FANCY A NEW SPRINGTIME DRIVEWAY?

Are you looking at your driveway and thinking what is the best time of year to upgrade it? Is it cracked, overgrown or worn down and you’re wondering if now is the best time to pave it?

Well there is a good reason why your driveway should be paved in certain weather conditions and Springtime is just perfect!

One of the best times of year to resurface or pave your driveway is during Spring and into the Summer months. So laying asphalt or concrete is better when the temparature is warmer. It makes the mixture more manageable, giving you a smoother surface.

Paving can be done in cooler weather, but it’s so nice to be outdoors in the warmer weather and appreciate your outdoor space once it’s been laid.

There are so many styles to choose from such as Indian Stone, Block Paving, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Tarmac or Asphalt, Bricks, Resin (bonded or bound) and cobblestone.

We have a fantastic gallery of work created by the MD Paving team, but these are just some of what we have created. https://www.md-paving.co.uk/gallery

If you think Springtime driveway will transform your property, then MD Paving can help you start designing your perfect driveway. You need to think about:

  • The shape of your driveway, curved or a sweeping shape.
  • Borders for a contrasting edge.
  • Patterns and colours which compliment your home.
  • Installing pathways and steps as a feature or practicality.
  • Plant flowerbeds to add extra greenery and colour.
  • Install security equipment to protect your driveway and property
  • Add outdoor lights to illuminate your driveway at night.

With the right installation and design, a new Springtime driveway will be a beautiful addition to your home. It will transform the feel and look, but most importantly add value!

Beautiful Springtime driveway
Beautiful Springtime driveway

Other services to compliment your Springtime driveway!

MD Paving provide many services, including natural stone block paving, driveways, patios and pathways, garden walls and fencing, drainage and mini digger excavations.

The team are always on hand to give you advice, supply a free no-obligation quotation, provide a design consultation and supply samples.

So please get in touch today on 0800 193 1334!

Driveway accessories – block paving finishing touches

MD Paving use a number of kerb and driveway accessories to finish off your project. Edging, not only looks great, but is a must to prevent the laying course material from escaping. The units, which are laid along the perimeter, also help to support any weight bearing loads. They help contain lateral loads and prevent the rotation of the paving blocks. Plaskerb has a fantastic range to which MD Paving frequently use.

Edge Restraints

These include a range of small, large and weathered special units, which are suitable for a variety of paving jobs. They come in various tones which such as charcoal, brindle, red and buff. Weathered kerbs available in peak stone and granite stone.

Radial Blocks

Radial blocks are designed to reduce the need for splitting on site. They come in different sizes and profiles. They are available in various colours and are designed to compliment Plaskerbs existing range.

Channel Blocks

Designed to specifically help with drainage of clear standing water in most domestic driveways. As most driveways are paved with conventional concrete blocks (which are impermeable) a drainage surface water system needs to be installed.

Como Circle Setts

Ideal to use as the centre feature of a circle and to finish off the edges. Great design to any driveway or patio.

Mobility Kerb

Designed with accordance to guidelines for disabled access, a must for anyone with disabled needs.

Manholes

Unsightly ironwork such as manholes can be covered by a soldier or stretcher course of block. This is used to make a feature instead of an eyesore. If the manhole cover has straight sides, then a stretcher course should be butted up against the unit. Alternatively, a cover which is recessed can be incorporated into the block laying pattern.

All of the above driveway accessories will give your block paving a professional finishing touch!

MD Paving driveway accessories

Leeds Driveways Services from MD Paving

MD Paving offer a wide range of Leeds driveways services. Our family run company has gained a great reputation over the last 25 years. We provide both our residential and commercial customers, with an extremely professional service.

We are master block paving craftsman and can quote on any of the following Leeds Driveways Services:

  • Natural stone block paving
  • Driveways
  • Patios & pathways
  • Garden walls
  • Garden drainage
  • Mini digger excavators & drivers
  • Shed bases & garage bases
  • Tarmac
  • Commercial property driveways and paving

From concept through to reality, we can realise the potential of your outdoor space. From traditional to modern and contemporary, or even oriental, we can design paving and driveways to suit any budget.

We are very proud of our online gallery which showcases all our great work. It also gives you an idea of just what you can achieve with your own outdoor space.

