Patios, paths and driveways

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Patios, paths and driveways


Patios and decking provide the link between the house and the garden. It is an area where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of your well maintained garden. They take the hardwear of seating, BBQ and storage areas, protecting the lawn from damage.

You have decorated inside, possibly added an extension or conservatory or an extended kitchen to look over the garden, so now it is the garden’s turn for a bit of attention.


In the summer or even just a dry sunny day, there is nothing more conducive to peaceful enjoyment of the fresh air than sitting out in the garden. The sound of birds singing in the bushes, the buzz of the bees collecting nectar from the colourful plants and blue skies above – bliss!

We design, supply and construct your patio to in a variety of surfaces providing a seemingly random layout to make it easy on the eye. The paving can be shaped to follow the contours of the garden and provide an attractive hard standing area for you to sit, play or party on. We can often install it under the lip of the sill from the patio doors so that the surface appears to be an extension of your living room. This gives you a “room in the garden”.

Several of our customers have used the paving as a base for their garden swings, pergolas, gazebos or even an additional seating area for a quiet cup of tea in a more shady spot or just to catch the last bit of the evening sun.

After helping you choose the colour and style of paving to enhance your home and garden, we construct a firm foundation and then top it with your selected patio. This can be manmade, sandstone, limestone or slate to suit your requirements and budget. There is often a manhole cover to contend with and we supply a new recessed unit to allow us to inset matching paving and almost make the old ugly cover “disappear”. Some paving is laid edge to edge but more usually we point in the gap between the paving slabs.


In many instances there is a need for ready access to the washing line or the shed – you may even have a man cave or workshop at the bottom of the garden. We can install a path to match the patio or use a contrasting gravel surface if that suits you better. In any event it will make it easier for access and prevent muddy shoes or boots back into the house.



You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

The way your front drive looks says something about how proud you are of the appearance and the care you take of your property. A neat weed free shaped drive with contrasted edging speaks volumes and is much easier to maintain looking good than tarmac. An occasional jet-wash and re-sanding with kin dried sand is all that is required.

There is a choice of surfaces depending on budget, preference and drainage requirements. The most popular surface is block paving and now the more cottage style look of cobble setts. These two both can be laid in a pattern such as a circle to personalise your drive and give it a more unusual appearance. Where there is a possibility of flooding or there is a drainage issue it may be that a gravel topping is the solution for you.

In all cases the time spent on preparation to give a firm foundation is the key to a long life and a smooth surface for years to come.

So if we can help you to achieve great results with your patio / path / driveway, please contact us on 0844 8220 777 (local rate) mobile 07412 353282 or email us We will respond to your request within 24hrs (Mon-Fri).

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