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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.