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Norwich Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Norwich Norfolk (NR1): An appealing way to add a pathway, drive or patio area to your property or garden in Norwich, is by using block paving. In both residential and commercial situations, making a hard wearing and durable parking area for cars is the primary use of block pavers.

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Off-road parking is an extremely appealing feature for any Norwich property, and a professionally installed block paving driveway will increase the market value of your house. Should you eventually decide to sell your house, money invested in properly laid block paving now, will yield a return in the long run.

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When planning and designing your new block paving driveway in Norwich it's vital to think carefully when you are looking at just how big it should be. You'll want to be able to manoeuvre and safely park your vehicle, and it is better to organise your new driveway around these specifications, although the size of the garden area that you've got to build on will have a bearing on this. It is also recommended, when possible, to think of building a drive that can accommodate at least one more car than your own. This allows visitors to park their own vehicles or perhaps an older child's car when they pass their driving test.

When you're searching for a qualified block paver in Norwich, always try to obtain no less than 3 detailed quotations from different local firms. You can ask for recommendations and advice from friends or family, if any of them have recently had a block paved drive installed.

Any Norwich block paving installer worth their salt will be very happy to provide you with a cost-free and detailed quotation for the entire project. It isn't worth the risk of using people who just show up at your door with claims like "we're working locally on another project, do you want..?" There are any number of scary stories of homeowners having substandard work, or being embarrassed and out of pocket when a drive is not finished, by these types of people.

Items that will be factored into any quotation might include:

  • Preparation (excavation) of the area
  • Installation of sub-base
  • Drainage and water run-off specifications
  • Colour, quantity and style of block pavers
  • Disposal of waste
  • Other factors to consider

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If you have an existing driveway, these materials will need to be removed and disposed of in the proper manner. Further excavations could be needed to make sure that your new block pave driveway observes building regulations pertaining to the damp proof course of your property. Two brick courses below your property's existing damp proof course, is the regulation for new driveway installations in Norwich.

If your new block paved driveway in Norwich is being installed over grass or bare earth, approximately 230mm of soil will need to be dug out and removed. This is going to allow for the creation of a decent sub-base and sharp sand stratum, before your block paving is put down.

INSTALLATION OF THE SUB-BASE

The sub-base consists of a layer of MOT Type 1 crushed gravel and stones covered with sharp sand. A solid sub-base makes sure your driveway won't move or develop dips where pools can form. Normally made from granite or limestone which is firmly packed down to form a firm, durable and sturdy surface for your patio area, driveway or path in Norwich, Type 1 is a form of crushed aggregate mixture.

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During this stage of the installation process drainage issues will be addressed. If this isn't already inherent in the natural lay of the land, a fall or incline will be introduced, to let excess water to drain off. This water will either be directed as far from your house as possible, or into drainage channels, inserted between your home and the driveway.

As soon as the type 1 sub-base has been compacted down, sharp sand is added and levelled off to create a base for laying the pavers.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Every driveway in Norwich with an area of over 5M², must include the provision for water to run away to a permeable area close by. If your drive cannot observe this caveat, planning permission you'll need to apply for planning permission from your local authority. So as to avert local flooding, any surface water run-off from your drive can't be diverted into the main drainage system.

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As part of the driveway installation process, a reliable block paving installation specialist in Norwich will calculate your requirements for drainage and take the necessary action to make certain your new driveway adheres to the legislation. In order to achieve this they may need to excavate a dedicated soakaway area on your property, add built-in drainage grates/channels or install a permeable driveway .

Houses which are in a declared conservation area will need further consideration regarding drainage and design elements. With their knowhow and experience, a trustworthy block paving installer should be able to skillfully steer you through this process, and bring it to an acceptable conclusion.

COLOUR, STYLE AND QUANTITY OF PAVERS

Block pavers come in a lot of different shapes, colours and sizes to suit any design and pattern of drive you require. From the regular and widespread, straight sided, square or rectangular block pavers, to the more elaborate, curved, diamond, circular and s-shape designs, there will surely be a style that meets your needs perfectly. You can match up your driveway colours with the brickwork of your property, or create a striking feature with a completely different colour.

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Traditional style block pavers, generally known as tumbled pavers, are available for older buildings in Norwich, to create a sympathetic and seamless entryway to your home. These are pre-faded and have a character and rustic feel to their appearance. For a more modern feel, you can also buy contemporary pavers, which can be given a high-gloss surface finish when correctly sealed.

