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Block Paving Torquay Devon (TQ1): Block paving is an eye-catching way to build a patio, path or driveway around your home in Torquay. In both domestic and commercial situations, creating a durable and hard wearing parking spot for cars is the the most widespread use of block paving.

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A professionally installed a block paving driveway will increase the value of your house, because off-road parking is a highly appealing feature for any property in Torquay. An investment in properly laid block paving now will pay dividends in the long term should you eventually decide to sell your house.

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You need to consider the overall dimensions of your block paved drive in Torquay during the design stage, to ensure that it's large enough for your needs. Certainly, you might be constrained by the dimensions of the garden area that you've got to build it on, but it's better to organise your new driveway to be able to safely park and manoeuvre your car. It is also a good idea, if possible, to think of building a drive that has enough room for one more car than you own. This will give you the extra space needed when people visit your home, and for further vehicles that might be owned by your family moving forward.

Always try to get a minimum of 3 detailed quotes from different companies, when your are on the lookout for a competent contractor to lay your new block paving in Torquay. If any friends and neighbours have had a block paved drive put in recently, you could also ask them if there's anybody they can recommend.

Any self-respecting Torquay block paving installer will provide you with a free and in depth quotation for the whole project. It isn't worth the risk of hiring contractors who just turn up at your front door with claims like "we're working down the street on another job, do you want..?" They might obviously be legitimate (but are unlikely to be), and there are hundreds of horror stories of homeowners being embarrassed and out of pocket when the promised drive isn't successfully completed, or getting substandard work done.

Things that you can expect to see specified on any satisfactory quotation could be:

  • Preparing the groundwork, i.e. excavations
  • Installation of sub-base
  • Water run-off and drainage prerequisites
  • Amount, design and colour of block pavers
  • Waste disposal
  • Other things to consider

GROUNDWORK PREPARATION

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If you've already got a drive, the associated materials and waste will need to be lifted, removed and disposed of in a responsible and ethical way. To ensure that your new block pave drive obeys regulations in relation to the damp proof course (DPC) of your property, more extensive excavations might also be needed. The regulations demand that new driveways are installed two brick courses or 150mm below the current damp proof course of your dwelling.

If your new block pave drive in Torquay is being laid on top of grass or bare earth, around 9" (230mm) of soil will have to be excavated and disposed of. This will allow for the installation of a decent sub-base and sharp sand layer, before the block pavers are put down.

SUB-BASE INSTALLATION

The sub-base contains a layer of Type 1 crushed gravel and stones covered with sharp sand. The installation of a sturdy and stable sub-base is vital to ensure your new drive won't end up with low lying spots where water can pool and cause problems. Firmly packed down to create a firm, sturdy and durable surface for your patio area, footpath or driveway in Torquay, MOT Type 1 is a crushed aggregate, generally composed of granite or limestone.

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Any drainage issues will be addressed during this phase of the installation process. To let the water to drain off easily, a gradient or fall, will be introduced, if not already present in the lay of the land. This will be directed either away from your property or into purpose built drainage grates installed in between your driveway and your home.

The surface on which the block pavers are laid is formed by shovelling sharp sand onto the compacted sub-base type 1 aggregate.

WATER RUN-OFF AND DRAINAGE REQUIREMENTS

Every driveway in Torquay with an area of over 5m2, must have a provision for the excess water to drain away to a permeable area close by. If this cannot be complied with you will need to get planning permission from the local council for the driveway installation. So as to avoid local flooding, any excess water from your driveway can't be diverted into the main drainage system.

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To ensure your new driveway abides by the regulations, a competent Torquay block paving installer will analyse your requirements for drainage as part of the drive installation process and take any necessary measures. They may have to install a permeable driveway, add integrated drainage channels/grates or excavate a soak-away area, in order to achieve this.

If your property is within the legally defined limits of a conservation area, additional drainage and design aspects might have to be considered. To get advice and guidance through this process, you should seek the assistance of a trustworthy block paving installation specialist in Torquay.

