Block Paving Driveways, Patios and Gardens in Guildford
Are you looking to get block paving in Guildford? Why not call the number one paving contractors for Guildford to book a free no obligation estimate on replacing your driveway, patio or garden in Guildford.
Our block pavers provide excellent choices for laying down new drives and patios using a range of paving products including Tegula paving, block paving, Marshalls Driveline 50mm and 60mm, Bradstone paving and more.
The most common types of driveway paving we install in Guildford is the Marshalls Driveline 50mm using the brindle and charcoal colours. This makes an excellent choice for any type of entrance to a home in Guildford.
Along with these options for replacing your driveway, we offer extra services which will further enhance the entrance to your home. These options include concrete edging kerbs, granite kerbing, brick on edge around the driveway, paved pattern inserts, paved entrance aprons and new front door steps.
For paving pattern inserts, we recommend using the border colour or a new colour to really make the pattern stand out on your new driveway.
Abel Driveways LTD are locally proven and recommended paving installers for all around the Guildford area which includes other nearby regions such as Camberley, Woking and other towns in Surrey.
How We Lay Block Paving in Guildford
Spread, level and compact a minimum 100mm thick layer of sub-base material.
The sub-base should be profiled or graded to match the planned profile of the finished paving and should be accurate to ±10mm. There should be no voids within the sub-base - any such voids should be filled with stone dust or grit sand and compacted before placing the laying course.
Edging and Kerbs
Edging and kerbs should be laid onto a concrete bed. Check that straight lines are indeed straight, and that the curves are 'sweet'. Once satisfied with the lines and curves, edge courses and kerbs should be solidly haunched with concrete at least 75mm thick.
Sand Base for Laying Paving
When compacted, the laying course sand should be 25-40mm deep. The key to successful screeding is creating a smooth, even and flowing surface on which to lay the bricks. The surface profile of the screeded laying course more or less matches that of the finished pavement, so attention to detail is essential.
Laying The Block Paving:
If you have chosen block paving, we will layout the possible patterns with the most common paving patterns being 45degree or 90degree herringbone. This angle is set by pulling a line off the house or driveway boundary depending on which is the most suitable.
Jointing and Compaction:
For standard block paving including Tegula paving, we will joint with kiln dried sand and machine vibrate compact the paving to lock in place using a whacker place. If its clay paving, we will use a rubber mat which is attached directly to the whacker to make sure we do not damage or break the clay pavers.
Along with the usual features such as manhole covers and edging, we always ensure to work closely with local guidelines which means if we are converting your front garden into a driveway, we will always insert new drainage systems which is required under SUDS regulations when installing a hard standing surface where an old permeable surface was.
Block paving is not only commonly used on driveways, we often install block paving around the side of houses such as pathways and around the back of the house on patio areas.
Since its such a versatile product it can be built to blend in or stand out from any of the surroundings around it. Using contrasting paved borders or a garden pathway with brick paving that alternates in colour from the patio can make a beautiful patio area.
When it comes to paving contractors in Guildford that can down block paving in Guildford, Abel Driveways LTD are the team for you. Unbeatable range of options to choose from and all carried out to the highest of standards. Call today on 01483 342767 for a free no obligation quote.