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Block Paving in Leicester

Block paving can look good as a driveway. It is an elegant and functional solution to your driveway and can give your home great kerb appeal. Whether you want a classic herringbone design or something a little different, there are many block paving materials and possibilities available to you. The bricks found in block paving are mostly manufactured from clay, but some are made of different composite materials. One of the main benefits to block paving is that if a few of the bricks get broken over time, they can simply be replaced. It also means that it is easier to perform work under the surface of the paving without leaving a mark. The most frequent pattern that driveway companies lay is the herringbone pattern because it has the strongest interlock, which makes it a great choice for driveways. The tradesperson creates the herringbone pattern by placing the blocks at 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular. Both types of herringbone design create a stylish and appealing look for your driveway that can make your home look fantastic to buyers. Complete our online form to get in touch with up to 4 driveway companies who can give you a quote for a block-paved driveway.

Average Block paving cost in Leicester

The typical cost for a block paving project is about £4,000. For smaller areas of paving, or if you live in a cheaper area of the country, expect to pay approximately £3,000, but for larger areas or within the London area, costs may be as much as £4,600-£5,000.

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Block paving installation cost in Leicester 2024

Labour cost £2,800
Material cost £1,000
Waste removal £200
Time frame: 1-2 days

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Leicester

Leicester has the tenth biggest populace in England, found in the East Midlands and lying on the River Soar. The city preserves most of its Roman past, which includes streets, baths and a military outpost. With 40% of the populace comprised of immigration, there was clearly call for additional homes, leading to a great deal of modern day initiatives.

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Block paving pros in Leicester

TM Contractors

45 review(s)
Based: in Market harborough, LE16 7QT

Driveways Patios and Tarmac from design to build Free Estimates and all garden services Power wash celaning call us for quality services and prices

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Reynold W., NN3
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Northampton

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Nationwide Driveways Ltd

8 review(s)
Based: in Nottingham, NG7 6LH

Nationwide Drives ltd take great pride in the quality of workmanship delivered on each and every job. We cater to both Domestic and Commercial customers in all surrounding areas of Nottingham,mansfield and Chesterfield. With over 20 years exper...

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Mrs B., NG16
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Nottingham

Nationwide Driveways did me a really professional job to a very high standard. Everybody was friendly and courteous and ...

H W Bower Surfacing

9 review(s)
Based: in Newark, NG22 0PP

HW BOWER SURFACING We always aim to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction with every job that we carry out for you and your home. We are a trustworthy, hardworking and competitive paving company who always put all of our efforts into e...

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Dorothy B., NG15
3

Paving & Driveway | Block in Nottingham

didn't quote

Beech Contractors

35 review(s)
Based: in Nottingham, NG24 1DA

Beach contractors have paved and resurfaced everything from championship golf courses to domestic driveways as a team we put 100% into every job we undertake we are a contractor's so we take one any type of work

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Martin C., CV9
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Atherstone

Professional friendly service

John Webb Drives and Landscaping

22 review(s)
Based: in Coventry, CV12 9JL

Covering Midlands we undertake all kinds of driveway and hard landscaping, design installation and resurfacing, we pride ourselves on our quality and service, all quotes are free of charge, all work is guaranteed and we are fully insured, offering ...

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Eleanor H., B28
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Birmingham

Have an estimate price on the phone which have me an idea of costings. Quick to respond to quote and has been in touch a...

Abbeystone Paving Limited

3 review(s)
Based: in Surbiton, KT6 5JR

Welcome to the website of Abbeystone Paving Ltd, specialists paving, tarmac, patio, brickwork, landscaping and fencing installers. Abbeystone Paving Ltd are well established monoblock and paving specialists, constructing high quality driveways, pa...

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Maria E., SW4
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in London

Excellent, very well explained and work completed as explained

Williams Driveways LTD

5 review(s)
Based: in Wolverhampton, WV10 8AD

We are a family run buisness with outstanding quality driveaways, we have 3 teams allowing us to get jobs booked in and completed quickly and in a professional manner. Book now for your free no obligation quotation.

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Anita M., B14
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Birmingham

Still trying to arrange an appointment.

Ground Tech Midlands

11 review(s)
Based: in Coventry, CV8 1JD

We are based in Coventry and Kenilworth, and cover all areas of the West Midlands groundtechmidlands.co.uk Our diverse product range and installation knowledge means we have the ability to offer a variety of driveway solutions for all budgets. ...

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Barbara W., CV7
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Coventry N&W Satellite Villages

Rapid response. Arrived on time and gave detailed explanation of what was to be done.

Farmtally LTD

6 review(s)
Based: in Newcastle, L35 2US

Local company owned by myself over 2 decades of business. Quality driveways of either flagging , block or patterned imprinted concrete with pvc fascias. All dealt with by myself to you. Free quotations given .

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Hannah B., L16
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Liverpool

very friendly but not to impressed with the amount quoted for the job in hand.

D B Multitrade Builder

3 review(s)
Based: in Leicestershire, LE8 4FF

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N R., LE16
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Market Harborough

Dave was very professional and polite. Was able to visit me quickly to assess the work required and researched differen...

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15 Jan

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Leicester - LE2

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Leicester - LE3

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29 Aug

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Leicester - LE2

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08 Aug

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Leicester - LE5

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Leicester - LE19

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how to seal block paving?

