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Call on Build8 for your new driveway or patio.

We provide a clear and detailed survey covering the total cost of the work to be carried out from lead-time to installation and advise you on the expected completion time.

In addition, we also provide up to a 5-year guarantee on all works carried out.

You can also view our step by step “Block Paving Installation Guide” below within the frequent questions. Our guide explains the preparation and processes of laying your new driveway in detail.

Moreover, it will take you through from the initial excavation phase to the sub-base installation.

We also include further details on block laying, alignment and compliance checks plus the installation of recess trays and gully covers to the final jointing and compaction phase.


At Build8 we only work with the best suppliers around.

We also have a large choice available in a wide range of different colours, sizes and finishes to ensure we find you you the right product to suit your house type. And of course at the right price to suit your budget.

For example, whether you have a traditional home or something a bit more contemporary there is a block paving style for you.

Furthermore, the paving range we also supply includes additional features such as channels, circles, kerbs and edging to personalise your design making it unique to you.

You can also use block paving to integrate the paving around your home letting your driveway lead you into your garden.

We are also part of the local senior savers program.

Frequent Questions

Which Driveway material?

Gone are the days when all driveways were in Tarmac.

There is now a wide range of driveway, patio and paving materials to choose from including resin, block paving, clay, slate, porcelain, granite and limestone.

Block Paving Installation Guide

1 – Excavating the ground

Dig out as required, and dispose of soil.

We typically excavate to a depth of 250mm below finished paving level, ensuring any soft spots are excavated: they will be backfilled with compacted sub-base material.

Using a membrane helps stabilise the ground and prevent the subbase mixing with earth.

Soakaway drainage would be installed at this stage and haunched with concrete for protection.

2 – Adding a Sub Base

Spread, level and compact to a minimum of 150mm thick layer of sub-base material followed by a 25 to 40mm course of sand.

3 – Laying down the blocks

Laying of full blocks is done in line with the agreed design, block colours and any special requirements.

4 – Checking Alignment and Compliance

Once all the full blocks are laid, they need to be checked for alignment and adjusted as necessary.

5 – The Fine Details

We fix Recess Trays and gully covers, if necessary and then re-check paving for compliance.

6 – Jointing & Compaction

The final task is jointing. This is done once all the cutting-in has been completed, and the compliance checks carried out.

Kiln-dried jointing sand is spread over the block surface and swept into the joints using a soft brush.

The paving is now compacted using a vibrating plate compactor (wacker plate).

7 – Completion

Excess jointing sand can be swept off the surface and it is now ready to be used.

Typical Request

What is the type of property?


What work do you need carrying out?

Install new driveway in an existing property

How many cars should fit on the new drive?

3 cars

Which materials would you consider for the new drive?

Block paving

Which additional services do you need?


When do you need the work carried out?

I’m Flexible


thumb_01_60_60James Beckett

Yellow Pages

We’re very pleased with the new driveway Build8 built for us, it really has transformed our property. The work was completed out to an extremely good standard and left clean and ready to use. We would recommend Build8 to anyone wanting to improve their home.


thumb_02_60_60Debbie Currie


Superb service from start to finish. Many options discussed carefully, helpful drawing supplied and a great team of workmen who worked extremely hard to get the job done efficiently. Nothing too much trouble for the team. Highly recommended!


thumb_03_60_60George Nicol


I think it is fair to say that Build8 is at the upper end of available prices. However, the reason is they deliver high quality work, reliable employees and good communication. Definitely worth paying a bit more and having the quality and certainty. The guys were polite, tidy and accommodated all my requests. The drive looks great. More than Happy.


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