Thinking of Drivewaywise.com on a Winter’s evening in 2019 and specifically of my resin driveway in Berkhampstead.
For you Steve, you old charmer!
I’d been thinking about having the driveway and patio done for some time. Whilst we have a spectacular large sweeping driveway and the Rhododendrons look marvellous in the Spring, the driveway was simply and eyesore, to me anyway.
It was old tarmac and was crumbling and in a very poor condition. On several occasions I’d almost lost my right leg in a pothole adjacent to the garage.
It had been a long time since I’ve called anybody out for a quotation on anything at all, least of all for home improvements.
Admittedly, I was a little put off with the last ‘sales’ person that turned up here at our Northchurch Manor. It was one of those ‘show home’ offers about replacing the windows. This was some years ago. He told me (for far too long) of his family and his hopeless golfing hobby. His knowledge of PVC windows was excellent though, but he just didn’t know when to be quiet.
After what seemed like hours my husband simply picked up his coat and held it up for the poor chap.
So, with this in my distant memory and my urgent driveway requirements, presently, who should I call?
What choices that are available?
I further admit from the outset, that I did like the newer Resin Driveways, that seemed to be sprouting up all over the place.
They just look so ‘modern’ and clean.
Luckily, Google made my search very easy.
I simply typed in Resin Driveways!
I was confronted with ‘Ads’ and more ‘Ads’ but then I came across a very useful Driveway site aptly named Drivewaywise.com.
At first glance, I was a little put off by the garish green colours of the website. However, once I settled down with a nice cup of Horlicks and Paws (you guessed it, my cat) I was engrossed with the detailed information on all driveway surfacing products.
Drivewaywise was exactly what I was looking for.
Steve Goldstone knows his stuff.
There are things that I know now about drainage and sub base preparation that I’d never had any knowledge about. I also enjoyed his great video on Resin Bound Driveways, especially the ‘guest’ appearance of Chewbacca!
Press play and enjoy!
But was Steve, (with all his useful insights) any good at putting me in touch with a professional and reliable driveway company?
How could I trust him?
He didn’t even have an address on his website. Could he be one of those ‘tax dodging’ off shore tax haven people….sitting on his Yacht in St Kitts?
Surely not! The sincerity and passion of his writing captured my heart.
After reading the Drivewaywise General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) notice I felt, somewhat, reassured.
It was a relief to know that by providing my details to Drivewaywise I would not be bombarded with lots of nuisance calls and ‘door knockers’ looking to drive a cash bargain.
The best bit was that I didn’t need to talk to anybody at all.
I simply filled in my details and within a day I was contacted by a resin driveway firm via Drivewaywise.
They had a brilliant portfolio of work and specialised in landscaping (which was handy because my whole back garden needed a makeover).
If you live in Berkhampstead (as I mentioned I live in Northchurch) then I highly recommend initially contacting Steve Goldstone to discuss your driveway needs.
Coverings all areas in the HP4 postcode area including Hudnall Common, Meadway, Ashdridge Park and Potten End. I also know they cover out as far as Welwyn Garden City, Dunstable and even High Wycombe.
I hope you have found this useful. I must go, the kettle is boiling and Paws needs a ‘Dreamie’.
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