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Irlam Block Paving & Driveway Services

Block Paving Irlam Greater Manchester (M44): If you're hoping to add patio, driveway or path to an outside area of your house in Irlam, block paving is a stylish way to achieve this. In both commercial and domestic settings, building a hard wearing and durable area for parking vehicles is the the most widespread use of block pavers.

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For any Irlam property, off-road parking is a highly desirable feature which will increase the value of your house, providing that it's installed properly. An investment in good block paving now will yield a return in the future should you decide to sell your house.

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It's crucial that you carefully consider how large to make your block pave drive in Irlam, and to draw up a detailed design for the planned area. It is advisable to organise your new drive to be able to move around and easily park your vehicle, but of course you might be restricted by the dimensions of the garden area that you have to build it on. If you are able to install a driveway that has enough room for one more car than you own, that is also recommended. This provides enough space for visitor's vehicles and also for teenager's vehicles when they eventually pass their test and begin driving.

Always try to get a minimum of three estimates from different firms, when your are seeking out a qualified contractor to lay your new block paved driveway in Irlam. Where possible, you can ask friends or acquaintances who have had a block paving driveway installed, for their recommendations and advice.

Any Irlam block paving contractor worthy of the name will be willing to provide you with a free and in depth quotation for the project in hand. It's not worth the risk of hiring chancers who just turn up at your door with claims like "we're working locally on another job, do you want..?" Although they might be genuine, there are far too many horror stories of folks receiving poor work, or being embarrassed and out of pocket when the promised driveway isn't completed.

Things that you can anticipate seeing itemised on any satisfactory quote might be:

  • Preparation groundwork, i.e. excavations
  • Sub-base installation
  • Water run-off and drainage prerequisites
  • Quantity, colour and style of block pavers
  • Disposal of waste materials
  • Other things to consider


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If you've got a pre-existing drive, these materials will have to be removed and disposed of in the correct fashion. It might be required to perform more excavations to make sure that building regulations relating to your property's damp proof course are complied with. Two brick courses or 6 inches below your property's current damp proof course, is the guideline for new driveways in Irlam.

Irlam block paving driveways that are being installed over grass or bare earth, will need about 230mm (9 inches) of soil to be dug out and taken away. This will allow for the installation of a good sub-base and sharp sand stratum, before the block paving is laid.


The sub-base is made up of a sharp sand topped layer of Type 1 crushed stones and gravel. To make sure the drive does not shift or develop dips where water can pool, a solid sub-base is crucial. The MOT Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, usually made from granite or limestone which is firmly packed down to create a solid, durable and sturdy surface for your path, driveway or patio in Irlam.

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During this phase of the installation any potential issues with drainage will be addressed. A slope or fall, will be developed, if not already inherent in the natural lay of the land, to enable excess water to run-off easily. This can be directed either away from your house or into drainage grates inserted in between your home and the drive.

The base upon which the paving blocks are arranged is created by the addition of sharp sand to the compacted sub-base type 1 aggregate.


Every driveway in Irlam that has an area of more than 5 square metres, must have the provision for excess water to run to a suitable permeable area nearby. If your driveway can't abide by this stipulation, planning permission will be needed from your local authorities. In order to prevent local flooding, any surface water run-off from your driveway isn't allowed to be redirected into the drainage system.

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To make sure that your new driveway abides by the legal guidelines, an established Irlam block paving specialist will assess your drainage requirements as part of the drive installation process and take any necessary measures. So as to accomplish this they might have to excavate a dedicated soak-away area, install a SUDS compliant permeable driveway or add integrated drainage channels/grates .

If your home is within the legally defined limits of a conservation area, additional design and drainage features may need to be looked into. A dependable block paving installer will have the knowhow and experience to guide you through this tricky process.


Pavers come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours to suit any design and layout of driveway you want. From the regular and ubiquitous, straight sided, square or rectangular paving blocks, to the fancier, diamond, circular, curved and s-shape patterns, there will surely be a style that meets your needs perfectly. Block paving can be colour matched to suit your property's brickwork, or be totally different to create a striking feature.

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Older buildings in Irlam may be more suited to the traditional style pavers, often referred to as tumbled pavers, which produce a more sympathetic and seamless result. Pre-faded and having a reclaimed and time-worn appearance, tumbled pavers give the impression that they have been there since the house was built. There are also contemporary pavers for that more modern feel, which when properly sealed, give a high-gloss finish.

The layout of your drive could be a basic oblong or square shape, or maybe you've got landscaping features which it will have to weave its way around. Block paving can be laid in many patterns to produce different effects; Stretcher Bond, Herringbone and Basketweave are the three most common design patterns. Whatever the design or pattern, an experienced block paving installer in Irlam will build a quality drive that looks magnificent.

