Planning your project – leave no stone unturned!
Having a new Patio, Driveway or Paving installed is a major project and one that you should ensure is carried out by trusted, reliable and competent contractors. We have outlined below some of the major factors we feel homeowners should consider so that you can rest in the knowledge that your project will be a success and one to be proud of. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Paving & Driveways Tip 1
Plan your project early – reputable installers are usually in demand and will need notice.
Paving & Driveways Tip 2
Ensure you get more than one quotation and ensure it is a written one, verbal quotations leave you exposed to trouble later on. Also, ensure your quotes are on a Like for Like basis as sometimes if it seems to good to be true – it is. That is not to say however that our prices are high, we are very competitive for the exceptional standard of our service.
Paving & Driveways Tip 3
Although tempting, try not to decide purely on price, choose an installer that you feel best suits you and your needs.
Paving & Driveways Tip 4
When you are given a quote – ensure it is a detailed written one. This will avoid any misunderstandings later on as the project takes place. You need to look for explanations of the work that is being undertaken.
Paving & Driveways Tip 5
Where possible, use approved suppliers of the paving products you wish to use. We are approved suppliers of many of the top brands.
Paving & Driveways Tip 6
Adequate surface drainage is vital – ensure that your chosen contractor has considered this in detail and explained what is needed. Drainage is important to ensure your project meets with current legislations.
Paving & Driveways Tip 7
Ensure you ask for details of a guarantee – there should be one! – Consider the details of it to protect yourself should anything go wrong in the future. You should be looking for a guarantee that covers both Materials (from the product manufacturers) and also a workmanship guarantee.
Paving & Driveways Tip 8
Don’t pay the full value of your project upfront! – Ensure that an agreed payment schedule is agreed at the start and do not pay any final balance until the project is completed satisfactory. Paving suppliers that ask for full payment in advance – be very wary!
Paving & Driveways Tip 9
Hope these hint and tips help you – and of course we hope you choose us to quote for your project. Feel free to contact us for a Free, no obligation survey and quotation.