Subject to the structure of your garden area, your new block paving driveway in Norwich could be laid out as a simple square or rectangular shape, or it could weave its way around other hard landscaping features for a more desirable effect. Block paving can be completed in several patterns to achieve different effects; Basketweave, Stretcher Bond and Herringbone are three common designs. A reliable block paving contractor in Norwich will be able to provide a quality drive that looks awesome, whichever pattern and design you choose.

The installation of a block paving edging is also something to think about. You can discuss with your chosen installer the advantages of raised edging, contrasting colours or shapes, or when your driveway is flanked by walls, whether it actually needs to be edged at all.

DISPOSAL OF WASTE

Fees for the removal of waste and the responsible method of its disposal should all be listed in any block paving installation quotation. Naturally, the quantity of soil and existing driveway materials that must be carted away will be dependent on the dimensions of your new drive and if a pre-existing driveway is involved. Any excess soil will have to be ferried away by truck if it cannot be utilised on other parts of your garden. Most of the earth and related materials can be recycled, so they have to be taken to a registered waste disposal site.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Although not essential for your new driveway in Norwich, you might be encouraged to put a sealing coat the block paving after it's been installed. You can extend the lifespan of your block paving drive by sealing it, and also the sealer shields it from staining, stops fading, reduces the risk of weed growth and improves the colour. A coating of sealant is a great way to protect the investment that you've made in your block paved drive.

Sealers must never be put on a recently installed drive as jointing and sand needs to properly settle for some time. The recommended waiting time for coating a new block paved driveway with sealant is 6 months, and it is always best to use a professional for this sort of work because it's difficult to rectify any mistakes in this process.

CONCLUSION

A block paved drive or patio can transform the look of your home in Norwich. It can provide you with a space to relax and sit in your garden, a durable area for securely parking your vehicle, or create a unique and distinctive pathway leading up to your house.

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Block paving work can be done in Norwich and also in nearby places like: Little Melton, Thorpe Hamlet, Lakenham, Earlham, Eaton, Marlingford, Intwood, Salhouse, Bixley, Rackheath, Mt Pleasant, Postwick, Great Plumstead, Trowse Newton, Heigham Grove, Bawburgh, Ringland, together with these postcodes NR1 1LT, NR1 1UJ, NR1 1JQ, NR1 1TJ, NR1 1QG, NR1 1RJ, NR1 1DU, NR1 1DR, NR1 1BP, and NR1 1HX. Local Norwich block paving services will most likely have the phone code 01603 and the postcode NR1. Verifying this should confirm the fact that you're accessing locally based providers of block paving. Norwich householders can benefit from these and various other related services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain block paving quotations from local providers.

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Your local block paving expert can accomplish a large assortment of services and tasks including brickweave block paving Norwich, autumn block paving, red block paving in Norwich, block paving repairs, sub-base installation for block paving in Norwich, resin gravel, tumbled pavers, black block paving, tar chipped driveways, cleaning block paving, granite chip paving, residential block paving, york stone paving in Norwich, charcoal block paving in Norwich, reclaimed block paving in Norwich, gravel driveways, block paving re-sanding, ground preparation, cheap block paving Norwich, the installation of block paving, Chelsea setts paving in Norwich, cobbled paving, hard landscaping, Tegula block paving, tumble block paving, block paving driveways in Norwich, pattern imprinted concrete driveways, block pavement driveways, granite cobble driveway installation, driveways with pavers, and others. This is just an indication of the services that can be on offer from the local block paving expert.

Norwich professionals, when approached, will be delighted to keep you abreast of the whole range of block paving services which are available when needed. You could always click HERE and fill out our quote form, if you've got paving requirements in Norwich, that you cannot see here.

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Also find: Bixley block paving, Little Melton block paving, Earlham block paving, Salhouse block paving, Intwood block paving, Eaton block paving, Heigham Grove block paving, Great Plumstead block paving, Ringland block paving, Trowse Newton block paving, Postwick block paving, Rackheath block paving, Bawburgh block paving, Mt Pleasant block paving, Thorpe Hamlet block paving, Marlingford block paving, Lakenham block paving and more. Block paving contractors are available to serve those living in practically all of these towns and localities. So as to get quotations for block paving, local home and business owners can simply click here.

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