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Driveways Case Study

Project Brief for a Property in Roundhay, Leeds

This Driveways 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 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 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 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.

Driveways Case Study Raj Indian Stone Finish

Result

MD Paving has 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.

Driveways 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.

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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.

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