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A block paved driveway improves your kerbside appeal

Fairfield Park, Bath

  • Block paved driveway - improve your kerb appeal - Fairfield Park, Bath
  • Block paved driveway - improve your kerb appeal - Fairfield Park, Bath

Description of work

Background

A block paved driveway replaced an unsightly concrete driveway to create more kerb appeal for this property in Fairfield Park, Bath.

Design

As you can see the existing drive was a mix between a dated concrete look and some old 600mm concrete slabs. Firstly, we had to mechanically dig out the existing surface and go down to a depth of a minimum of 200mm. The general rule regarding driveway paving is to have 150mm below the thickness of whatever is being installed on the surface. Because of the fence on the left hand side we had to install a path edging in a concrete mix to give us a solid edge to pack the blocks up to. We then spread a thin layer of building sand which will protect our membrane which will get laid next.

The blocks on this job were a Marshall’s Drivesett Tegula which are 50mm thick, which allows us 120mm of MOT type1 to be spread; this is spread in layers and compressed to make sure the complete area is properly compacted. The blocks were then set on 30mm of grit sand and finished with a brush in of kiln sand.

Summary

The new block paved driveway has given the house much better kerb appeal.