amber and Casper Reynolds recently asked for a quote for a block paving driveway, path and patio for a cottage in Totnes, Devon. Finley and Sasha Coles recently enquired about the possibility of a block paved drive and pathway for a detached house in Mortehoe, Devon. Tayla Matthews recently requested an estimate for a block paving driveway and patio area for a detached house in Shebbear, Devon. Lillie Millard and Corben Millard recently asked for an estimate for a block paving drive and pathway for a cottage in Loddiswell. Enya and Aubrey Whyte recently requested a quote for a block paved drive and pathway for a cottage in Heathfield, Devon. All these property owners conducted a search for "block paving Devon" and came across this website on either Bing, Google or Yahoo.

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All throughout Devon you should be able to find block paving specialists who will provide various services for different paving needs. If you cannot find the perfect block paving contractor in Great Torrington itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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In Dickshill Lane, Rose Moor Road, Rolle Road, Hopton Drive, Hunterswood, Warren Lane, Doe Court, Burwood Lane, Castle Hill Gardens, Halsdon Terrace, Calvesford Close, Eskil Place, Well Park Road, Castle Street, Rosemoor Road, Cornmarket Street, Gas Lane, Kingsmead Drive, Calvesford Road, Prideaux Meadow, Best's Lane, Borough Road, Warren Close, White's Lane, Villa Road, Mill Street, as well as the following Great Torrington area postcodes: EX38 8AE, EX38 8DG, EX38 8AP, EX38 7AG, EX38 8AX, EX38 8HD, EX38 8BY, EX38 8EX, EX38 7HR, EX38 8DE, property owners have recently needed block paving. Work was done in these locations by specialists in block paving. Great Torrington business and home owners enjoyed the benefits of competent and professional block paving services.

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