Block Paving Hitchin

Hitchin Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Hitchin Hertfordshire (SG4): An appealing way to create a driveway, path or patio to your property or garden in Hitchin, is through the use of block paving. In both commercial and residential settings, generating a hard wearing parking spot for cars is the the most common use of block pavers.

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Off-road parking is a highly desirable feature for any property in Hitchin, and a professionally installed block paving driveway will add some extra value to your home. An investment in properly laid block paving now will yield a return in the future should you decide to sell your house.

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It's important to carefully consider how large to build your block paved driveway in Hitchin, and to put together a detailed design for the planned area. It is better to design your driveway to be able to safely park and move around your car or vehicle, but obviously you might be constrained by the dimensions of the land area that you have to build on. If you're able to build a driveway that has room for at least one more vehicle than your own, that's also a great idea. This permits visitors to park their vehicles or perhaps an older child's first car when they get through their driving test.

When you're seeking out a skilled block paving installer in Hitchin, always aim to obtain a minimum of 3 fully itemised price quotes from different local companies. Where possible, you could ask friends or neighbours who've had a block paved drive installed, for their recommendations and advice.

A decent company ought to provide a free and in depth quote for the whole project. Try to steer clear of people who state they "just happen to be working locally on another project." They may of course be genuine (but are unlikely to be), and there are hundreds of horror stories of folks being left out of pocket when the promised driveway is not completed, or having second-rate work done.

Items that will be mentioned in any quote could include:

  • Preparation of the area
  • Sub-base installation
  • Drainage and water run-off prerequisites
  • Amount, colour and design of block pavers
  • Waste disposal arrangements
  • Other issues to consider

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If your new block paving dive is is going to replace an existing drive, it's going to be necessary to first lift, remove and dispose of the old construction materials. It might be required to carry out more excavations to make certain that building regulations concerning the DPC (damp proof course) of your property are obeyed. New driveway installations need to be at least two courses of bricks below the current DPC.

Hitchin block paving driveways being laid on top of grass or bare earth, will need approximately 230mm (9 inches) of soil to be excavated and removed from the site. This is going to allow for the creation of a good sub-base and sharp sand stratum, before any actual block pavers are laid.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

A layer of Type 1 crushed material, covered with sharp sand, is utilised to form the sub-base. To make certain the driveway won't shift or develop dips and low lying spots where water can pool, a solid sub-base is essential. The MOT Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, usually composed of granite or limestone which is compacted to form a solid, strong and durable surface for your patio, driveway or path in Hitchin.

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Any drainage issues will be addressed during this stage of the installation. To enable the water to run-off easily, a fall or gradient, will be inserted, if this isn't already present in the lay of the land. This water will either be directed as far away from your property as possible, or into drainage channels, inserted in between your home and the drive.

The surface upon which the blocks are laid is created by shovelling sharp sand onto the compacted sub-base type 1 aggregate.

DRAINAGE AND WATER RUN-OFF REQUIREMENTS

All driveways in Hitchin of over 5 sq metres must allow surface water to run off to a suitable permeable area. If your drive cannot observe this precondition, planning permission will be needed from your local council. You aren't permitted to divert excess water from a drive into the drainage system, as it can increase the risk of flooding the local area.

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Any experienced block paving installation company in Hitchin will determine your drainage requirements and take the necessary action to keep your new drive within the law, as an integral part of the drive installation process. This could require integrated drainage channels, a completely permeable driveway and maybe the excavation of a soak-away area on your land.

Buildings which are in the legally defined limits of a conservation area will need further consideration regarding design and drainage factors. To get guidance and advice through this process, you must seek the assistance of a trustworthy block paving installation company in Hitchin.

STYLE, COLOUR AND AMOUNT OF PAVERS

Block pavers come in an array of different sizes, colours and shapes to suit any design and layout of driveway you have in mind. From the regular and widely available, straight edged, square or oblong blocks, to the more flamboyant, circular, curved, s-shape and diamond patterns, there'll surely be a style which meets your needs perfectly. You could create an eye-catching feature with a totally different colour, or pick one that exactly matches and complements your property's brickwork.

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To create a more sympathetic and seamless entryway to older houses in Hitchin, you may prefer to purchase the traditional style of pavers, often known as tumbled or tumble pavers. Pre-faded and having a reclaimed and time-worn appearance, tumbled pavers give a sense that they've been in that setting since the house was built. There's also contemporary block paving for that more modern look, which when given a coat of a suitable sealer, provide a high-gloss finish.

