Churston Builders - The Torbay & South Hams Builder - Driveways

Churston Builders, The Torbay and South Hams Builder – Block Paved Driveway and Dividing Wall – Three Beaches, Paignton.

Churston Builders ,The Torbay and South Hams Builder, were employed to replace a tired tarmac driveway and privet hedge boundary with block paving and a brick-built boundary wall with integrated railings in Three Beaches, Paignton.

Initial preparation involved removal of the original worn out tarmac surface and privet hedge. The ground was cleared to the subsoil level and all waste removed. Footings were then dug for the stepped wall that would run down the full length of the driveway. Care was taken to preserve any boundary features within the neighbouring garden.

Concrete was poured for the stepped footings then a tied double-row brick wall was built with cappings and peers at 12 ft intervals.

The subsoil surface was then levelled and capped with 150mm of type 1 hardcore compacted with a vibrating plate then a 30mm layer of sharp sand. Hard wearing Bradstone driveway pavers in mixed reds were laid then the boundaries finished with white. An additional area to the front of the property was also paved to tie in the front entrance. To finish, the paving was swept clear of debris and then kiln-dried sand was swept over to fill the joints, this was then compacted using a rubber-based vibrating plate. This was repeated until all the joints were full.

Lastly fabricated steel railings with a tough powdercoated finish were added in between the peers.

If you have a similar project in mind and would like to chat it through just call Anthony Andrews at Churston Builders on 07782 413671/01803 906513 or email  here.

Block Paving info:

Block paving that has been installed correctly will last for many years. Very little maintenance is required and it’s unlikely any weed growth will occur for many years. A good sweep is all that’s needed to keep the surface clean but it is recommended that the kiln dried sand be topped up and brushed in every 3 years or so to allow for any rainwater erosion.

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