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the driveway before we started


Block Paving Driveway – Milton, Cambridge

As You’ll see from the photo to the left, Mr Jackson had an old block paved drive and path which he wanted to modernise and give a good new look too. We began by digging out the old driveway, garden and path. We created new footings with sub base for the new driveway to be laid on top of. We then built up a raised border between the driveway and the path before beginning work on the new drive.

A new hardcore base was laid and compacted to take the sand & concrete base mix, along with a heavy duty membrane for weed control. The base was laid and tamped to create a hard flat surface. Once done we began laying the Tombermore paving blocks in a herringbone design. The driveway also had a grey block border around the perimeter to really give it the finished look. The whole job took just 7 days to complete.

feature project block paved driveway
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Project Type

Block Paving


Mr Jackson



Project Duration

Seven days

Materials Used

Tobermore Blocks


feature project block paved driveway


  • Dark grey edging blocks used to create a nice frame to the driveway.
  • Tobermore Shannon to create a stunning effect across the drive.
  • Herringbone design with blocks laid interlocking at 45 degrees.
  • New hardcore base to provide a stable, long lasting base.
  • Heavy duty membrane to control weeds.
  • Raised border to give, low maintenance planting area.

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