Frequently Asked Questions

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When can you start?

As you may expect from a company that carries out work to a high standard, we are in demand. We try to keep our waiting time to below 4 weeks, but on occasions – especially through the summer – this lead time can move up to 7 weeks. This is due to the fact that we never employ contractors or sub contractors, nor will we run jobs alongside each other. We undertake one project at a time so that we can give our full concentration to the job at hand. We pride ourselves on Paul working with the family on all projects undertaken.

How deep will you dig?

Our specification for digging depths is 250mm below the finished level of the new drive. The finished level must always be 150mm below any damp proof course (DPC). We then import and compact 150mm Mot type 1 stone. We do not use road planings. Then we use a 40mm sharp sand bed which again is compacted before laying your choice of paving block or tarmac.

What happens if it goes wrong?

We are not perfect, but with our 25 years of experience and an honest and fair approach to what we do, there is nothing that we cannot put right or change to your satisfaction.

What guarantee do you provide?

We offer a 7 year guarantee on labour which will cover the cost of repairs should the drive fail. The manufacturers Charcon, Eaton, Marshalls, Bradstone, Midland Quarry Products and Tarmac all give us a 10 year material guarantee.

When do we have to pay?

Quality Driveways believe that you should not pay until the work is finished. As a successful company we have years of trading behind us and the resources to only require payment when the job is finished. We never ask for deposits, you pay when you are happy with the work we have done.

We have had cheaper quotes, can you match them?

No. When we price your project we take into account our fixed costs, experienced and fully trained family workforce, along with other factors like the 7 year guarantee and the fact that we only use quality materials. We are fully insured. We carry out 1-2 drives, landscaping or patios per week, each project is priced after a full survey so the price you are given is the price you will pay. At the end of the job there will be no “hidden extras” that need paying for because we have missed something at the survey stage.