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Block Paving in Nottingham

Block paving can look great as a driveway. It is a stylish and functional answer to your driveway and will give your home great kerb appeal. Whether you want a classic herringbone design or something a bit different, there are many block paving options and materials available to you. The bricks used in block paving are most commonly manufactured from clay, but some are made up 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. It also means that it's easier to carry out work under the top of paving without leaving a mark. The most frequent pattern that driveway companies lay is the herringbone pattern because it has the strongest interlock, rendering it a great choice for driveways. The herringbone pattern is established by the tradesperson by setting the blocks at 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular. Both types of herringbone design create an elegant and appealing look for your driveway that will make your home look fantastic to potential owners. Fill out 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 Nottingham

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 Nottingham 2024

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

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Nottingham

Nottingham is a main English city with a population in excess of 300,000. It takes the nickname Queen of the Midlands and has been made famous thanks to connections to Robin Hood and former European football champions Nottingham Forest. There's a lot of traditional architecture still found within the city, backtracking all the way to the 1100s. Actually, the city seems divided by an invisible line, with Georgian and Victorian developments to the west and contemporary homes around the east. To get work performed on your own Nottingham house, be sure to compare prices from reputable companies in the area.

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Block paving pros in Nottingham

Essential Paving

46 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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Winifred W., YO16
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Bridlington

Two good men got on with the job despite the weather. Explained all work clearly. Definitely would recommend this compan...

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

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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

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

First Choice Landscaping

2 review(s)
Based: in Newark, NG24 2HQ

Tarmacing, concrete, block paving, fencing & timber Contractors We are based in Newark and work mainly throughout Nottinghamshire, covering Lincoln, Leicester, Grantham and surrounding areas. First Choice Landscaping, offer a professional and p...

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Debra C., NG8
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Nottingham

Excellent very quick from start to finish very satisfied with the work done couldn’t fault them.

Similar Customer Enquiries for Block paving in Nottingham

24 Feb

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG2

Enquiry from: Sumbal U

Start Date: Immediate

I want block driveway for an idea of roughly 3 cars plus kerb lowering for one car. Many thanks

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06 Feb

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG11

Enquiry from: Charlotte B

Start Date: Immediate

Driveway quotes for a double driveway including a drop kerb. A new half fence on one side. Not set on style, looking for the cheapest/easiest style (that isnt loose stones or concrete)

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01 Feb

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG12

Enquiry from: Gary B

Start Date: Immediate

hi . i'm looking for advice and quotes for a drop curb and driveway are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached location: front do you require: block paving what wor...

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04 Oct

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG3

Enquiry from: Carol T

Start Date: Immediate

Remove existing soil and concrete Dig foundations for drive, Lay foundation Sand base and lay dark grey block paving with light grey border.

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04 Oct

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG10

Enquiry from: Clare S

Start Date: Immediate

I need a new path putting in from the street to the house. I do need this job being done urgent as my son is now having to use wheelchair. It's roughly 1.2m wide and 1.6m length.

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22 Sep

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG7

Enquiry from: Amir H

Start Date: Immediate

owner semi detached block paving driveway 2-3 cars supplied and laid 1-3 months are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace do you require: block paving location: front w...

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31 Aug

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG9

Enquiry from: Jack P

Start Date: Immediate

Tarmac driveway required.

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03 Aug

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG7

Enquiry from: Nazir A

Start Date: Immediate

owner terraced block paving driveway 2-3 cars supplied and laid 1-3 months are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace do you require: block paving location: front what w...

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01 Aug

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG8

Enquiry from: Zulfquar A

Start Date: Immediate

owner terraced block paving driveway 2-3 cars supplied and laid 1-3 months are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace do you require: block paving location: front what w...

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10 Jul

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG8

Enquiry from: Zahira R

Start Date: Immediate

owner terraced block paving driveway 2-3 cars supplied and laid 1-3 months are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached do you require: block paving location: front ...

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10 Jul

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG8

Enquiry from: Aftab A

Start Date: Immediate

Owner Terraced Block Paving Driveway 2-3 cars Supplied and laid 1-3 Months

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06 Jul

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG7

Enquiry from: Mohhamad A

Start Date: Immediate

Owner Terraced Block Paving Driveway 2-3 cars Supplied and laid 1-3 Months

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05 Jul

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG7

Enquiry from: Rehmat K

Start Date: Immediate

Owner Detached Block Paving Driveway 2-3 cars Supplied and laid 1-3 Months

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16 Jun

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG8

Enquiry from: Kalpana S

Start Date: Immediate

our driveway needs updating. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached do you require: block paving roughly how big is the driveway area: 3 cars plus what level of serv...

