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A finished drive in block paving
The old driveway and garden
laying the new sub base

Tarmac Driveway - Rotherham

A more unusual job for us. Mr Kelly and Mr Williams shared a driveway between their property and both were looking to replace the old paving drives with something new. They agreed to go for a black tarmac drive with red edge border and centreline to define the two driveways. As always, we had to remove the existing paving slabs and earth to allow for the new hardcore base. With the old drive cleared, we then set about adding the base foundation of stone hardcore and compacted it down to create a solid base on which to lay the Tarmac.

The next step was to lay the edging blocks around the perimeter of the drive and the centreline. The edging design used red block pavers to create a nice frame. Once this was complete, the tarmac was laid to the rest of the drive.

AT A GLANCE

Project Type Black Tarmac with Red Edge Blocks
Customer Mr Kelly & Mr Williams
Location Rotherham
Project Duration 3 days
Materials Used Tarmac and Block Pavers

SCOPE OF WORK

Key features

  • Red edging blocks used to create a uniformed frame around the driveway.
  • Black tarmac laid across the drive.
  • Weed control membrane to reduce weed growth.
  • New hardcore base to provide a stable, long lasting base.

Key Steps

  • Remove existing paving slabs.
  • Excavate down to remove earth, ready for new hardcore.
  • Lay a heavy duty membrane for weed control.
  • Lay new hardcore stone base.
  • Compact the new hardcore.
  • Lay the edging design first, then the tarmac.

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Very professional job. Good clean workmen. Excellent service. All rubbish taken away on the day. Would highly recommend.
Janet Ireland, Owlthorpe, Sheffield
We would like to thank you for the excellent work that you did. Our driveway now looks really good, down to you and your workmen, who we couldn't fault. We have already recommended you to many others.
Mr & Mrs Stones, Harthill
I had my driveway done in September by the guys at FM Paving and they were brilliant and cleaned up after the job was done. First class!
Mrs Willies-Ratcliffe, Sheffield
Thanks to Frank, Alan and the team. Fabulous Patio!
Mrs Cresswell, Sheffield