Monday, June 1, 2020

Complete Patio Makeover in Tallaght, Dublin

First we created the raised platform with Granite bricks and set them in concrete. We leveled the area on top and laid a a hardcore base to lay the slabs on. We used Yellow Limestone Slabs throughout this whole project. To make the exit from the house onto the patio smoother, we installed a wide, double step at the foot of the door.

Then we moved on onto the lower part of the patio. Once again we laid down a hardcore foundation on top of membrane sheeting. This will prevent any unwanted weed growth. We left some patches of greenery throughout the patio for an organic, natural look.
We also created some raised flower beds using Red paving bricks for a spot of contrast. Edges throughout the patio were laid with Grey borderline.

In the middle of the patio we laid a circle of slabs with the same Charcoal borderline and filled the rest of the area with gravel for yet another contrast of the material used here.

Call Select Paving Dublin today at 01 – 6856262 to schedule an appointment or request a free, no-obligation quotation. To see more details about our patio services in Dublin, head over onto our website.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Patio with Belvedere Curragh Gold Slabs in Ballymun, Dublin

Take a look at these before and after pictures of a patio completed by Select Paving in Ballymun, Dublin.

First we took out the existing chipped patio and lawn to extend the usable surface in the back yard. Then we put down a new foundation of 804 stone on top of a heavy duty weed protective membrane.

We laid the patio with the Belvedere Curragh slab packs in Gold in various sizes for an interesting look and bordered them with a row of charcoal bricks for contrast.

Visit our website to see more of our patio services in Dublin. Call Select Paving Dublin today at 01 – 6856262 and get your patio remodeled just in time for summer!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mint Sandstone Patio in Finglas, Dublin

Take a look at some before, during and after pictures of this patio completed by Select Paving in Finglas, Dublin.

First we took out the original concrete patio and dug out some lawn to extend the area.

We put down a new hardcore foundation as well as a heavy duty membrane to prevent weed growth. As the patio is slightly sloped, we installed new ACO drains set in concrete, to prevent water pooling on the surface.

Our team laid the patio using beautiful mint sandstone slabs with unique veining details. Finally we grouted the whole patio for extra durability and longevity.

Give Select Paving Dublin a call today at 01 685 6262 to schedule an appointment or request a free, no-obligation quote. For more details about our patio services in Dublin, visit our website.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Granite Flagstones Driveway and Patio in Collinswood, Dublin

This is a project, that Select Paving has recently finished in Collinswood, Dublin.

First we removed all of the original block paving and kerbing. We laid down a new foundation of a heavy duty weed protection membrane and hardcore stone base.

We created a beautiful old style tumble cobbled border around the whole perimeter.

Then we anchored the Buff Granite Flagstones in cement for extra durability.

Lastly we fashioned a new step at the back door of the house, using the matching flags.

Call Select Paving Dublin today at 01 – 6856262 to make an appointment or request a free, no obligation quotation. If you are looking for more information about our block paving services in Dublin, you can check our website.

Gravel Driveway with Old Style Cobbled Pathway in Dublin

In this project, Select Paving Dublin has created a new gravel driveway with old style cobbled pathway in Dublin.

We started by digging out the original front lawn. Then we laid down a thick border of old style granite cobbles at the front and the sides of the driveway. We also created a raised flower bed on one side, as well as new door steps to match the colour of the cobbles.

Then we put down a base of 804 stone with a membrane sheeting underneath to stop any weed growth.

We created a winding pathway for a more natural look. Finally we poured down gravel in the remaining area and raked it smooth.

To see more of our gravel services in Dublin, visit our website. You can also give Select Paving a direct call at 01 – 6856262 to schedule an appointment or request a free quote.

Asphalt Driveway with Buff Granite Cobbles in Dundrum, Dublin

This was an asphalt driveway project, that Select Paving Dublin has recently finished in Dundrum.

We started by removing the old concrete driveway and laying a new foundation of hardcore crushed stone. Then we laid the Natural Buff Granite Cobbles in a four rows at the front for a lovely visual detail. We also run a similar border around the perimeter of the driveway.

Our team fashioned a new Buff bull-nose step at the front door, to match the shade of the border.

We finished the driveway with a layer of concrete and final topping of asphalt, that was power rolled smooth.

Call Select Paving Dublin today to make an appointment or request a free quote on your own tarmac or asphalt project in Dublin.

What Is A Carport?

A carport is something that has become less of a feature on a driveway every year. It is still fairly common on older terrace houses in the UK but you do not really see it much in Dublin anymore.

The purpose of a carport is to provide you a place to park your car whilst still being on the driveway. It will protect the car from the elements and give you a place to step out onto without getting wet. Kind of a like a garage but with no walls or garage door on it!

Now you may wonder, why not just have a garage instead? Well, building a garage is a lot more complicated and will cost you significantly more as well.

Here are some of the key differences between a garage and a carport

Building a new garage, especially if you did not have one previously, will require planning permission. It will require a bricklayer for the walls and a roofer to do the roof. Now you can just get a builder, who can handle that all for you but you will be paying extra for this.

A new garages requires a new base foundation, a concrete or similar styled floor, concrete footings for walling, windows, generally a side door and a main front garage door.

As you can see, this will start to pile up in costs after a while and there is maintenance required that goes along with it. Oiling the garage door, spring cleaning, guttering systems, regular roof maintenance and more.

So lets now look at a carport and see the difference.

No planning permission required, no walling, no new surface, no doors, no windows and very little maintenance. The only maintenance you will require is going to be on the roof.

A car port can be built with no walls by simply using support beams (metal preferably) which are bedded into the ground and will support the roof the new car port.

If it is backing into a wall, you do not need any extra support, otherwise, we recommend tying it into the side of the house to give it some extra support.

Make sure to pick the right roof for the carport, a nice perplex styled roof will let a lot of light in vs a traditional felt roof. Round off the appearance of your carport with a nice gutter, soffit and fascia style to complete the look

A carport will cost around 1/5th of what a new garage will cost on average. If you already have a carport, the only type of maintenance you will require is making the sure the guttering system works, drains away correctly and that the roof is watertight.

If you do need maintenance, we recommend a company such as TC Roofers - Roofing Contractors in Dublin to handle the free maintenance check for you.

Here at Select Paving, we can put in a wide range of carport styles on any driveway without affect the existing driveway. We can build a new driveway in Dublin around and for your carport as well.

Options exist for metal frameworks, brick built carports, stand alone or lean to carports and more.