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24 Apr

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG8

Enquiry from: June S

Start Date: Immediate

A small area to be slabbed - no bigger than 10ft x 8ft

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19 Dec

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG10

Enquiry from: Clare S

Start Date: Immediate

blocking path for front path around 1.2 meters wide and 1.6 long. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached do you require: block paving location: front what work is r...

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11 Nov

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG10

Enquiry from: Clare S

Start Date: Immediate

the path to my front door i would like block paving done as soon as possible. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached do you require: block paving what work is requir...

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21 Sep

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG15

Enquiry from: Philip A

Start Date: Immediate

hi i would like drive done in grey block paving with drains and all one level sloping down thanks are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached do you require: block p...

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20 Sep

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG4

Enquiry from: Uzma M

Start Date: Immediate

quote for drive also what is the best thing to do. we would like to either make the whole drive level or drop the drive down as currently it is too steep

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05 Sep

Paving & Driveway | Block

Nottingham - NG5

Enquiry from: Nora G

Start Date: Immediate

Blockpaving 120 square meters

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FAQs

what sand for block paving?

Have you decided to install block paving and wondering what the best sand to be applied to the joints is in order to achieve a perfect job? Well, you’re at the right place! This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to block paving and we seek to give you a reliable solution once and for all.

The best sand for block paving is a kiln-dried sand. It’s an extremely fine sand which has been dried in a kiln to get rid of all the water before it’s incorporated to achieve the best results. Therefore, the sand contains no moisture and is commonly used to fill the joints of block paving to keep the paving’s structure rigid and strong. It also goes a long way to prevent the ingress of water while stopping the paving from moving and becoming loose. The major reason why the paving sand must be dried is to allow it flow easily into the joints as well as the block paving’s gaps. As result of this smooth flowing to the bottom of the joints, there will be no sand sticking to the sides of the pavers.

Another major reason why kiln-dried sand is commonly applied to the block paving’s joints is to prevent water from penetrating the paved area. It also tightens the individual pavers together to prevent from moving and becoming loose. In the event whereby you happen to leave the joints of your block paving without kiln dried sand, it’s highly likely that they’ll sink as a result of water penetration and the blocks will become very loose. After washing block paving, it’s very important to also replace any sand washed off in the process once the paving is dried to prevent water ingress into the joints.

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.

is block paving permeable?

Is Block Paving Permeable?

Back in 2008, there was a regulation introduced which comes with a requirement guiding the pavement of front gardens. It requires homeowners to incorporate the conventional impermeable driveways which makes for an uncontrolled run off of rainwater into sewers, roadways, local watercourses etc. However since then, new systems have been established which complies with the legislation and permit driveway laying of block paving without requiring planning permission while still providing the same visually appealing features as the conventional systems. Therefore, a short and simple answer to whether block paving is permeable is yes.

A permeable paving driveway (unlike the conventional ones which quickly diverts rainwater towards the edges to local drains) purposefully diverts rainwater into the built paving structure which oversees a controlled release of the rainwater into the environment. Permeable block paving comes with a wide range of benefits which includes the following:

• No Planning Permission Required

Unlike the traditional system, permeable block paving requires no planning permission as it oversees the driveway draining by ensuring that the surface water passes directly through the joints which makes sure the drains are not over worked and minimizing the risk of flood.

• Puddles Reduction By Natural Drainage

A permeable block paving minimizes puddles as well as standing water which helps to boost natural drainage. This is due to the laying process which features little voids that permits the passage of water.

• Natural Filtration

A natural filtration occurs when water is allowed to return to the ground by permeable block paving which helps assists in getting rid of any pollutants from the rain water.

• Flood Prevention

Permeable paving can help to prevent flooding as it absorbs water rather than directing it to the local drains or leaving it to build up on the surface’s top.

• Natural & Sustainable Materials

Natural and recyclable materials can be incorporated in producing permeable paving which is an excellent choice especially if you’re seeking a more sustainable driveway.

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