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completed cobblestone drive
digging up old driveway
laying drive's sub base
ready for cobblestones

Cobblestone Driveway - Worksop

Mr Owen's existing tarmac driveway was looking tired and worn with cracks, pitting and lumps. He asked us to lay a new driveway that would be tougher and compliment his house nicely. After showing some samples, Mr Owen opted for the popular Sorrento Stone Cobbles.

Our first task was to remove the old tarmac drive and prepare the ground for the new blocks. We cleared the old driveway material and then laid a new "type 1" mot foundation and then covered this with hard wearing membrane. Finally, we laid a sand and concrete base mix before settling the new cobblestone blocks down to form the new driveway. From start to finish the job took three days.


Project Type Cobbleston Drive
Customer Mr Owen
Location Worksop
Project Duration Three days
Materials Used Mixed colour Cobblestones


Key features

  • Dark grey edging cobbles used to create a nice frame to the driveway.
  • Mixed colour cobblestones to create a mottled effect across the drive.
  • Strong base membrane to protect against weeds and movement.
  • 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 hardcore.
  • Compact the new hardcore.
  • Lay the sand base for the cobbles.
  • Lay the edging cobbles first, then the internal stones.
  • 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