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Block Paving in Leicestershire

Block paving can look good as a driveway. It is a stylish 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 options and materials available to you.

The bricks used in block paving are manufactured from clay commonly, but some are made of different composite materials. Among the main advantages to block paving is that if a few of the bricks get damaged over time, they can be replaced easily. In addition, it means that it is simpler to perform work under the top of paving without leaving a mark.

The most common pattern that driveway companies lay is the herringbone pattern because it has the strongest interlock, which makes it a fantastic choice for driveways. The herringbone pattern is created by the tradesperson by setting the blocks at 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular. Both types of herringbone pattern create an elegant and interesting look for your driveway that can make your home look fantastic to potential buyers.

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Average Block paving cost in Leicestershire

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 2021

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

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Leicestershire

The landlocked county inside the Midlands shares its title with the city of Leicester, bordering a number of other counties such as Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire. For a county, Leicestershire carries a reasonably small population of less than 1 million, making it the twenty-first most inhabited region in the United Kingdom and a density of 1,150 per square mile. Along with the city of Leicester, the county boasts the large towns of Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville and Lutterworth. Take advantage out of your home in Leicestershire by using vetted and trustworthy industry specialists in your regional area.

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    Essential Paving

    38 review(s)
    Based: in Worksop, S81 9BA

    Hi my name is Sam I'm the owner of essential paving we are a family run Business having been in the ground work industry for approximately 20 years And also we have full public liability insurance We specialise in block paving resin drive...

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    Kate H., NG19
    6th May 2021
    5

    Paving & Driveway | Resin Bound in Mansfield

    Professional Helpful and reliable

    Midlands Resinstone

    17 review(s)
    Based: in Leicester, LE67 3AY

    Midland resin stone policy is to ensure total customer satisfaction, ensuring you the customer gets a quality Job we specialise in Tarmac block paving resin bond drives and all types of landscaping

    Latest review

    Vickie A., LE2
    23rd October 2019
    5

    Paving & Driveway | Block in Leicester

    They did an amazing job, and lovely lads as well. Will definitely recommend you to friends and family

    Beech Contractors

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

    Latest review

    Ranjan R., LE3
    9th March 2021
    4

    Paving & Driveway | Slab in Leicester

    Polite, timely and knowledgable

    TM CONTRACTORS

    43 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

    Latest review

    Harry F., LE16
    26th May 2021
    5

    Paving & Driveway | Gravel in Market Harborough

    Came out same day to quote. Offered good advise on best way forward. Work carried out in a professional and friendly man...

    Whites Environmental

    4 review(s)
    Based: in Peterborough, PE28 9DQ

    Here at Whites Environmental, with almost 30 years of combined experience in the industry, we cover all aspects of driveway and patio installation.

    Latest review

    Rod F., LE19
    23rd February 2021
    5

    Garden | Landscaping in Leicester

    Good service and they were quick and efficient

    Exquisite Driveways

    3 review(s)
    Based: in Peterborough, PE1 1JL

    Exquisite Driveways is the leading name in driveway, pathway & patio construction. With almost 30 years of combined experience in the industry, we cover all aspects of driveway installation. including: - Block Paving - Resin Bound - Imprinted Con...

    Latest review

    Ewan H., NN18
    14th April 2021
    4

    Paving & Driveway | Concrete in Corby

    A close second. Not happy I chose to use another and was a bit pushy once I had said no.

    WILLIAMS DRIVEWAYS LTD

    4 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.

    Latest review

    Anita M., B14
    15th May 2019
    5

    Paving & Driveway | Block in Birmingham

    Still trying to arrange an appointment.

    JHR Landscapes

    1 review(s)
    Based: in Leicester, LE3 1UY

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    Bob L., NN11
    20th March 2021
    4

    Paving & Driveway | Block in Daventry

    Initial contact was reasonable. Did not care for the state of the garden. Very time oriented and wanted to get the job d...

