Block Paving Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): Block pavers are a stylish way to add a driveway, path or patio around your property in Weston-super-Mare. In both commercial and domestic settings, creating a durable and hard wearing parking area for vehicles is the principal use of block pavers.

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For any Weston-super-Mare property, off-road parking is a highly desirable feature which will add some extra value to your home, provided that it's installed by a professional. Money invested in properly laid block paving now will yield a return in the future should you ever decide to sell your house.

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You will want to think carefully about the dimensions of your block paving dive in Weston-super-Mare during the design phase, to make sure that it's big enough for your purpose. Of course, you may be constrained by the size of the garden area you've got to build on, however it is best to plan your drive to be able to safely park and move around your car. If it is at all possible in your situation, it is also beneficial to put in a driveway that can accommodate 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 you are on the lookout for a qualified block paver in Weston-super-Mare, always aim to get a minimum of three quotes from different local companies. If any of your friends or family have had a block paved drive put in recently, you could also ask them if there's anyone they're willing to recommend.

Any Weston-super-Mare block paving firm worth their salt will be delighted to provide you with a completely free and in depth quote for the entire project. It's not worth the risk of using contractors who just turn up at your front door with claims like "we are working locally on another project, do you want..?" They could obviously be genuine (highly unlikely), and there are far too many scary stories of homeowners being ashamed and out of pocket when a driveway is not finished, or getting poor work done.

Things that you should count on seeing itemised on any satisfactory quotation might be:

  • Preparation (excavation) of the area
  • Installation of sub-base
  • Water run-off and drainage prerequisites
  • Design, colour and amount of block pavers
  • Waste disposal arrangements
  • Other considerations

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If you have a pre-existing driveway, this material will have to be removed and disposed of in the proper manner. It might be required to perform more excavations to make certain building regulations with respect to the damp proof course of your home are obeyed. New installations of driveways need to be two brick courses or 6 inches below the current damp proof course.

If your block pave driveway in Weston-super-Mare is being installed over bare earth or grass, about nine inches (230mm) of soil will have to be dug out and removed. This enables a decent sub-base and sharp sand to be laid before any block pavers are installed.

INSTALLATION OF THE SUB-BASE

A layer of MOT Type 1 crushed gravel and stones, covered with sharp sand, will be used to create the sub-base. To make certain the drive does not move or develop low lying spots where puddles can form, a solid sub-base is crucial. The MOT Type 1 is a crushed granular aggregate, generally comprising limestone or granite which is compacted to create a solid, durable and sturdy surface for your drive, patio or path in Weston-super-Mare.

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This is the stage where any potential drainage issues will be addressed and allowed for. To let excess water to flow off easily, a fall or incline, will be inserted, if one isn't already present in the natural lay of the land. Either drainage grates can be inserted between your dwelling and the driveway for steering away this water, or it can simply be directed away from the property by the effect of incline.

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

DRAINAGE AND WATER RUN-OFF REQUIREMENTS

Every driveway in Weston-super-Mare with an area in excess of five square metres, must have a provision for the excess water to run away to a permeable area close by. If your drive cannot comply with this precondition, planning permission will be required from your local authorities. Any excess water from your drive is not allowed to be redirected into the drainage system due to the risk of local flooding.

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Any reputable block paving installation specialist in Weston-super-Mare will investigate your requirements for drainage and take action as necessary to make certain your new drive abides by the legal guidelines, as an integral part of the installation process. They may need to install a permeable driveway, excavate a dedicated soakaway or add integrated drainage grates/channels, so as to accomplish this.

Buildings that are in a conservation area will need added consideration with regards to design and drainage elements. A trustworthy block paving installer will have the experience and knowhow to be able to steer you through this process.

QUANTITY, COLOUR AND DESIGN OF PAVERS

To suit any design and pattern of drive you need, block paving comes in a range of shapes, colours and sizes. With anything from the common straight sided, oblong or square block pavers, to the more decorative, curved, circular, s-shape and diamond versions, you should be able to find the ideal style. You can match your paving colours with your home's brickwork, or create an attractive feature with a contrasting colour.

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To create a more sympathetic and seamless entryway to older buildings in Weston-super-Mare, you might favour purchasing the traditional style of pavers, better known as tumbled or tumble pavers. These have been pre-faded to give the look of being old and time-worn. There are also contemporary block pavers for that more modern look, which when properly sealed, provide a high-gloss finish.

The design of your driveway might be a basic square or rectangular shape, or maybe you've got landscaping features that it will need to weave around. To realise various effects, block paving can be laid in a number of patterns; Stretcher Bond, Basketweave and Herringbone, being among the most commonplace. Whatever the design or pattern, a skilled block paving contractor in Weston-super-Mare will be able to build a quality driveway that looks fantastic.

Edging to your block paved area must also be given some consideration. You can discuss with your chosen installer the advantages of raised edging, different shapes and colours, or if your driveway butts up against walls, whether it needs to be edged at all.

WASTE DISPOSAL

Any block paving installation estimate must always include the charges for the removal of waste and its correct disposal. The amount of existing driveway materials and earth that will need to be carted away will be influenced by the overall dimensions of your new drive. If it cannot be utilised in other sections of your garden, any excavated soil must be carted away by truck or in a skip. Any soil and other excavated materials must be removed to a registered site, in a sound and responsible fashion.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Most block paving installers in Weston-super-Mare will urge you to put a coat of sealant on your new driveway after installation, although this isn't by any means essential. Sealing can lengthen the life of your block paved driveway, it also inhibits the growth of algae, protects it from staining, prevents fading and improves the colour. If you want to secure the investment that you have made in your block paving drive, coating it with a quality sealant it is a great way to do it.

Block paving driveways must never be treated right after installation, since it's vital for the sand and joints to settle properly for a period of time. It is recommended that you wait no less than six months before coating a new driveway with sealant, and it is advisable to use a professional for the application because mistakes are hard to resolve.

CONCLUSION

You can transform the appearance of your house in Weston-super-Mare, with a block paving driveway or patio. It can provide a space to sit and chill out in your garden, a hard wearing area for safely parking your vehicles, or create a distinctive and unique garden path leading up to your doorway.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Weston-super-Mare and also in nearby places like: West Wick, Hutton, Bournville, Milton, Oldmixon, Ashcombe, Locking, Kewstoke, Uphill, Bleadon, Batch, Worle, Lower Canada, Worlebury, Loxton, as well as in these postcodes BS22 6LL, BS22 6DP, BS22 6RZ, BS22 6AH, BS22 6JN, BS22 6LA, BS22 6EQ, BS22 6PY, BS22 6BA, and BS22 6TN. Locally based Weston-super-Mare block paving services will most likely have the postcode BS22 and the telephone code 01934. Establishing this can confirm that you're accessing local providers of block paving. Weston-super-Mare property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other related services. Click on the "Quote" banner to get quotations for block paving.

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Weston-super-Mare providers offering these kinds of paving services, will provide a complete list when asked. If there is something block paving related, that you need but don't see listed here, you can always go to this QUOTE FORM and enter your details.

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