Welcome to Pro Driveways Sheffield, producers of the best driveways Sheffield has to offer! We are experts in delivering quality hard standing for your home or business. Our professional team has years of experience in selecting the right material to meet your budget and give you a practical, attractive driveway, patio, pavement, path, or any other hard surface application.
A well designed and expertly installed driveway gives many benefits:
We install the best driveways in Sheffield using high-quality materials and a reliable, professional team to deliver your project.
Blocks or bricks laid in a decorative pattern gives beautiful, hard-wearing driveways. Sheffield residents have been coming to us for their block paving for many years because of our excellent reputation for laying block paving for all applications.
You get a wide variety of blocks from the traditional brick shape to granite blocks or sets. Most blocks are concrete or clay and can include recycled materials like crushed building rubble or glass. A range of colours lets you choose some exciting designs to complement your space.
Block paving advantages are:
Blocks from porous materials allow water to drain naturally through them without the need for separate drainage. Our design team will advise on areas where you need to integrate additional drainage to deal with sudden heavy downpours causing run-off water on sloped surfaces.
The installation time depends on the size of the area of block paving. Sheffield driveways typically take around three days for excavating, laying a sub-base, installing, and finishing touches. Access to your property is not restricted because you do not have to wait for block paving to set – you can walk on it at all stages.
Concrete driveways are an economical choice that can give you the appearance of block paving, slate, or stone at a fraction of the cost by imprinting with rubber moulds. Concrete is a versatile building material in use in towns and cities from Roman times because it is durable and attractive.
A concrete driveway provides:
Keep your concrete driveway brushed and clean, so there are no spaces where dirt can collect. Weeds grow in small cracks and joints where dirt builds up over time. A concrete surface does not provide areas for weeds to settle.
Concrete is an environmentally friendly material that is straightforward to recycle at the end of its long life and can include recycled materials as a constituent. The recent development of porous concrete (combined with the right substrate) ensures natural drainage on your land if you choose this option.
Laying a concrete driveway covers a large area in less time than block paving, but you need to allow a day for the concrete to cure and solidify. We manage the whole project, so you get minimal disruption to your life.
An expert team to design and install your concrete driveway saves you time and gives you a professional finish that lasts at a competitive price. Our professional driveway contractors prepare the site and advise on the ideal conditions for pouring and curing. Also, we have the expertise and the equipment to give you that beautiful finish that is hard to distinguish from block paving or stone.
Gravel is a straightforward, flexible driveway material, and you might think it is a quick way to create a DIY driveway with an attractive finish. But by paying a professional team with the expertise to install a gravel driveway avoids costly mistakes. We will work with you to find the most effective and attractive result for you and your budget.
Gravel is the least expensive solution for super-long driveways, and with care and maintenance will last for a hundred years or more.
Gravel’s plus points include:
The downsides to a gravel drive include:
There is more than one way to create a gravel driveway, and that is where using our expert team gives you the best advice and service.
Method One – Build up the layers and compact them.
The site is prepared by removing the topsoil and running a compactor over the ground. A geotextile fabric placed over the area helps suppress weed growth. A layer of largish rocks, followed by golf ball-sized rocks, then marble-sized pebbles, and a final finish layer builds up the driveway. Each layer is carefully compacted, and the driveway shapes with a gentle curve to allow water to run off from the crown. The final layer contains the smallest stones mixed with clay and sand to help with infilling and compaction.
This traditional gravel driveway gives a robust finish that sheds water like a pavement.
Method Two – Avoid migration with gravel pavers.
Preparation is like method one up to the geotextile layer. Gravel pavers are lightweight grids made from recycled plastic. They lay across the surface like paving slabs, and the gravel pours into the grid spaces. The gravel filled pavers are durable and withstand heavy weights like parked vehicles.
Other Solutions with Gravel
Every site is different, and gravel can be combined with other hard surfacing materials, for example, creating a hard edge with pavers. Sheffield is hilly, and a retaining edge may be necessary to keep the gravel on the drive and not sliding into flower beds or out onto the pavement. The blocks define the area and help stop the pebbles from migrating.
Properties with a steeply sloping driveway are unsuitable for gravel. Still, our professional team will assess your site and provide you with options for getting the best drive for your property. Gravel is flexible and attractive, but it can be tricky to install. We provide free quotes and advice to help you explore your options.
Resin driveways are stunning and beautiful. The outlay to set yourself up in business as a resin-bonded pathway installer is small compared with other driveways. That means there are plenty of installers out there who are poorly trained and lack experience. Our team has the expertise to give you the best installation of your resin driveway.