Suppliers

One of our favoured suppliers is Plasmor who supply us with a comprehensive range of products. Their block construction is reliable and consistent, yet remain at the forefront of sustainable and innovative construction materials.

Leeds Driveways Services

Colourful cobblestone

Checkatrade

We are also proud to be part of Checkatrade with a fabulous rating of 9.92. Checkatrade are a directory of trusted and recommended tradesmen who have been monitored and vetted to meet the high standards of training. So you have our assurance that purchasing a patio or driveway for your property or home, is backed by 25 years in the industry. It also shows a solid commitment to customer care. That’s Leeds Driveways Services at their best!

Please follow us on Facebook and Google Plus to be kept up to date with all our exciting projects on block paving. We cover the areas of Leeds, York, Wetherby and Harrogate. A member of our growing team is always on hand and will supply you with a free, no-obligation quote.

Driveways Leeds Case Study

Project Brief for a Property in Roundhay, Leeds

This Driveways Leeds Case Study focuses on Mick Durkin, owner and director of MD Paving Ltd. He was approached by a client in Roundhay, Leeds who wanted to refurbish their existing driveway. A perfect job which we have used for this Driveways Leeds Case Study.

The owners of this large detached house on West Park Crescent needed a complete overhaul of their driveway area. With space to have 4 to 5 cars parked comfortably when guests came to stay, the old driveway was suffering from mismatched tarmac and paving. In addition, there was no structure to protect planting or an efficient system for drainage.

Driveways Leeds Case Study Base Layer

Design

The team at MD Paving had the task of re-paving this huge driveway, but still, compliment the features of the gardens and boundary wall. The first step was to remove 180 tonnes of the garden, prior to laying a sub-base for the whole area to ensure enough load-bearing capacity. In addition, the team fitted an effective soak away and drainage system to prevent any flooding. To match the tone of the house, the team used beautiful Premia Granite Stone, complemented with Raj Green Indian Stone. Hundreds of setts were late to cover this large area.

Driveways Leeds Case Study laying granite setts

Product Used

MD Paving have long been a fan of Plaspave products, which they feel is the ideal material for a large project and to showcase our driveways Leeds case study. Granite especially has been used as a paving material for hundreds of years due to its hard wearing qualities. The Premia version is a perfect choice as it has great texture and mottled shades. The Indian stone is great for the finishing touches and is attractive paving for both traditional and modern homes.

Driveway Leeds Case Study Raj Indian Stone Finish

Result

MD Paving have achieved a superb driveway with a combination of visual impact and structural security. It takes skill to make sure that below ground works can withstand plenty of use and incorporate the proper drainage systems. Not forgetting each stone is hand laid and crafted within the design spec.

Driveway Leeds case study large driveway finish

About

MD Paving who are based in Leeds, work across all areas of commercial and residential properties to upgrade and refurbish outdoor spaces. The team pride themselves on using expert talent and sourcing local sustainable materials which are of the utmost quality. Block paving at its best!

 

Summer Block Paving Upgrade

Thinking of a block paving upgrade this Summer? Your garden should really be a social space for relaxing and entertaining. But most importantly, spending quality time with friends and family. You may want to think of your space as a collection of different areas for different activities, such as patios and seating areas. Block paving is a perfect choice – mix it up with different textures such as greenery and furniture.

Here are some suggestions for a block paving upgrade and creating those wonderful areas in your garden this Summer:

Play Area

Whether you have kids of your own or children come to your outdoor parties, it’s nice for them to have a safe and exciting place to play. Wood-chip, grass or other softer (but hard-wearing textures), are just great for these areas. You could add railway sleepers or logs to create borders and break up the area.

Wining and dining 

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, especially when cooking and entertaining. A substantial patio with beautiful block paving will add warmth and personality and can be decorated with outdoor furniture. Built-in wall seating, BBQ’s and pizza ovens are very popular and can be built into your design with ease.

block paving upgrade with garden furniture

English cottage garden patio

Relaxation Area

When all that partying is finished, you really need a calming area where you can chill and relax with the family. Pathways leading to elevated decking can transform your back garden and will certainly give the WOW factor. MD Paving have years of experience for block paving and can give you a bespoke design consultation which will fit just right into any space you want upgrading.

block paving upgrade with gazebo

Beautiful block paving garden

Also, MD Paving always complete a job with the minimum of disruption, but wouldn’t it be great to have all the work done whilst sunning yourself on holiday? Summer is the perfect time to have the work done. If so, please get in touch to discuss all your requirements.