You should also think about installing a block paving edging. To find out the pros and cons of raised edging, contrasting colours or shapes, or if your driveway butts up against walls, whether it actually needs edging at all, you can chat to your chosen installer.


Charges for the removal of waste and soil and its proper disposal should all be contained in a block paving installation quote. The size of your new driveway will dictate the quantity of waste materials and soil that must be disposed of. If it cannot be utilised on other parts of your garden, any excavated topsoil will have to be transported away by truck or in a skip. The majority of of the earth and associated materials can be recycled, so they must be taken to an official disposal site.


Although it isn't really essential for your new driveway in Irlam, you might be advised to apply a seal to the block paving after it's been installed. Sealing can help to extend the lifespan of your block paved driveway, it also enhances the colour, reduces the growth of weeds, keeps it from staining and stops fading. A high quality sealant is a great way to protect the investment you have made in your block paving driveway.

As the sand and joints need to settle properly over time, sealants should never be applied to a newly installed block paving driveway. The advised waiting time for coating a new block paved drive with sealant is six months, and it is always better to use a specialist for this kind of project because it's difficult to rectify any mistakes with this process.


A block paved drive or patio can totally transform the appearance of your house in Irlam. It can create a pleasant area to relax and enjoy a sturdy barbeque and seating area in your garden, or provide a hard wearing and stable area for safely parking your vehicles.

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Block paving work can be undertaken in Irlam and also in nearby places like: Risley, Hollins Green, Flixton, Stretford, Partington, Davthulme, Glazebrook, Rixton, Eccles, Glazebury, Cadishead, Sale, Woodhouses, Ashton-upon-Mersey, Urmston, Carrington, Barton Moss, as well as in these postcodes M44 6BY, M44 6FP, M44 6EX, M44 6FB, M30, M44 5GF, M44 5DG, M44 6GA, M44 6BW, M44 5BF. Locally based Irlam block pavers will most likely have the postcode M44 and the telephone code . Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get details about block paving in your location.

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The latest Greater Manchester block paving postings: Rishi Boyd and Marina Boyd recently enquired about a block paving driveway and patio for a bungalow in Platt Bridge, Greater Manchester. Coen and Elsie-Rose Bland recently enquired about getting a price for a block paving driveway and patio area for a bungalow in Audenshaw. Lee Neal recently asked for a quote for a block paving drive and pathway for a bungalow in Uppermill. Quinn and Jannat Johns recently enquired about getting a price for a block paved patio area for a terraced house in Ince in Makerfield, Greater Manchester. Elis and Aqsa Lee recently enquired about a block paved driveway and path for a cottage in Norden. Evie-Mae Glen recently enquired about the possibility of a block paved patio area and driveway for a terraced house in Horwich, Greater Manchester. Betsy and Arian Keegan recently asked for an estimate for a block paved patio area for a cottage in Littleborough. Huw Chambers recently enquired about a block paved driveway for a detached house in Milnrow, Greater Manchester.

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Paving Related Tasks Irlam

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Naturally, when you are doing home renovations in Irlam, Greater Manchester, you will likely need all types of different tradespeople and together with a block paving specialist in Irlam, Greater Manchester, you could additionally need landscaping in Irlam, artifical grass in Irlam, planting services in Irlam, lawn mowing services in Irlam, a building contractor in Irlam, driveway pavers in Irlam, soil irrigation in Irlam, tree surgery in Irlam, garden clearance in Irlam, electricians in Irlam, pond maintenance in Irlam, a handyman in Irlam, carpenters in Irlam, garden design in Irlam, waste removal in Irlam, garden shed installation in Irlam, garden decking in Irlam, a bricklayer in Irlam, skip hire in Irlam, hedge clipping in Irlam, fence builders in Irlam, patio cleaning in Irlam, and other different Irlam tradesmen.

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In the last 12 months block paving paths and driveways were professionally installed in these Irlam streets: Harewood Road, Church View, Oleo Terrace, Sandiway, Fields End Fold, Claybarn Mews, Mond Road, Moorfield Road, Barnley Close, Twelve Yards Road, Pipers Court, Curlew Drive, Princes Avenue, Russell Drive, Stuart Avenue, Sunflower Meadow, Kestrel Drive, Leyland Avenue, Hargate Drive, Dairydale Close, Wren Drive, Churning Terrace, Brook Grove, Beech Avenue, and in these Greater Manchester postcodes: M44 6BY, M44 6FP, M44 6EX, M44 6FB, M30, M44 5GF, M44 5DG, M44 6GA, M44 6BW, M44 5BF.

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