Driveway Installer Dartmouth Devon (TQ6): In these days of overcrowded and very restricted parking, a lot more homeowners are opting to have a driveway built on their property in Dartmouth. Having the use of off-road parking is a huge advantage, and as long as you have sufficient room on your property, you should not have any problems doing this. And, it's not simply the point that you'll always have your own parking spot no matter how chaotic the roads are, your vehicle will also be much more safe and secure, especially if the drive is sealed off with a driveway gate.
If you do elect to forge ahead with your driveway installation your next thing will be to decide what sort of driveway you prefer. For various reasons, not all types of driveway will appeal to you, and there are certainly lots to choose from. Your choices might be somewhat limited if you are working to a strict budget. Other things that might affect your final decision will be the dimensions and configuration of your garden, and how the driveway is going to fit in with your property aesthetically.
You may think "a driveway is just a driveway", but that simply isn't the truth, because there are lots of different types and designs of driveway, and if you take a stroll around Dartmouth, you will soon realise what I mean. You will be able to choose between flagstone driveways, block paved driveways, tarmac driveways, pebble driveways, concrete driveways, stamped concrete driveways, stone resin driveways, aggregate driveways, monoblock driveways and asphalt driveways, even though not all of these will automatically be appropriate for your garden layout and terrain.
What Type is Best? There are a couple of details that you'll want to look into before making a decision about which of these is ideal for your property. A few details that you would be wise to think about - 1. Does your garden drain well - does water gather where you are aiming to build your driveway? 2. Local authority planning permission - does your driveway require planning permission? 3. How the land lies - is your garden sloping or level?
While you may think that council planning permission won't be required for putting a driveway on your own land, this isn't always the case. There are in fact regulations pertaining to the installation of driveways in Dartmouth, and these are UK-wide rules, not simply local. You will only need to worry about these regulations if you happen to be laying a driveway in the front garden of your property. The rules that are currently in force were set by a government act of 2008 - the SuDS (Sustainable Drainage System).
A driveway of over five square metres, that is being laid in a front garden is going to be affected by the SuDS regulations. In order for a driveway to be SuDS compliant it must be made of a permeable (porous) material which allows excess rainwater to soak through it. SuDS compliant materials include such things as: monoblock (grass), resin, aggregate (gravel), permeable concrete block or porous asphalt. You can find out more about the Sustainable Drainage Systems regulations here - Sustainable Drainage Systems
To some homeowners in Dartmouth, building a driveway might not appear to be that difficult a task, and for anyone who is adept at DIY, it is not at all impossible. But no-one should consider this as a simple process, seeing as there's a whole lot of preparation work involved aside from actually laying the driveway, including digging out, manhandling materials and doing rubbish removal. If you have any doubts about doing this, it may be better to call in a professional driveway contractor to carry out the work on your behalf.
Because of the nature of this kind of work, it's not necessarily that easy to uncover genuine tradesman who you can be confident will do a good job. There are lots of rogue traders and cowboys out there who will soon pocket your money and do a shoddy job (or no job at all in some instances!). If you're going to invest in a driveway you may as well do it properly, even if this means spending a bit more on the project. If a locally based driveway paving company has been advertising and working in the Dartmouth area for several years, you can usually assume that they will be pretty trustworthy, and a decent choice for your driveway installation project.
When you are sifting through prospective paving contractors to lay your driveway you should ask to view a portfolio of past work, ask if they are a member of an official trade body such as ANTSCA, check that they've got insurance, ask for a few references from former clientele, ask them what guarantees they offer on their workmanship and determine how long they've been running their business.
This doesn't need to be an inquisition, but asking these germane questions should give you a feeling for the sort of individual that you are potentially going to work with. It's safe to consider they're reliable and honest if they are quite relaxed about answering all of these questions and chat about your worries. If questions like this invoke a hesitant or confrontational response, you should be skeptical of their trustworthiness, and maybe keep looking.
When you've found a decent driveway specialist, you can have a discussion about all of the potential driveway alternatives including the most appropriate materials, style and location. Before any real work begins your driveway expert will ensure that all the required preparation, planning and design work is in hand.
Types of Driveway
- Brick driveways
- Permeable block driveways
- Tarmac driveways
- Resin bonded driveways
- Concrete driveways
- Pebblestone driveways
- Printed concrete driveways
- Shingle driveways
- Natural stone driveways
- Asphalt driveways
Tarmac Driveways Dartmouth
Tarmac is a much loved kind of surface for driveways on account of its strength and durability. It needs very little maintenance, is weatherproof and looks terrific, when professionally laid. Tarmac's strength and durability means it can handle larger and heavier vehicles, like motor-homes and vans, without damaging the surface.
It offers great value for money, and tarmac can be coloured to fit in with the surroundings or your requirements. You don't have to have a dreary, conventional looking drive; you can customise your driveway to the colour of your choice. The installation of tarmac driveways is comparatively simple and can often be accomplished by a competent driveway contractor in a single day. Tarmac is truly an ideal material for any driveway in Dartmouth, due to its maintenance free properties, durability and ease of installation.
Resin Driveways Dartmouth
There is no doubt that these days resin-bound driveways (or resin driveways) have become one of the most favoured forms of driveway. The added advantage that they're SuDS compliant of course further increases their appeal. Resin driveways come in a whole host of colours and designs that can be tailor-made to your precise requirements. For speedier, and easier installation resin-bound driveways can be laid on top of a current concrete or asphalt base with a lot less mess and hassle. Resin-bound driveways are low-maintenance, easy to clean, permeable and durable, and an effective substitute for concrete, gravel, tarmac or block paving. A resin driveway will give you years of good service, and when laid by an authorised installer, come with a long warranty.
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Dartmouth Driveway Jobs
You will discover there are any one of a whole host of driveway services that your chosen Dartmouth driveway company should have the capabilities to help you with, and this includes driveway maintenance, driveway removal, price quotes for driveway paving, tar driveways Dartmouth, the installation of flagstone driveways, driveway replacement Dartmouth, stone resin driveway installation, block paving driveway installation, garden patio installations, driveway ideas, cobbled driveway installations, block paved driveway construction Dartmouth, the maintenance of aggregate driveways, the maintenance of block paved driveways in Dartmouth, commercial driveway installations, asphalt driveway recycling, the construction of concrete driveways, concrete imprinted driveways, stamped concrete driveways, shingle driveways, driveway planning permission applications in Dartmouth, brick driveway installations, painted driveways in Dartmouth, paving a driveway, concrete driveway repair, cheap driveway ideas, the construction of asphalt driveways, gravel driveway construction, domestic driveway installations in Dartmouth, sand driveways Dartmouth, permeable driveways, driveway bollards, Indian stone driveways Dartmouth and more. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by those installing driveways. Dartmouth companies will be happy to tell you about their whole range of services.
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