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Driveways have been typically concreted or gravelled for years, but gradually decorative paving approaches have begun to enter the industry.

Known as pattern imprinted concrete, a design is stamped into the mould with colours added too for decoration. Just about any design can be done, providing you the ultimate option for your home's exterior.

With pattern imprinted driveways you will have the chance to mimic another surface, including slate, granite, cobbles and even block paving. However, with your very own creativeness you may create something that's visually stunning and attractive.

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Average Pattern imprinted driveways cost in Bala

The common cost of Pattern imprinted driveways is £5000. Costs differ based on the materials and the tradesman selected. The upper price range can be as high as £5750. The material costs are quite often about £1250

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Prices based on actual Pattern imprinted driveways costs for Bala, as reported by local Quotatis members.

Pattern imprinted driveways installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £3,500
Material cost £1,250
Waste removal £250
Time frame: 3-5 days

Pattern imprinted driveways searches in July 2021

Pattern imprinted driveways Projects in Bala in July 2021

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We recorded 131 requests for household improvement quotes in Bala. Of such quote requests the number of pattern imprinted driveways (type: pattern driveways, driveway designs etc...) was 0. Quotatis was able to match these customers with up to four ideal experts that were readily available for work within Bala back then.

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Bala

Bala is a market town and also area in Gwynedd, Wales. Formerly a metropolitan district, Bala lies within the historical area of Merionethshire. It lies at the north end of Llyn Tegid, 17 miles (27 kilometres) north-east of Dolgellau, with a population taken in the United Kingdom Census 2011 of 1,974. It is little more than one vast street, this being Stryd Fawr (High Street, essentially "Great Street"). The High Street and its shops can be fairly hectic in the summer months with several tourists. Bala was rated as having the 20th highest possible portion of Welsh language audio speakers in Wales by electoral department, in the UK Census 2011. According to the census, 78.5% of Bala's population can talk Welsh.

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WYEVALE PROPERTY CARE LTD

13 review(s)
Based: in Oswestry, SY10 8EL

Welcome to Wyevale Property Care Limited. We are a family owned and run business based in Shropshire. We provide professional and high-quality property services for the local area. Our services include general roofing maintenance including inst...

Latest review

Peter S., SY16
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Newtown

Fine, yjey worked really hard to complete the job on time

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.

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Anita M., B14
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Birmingham

Still trying to arrange an appointment.

RED LION HOME IMPROVEMENTS LTD

4 review(s)
Based: in Deeside, CH5 3AH

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Asma A., CH64
4

Paving & Driveway | Block in Neston

Came and looked at my driveway. Awaiting written quote

PJC DRIVEWAYS

1 review(s)
Based: in Middlewich, CW10 0AT

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J., CW2
5

Paving & Driveway | Asphalt / Tarmac in Crewe

So far ok but not had any more quotes yet to compare with

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FAQs

How to lay pattern imprinted concrete
Laying pattern imprinted concrete is not an easy task. There’s a reason why nearly 50% of the costs are for labour – because it’s a specialist job that requires skill. We’ll go through the process of how to lay pattern imprinted concrete here, but we would always recommend that you call a professional to do it for you.
  1. Prepare the sub-baseThe driveway company will excavate, or dig, the existing surface down to a depth of around 200mm. They will remove any debris from the area may place it in a skip or arrange for it to be removed in another way. When they dig down to the sub-base of your previous driveway, they will assess how much hardcore they need and arrange for that to be delivered to the site. They will then spread the hardcore across the sub-base to create a level surface to pour the concrete on. Most good contractors will apply a gel to any walls and doors to protect them from concrete splashes. They will also add any gulley tops, manhole covers or shuttering that’s required.
  2. Installation and imprintingNext, the tradespeople will have the concrete either poured from a large mixer vehicle or barrow it in from a mixer and pour onto the surface. They level it with rakes, then add a colour surface hardener in a colour of your choice. This will give the driveway its permanent colour. They will then wait until the concrete has hardened to the correct consistency for imprinting the pattern, then will use special tools and stencils to make the pattern that you asked for. They will then spread a colour powder called a release agent over the surface, and leave to dry for 1 to 2 days depending on the weather conditions.
  3. CleaningWhen the contractors return, they will add crack control cuts into the concrete. This is important because concrete expands and contracts in the heat, so there needs to be some give to stop any larger cracks from forming. Then everything is power washed clean, and a chemical wash is also used on the concrete to ensure it’s completely dust-free. The installers will ensure all your walls and doors are clean, which will hopefully be an easy job if they used wall gel.
  4. SealingThe final step is to seal the driveway. There needs to have been at least two dry days before the tradespeople can do it, so you might find it’s best to have your pattern imprinted driveway installed in the summer. The contractors will blow any debris away from the surface and dry any damp areas where necessary. They will then add an anti-slip agent to the sealant and brush it on. It’s best to not walk or drive onto your new concrete driveway for about 4 days after sealing to allow everything to set. But after that, you’re ready to use your new driveway!
What colours and patterns are available for paving?

Paving comes in a wide range of colours and patterns. Consider using a contrasting colour for the edges of your patio or driveway for a tidy effect. A paving specialist can advise you on different combinations possible, alternatively, have a look online at what products, shapes and colours are produced.

Is pattern imprinted concrete slippery?

No, pattern imprinted concrete shouldn’t be slippery. Most good driveway installers will add a special anti-slip agent to the sealant before they brush it onto your driveway, so it will stop it from being slippery.

It’s important to ask a driveway company how they will seal your driveway when you get a quote from them. If an untrustworthy company seals your driveway badly, it can cause a thick and extremely slippery surface, so it’s vital that you ask any contractor what their procedure is before you engage them.

It’s also important to remember that pattern imprinted concrete isn’t a ‘non-slip’ surface – it’s just not slippery. You could still slip over on a concrete driveway, just like you could on tarmac or a block paved driveway. Also, once you’ve walked and driven over your driveway for a few months, its skid and slip resistance will increase as it weathers and builds up tiny specs of dirt on it. Pattern imprinted concrete is often used in high footfall areas in places like shops, fast food restaurants and theme parks, so if there was a significant slip risk these businesses wouldn’t use it.

You might think that you could ask your contractor not to seal the driveway to make it less slippery, but it could actually do the opposite. By sealing pattern imprinted concrete, it means that moss and algae is much less likely to grow, which can be extremely slippery to walk on if it’s left to its own devices. If moss does form on your driveway, the sealed surface is much easier to clean as you can simply pressure wash it away; this is not as easy to do on a non-sealed surface.

How much is patterned concrete per m2?
How much patterned concrete costs per m2 will depend on a few factors:
  • Where in the country you live
  • What colour you choose
  • What pattern you choose
  • Whether you choose a standard or a higher-quality concrete
Of course, there are different tools required to imprint the pattern on the driveway, so you must factor these into the cost as well. On average, a square metre of pattern imprinted concrete costs £78, but it can range anywhere between £25 and £130. The average cost of all the materials for the driveway is £1,763, which isn’t too bad – but due to the time and expertise involved, labour costs are an average of £4,063. If you’re thinking about sourcing the materials for patterned concrete and doing it yourself, consider it carefully. Imprinted concrete takes skill and will look unsightly if anything goes wrong with the pattern, but if anything goes wrong with laying the concrete it could affect the integrity of the driveway. The last thing you want is a sunken driveway that you can’t drive your cars onto, so it’s always best to call in the professionals to install your patterned concrete driveway.
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