Driveway installation guide

Driveway extension in Knowle


This week we are visiting a driveway extension in Knowle that we have recently completed for Barbara.

Our remit was to create two parking bays along with a feature low maintenance gravel area for Barbara to display her plant pots. Barbara chose Eaton blocks in the colour charcoal with a border in red to set them off beautifully. All the materials were supplied by EH Smith. You can see more of their range here.

I went to Earlswood Garden and Landscape centre to look at the different materials available and for inspiration. I enquired with them about reputable contractors and they pointed me towards their recommendation board. I picked three businesses including Ideal Building and Landscapes and invited them around to quote.

The one company came along but he would not listen to want I wanted and was telling me what I should have done and so we never even got as far as pricing. The second company visited but I did not trust the chap – I felt that the quote was too cheap and he was not able to provide me with an address of a local installation. He also wanted to start the very next day which did not fill me with confidence.

Sam came and was great. He listened to what I wanted and gave me a local installation. I went and knocked on the customer’s door and the customer gave glowing feedback about the whole process. Sam also followed up the quote in writing which I also found impressive and so I gave Ideal Building and Landscapes the job.

I had been thinking about getting something done with the driveway for sometime but then on impulse I had all the bushes at the front of my house cut and it made the area look worse as I did not realise how many roots there were. I decided to get the driveway extended to create extra parking and a low maintenance space.

I asked people if having a driveway extension would add value to the property. Sam was very honest with me and said that it would make the property more attractive and would likely speed up a sale but that it would be unlikely to add value. I am considering downsizing and so have now been told that the finished work has actually added some value to my home, which is a definite bonus.

The installers were great – a very happy and hardworking team. I am very pleased with the finished result. A job well done.

Barbara Herbertson – Knowle

Are you looking for a new driveway in Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire and beyond? Our driveways are installed quickly and carefully with minimal disturbance to your home.

Our team are highly skilled and we only use the best products such as Tobermore.

Here at Ideal building and landscapes we are experienced in all types of driveways, patios and pathways in Warwickshire and the surrounding areas. Why not get in touch here or call us on 01564 490121

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