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Aye Landscape Construction are the complete landscaping service for all your soft and hard landscaping needs. With our experienced hard landscapers, designers and pavers we are equipped to design and implement your project to the highest standards. Whether your choice is for modern or traditional paving for your drive, we can ensure your driveway is installed using the correct methods and adheres to current legislation in regards to permeability. As a family run business we pride ourself on excellent customer service throughout the whole project. Our team can install gravel driveways with stabilisation grids, natural stone driveways, permeable paving, concrete block paving or resin bonded driveways.
If you are thinking of paving your driveway, don't forget the SUDS! In England, as of the 1st October 2008 permission is now required for all installations of impermeable paving in front gardens that exceeds 5 sqm and that which allows the run off of rain water to flow onto public highways. Please note that these regulations affect new driveways, extensions of driveways or relaying of replacing a drive.
Flooding and drainage have become an increasing worry and a major environmental issue. Surface water run off is said to be one of the main causes of recent flooding disasters.
The new regulations apply to all methods of laying a new drive: concrete, tarmac, natural paving slabs, block paving, gravel drives and resin bonded driveways.
Permeable paving is not always suitable for the site and therefore a channeled drainage system that returns the rain water to the ground can be installed without the need for planning permission.
SUDS stands for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. The ideas behind it is that the paving needs to have some kind of drainage system that will control the rain water at source rather than draining into public drains. This could mean creating a drainage channel with a soakaway or a permeable surface that allows rain water to drain between gaps.
With the increasing amounts of cars in the roads and the our current lifestyles that often require off road parking for more than one car it is still important that we maintain some element of 'green'. Planting can be low maintenance and as well as the environmental benefits and essential shelter for wildlife it will prevent our front gardens from becoming concrete jungles.
Concrete Sustainable Block Paving This permeable paving system drains water safely away by allowing surface water to pass between the blocks. Together with a specially calculated sub base it can be installed without planning permission or need of soakaways and linear drainage.
Concrete Block Paving Brick and block paving is the most common material used when installing new drives. They can be used to great effects when combined with a design of different colours and can provide many years of service. They look a lot more stylish than plain concrete or tarmac. Installed with the correct drainage and a soakway in order to be SUDS compliant.
Resin Bound or Resin Bonded Driveways A fairly recent introduction to the paving market is resin based surfacing systems. The idea behind it is that a decorative or coloured gravel is 'glued' to an existing solid surface using a coloured resin. This results in an extremely hard wearing surface, resistant to weed growth and oil spillage and can be laid in a variety of colours and patterns. There is a contract between the two types, resin bound being water permeable whereas resin bonded needing aco drainage installed. Contact us for more information.
Natural Stone Paving Natural stone paving can be well suited for use as driveway paving when installed with the correct sub base and drainage. A drive made from natural stone will add a contemporary and stylish aspect to your drive and garden. Installed with the correct drainage and a soakway in order to be SUDS compliant.
Gravel Driveways Gone are the days that a gravel drive means ruts and unsightly dips in the drive. Using a gravel stabilisation grid underneath the gravel means that loose gravel paths and drives will transform into a firm gravel surface. An ideal surface for an affordable large SUDS compliant driveway.