The design of your driveway may be a simple square or rectangular shape, or maybe you've got hard landscaping features that it will have to weave around. To realise distinctive effects, block paving can be laid in several patterns; Herringbone, Basketweave and Stretcher Bond, being among the most widespread. Whatever the design and pattern, a skilled block paving installer in Hitchin will be able to build a quality drive that looks amazing.

Installing an edging to your block paving should also be looked at. Your preferred contractor will be glad to chat about the advantages of raised edging, different colours and shapes, or if your new driveway even needs an edging.

WASTE DISPOSAL

When you receive a estimate for the installation of block paving, an itemised fee for the removal of waste and soil and its correct manner of disposal should mentioned. The amount of waste materials and earth that will need to be gotten rid of will be influenced by the scale of your new driveway. If it can't be used on other areas of your garden, any excavated topsoil must be hauled away by truck, trailer or in a skip. Any earth and other excavated materials must be removed to a registered site, in a responsible and eco-friendly manner.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

While it's not really essential for your new driveway in Hitchin, you could well be encouraged to put a coat of sealant on the block paving after installation. Sealing a block paving driveway will help keep your drive from staining, reduces the growth of weed and algae, prevents fading and lengthens the lifespan of your drive. The application of a decent block paving sealer is the perfect way to safeguard the substantial investment you've made in your new driveway.

Because the joints and sand need to settle properly for some time, sealants shouldn't ever be put on to a freshly installed driveway. It's recommended to wait at least 6 months before applying sealant to a new block paving driveway, and it is highly advised to use a professional for the application since errors are tricky to rectify.

CONCLUSION

You can transform the appearance of your home in Hitchin, with a new block paved driveway or patio. It can create a splendid area to enjoy a durable barbeque and seating area in your back garden, or provide a hard wearing and stable area for safely parking your car.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Hitchin and also nearby in: Ickleford, Weston, Walsworth, Preston, St Ippolyts, Letchworth Garden City, Pegsdon, Little Wymondley, Lower Stondon, Kings Walden, Offley, Pirton, Lilley, Gosmore, Ashbrook, Holwell, and in these postcodes SG4 0NQ, SG4 0PU, SG4 0UD, SG4 0QW, SG4 0ET, SG4 0PD, SG4 0ZH, SG4 0JD, SG4 0RF, SG4 0RY. Locally based Hitchin block paving services will likely have the dialling code 01462 and the postcode SG4. Verifying this will make sure that you access locally based providers of block paving. Hitchin home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get information on block paving in your area.

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Also find: Gosmore brick & block paving, Pegsdon brick & block paving, St Ippolyts brick & block paving, Walsworth brick & block paving, Kings Walden brick & block paving, Pirton brick & block paving, Little Wymondley brick & block paving, Weston brick & block paving, Lilley brick & block paving, Ickleford brick & block paving, Lower Stondon brick & block paving, Letchworth Garden City brick & block paving, Preston brick & block paving, Offley brick & block paving, Ashbrook brick & block paving, Holwell block paving services and more. All of these villages and towns are covered by contractors who do block paving. Hitchin property owners can get block paving estimates by going here.

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Block Paving Around Hitchin

Householders living in the following areas and roads have recently requested block paving - St Andrews Place, Brookside, Dukes Lane, Balmoral Road, Buttons Lane, Bowyers Close, Bridge Street, Symonds Road, Seebohm Close, St Johns Path, Alpine Close, Tudor Court, Sturgeons Way, Appletrees, Cresswick, Sunnyside Road, Turnpike Lane, Salusbury Lane, Thistley Lane, Ashwell Close, St Albans Road, The Wick, Tower Road, Shelley Close, Deacons Way, Acre Piece, Bury Mead Road, Convent Close, Coopers Hill, Chapel Row, as well as the following Hitchin area postcodes: SG4 0NQ, SG4 0PU, SG4 0UD, SG4 0QW, SG4 0ET, SG4 0PD, SG4 0ZH, SG4 0JD, SG4 0RF, SG4 0RY. Work was achieved in these places by experts in block paving. Hitchin homeowners benefited from high quality and dependable block paving services on each occasion.

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(This block paving Hitchin page was checked and updated on 22-06-2022)