Mr & Mrs Shortt had a very old and tired driveway featuring a very large number of paving slabs. They wanted to replace this with a new block paving driveway with central featuring comprising of squares and the house number – 1D.
Our first task was to remove the old driveway and prepare a new hardcore sub-base to allow for the installation of block pavers and new tarmac to the entrance lane.
Once we had excavated to a suitable depth for the new hardcore, we laid a heavy duty membrane and type one hardcore to give a solid base.
The next job was to install the key kerb edge blocks and new channel drainage. The kerbs were essential to provide a strong perimeter and to prevent the pavers from moving. This was also added to the entrance lane.
Where the block pavers were to be installed, we then added a bed of sharp sand which was screeded. The blocks were then laid in 45° herringbone laying style, adding the yellow pavers to the central feature and across the new path to the rear of the property. The project was completed with a new lawn laid to the left of the property.
Time to completion: 7 days