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A more traditional way of transforming your driveway is by having a tarmac driveway laid. Out of all the designs, it is the most simple but still allows the option for customisation with other aspects such as block paving. You will also find that tarmacing your drive is often good value for money and easy to install.
Our team will work with you to explain every stage of creating a tarmac driveway, from the initial groundwork, to drainage, to the laying of the tarmac and eventually the final look. We will discuss all options with you in case you wanted to include any extras such as kerbing to create the perfect finish to your driveway. All of our costs will be outlined and reviewed in the detailing stage, ensuring that it is within your budget.
When considering having a new driveway installed Tarmac is one of the most affordable choices for improving your home and creating additional parking spaces. Tarmac is extremely durable and when you edge it or add a pattern with natural block paving stones it creates a stunning effect.
Tarmac is probably considered to be one of the most affordable options for a new driveway/patio in the UK. People regularly upgrade their homes with tarmac to give it a sophisticated look and add extra space for parking their cars.
SUDS which is short for “Sustainable Urban Drainage System” is a regulation from The Environment Agency to help prevent surface water and flooding on hard standing ground. Natural ground surfaces like soil and lawn are permeable and allow water to drain through.
"Traditional" concrete or tarmac surfaces are not permeable so do not allow surface water to drain away. By installing a porous sub base and overlaying with "permable" tarmac (although this is a more epensive option than normal tarmac), surface water is allowed to drain away or run off to ‘soft’ areas therefore avoiding “puddling” that is seen on many drives and patios. If you do not choose permeable tarmac then we can always install a soakaway and extra drains.
There are many factors that affect the cost of Tarmac driveways and patios so we have set this section up to give you a good idea of how much your project will be, and hopefully you will be able to at least estimate your own Tarmac driveway cost.
To get the most accurate TArmac driveway cost you first need to consider a few important things…
These are the main points that will allow you to estimate your block paving driveway cost and we will explain why each affects your project below........
With a Tarmac installation you may need to have a new base installed as we can not guarantee any installations were we do not know how solid the base is. If it is found that your base is good enough then this could save you some money. If your base is good enough then you can estimate the job to cost from £40 - £55 per square meter Should your projects existing surface/base be unsuitable then we would excavate the existing driveway and start from scratch. We call this a ‘full dig out’ installation.
A ‘full dig out’ installation is generally between £85 and £105 per sqm dependant on the total project area.
The advantages of this type of installation are:
* Guarantee – The whole sub base and top coat will be guaranteed
* Permeable – As we will install a completely permeable sub base, the whole system becomes absorbent and you will never have get the “puddling” effect (only installing permeable tarmac)
* Precision – As we are starting again, we will be able to install the driveway perfectly, with overlays we are governed by the falls of the existing sub base
It is always best to arrange a free site visit and no obligation quote as we can usually provide you with your exact project price within 2 days.
If you're looking for block paving solutions in or around Fleetwood, Preston or Blackpool. Contact us now on 0800 779 7878 or email@example.com