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

Block Paving Driveway - Sheffield

Mr Yeomans front garden and driveway was looking really run down and tired, so he asked us to give him a fresh new herringbone block paved driveway. To start with, we dug out the old earth to allow for the new hardcore base. Once the excavation was complete, we then filled the base with a new mix of stone hardcore and compacted it down to create a solid foundation 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. The edging design used a tramline style set of contrasting buff and grey block. Once this was complete, the interior herringbone arrangement was laid with a red brick colour. The entire job took less than a week to complete from start to finish.


Project Type Block Paving Drive
Customer Mr Yeomans
Location Sheffield
Project Duration Less than a week
Materials Used Mixed colour block pavers


Key features

  • Dark grey and buff edging blocks used to create a tramline effect around the driveway.
  • Red blocks to create a nice uniformed colour across the drive.
  • Herringbone design with blocks laid interlocking at 45 degrees.
  • New hardcore base to provide a stable, long lasting base.

Key Steps

  • Remove existing top soil driveway and garden.
  • Excavate down to remove earth, ready for new hardcore.
  • Lay new hardcore stone base.
  • Compact the new hardcore.
  • Lay the sand and cement base for the new block paving.
  • Lay a tramline edging design 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