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

Block Paving Driveway - Whiston

Mr Nelson's lovely property was being let down by an old driveway cracked and uneven. He opted for a new Block Paving Driveway using Cobble Stones. To start with, we did the usual and removed the old earth to allow for the new hardcore and sand base. With the old drive removed, we then added the new mix of stone hardcore and compacted it down to create a solid base on which to lay the sand mix ready for the cobblestones.

The next step was to lay the edging blocks around the perimeter of the drive. The edging design used a matching block to create a nice frame. Once this was complete, the interior staggered block arrangement was laid. The entire job took less than a week to complete from start to finish.


Project Type Cobblestone Block Paving Drive
Customer Mr Nelson
Location Whiston, Rotherham
Project Duration 4 days
Materials Used Buff Cobblestone Block Pavers


Key features

  • Buff edging blocks used to create a uniformed frame around the driveway.
  • Buff Cobbled Blocks laid in a staggered formation across the drive.
  • Weed control membrane to reduce weed growth.
  • 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 the 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