Heron Landscapes UK Ltd

7 Dorchester Road

Tadcaster

North Yorkshire

LS24 9JY

 

Telephone: 01937 835 792
Telephone: 07931 305 930
 

 

Drives, Paths and Patios

 

Transforming your old drive way into a hardwearing decorative feature for that grand entrance can be done with the use of a vast range of materials from, Natural stone pavers to pre-cast concrete block paving, concrete, tarmac and decorative gravels. These materials can transform your old worn out driveway, path or patio into a revitalised, attractive feature to be proud of.

Old driveways don't always need to be torn up and renewed. Modern techniques and mechanics mean that new coatings can be added which extends the life of an existing drive. Drivedash coating is a bitumen based compound topped with a fine gravel to form a hard wearing finish.

Paths and Patios can be constructed from a vast range of materials, from budget concrete paving to natural Indian stone.

All of our patios are bespoke designs and are constructed to cater for each of our customers needs and requirements. The use of a mixture of materials can create a stunning feature at incredibly comprehensive prices. Our suppliers are more than happy to provide samples of the materials upon request, this way you really do see what you are getting before a single block is laid. . A patio can be just like an extension of your house. Effective patio design can mean that you increase the floor space of your home by adding an outside room that allows you to entertain alfresco. A patio can just be a rectangular slab of concrete with some plastic chairs and table, but it can also be so much more.


What materials to use in a Patio?
Patio design gives you the opportunity to create an outside living area - an extension of your home - for entertaining and relaxing all year round, yes even in the winter months, patio heaters are advised to keep the chills away. For instance, people who like to entertain may want to consider a patio with an undercover kitchen and dining area for those long summer nights or to see in the New Year. By adding a barbecue and a built in fridge and some quality outdoor furniture and lighting, the patio can in itself become a major feature of your home.


When contemplating a new patio design, it is important to remember that your new outdoor entertaining area does not need to be expensive. There are a variety of different patio surfaces to fit a particular style or budget, these including concrete pavers, natural paving and bricks. If the existing surface is sound but looking dull then there is nothing wrong with adding a textured finish in the form of Drivedash. This is a bitumen based adhesive with a 2 to 6mm gravel finish.  

There is no need to stick to one type of paving or surface - experiment. Pebbles, gravels, bricks and tiles, can all be incorporated. A contrasting brick edge can give that finishing touch to both new and old paving. You may also need to give your patio some shade due to its sunny position, this need not be extensive but just enough to cover the main cooking and eating areas; after all, why block out the view of your gorgeous garden or the midday sun for relaxing and tanning or even the stars in the sky on a clear night.

Materials and Textures Used for Patios and Driveways
One of the most important considerations of patio design is landscaping. The use of plants can help to soften the hard surface of a patio or drive with the provision of colour, texture and fragrance and they can set the mood for an outdoor living and entertaining area. Further more you might also like to consider the use of a water feature and some soft low voltage lighting, solar lights or candles to create a stunning patio setting for that night time party.


A patio design can be as elaborate or as straightforward as you want it to be. Patios can be arranged in any shape and size and can be refreshed regularly just like the interior of your home. Outdoor entertaining is an increasing pastime - enjoy it with family and friends!Block Paving
Block paving has been the growth area in the British Paving Industry for at least 20 years. The mass production techniques of today have enabled the manufacturers to produce paving at reduced prices to a reasonable level and made this type of paving affordable for most projects and budgets. Now the price of concrete block paving can be between £4 and £8 per m² more than the standard concrete flags. When laid to a domestic driveway they not only look better but can give a better means of access to buried services i.e. water, gas and electric..


Brick or Block paving can be used anywhere. They look great on drives and will provide many years of service. They can be used to great effect as paths, or patios as an edging or mixed with other paving types to create a unique feature. They are a viable alternative to the more traditional asphalt or macadam surfacing for roads and drives, they look a lot better than tarmacadam or concrete. They are also designed to be  being used in areas of heavy traffic such as supermarkets, garage forecourts, airport taxi-ways, docks and freight yards.

 

 

 

 

 

Long Driveway and Patio Area (Tadcaster)

 

We called Mick from Heron Landscapes in to replace our driveway which had been damaged by a skip company during some building works.

 

We were firstly very happy with the price and also the full breakdown of the works to be undertaken, it was great to be kept in the loop of everything which was happening.

 

Mick, Tom and Danny were very professional in their approach to every aspect of the job and ensured that there was always access to the house without having to walk through all of the mud.

 

It wasn't long before the project started to take shape. No matter what obstacles arose during the job, the guys just got on and worked through.

 

We have a 65ft long driveway and a patio area at the rear of the house. The finished project is fantastic and has attracted a lot of comments on the quality of workmanship from friends and even passers-by.

 

Thanks again guys, you have done a great job and I wish you well on future projects.

 

Richard & Christine .R

Tadcaster North Yorkshire

 

 
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