Checkatrade driveways – MD Paving are now listed!

Checkatrade driveways are always looking for the best tradesman

Checkatrade driveways – MD Paving are very happy to be part of this reputable service. We pride ourselves on our excellent standard of work and service level.

MD Paving have undergone many background checks to be accepted. We have also been offered incredible benefits on joining. These are always passed on to our customers. We give a level of service, second to none. Residents can search on the Checkatrade website, check experience and qualifications and view customer feedback. They can also leave their own feedback, once the work is done.

Checkatrade is a reliable source for tradesman, 10,700 in total. They receive over 26,000 visits per day. They have been operating for over 15 years, priding their company on being the champion for the consumer. Excellent for sourcing Checkatrade driveways in the Yorkshire area.

Checkatrade driveways

About the Checkatrade Driveways Members

Checkatrade always runs strict background checks before anyone is accepted. Once part of the Checkatrade community, members agree that feedback will be placed online for everyone to see. Incredibly, they have published over 3.6 million to date and members promise to meet ‘The Checkatrade Standard’.

There is no other directory which uses this model. Checkatrade makes sure that you can find someone trustworthy, to get the job done.

What we agree to

– Completely honest and transparent in dealings with our customers.

– Advise that there is no call out fees when coming to quote on a job.

– Keep you up to date with arrival times or any rescheduling.

– Be realistic on the time it will take to complete the job.

– Be polite and treat you with respect.

– No work to be obtained by cold calling.

– Variations or additional work to require another contract.

– Deal with any complaints professionally and promptly.

Free to use the service!

What’s more, Checkatrade is completely free to use for all its customers. So don’t forget to leave us a review!

Plaspave Block Paving Leeds – a great choice for MD Paving

Why Plaspave Block Paving Leeds is the perfect choice

Plaspave block paving Leeds is part of the Plasmor Ltd group. They supply a huge range of concrete products to all over the UK.

For many years, MD Paving have had the pleasure of using Plaspave and installing their block paving, driveways and patios all over Yorkshire. For both industrial and commercial construction, the customers seem to love it as much as we do!

Plaspave block paving Leeds offer a range of products and solutions to make beautiful patios and driveways. With years of experience honing our skills as professional installers, we feel it’s the perfect choice for MD Paving to work with.

So let’s just look at why it’s so popular and when you should consider investing in this block paving:

Plaspave block paving Leeds is durable, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing. But there is definitely more reasons why this paving has risen to the top:

Value for Money

It’s really not as expensive as you think. Plaspave is a cost-effective way of enhancing your outdoor areas. Many customers are shocked when they are produced with an estimate. Plaspave product is renowned for durability and reliability.

A great range of designs available

The Plaspave range offers different textures, shapes and patterns, making it easy to customise your design. It is important to discover all the options available when creating a driveway or patio.

Sustainability

Plasmor is at the forefront of sustainable and innovative construction. They deliver cost-effective materials which are reliable, economical and improve production energy efficiency.

The Plasmor Guarantee

Plaspave guarantee structural integrity of all their products and offer a product range of 10 years. The guarantee is subject to damage and colour changes affected by natural weathering.

MD Paving are pleased to have access to all of their ranges, including Sorrento, Amalfi, Modena including cobbled setts and permeable block paving.

Plaspave block paving leeds

Driveway Repairs – Post Winter Tips from MD Paving

Driveway Repairs – With Spring in sight, the melting snow can, unfortunately, reveal damage to your driveway. Deciding on whether to repair or replace your driveway can be perplexing, but most repairs should be left to the professionals! That’s where MD Paving can help.

  1. Understanding what the driveway damage is!

Understanding driveway repairs and the cause of winter damage can prevent it happening in the future. The damage usually occurs due to the plummeting drop in temperatures, the cycle of freeze and thaw and the use of chemical melting agents, such as sodium chloride. This is extremely damaging to both concrete and asphalt and can also weaken the joints in your block paving. Rock salt can also seep into cracks, corroding and weakening steel rods used to reinforce the area. Freezing water will also cause damage as ice expands and increases existing cracks, causing the surface to break away. Snow/metal shovels can also cause significant damage by dislodging already loose asphalt and stone, creating craters which are hard to fix. Where possible, try to use plastic shovels for clearing snow.

