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new block paving drive
digging out the old driveway
getting ready for the base

Block Paving Driveway - Rotherham

Mr Wardle asked us to replace his tired old tarmac drive with a fresh new herringbone block paved driveway. This involved excavating to ensure the new hardcore base would be sufficiently compacted and settled for the blocks. The drive was then given a new mix of stone hardcore and tamped down to create a solid platform on which to lay the top base and then the blocks.

A mixed sand & cement base was then laid and the edging blocks were placed around the perimeter of the drive. Once this was complete, the interior herringbone arrangement was laid with a mottled brick colour. The entire job took three days to complete from start to finish.


Project Type Block Paving Drive
Customer Mr Wardle
Location Rotherham
Project Duration Three days
Materials Used Mixed colour block pavers


Key features

  • Dark grey edging blocks used to create a nice frame to the driveway.
  • Mixed colour blocks to create a mottled effect across the drive.
  • Herringbone design with boths laid interlocking at 45 degrees.
  • New hardcore base to provide a stable, long lasting base.

Key Steps

  • Remove top layer old driveway surface.
  • Excavate down to remove any unstable or old hardcore.
  • Lay new hardcare.
  • Compact the new hardcore.
  • Lay the sand base for the blocks.
  • Lay the edging blocks first, then the internal blocks.
  • Treat the driveway with a sand covering to prevent weed growth.

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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