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Discussion in 'Building' started by deztaxis, 14 Apr 2006.

  1. deztaxis

    deztaxis

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    Thinking of making a driveway for off road parking on my front garden,which is on a slight gradient.the approx area is 8 x 3.5 meters. What would be the most cost effective and suitable way to do this,concrete,tarmac,block paving,etc.I know i will need permission for a drop kerb.any help/advice much appreciated,thanks
     
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    Hmm, maybe using type 1 mot stone with tarmac or concrete on top if you don't mind the appearance.
     
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    as said , concrete or tarmac on a good hardcore base ,I wouldnt bother with a block drive....just IMHO
     
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    I've got the paving bricks, looks nice but accumulates moss, dirt and weeds in the cracks, and can sink, especially if the ants get in and dig out the sand.

    Mines laid on sand on rolled scalpings, maybe a dry lean mix would be less liable to sink.
     
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    nothing looks better (my opinion only) than a good tarmac'd drive, with a solid blue brick soldier header (laid flat) framing the entire driveway. tarmac laid in two coats 60mm sub, 20mm topping.
    mmmmm....nice.
    the one thing about block paving though, is its versatility. they can be lifted, work done underneath and re laid, with little if no side effects.
    so if youre going to tar or conc make sure you do all undrground stuff first.
     
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    Thanks for the replies,keep em coming .looks like tarmac is the most favoured option,cheers
     
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