A.D. Wedgwood & Son Gallery
Traditional Family Builders
Datchet, Slough, Berkshire
Englefield Green, Surrey
The original tarmac driveway had started to crack and generally show it's age.
Having considered a number of driveway ideas, the owner concluded the
right driveway type for this house, was block pavers.
We dug up the old driveway, and a section of lawn to a depth of at least 150mm below the Damp Proof Course of the house, extending the parking area, and applying a gentle slope to
allow water to run off toward the roadway.
Block pavers were used to create a stable edge, and MOT type 1 hardcore aggregate
thoroughly compacted to form a good solid sub base of a least 125mm in depth.
A layer of fresh sharp sand was then applied, compacted and screeded to level.
Finally - block pavers were laid 12mm above the desired final level,
swept with fine, dry sand, and compacted down.