Block Paving Thurmaston

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Block Paving Thurmaston Leicestershire (LE4): An eye-catching way to add a driveway, path or patio to your property or garden in Thurmaston, is through the use of block paving. In both domestic and commercial settings, building a durable and hard wearing parking area for cars is the primary use of block pavers.

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Off-road parking is a highly appealing feature for any Thurmaston property, and a professional installation of a block paved drive will add some extra value to your home. If you decide to invest in a really good area of block paving now, you will not only gain the advantage of having the use of a valuable facility moving forward, you will also get a large part of your investment back when you ultimately come around to selling.

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When designing your new block paved driveway in Thurmaston it is vital to think ahead when you are looking at how large you should make it. Certainly, you might be limited by the dimensions of the area you have to build it on, but it is better to design your drive to be able to easily park and move around your vehicle. If it's possible to install a drive that can accommodate one more car than you own, that's also a wise idea. This provides more space for visitor's vehicles and also for teenager's vehicles when they eventually get through their test and start driving.

When you're attempting to find a reliable block paver in Thurmaston, always attempt to obtain at least 3 quotations from different local companies. You can ask for advice and recommendations from neighbours or friends, if any of them have recently had a block pave driveway installed.

Any Thurmaston block paving installer worth their salt will be willing to provide you with a cost-free and comprehensive quotation for the proposed project. Any people who simply turn up at your door declaring they "happen to be in the area on another project", should be avoided at all costs. They may obviously be genuine (very unlikely), and there are far too many horror stories of householders being left out of pocket when a drive is not finished, or having substandard work carried out.

Stuff that you should count on seeing specified on any satisfactory quote may be:

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

PREPARING THE GROUNDWORK

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If your new block paving driveway in Thurmaston is replacing an existing drive, it will be necessary to first lift, remove and dispose of the old construction materials. More extensive excavations might be needed to make certain that your new block pave drive upholds building regulations relating to your property's DPC (damp proof course). The rules require that new driveways are installed at least two courses of bricks or 150mm below the current damp proof course of your building.

About 230mm of soil will need to be dug out and disposed of if your block pave drive in Thurmaston is going onto bare earth or grass. This ensures that before the block pavers are laid, a good sub-base and sharp sand stratum can be established.

INSTALLATION OF THE SUB-BASE

The sub-base is composed of a layer of MOT Type 1 crushed stones and gravel topped with sharp sand. The installation of a firm and sound sub-base is vital to make sure that your drive does not end up with dips and low lying spots where pools can form and cause issues. The Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, normally comprising granite or limestone which is firmly packed down to form a sturdy, solid and durable surface for your footpath, terrace or driveway in Thurmaston.

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Any drainage issues will be sorted out during this stage of the installation. A fall or gradient, will be inserted, if this is not already inherent in the natural lay of the land, to encourage water to drain away easily. This water will either be redirected as far from your property as possible, or into purpose built drainage channels, inserted between the driveway and your home.

Sharp sand is added above the firmly compacted sub-base Type 1 aggregate and levelled off to form a base for the paving blocks to be laid into.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Excess water must be run off to a suitable permeable area on any driveway over 5 sq metres in Thurmaston. If your drive cannot comply with this caveat, planning permission you'll have no alternative but to get planning permission from your local authorities. You're not allowed to redirect surface water run-off from a driveway into the main drainage system, since it can increase the risk of local flooding in the area.

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Any experienced block paving installation specialist in Thurmaston will analyse your drainage requirements and take the necessary action to keep your new drive within the law, as an integral part of the installation process. In order to achieve this they may need to excavate a dedicated soakaway area, add integrated drainage channels or install a permeable driveway .

Additional drainage and design features will probably have to be considered if your house is inside a conservation area. To get advice and guidance through this process, you must seek the help of a dependable block paving installation company in Thurmaston.

DESIGN, COLOUR AND AMOUNT OF PAVERS

Pavers come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours to suit any design of driveway you are planning. From the commonplace and widespread, straight edged, rectangular or square block pavers, to the more showy, diamond, curved, s-shape and circular designs, there'll surely be a style that meets your needs perfectly. Block paving can be colour matched to complement the brickwork of your property, or be completely different to create an attractive feature.

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Traditional style block pavers, generally known as tumbled or tumble pavers, can be bought for older buildings in Thurmaston, to create a more seamless and sympathetic entryway to your home. Pre-faded and with a time-worn and rustic appearance, tumbled block pavers give a sense that they have been in that setting for years. For a more modern look, you can also purchase contemporary pavers, which can provide you with a high-gloss finish when properly sealed.

The layout of your driveway could be a straightforward square or rectangular shape, or perhaps you have landscaped features that it must weave around. The laying of block paving can be done in many patterns to produce different effects; Stretcher Bond, Basketweave and Herringbone are three of the most common design patterns. Whatever the pattern and design, a reputable block paving installer in Thurmaston will be able to build a quality drive that looks amazing.