QUANTITY, COLOUR AND STYLE OF PAVERS

There are a wide variety of shapes, colours and sizes of block paving, and regardless of what design and layout of driveway you need, you should have no problem finding a product that works. With anything from the frequently seen straight edged, rectangular or square pavers, to the fancier, s-shape, circular, diamond and curved versions, you ought to be able to find the perfect style. You could match your driveway colours with your home's brickwork, or create an attractive feature with a totally different colour.

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To create a more seamless and sympathetic entryway to older properties in Torquay, you may opt to purchase the traditional style of pavers, often referred to as tumble or tumbled pavers. These have been pre-faded during manufacture to give the look of being aged and time-worn. You can also buy contemporary pavers if you are aiming to create a more modern feel, and a high-gloss finish is even possible by applying a suitable block paving sealer.

The design of your driveway may be a basic square or rectangular shape, or maybe you've got landscaping features that it must snake its way around. To accomplish different effects, block paving can be laid in a number of patterns; Stretcher Bond, Herringbone and Basketweave, being the most common. A good block paving installer in Torquay will be able to provide you with a quality driveway that looks fantastic, whatever design you go for.

Edging to your block paved driveway must also be considered. You can chat with your chosen contractor about the pros and cons of raised edging, different shapes and colours, or if your drive butts up against walls, whether it actually needs edging at all.

DISPOSAL OF WASTE MATERIALS

Any block paving installation quotation must include the fees for the removal of waste materials and the proper manner of its disposal. The scale of your new driveway will determine the volume of soil and existing driveway materials that will need to be carted away. Unless you are able to make use of the excavated earth in other areas of your garden, it will need to be ferried away by truck. Responsible disposal at a registered site is vital for any excavated earth and old driveway materials.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

Almost all block paving installers in Torquay will encourage you to put a coat of sealant on your new driveway after installation, although this is not essential. Sealing can help to prolong the life of your block paving drive, it also protects it from staining, enhances the colour, slows down fading and reduces the risk of algae growth. If you would like to safeguard the investment of money and time you've made in your brand new block paved drive, coating it with a decent sealant it is a great way to accomplish it.

Because the sand and jointing needs to settle properly for some time, sealers should not be applied to a freshly installed drive. It's highly advised to use a professional for the application of sealant, since errors are tricky to resolve, and it is suggested that you wait at least 6 mths before doing it.

CONCLUSION

You can transform the appearance of your house in Torquay, with a block paved patio or drive. It can provide you with an area to sit and relax in your garden, a durable area for safely parking your vehicles, or create a distinctive and unique pathway for accessing your house.

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Block paving work can be done in Torquay and also nearby in: Torre, Maidencombe, Cockington Village, Watcombe, Kingskerswell, Combe Pafford, St Marychurch, Shiphay, Edginswell, Shaldon, Hele Cross, Hollicombe, Babbacombe, Tweenaway, Barton, Marldon, Paignton, and in these postcodes TQ1 1BA, TQ1 1RG, TQ1 1PA, TQ1 1RX, TQ1 1LR, TQ1 1JU, TQ1 1BU, TQ1 1DZ, TQ1 1LG, TQ1 1HR. Locally based Torquay block pavers will probably have the dialling code 01803 and the postcode TQ1. Checking this can guarantee you're accessing local providers of block paving. Torquay householders can utilise these and numerous other related services.

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In the Devon area you can likewise get: Berry Pomeroy block paving services, Mary Tavy block paving, Berrynarbor block paving, Thurlestone block paving services, Bampton block paving, Horrabridge block paving services, Uffculme block paving services, Ugborough block pavers, Dartmouth block paving services, Uplyme block paving specialists, Cheriton Fitzpaine block paving services, Cullompton block paving services, Broadclyst block paving services, Bishops Tawton block pavers, Uffculme block paving, Lympstone block paving specialists, Bradninch block pavers, Newton Abbot block paving, Bampton block paving services, Woolfardisworthy block paving specialists, Dunkeswell block paving specialists, Kennford block paving services, Hatherleigh block paving specialists, Crediton block paving, Buckland Monachorum block paving specialists, Denbury block paving, Ashburton block pavers, Halwill block pavers, Georgeham block paving services, Uplyme block paving services.

