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« on: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:32:33 »

My front drive is tarmacced but breaking up. Got it done cheaply about 15 years ago and some of the tarmac is over concrete. Probably need it doing properly now. Any recommendations. I'll need a bit of grass digging up and hardcore put down, the rest should have hardcore down already. Open to whether block paving or just shingle. Not tarmac though.
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« Reply #1 on: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 14:42:35 »

My front drive is tarmacced but breaking up. Got it done cheaply about 15 years ago and some of the tarmac is over concrete. Probably need it doing properly now. Any recommendations. I'll need a bit of grass digging up and hardcore put down, the rest should have hardcore down already. Open to whether block paving or just shingle. Not tarmac though.
Block paving is far far better,  more expensive though,  had ours done 10 years ago,  does need a scraping between the joints every year or two and  a clean off with a pressure washer but when I see neighbours continually having to sweep stray shingle back onto their drives and keep re spreading it I think to myself  - glad I paid the extra and got a proper job done in the first place.
Just make sure you use a reputable company,, not a doorknocker, preferably someone recommended by a friend who has already used them, need a good base, well tamped, good level of sharp sand and whole lot tamped again when blocks have been laid. .
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 09:20:29 »

Anyone used down to earth. Hearing good things about them. Five star not so good I hear. Anyone else.
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« Reply #3 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 14:10:44 »

Reilly's paving are about the best in Swindon.
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 16:08:15 »

Classic drives and patios,check trade members just did my drive ,great job reasonable price with 5 year guarantee as well.
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« Reply #5 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 19:45:22 »

I do driveways😀 QA Contractors, have a look at my website guys.
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« Reply #6 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 19:46:47 »

Craig @ Highworth Paving 5*
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« Reply #7 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 19:56:46 »

Anyone used down to earth. Hearing good things about them. Five star not so good I hear. Anyone else.
Deffo steer clear of Five star.
There are a few half decent pikey mobs around but these are well worth a wide berth.
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« Reply #8 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 20:24:20 »

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« Reply #9 on: Monday, May 1, 2017, 21:48:35 »

Thsnks everyone for suggestions. Will get my arse in gear this week.
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 00:05:37 »

Thsnks everyone for suggestions. Will get my arse in gear this week.

You doing it yourself?
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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:22:21 »

https://www.facebook.com/TMarshallServices/
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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 13:33:06 »

Anyone used down to earth. Hearing good things about them. Five star not so good I hear. Anyone else.

I'll ask my husband who's decent and who to avoid.  This is what he used to do when he had his own business, but it got too competitive and wasn't making enough money.
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« Reply #13 on: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 20:21:11 »

I do driveways😀 QA Contractors, have a look at my website guys.
Pete has done two patios and a block paving driveway for me - would highly recommend...
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 20:47:07 »

Pete has done two patios and a block paving driveway for me - would highly recommend...

Thanks Pete.
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