What’s the difference between tarmac and asphalt?

When it comes to surfacings and driveways, many options can look the same to the untrained eye. Even more confusingly, the same names can be used to mean different things in different parts of the world, so finding a definitive answer online can be tricky! The composition of such surfacings – for example, tarmac, bitmac […]

Should I move house or stay and renovate?

After living in a house for some time, it is common to come to a point where the property no longer meets your needs. As families grow or your desires change, sometimes the house you fell in love with years ago just isn’t quite fit for your purposes anymore. In such instances, you are faced […]

How to clear your driveway of snow and ice

When harsh, wintry weather hits, even the simplest of tasks can become more difficult. Driving to work, popping to the shops, walking the dog – extra care has to be taken doing all these things to ensure the safety of you and others in snowy and icy conditions. Whilst clearing public roads is the local […]

What causes a cracked driveway?

As vital as a driveway is to the appearance and practicality of your home, we rarely give it much thought unless something is wrong. A cracked driveway can not only adversely affect the look of your property, it can be a hazard too. By understanding what causes a driveway to crack, you can work towards […]

How a new driveway or patio could improve your home

If your new year has brought with it the desire for home improvements, installing a new driveway or patio could help give your home a new lease of life. It may at first seem counterintuitive to spend money on a space you might use more in the spring (which in the depths of January, seems […]

How to maintain a tarmac driveway

Tarmac is a popular choice for driveways and surfacings thanks to its durability, ease of installation and low cost. Whilst tarmac or, to give it its full name, ‘tarmacadam’ is a strong and hard-wearing material, there are still things you should be aware of to help keep your new driveway in top condition. Here, we […]

The many uses for line marking services

Line markings can be used for many different reasons and on a wide array of surfacings. From warehouses to sports courts and playgrounds to car parks, thermoplastic line marking is a versatile and reliable marking method. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why this material is so popular and what some of […]

Glossary of driveway and paving terms

When it comes to installing a new driveway at your property, or resurfacing your existing one, you may find you hear a lot of terminology being bandied about. This can easily leave a surfacing novice unsure as to what you’re looking for, or what’s being recommended to you by a contractor. To keep things clear […]

Do I need planning permission for a new driveway?

Planning permission can be a complex business and if you’re unsure whether your new driveway or front garden renovations require permission, know you aren’t the only one. There are specific rules and restrictions in place related to laying a driveway and surfacing a front garden. In some situations, permission from planning authorities is required before […]

How to plan your Indian sandstone or block paving patio

Your new patio can become a fantastic feature of your home’s outdoor space. A patio can be a great area of the garden for entertaining guests, having a bbq or placing furniture for relaxing on. However, to ensure this space fulfils its desired purpose it is important you put in sufficient thought and planning. Here […]