Throughout Devon you should be able to find block paving specialists who will offer various services for different paving needs. If you can't find the perfect block paving contractor in Torquay itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

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The latest Devon block paving projects: Buster Yates and Renae Yates recently asked for an estimate for a block paving driveway for a terraced house in Newton Ferrers. Greyson Forsyth from Stoke Gabriel wanted some block paving re-sanded in the garden of his detached house. Benjamin Bowen and Octavia Bowen recently asked for a quotation for a block paving path and driveway for a semi-detached house in Witheridge, Devon. Clara Miles in Harpford, Devon wanted a block paved walkway installed in the garden of her cottage. Dewi Morrow and Menaal Morrow recently asked for a quotation for a block paving patio area and driveway for a detached house in Woolacombe, Devon. Myah and Brody Welch recently enquired about getting a price for a block paved path, driveway and patio for a terraced house in Crediton, Devon. Alina Oldfield and Olivier Oldfield recently requested a price quote for a block paved driveway and patio for a bungalow in Burlescombe, Devon. Libby Cannon and Calum Cannon recently enquired about the possibility of a block paving driveway and path for a semi-detached house in Lamerton. All of these people searched for "block paving Devon" and found this website on Google, Bing or Yahoo.

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Also find: Hele Cross block paving, Maidencombe block paving, Tweenaway block paving, Edginswell block paving, Kingskerswell block paving, Cockington Village block paving, Torre block paving, Paignton block paving, Hollicombe block paving, Shiphay block paving, Watcombe block paving, Combe Pafford block paving, St Marychurch block paving, Marldon block paving, Shaldon block paving, Barton block paving, Babbacombe block paving services and more. All of these villages and towns are served by contractors who do block paving. Torquay property owners can get quotations by going here.

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Block paving work was recently needed by homeowners living in Alexandra Terrace, Barnfield Road, Barradon Close, Swallowfield Rise, Seaton Close, Corfe Crescent, Sunbury Hill, Berkeley Rise, Sherwell Valley Road, Culvery Green, Berachah Road, Springfield Road, Banbury Park, Cavern Road, Bowerland Avenue, The Headlands, Swedwell Road, Beenland Gardens, Shearwater Drive, Crownhill Park, Dairy Hill, Cornacre Close, St Lukes Park, Thurlow Hill, Bingfield Close, Crownhill Rise, Belgrave Road, Dosson Grove, Cayman Close and these Torquay postcodes: TQ1 1BA, TQ1 1RG, TQ1 1PA, TQ1 1RX, TQ1 1LR, TQ1 1JU, TQ1 1BU, TQ1 1DZ, TQ1 1LG, TQ1 1HR. Work was accomplished in these areas by experts in block paving. Torquay home and business owners received competent and high quality block paving services in every case.

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Not surprisingly, when you are doing home repairs and improvements in Torquay, Devon, you are likely to be in need of all sorts of different tradespeople and apart from a block paving specialist in Torquay, Devon, you could also need a handyman in Torquay, patio layers in Torquay, a carpenter in Torquay, planting services in Torquay, tree surgeons in Torquay, garden clearance in Torquay, lawn mowing services in Torquay, waste removal in Torquay, hedge cutting in Torquay, garden designers in Torquay, landscapers in Torquay, an electrician in Torquay, soil drainage services in Torquay, block paving in Torquay, a bricklayer in Torquay, pond installers in Torquay, artifical grass in Torquay, a building contractor in Torquay, fencers in Torquay, decking installers in Torquay, garden shed builders in Torquay, skip hire in Torquay, and other different Torquay tradesmen.

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(This block paving Torquay article was edited and updated on 22-06-2022)