Are you having weed problems on your carefully picked out block pavings? After spending huge bucks to install the block pavings, the last thing any homeowner would want to discover is weed taking over the prized asset. Fortunately, this is a problem that can be effectively handled in a few simple steps provided in this article.

Basically, sealing of block paving is all about prevention of weed growth in the area by total weed removal, putting of sand between the block paving joints and sealing with a good quality sealant. This is a task that’s best left for a reliable professional to guarantee the best results especially if you lack proper training and experience. This guide will give a good insight into the process.

Here are the equipment you’ll need to get started: pressure washer, weed killer, bin bag, broom, small brush, protective gear, sealing roller, spueegee, jointing sand and sealer and DIY sprayer.

lRemove The Weed

• Put on a protective clothing and gloves

• Get a weed disposal bag to clean while you go.

• Apply the selected weed killer on both areas where weeds are present and the absent ones to prevent any growing.

lPressure Washing

• Angle your pressure washer between the gaps. This is done to remove all weeds and debris that are still lying around as well as removing all possible chemical residues to create a thorough clean between the paving slab.

• Leave the washed area to dry.

l Sand The Joints

• Check the weather forecast to ensure there’s about 24 to 48 hours of dryness as its important for both sand and sealant to do a perfect job.

• Put sand between the gaps and push it down with your small brush until its levelled.

lSeal The Gaps

• The sealing process should be done immediately and sanding.

• Clean up the patio

• Perform a test using a small area

• Apply the sealant

• Apply the second of sealant

• Leave to dry for about 2 to 3 hours.

can you lay block paving on top of concrete?

Can You Lay Block Paving On Top Of Concrete?

The replacement or improvement of your driveway is unarguably one of the most expensive projects you can undertake in the exterior of your home. When done by a true professional the results can be impressive and visually appealing, however you’d have to pay huge bucks to have this done. This is exactly the situation with block paving as it is not only time consuming, but also a lot more expensive when compared to other types of driveway.

A large chuck of this cost is associated with the removal of the existing driveway. So assuming your old driveway is concrete, can you simply pave over the existing concrete? If yes, will it save you money? The simple and short answer is yes. It’s in fact advisable to pave over concrete as this will not only add around 20% to your home’s value, but also make it look a lot more attractive and pleasing to the eye.

However, there are some problems associated with block paving over concrete. It may be better to remove the concrete in situations whereby the base is substandard. For instance, if the ground underneath the concrete is failing, there’ll most definitely be problems.

Also, there’ll be some issues with settling (not even the cracks). If your concrete is dropping little amounts every year, these can affect the blocks and ultimately lead to dropping of some sections of the block paving in such a way that they’ll no longer be on the same level as the other blocks. Giving a rise to the possibility of drainage issues, tripping hazard and lots more.

Other issues that may crop up can be triggered as a result of using the wrong size block height as well as totally ignoring or overlooking the undulations of the concrete.

What materials can I use to surface my driveway?

The most commonly used driveway surfacing materials are gravel, asphalt, concrete and paving - which can be block, slabbed or patten imprinted. Take a look at our product information pages to help you decide which one to use and which one will look best for your driveway.

how to lay block paving?

How To Lay Block Paving

Do you wish to know how to install block paving? We’ve got you covered! Here, you’ll find a useful step by step guide that’ll provide you with all the necessary information to lay a wide range of block paving products available in the market today. You must, however, note that the installation of block paving can be a tricky affair and should not be attempted unless you have undergone a proper training or have a good experience in the field. If otherwise, we’d advise you to leave the task for a reliable block laying professional to guarantee the best results and also avoid making costly mistakes.

lDesign

• Draw up a design to perfectly suits your needs.

• Decide on the type of block as well as colour.

lExcavation

• Use a mini excavator or a JCB ( depending on the size of the job) to excavate the driveway.

• Identify and mark out the area to be excavated.

• Dug out the area until you reach a suitable level

• Ensure that the proposed finish level is 150mm underneath the damp proof course in any of the adjoining building’s brick.

lEdge Restraints

• Build a 100mm depth-thick concrete foundation with the help of a concrete mixer, 1 part cement and 6 parts ballast.

• Position the kerb unit on top of the level with a string line and spirit level.

• Use a trowel and rubber mallet to mortar the kerb unit to the foundation.

• Haunch the back of the kerb units in such a way that the concrete reach half way up the kerb’s rear.

lSubbase

• Put the crushed concrete in the edge restraints and ensure it’s at the desired level of 50mm.

• Use a vibrating plate to compact and level

lScreeding

• Apply a layer of sharp sand (to 50mm depth) and campact it using a vibrating plate.

• Apply second layer of sharp sand (to 20mm depth) on top of the first layer.

• Level the second layer to the correct falls.

lInstallation Of Paving

• Lay the block paving starting from the bottom of a slope.

• Ensure the blocks are placed at about 10mm to 15mm above the required finish level.

• Make sure the blocks used are between 3-5 packs as you proceed with your desired pattern. You may need to cut smaller block pieces to fill smaller gaps.

lFinishing Touches

• Clear out the area to ensure no debris is left on the blocks.

• Put kiln dried sand and brush across the whole of the area, ensuring the sands falls between the blocks’ joints.

• Compact the drive with the vibrating plate.

• Brush more kiln dried sand over the area and compact again

• Repeat the process until the joints are full of sand.

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