A resin bonded driveway is a mixture of stones and resin that sets to a hard finish. You can get some fantastic effects, for example – glow in the dark chips with a dark black resin to give you a starry night sky on your driveway when the lights go out.
We recommend that you have the full installation process that involves excavating the site, laying a subbase, and then at least 18mm of the resin bonded material. Our expert team will give you an even consistent application that avoids patches and areas where the material lifts with wear.
The alternative is a resin-bound overlay on top of an existing surface. If the existing surface is suitable and free of all defects like large cracks and holes, then this process will cost half the amount of the complete install. The main advantage of the resin driveway is its permeability (water drains through), and this is only beneficial if the substrate is also porous. If not, water will pool at the boundary between the resin and the substrate, and the durability of your beautiful new driveway is severely compromised.
When we give you your free quotation, we will assess if it is possible to use the existing materials on the drive. We will provide you with an honest assessment of your options, and we have the expertise to install the ideal resin driveway for you. Depending on your project, we will suggest a UV resistant resin or a less expensive resin for applications that do not need this property.
The pros of resin driveways include:
The cons are:
A resin bonded driveway is a beautiful addition to your home, but only if you use quality materials suitable for the location. A reputable installer achieves a professional finish because a poorly installed resin driveway is an expensive mistake.
Natural sandstone paving creates a fabulous, durable driveway that enhances the value of your home. High quality hand-finished Indian sandstone provides stunning and attractive paving. Sheffield, with its seven hills, means many driveways have a severe slope. A quality paved drive expertly bonded to a sub-base gives a robust easy to maintain surface that stays in place despite the incline.
Sandstone paving gives you many benefits:
The amount of site preparation for sandstone paving will depend on the expected amount of use and the nature of the site. There are different installation strategies with concrete bases and sub-bases that need a professional team that lay the slabs rapidly and accurately as they are racing the setting time of the mortar and concrete.
We use quality Indian sandstone with a low water absorption rate of 1.7% or less. A higher water absorption rate allows the stone to turn green as mosses find the permanently damp stone irresistible. We pay attention to slab thickness and finish, and we use the right sub-base to give you a level surface for driving and walking on.
Installation time depends on the size of the project, and the amount of preparation needed before laying the sandstone paving.
Our expert team determines what your project needs for a high-quality sandstone paving installation that will look beautiful and perform to the highest standards for decades. We pay attention to every detail from geotextile fabric to jointing compound, so your driveway surpasses your expectations.
The precise amount of preparation and stages needed for a driveway project depend on the type of driveway chosen, the scale of the project, and the nature of the site.
All jobs begin with a free consultation to assess the scope and nature of the project.
Most projects begin by excavating the planned driveway and compacting the substrate to provide a firm base for the driveway. A geotextile fabric helps with weed control and damp – particularly in areas with a low water table.
Some form of subbase improves every type of driveway; this may be plastic pavers, sand, compacted rock, or mortar depending on the final layer.
Our reputable, reliable, experienced team then lay the final material with the best technique and equipment to ensure a flawless result. We pay attention to details like drainage and surface finish.
A quality new driveway is an investment and done right; it increases the value of your property as well as enhancing your enjoyment of your home. Our knowledgeable team helps to get the best value driveway for your needs.
All our services use the best quality materials that give you great value for money for your choice of driveway. We are competitive, but we do not compromise on materials or expertise. Our fully insured team works to an efficient timescale, and when we take on your project, we give you a quick turnaround and keep you informed and in control.
All our driveway installations begin with a free consultation where we assess your site and talk you through your options. Once we have agreed the scope of your project and friendly professional team will deliver an outstanding installation with great attention to detail and excellent finishing.
We are respectful of your property and seek to avoid any unnecessary damage to shrubs and flower beds while laying your premium driveway. When you are looking for a new driveway, contact us, and take advantage of our expert advice and assistance with our free consultation and quotation.
We are based in Sheffield but we offer our services in many of the surrounding areas and cities. Locations include:
If you don’t see your location listed above don’t worry! If you’re anywhere near Sheffield chances are we can help you, as we serve the whole of South Yorkshire.
Pro Driveways Sheffield are your number one choice for driveways, paving and patios in Sheffield. Get in touch today for your free non obligation quote from one of our contractors. Just fill out our contact form, email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 0114 419 0213. We look forward to hearing from you!
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