Installing an edging to your block paving driveway must also be looked at. You can talk to your chosen installer about the pros and cons of raised kerb stones, contrasting shapes or colours, or if your drive is bounded by walls, whether it needs edging at all.

DISPOSAL OF WASTE

A block paving installation quotation has to include the charges for the removal of waste materials and its correct disposal. The amount of existing driveway materials and soil that must be disposed of will be determined by the overall size of your new drive. If it can't be used in other areas of your garden, any excess topsoil must be transported away by truck, trailer or in a skip. Responsible disposal at a registered site is vital for any excavated earth and associated materials.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Nearly all block paving installers in Thurmaston will urge you to apply a seal to your new drive after installation, although this isn't by any means essential. You will lengthen the life of your block paved drive by treating it, and in addition the sealer stops fading, reduces the growth of algae, protects it from staining and brings out the true colour. If you would like to protect the investment you've made in your brand new block paved driveway, coating it with a decent sealant it is a great way to do it.

As the jointing and sand needs to settle properly for a while, sealants should not be put on a freshly installed block paving drive. The recommended waiting time for coating a new block paved driveway with sealant is 6 mths, and it is always best to use a specialist for this kind of work as it's difficult to put right any errors that are made with this process.

CONCLUSION

A block paving drive or patio can totally transform the appearance of your property in Thurmaston. It can provide a stable and hard wearing area for parking your car, or create a splendid area where you can relax and enjoy a durable seating and barbecue area in your back garden.

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Block paving work can be done in Thurmaston and also in nearby places like: Thurcaston, Syston, Leicester, Hamilton, Beaumont Leys, Belgrave, Cropston, Quenilborough, Wanlip, Scraptoft, South Croxton, Humberstone, Cossington, Birstall, Rothley, Barkby, together with these postcodes LE4 8DE, LE4 8FD, LE4 8HP, LE4 8HB, LE4 8BP, LE4 8HF, LE4 8NH, LE4 8AX, LE4 8JH, LE4 7RL. Local Thurmaston block paving specialists will probably have the telephone code 0116 and the postcode LE4. Checking this out should make sure that you access locally based providers of block paving. Thurmaston homeowners can utilise these and lots of other comparable services.

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In the Leicestershire area you can also get: Sapcote block pavers, Anstey block pavers, Huncote block paving specialists, Thurcaston block paving services, Bottesford block paving services, Long Whatton block paving specialists, Kibworth Beauchamp block paving, Cropston block pavers, Thurnby block paving services, Braunstone block paving services, Glenfields block paving specialists, Burton on the Wolds block paving services, Kegworth block paving specialists, Sheepy block paving, Desford block paving, Billesdon block paving services, Sileby block paving services, Birstall block paving specialists, Anstey block paving specialists, Shepshed block paving, Thurmaston block paving, Kibworth block paving services, Narborough block paving specialists, Thurcaston block pavers, Kibworth block paving specialists, Sheepy Magna block pavers, Worthington block pavers, Newbold Verdon block paving specialists, Kirby Muxloe block paving specialists, Asfordby block paving specialists.

All throughout Leicestershire you should be able to find block paving specialists who'll offer various services for different paving needs. If you cannot find the ideal block paving contractor in Thurmaston itself then you should be able to find one close by.

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Also find: Cropston block paving, Barkby block paving, Rothley block paving, Syston block paving, Thurcaston block paving, Leicester block paving, Beaumont Leys block paving, South Croxton block paving, Humberstone block paving, Hamilton block paving, Belgrave block paving, Birstall block paving, Quenilborough block paving, Wanlip block paving, Scraptoft block paving, Cossington block paving services and more. All these towns and villages are catered for by contractors who do block paving. Thurmaston householders can get block paving quotations by clicking here.

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Householders who live in the following streets have recently enquired about block paving - Rutland Drive, Chappell Close, Silverdale Drive, Ferndale Road, Margaret Close, Hartshorn Close, Manor Road, Amberley Close, Dorothy Avenue, Barkby Thorpe Lane, Patterdale Road, Hollybrook Close, Britannia Way, Humberstone Lane, Maple Road, Newark Road, Pinewood Avenue, Wharf Street, Alexandra Street, Church Street, Thorndale Road, Earls Close, Everett Close, Hadrian Road, Canal Street, as well as the following Thurmaston area postcodes: LE4 8DE, LE4 8FD, LE4 8HP, LE4 8HB, LE4 8BP, LE4 8HF, LE4 8NH, LE4 8AX, LE4 8JH, LE4 7RL. These places recently saw activity by experts in block paving. Thurmaston property owners benefited from competent and professional block paving services in all cases.

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(This block paving Thurmaston content was reviewed and updated on 19-08-2022)