2. Know your driveways lifespan

An asphalt driveway can have a lifespan of approximately 20 years, with concrete versions lasting easily 25 years, but will need to be maintained to achieve this. If your driveway is heavily damaged and coming to the end of its useful life, you may want to consider a new hardtop. Driveway repairs may only be a short-term solution. A high-quality sealer should be applied every 3 years to protect the surface from the adverse weather, including UV rays.

3. Know when to call in the professionals

If the driveways Leeds damage is too severe, then it may be time to give MD Paving a call. It may be that you require a new driveway – but this can be discussed on inspection from one of our team. All our work comes with a warranty, with references available and a free no-obligation quote will be submitted.

4. Remember to keep your driveway in a good condition

When it does snow, try and move it as soon as possible. Once it becomes compacted and forced into cracks, problems start to occur. If you need to gain traction, try to use sand instead. Once the snow has melted, we will be happy to advise you what sealers to use to keep your new driveway in tip-top condition. Just remember that a proper maintenance routine is required, no matter which driveway you choose. This will prevent expensive repair and help your driveway to last for many years to come.

Clearing snow - driveway repairs

Driveway repairs required

Snow between the cracks of asphalt

Bespoke Commercial Leeds Driveways and Landscaping Solutions by MD Paving

Not only do MD Paving offer driveway and paving services to residential customers, we are experts in Commercial Leeds Driveways projects too.

Commercial Leeds Driveways – Throughout our 25 years in the industry, MD Paving have undertaken many projects of varying scope for a number of commercial clients in the Yorkshire area. This is achievable due to the varied skill set of the MD Paving team. Being experienced and knowledgeable contractors, means we’re able to offer a quality service to a varying range of clients.

From the initial concept stages, all the way through to completion, we are committed to making your creative visions a reality. Whether you are a private business or local authority, we are confident to offer a solution which will meet your needs.

Our Commercial driveways Leeds work covers a range of efficiently designed car parks on a vast scale. Not to mention estate driveways and restaurant outdoor spaces. Irrespective of the complexity or size of a project, our high standards and attention to detail shine through.

We are also experienced in working alongside housing developments. Using our technical proficiency, we excel in working with block and stone to produce patios, footpaths and driveways. In doing so, the team consistently produce quality work on a sizeable scale.

Examples of our Commercial work

First impressions count, so you really want to impress your visitors. Examples of our work can be viewed below. Alternatively, please see our selection in the photo gallery

https://www.md-paving.co.uk/gallery

Not forgetting that all our commercial Leeds driveways work comes with a guarantee. We only use the highest quality materials, from the top leading industry brands.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We offer a free site visit and inspection, including a free no obligation quotation and will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

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Harrogate driveway owners – have you thought about renting yours out?

Would you rent your Harrogate driveway?

Harrogate driveways  – have you thought about renting yours? There are thousands of savi home-owners across the country who are earning extra cash by renting out their driveways. Commuters and shoppers are happy to pay and homeowners and they can earn literally earn hundreds of pounds each year by renting theirs out.  

Town parking and city centre parking can be so expensive, so renting a driveway, is by far a cheaper alternative. One company who puts customers and residents together is Just Park. They have many householders on their books and provide hundreds of residential parking spaces. One driveway owner said he rented out his driveway after seeing a TV programme and has not looked back since. It’s money for nothing and absolutely minimum effort, however, your driveway does need to be in good condition.

They can list your space for free and control availability whilst renting out your space at a time which suits. That could be 9 to 5 or 24/7 and with regular payments going straight into your bank account, it couldn’t be easier.

Who wants to rent your Harrogate driveway?

Harrogate have some expensive public parking spaces, so there is definitely a growth in driveway rentals. Visitors, shoppers, travellers and commuters are always looking for cheaper parking fees. So will be able to command a higher price if you live near an airport, city centre or event space.

However, one bit of advice is to make sure your driveway is fit for purpose. If your driveway is not cared for, any damage caused to vehicles could land you in trouble. If you’re planning on renting out your Harrogate driveway, then maybe you’ll need to get in touch with your local driveway/paving contractor to tidy things up. Making sure your driveway is presentable and fix any broken paving or tarmac.

Harrogate driveway rental