Thinking of getting a new driveway in or around Guildford?

We’re huge fans of this Surrey County gem of a place and rate it as one of the loveliest places to live in the whole of England.

Do you know just how many driveway surfacing options are available these days?

More than you may think!

We’re Drivewaywise.

We’re an independent unbiased Driveway service that helps consumers make better informed decisions for their driveway, patio and pathway needs.

Over the years we’ve become all too familiar with some of the problems homeowners, such as you face.

In a perfect world you would simply be able to take a ‘referral’ from somebody else and get the perfect driveway installation. 

But we know it’s not always that easy.

We’re all too familiar with the number of ‘check a trader approved and trusted’ types of websites that ‘list’ anybody and create more work for Trading Standards offices.

We appreciate and respect the close working of Trading Standards with organisations such as Checkatrade, but we simply see too many companies ‘fold’, ‘liquidate’ and phoenix from the ashes to set themselves up again a week later.

So we urge caution. We only work with a select number of partners that we have got to know over a period of time.

So, we invite you to browse our website. We’ve got lots of posts and articles on aspect of paving and we’d like you to know that we have your best interests in mind. At all times.

Driveway and Patio Choices for Guildford

Whether you live in Guildford Town, Wonersh, Bramley, Shere, Worplesdon or Pirbright making sure you have a driveway that enhances both the value and the appearance of your property can only be a good thing.

Gravel is popular in Wonersh!

Driveway and Patio Choices for Guildford – Paving Surfaces

Resin Bound driveways are becoming increasingly popular, and there’s good reason for this. A wide range of colour combinations allow you to really add some creativity and a real contemporary look and feel to your home. Watch the video our lead consultant Steve Goldstone made. It tells you all about the types of resin bound surfacing available. Please give it a like!

An Introduction to Resin Bound Installations (Types of Stone, Resin, overlay and drainage)

But beware! 

With the growth of resin bound as a popular paving surface, it can be difficult to distinguish between the good driveway companies and the bad. Fortunately, for you we’ve built up a network of selected partners who have demonstrated they are professionals for the perfect resin bound driveway and patio industry!

Below are some examples of work:

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is also popular paving product and there are is a variety of patterns and colours available. But as with resin bound driveways, it’s imperative to get a decent company in for a quotation. 

An Introduction to Decorative Concrete

Both resin bound and pattern imprinted concrete require the right set of skills. In contrast to block paving there are time pressures during the laying process. This means only those with appropriate levels of experience and training can competently complete an outstanding home improvement for you.

On the subject of block paving. TOP TIP: There are a wider variety of block paving styles available these days. Our advice here is to ensure you buy the best quality blocks you can as cheaper blocks tend to fade quicker.

Driveway and Patio Choices for Guildford – Beware the ‘Jack of All Trades’

You know the type. Jack of all trades, master of none.

Using a ‘general builder’ or somebody that you’ve used for other aspects of home improvements (such as roofing, landscaping, decorating, window cleaning etc) isn’t really the best way to go to get a really good resin bound driveway/patio installation.

In our experience we’ve found many of the poor quality installations have been by people that are not driveway professionals at all. Whilst it’s easy to get ‘talked into’ having some extra work done when you have somebody already carrying out work at your home, we suggest you don’t.

Driveway and Patio Choices for Guildford – Local Areas

Use a driveway professional for a new driveway in Guildford (or surrounding local areas)!

Guildford Town and immediate surrounding areas include Park Barn, Stoughton, West Borough, Onslow Village, Boxgrove and Bellfields.

Far too many faded and worn driveways in Stoughton.

As well as these areas we can benefit driveways, patios and pathways found in West Clandon, Artington, Compton and Puttenham.

Alton (GU34) including Medstead, Lasham and Beech

Some splendid Country Driveways in Lasham (that could benefit from a fresher look!)

Guildford (GU4) including Jacobs Well and Burpham

Author: Steve Goldstone

Steve has been in the driveway and construction industry for a long time and knows the ins and outs of the business. His aim is to help consumers see the wood through the trees in the world of concrete, resin, paving and patios!

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