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 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 […]

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 […]

Should I have a gravel driveway installed?

Your driveway is one of the first things people will see when they go past or visit your home. To ensure your home makes a good first impression, it is therefore highly important that the driveway doesn’t let down your exterior. When you decide to install a new driveway, or just update an old one, […]

Should I get my driveway sealed?

Driveway sealing is primarily used to ensure the longevity and maintain the appearance of your driveway. It can be used across many different driveway materials such as asphalt, tarmac and block paving. This article will describe what exactly driveway sealing is and what the benefits of sealing your driveway are.   What is driveway sealing? […]

The Risks and Legislation Involving Driveway Drainage

Much like you need to look after the drainage systems in your home or business property, driveways also require effective drainage to ensure that they don’t fall foul of any legislation or general hygiene standards. Here, we are going to look into why you need to ensure your driveway has adequate drainage, how you can […]

How to Maintain Your Block Paving Driveway

A very popular driveway surface all around the world, block paving can be the perfect addition to your property in both style and durability. However, like all surfaces, they need to be maintained and looked after over the years, to maximise their potential and keep them looking fresh for as long as possible. Weeds Weeds […]

The Pros and Cons of Using Concrete for your Driveway

If your driveway needs refreshing, whether time and tyres have taken their toll on the surface or it has started to look dated, then you have a wealth of options available to you in terms of style. Concrete is a very popular choice for driveways around the world, but like any material, it may not […]