    ROOFTEK HOME IMPROVEMENTS LIMITED

    6 review(s)
    Based: in Spalding, PE12 6BL

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    Linda R., CV6
    22nd August 2018
    5

    Roofline | Guttering in Coventry

    I cancelled the appointment because I had already decided to go with someone else

    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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    Karen L., B38
    19th March 2020
    3

    Paving & Driveway | Asphalt / Tarmac in Birmingham

    Didnt come out to quote

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    Paving & Driveway | Block

    Leicester - LE8

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    FAQs

    how much is block paving

    So have you decided to lay block paving on your property? If yes, then knowing how much it would cost would help you prepare a budget and set out a plan before commencement of the project. The cost of block paving depends on a wide range of factors such as the the size of the area in question, cost of labour as well as the type of brick and block paving to be used. So how much does block paving cost? In this article, we’ll give you an general idea of the cost of laying of block paving on a driveway so you can estimate your cost according to your personal requirements and needs.

    For a small to medium sized driveway featuring a complex design, the block pavings’ cost starts from a range between £3,000 to £4,000, meanwhile that of a large sized pathway will jump to a range between £6,500 to £7,500. And depending on the complexity of the design, the final cost of the project can be greatly impacted as it would also take a longer period of time to be completed. For the same small to medium sized pathway featuring a simple design which usually takes up to 3 to 4 days will cost within a range of £4,500 to £5,500. While a complex design such as a herringbone pattern will take up to 5 to 6 days and costing within a range of £5,000 to £6,000.

    Furthermore, there are also other factors that can determine the price of block paving and another example is the current condition. This includes the preparation work to be carried out before laying the block paving can be a time consuming task especially when the driveway is in a terrible condition and this comes with a high labour cost. Another factor to be considered is the materials used in making the block paving such as stone, concrete, cement, composite and resin - they’re all available in various range of colours and textures. They play a key role in the block paving cost.

    how to lay block paving on a slope

    Are you worried there’s a slope on the area where your block paving is to be installed? Good news is, it’s very possible to lay block paving on a slope. However, this can be a very difficult task which should be done by a reliable professional ( especially if you lack proper training and experience) who can guarantee the best results, the first time and also help save you money from possible costly mistakes. This guide will provide you with everything you need about the slope block paving installation process. Let’s have a look!

    • Demarcate The Walkway

    To get started, you have to determine how and where you want your walkway to be while also determining the thickness of the paver. Ensure to choose the less sloppy area and utilize landscape paint to mark the area visibly.

    • Prepare The Ground

    Clear out all forms of dirts, roots, rocks and other debris on the soil. Once done, proceed to cutting the sods to the required length and put them somewhere close.

    • Make Boundaries

    There’s a need for landscape borders. Here, it’ll be easier to use plastics as boundaries for your lawn’s edges. Install them on the sides that have already been cut

    • Apply A Level Of Gravel

    Obtain the correct size of gravel and spread them evenly over the area to ensure a firm foundation for the pavers is formed. Makes sure that the rocks is at a minimum of 2 inches deep into the soil.

    • Install The Block Pavers

    Start from the centremost position of the pathway and work towards the sides until you’re able to cover every inch of the area.

    • Apply A Layer Of Cement

    Apply cement over the pavers and utilize a broom to sweep it and fill up all the gaps and spaces between the pavers. Then, press the pathway to be levelled using a compactor.

    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.

    how much to block pave a drive

    One thing you should know about block paving a drive is that it can be very expensive depending on a number of factors such as the materials to be incorporated, block paving pattern, labour cost as well as the size of the drive in question. However, before you get started it’s always a good idea to obtain multiple quotes to compare the prices and select the most reasonable quote. Here, we’ve provided a breakdown of the block paving cost to ensure that you’ll not get ripped off.

    There are three main types of block paving which includes clay blocks, concrete blocks as well as natural stone. If you were to go for complex block paving patterns and extras such as drainage solutions and edging, you may have to pay a significantly higher price. The size of your drive is also a major determinant of your block paving cost. What’s more? The materials you need as well as the contractors you select will all play a key role in the final cost of block paving your drive.

    The material cost for the three types of block paving includes: Clay block £70 to £100 per m2, concrete blocks £20 to £60 per m2 and natural stone £50 to £105 per m2. To calculate your total material cost, you’ll need to determine the size of your drive.

    The cost of labour for installing block paving is usually within the range of £50 to £100 per square metre. In certain cases, you may also have some waste removal needs. If you’re going to hire a specialist that’ll take a day or two of labour to get the job done, it’ll cost about £150 to £200 per day.

    Other additional block paving costs include: hardcore £300, blocks and edgings £1,700, sharp sand £250. kiln-dried sand £250 and skip hire £500.

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