Here you can view paving carried out by BBS Building Services
Block and slab paving
Colourful natural sandstone paving. The small edging slabs had to be individually cut.
Sandstone paving has become much cheaper in recent years. Often they are cheaper than man made slabs.
At this job we were extending the existing crazy paving. We had to dig out the flower bed for the hardcore base.
With our type 1 hardcore down we used a compactor plate to ensure we had a solid base suitable to take the weight of a car.
We also demosished part of the wall to make a bigger entrance to the drive.
The slabs were obtained from a local builders merchant. They come on pallets already broken.
With the slabs laid we are now ready for the pointing.
We used sharp sand for the pointing for increased strength.
The edge was finished with a strip of thick concrete to prevent a cracking mess when cars drive over it.
This drive was made more attractive by adding this curved flower bed.
A drainage channel is a very neat way to control water but this can be a big job if it needs to be connected to a drain or soak-away. This is a smart way to finish your drive.
10 tons of type 1 hardcore went into the base of this block drive. This block paving was supplied by N&C Builders Merchant in Romford
Please also see our brick walls