Driveway

Hi Would anyone know how much it costs to get a driveway for two cars? I live in the W.Sussex area? If you can recommend a good company, that would be very welcome.
Thanks, Simulet
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On 28 Jan 2004 08:30:11 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (simulet) wrote:

more detail? I'll come and chalk an outline for 100. Would that do?
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simulet wrote:

I take it you are not including the purchase of land in this question?

If you are looking to DIY then this would be a good starting place:-
http://www.pavingexpert.com /
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Hi again,
I am looking for a driveway in block paving (something durable). We have two quite wide cars (compared to the former Smart I had!), and I reckon the size is 5m x 7m.
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simulet wrote:

Personally I would hire a 1.5 tonne mini digger (probably 100 - 200 ish for the week) and dig out the area to approx 30cm deep (how deep you would go would depend a bit on the type of soil you have and how much other "stuff" there is in it (tree roots etc).
Dump the spoil in a couple of large skips (approx 130 each). Backfill approx 20cm with type 1 MOT road stone (probably under 15/tonne if you get it delivered in the "empty" skips - again if the ground is unstable / soft you may want to dig deeper and have some hard core under the Type 1) then level it off and tamp it down with a plate vibrator.
Next about 5cm of sharp sand - level and vibrate. Lay the blocks, and vibrate them flat (with a rubber protecting mat on the plate vibrator). Finally sweep in a dry soft sand and cement mix to grout the blocks.
No idea what it would cost to "have done" - but it is sure to be several K.
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Also consider patterned concrete. I have it and it's totally brilliant.
Cost... around 50/sqm up to 90sqm if you get ripped off by a sales orientated company.
I paid 58sqm as did many of my neighbours and we're all very pleased with the result and after three years it still looks like new - unlike sets which always seem to inherit the odd dip no matter how good the sub base.
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What is patterned concrete? I have never heard of it. Do you have a website where I can see how it looks.
We would rather get the driveway "done", than to diy, since the hubby is not that great with big projects - that said I have to get some guys to redo the fencing in the garden - at present it is leaning like the Pisa tower.

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Check out
http://www.pavingexpert.com/pic01.htm
More than you ever wanted to know about paving of all sorts.
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