New Drive Quote - Imprinted Concrete or Pavours

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  1. tododo

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    Hi all

    Had a quote recently to do a new drive which we desperately need after house extension was built 2 years ago now - we currently have an old concrete drive - but its been torn up in places now so its time to renew it - my missus is on my case too

    Its not cheap by any stretch so far (another guy comming tommorrow) but just wanted to know if there is a rough cost per sqm for pavours and /or imprinted concrete??

    I gather there is no real perfect drive - they all have issues of some sort - my main issue with pavours is that over time they do go kind of scruffy looking - the issue with imprinted concrete is access to services and the mare of patching up if needed and also the resealing every year

    My neighbour also had pavours done recently and the people were there just two days in total ripping up old and relaying the new and where the car goes its sinking now badly - no edge support too - so a poor job in all

    Any one offer any tips or advice?? I have thought of resin too - but again that has certain issues too

    The drive in part will be parked on too

    Thanks for any advice
     
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  3. Mottie

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    All down to the base I think. Probably OTT but I prepared my own base - hardcore, whacked, type 1, whacked, 6” concrete with reinforced grid and then got someone in to supply and lay the block paving. Hasn’t sunk in 20 years.

    There’s a house at the top of my road that had an imprinted concrete drive. Looked very nice for a good few years but now has a massive crack right across it.
     
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  4. tododo

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    Yeh thats the other thing - they can crack !!! Never straight forward

    There one locally that was done probably 2 years ago now so going to go and have a look at that tomorrow maybe - in fact may drive around to see if I can see some examples in general

    Yeh thats proper solid - I thought you whacked down a fair amount of type 1 then sand on top and then pavour but Im no paving expert!
     
  5. lonner

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    Do your homework.
    Be very very aware of traveling minstrels..and a working in your area amazeballs deal !!!
    Start today..

    What yo want is a professional vat registered company ideally, with lots of happy approachable customers.
    You will pay less in the long run for a quality corectely constructed drive.

    A good company will know all local bylaws and any potential ground issues commonly found in your area.
    Clay, rock, peaty soil ect.

    I'd expect prices to range from around £50-£75 M2 for paving and a little more for imprinted.

    It may be a lot more for large cities or less for rural , obviously you will get at least 3 quotes.
    Don't pay a deposit, and be warey of bull ****ter salesman's waffle..

    Companies like Everest (on way out, administration) quoted a customer of mine 50k yes 50k , special offer 30k if you sign today.

    I did the job for £7875 and made 3.5k in 8 days. Easy job too .
    So again don't rush, take your time and be very warey.

    Good luck
     
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    We had ours done a few years ago about 40m2 brindle block paving for £4300. Everest quoted 15k. That's Surrey for you. Block paving will sink a little where the car goes depending on the base and underlying soil but putting in steel re-enforced concrete as the base is a bit over the top.
     
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    Indeed, I'd have quoted around £1600-2k in Peterborough Cambs area for 40m2 in 2015-16
     
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    I agree. I only did it because at the time, the place I worked at was having a new MOT bay build with a pit and they had a specialist firm in building the floor and pit and they used what seemed like hundreds of yards of reinforcing rods. It took them a week or two to get it all ready and shuttered before the cement could be poured. I was able to 'liberate' a van load of twisted steel rods, wire and those plastic cup thingys that they used to sit the rods on. :mrgreen:
     
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