Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rustic Block Paving Driveway in Drumcondra, Dublin

Take a look at some pictures of this driveway project, completed by Select Paving in Drumcondra, Dublin.

First we took out the original driveway and laid down new, hardcore foundation with a heavy duty membrane underneath.

Then we topped it with sand and screeded it down. We laid the driveway with Rustic paving bricks with a border of Gold for contrast.

We also fashioned a new doorstep to match the new driveway design.

Contact Select Paving Dublin at 01 – 6856262 and bring your own block paving driveway to life with our professional team. For more details about our block paving services in Dublin, head over onto our website.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Belvedere Patio with New Steps in Tallaght, Dublin

This patio project has been supplied and carried out by Select Paving in Tallaght, Dublin.

First we ripped out the original patio and laid a new hardcore foundation on top of a heavy duty membrane.

After compacting it down, we created a new border of Silver granite flags while maintaining the greenery in the garden.

We created two large granite steps at the patio door to make the descend into the garden smoother.

Finally we laid the patio with Slate Belvedere flags in various sizes for a more natural look.

Find more details about our patio services in Dublin over on our website. You can also reach out to Select Paving via social media or via phone at 01 – 6856262 to request a free quote or to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Gravel Driveway with Cobbled Pathway and Apron in Templeogue, Dublin

Take a look at some pictures of this gravel driveway, supplied and carried out by Select Paving in Templeogue, Dublin.

First we removed all of the original driveway and laid down a new hardcore foundation on top of a heavy duty membrane.

Then we installed all new kerbing around the perimeter of the driveway and built the new cobbled footpath set in concrete.

We fashioned new wide granite doorsteps to compliment the natural toned design of the driveway.

To distinguish our project from other gravel driveways, we also installed wide cobbled apron at the front of the driveway, which makes the entrance look very inviting.

Finally we applied the gravel chippings all over the surface of the driveway and raked it smooth.

Call Select Paving today to schedule an appointment and bring your own dream driveway project to life. We are looking forward to hearing from you. For more info about our gravel driveway services in Dublin, head over onto our website.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Block Paving Driveway in Glasnevin, Dublin

Take a look at some pictures of this finished block paving driveway, supplied and carried out by Select Paving in Glasnevin, Dublin.

We started by removing the original concrete driveway. Then we laid down a new hardcore foundation on top of a heavy duty membrane and compacted it down.

We also created some flower beds on the side of the driveway for a spot of greenery.

Finally, we laid the driveway with Grey paving blocks and a Light Grey border for contrast.

Check out our website to find more details about our block paving driveway services in Dublin. You can also reach out to Select Paving via social media or via phone to schedule an appointment or to request a free, no-obligation estimate on your own driveway project.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Patio with Connemara Walling in Dundrum, Dublin

Take a look at pictures of this patio project, completed by Select Paving in Dundrum, Dublin.

We dug out the original patio and put down a new hardcore base. After compacting it down we built new retaining Connemara walling with implemented stairs to the garden's higher tier.

We laid the patio with Silver Granite flags and several gravel patches.

Visit our website to find more details about our patio services in Dublin. Call Select Paving today and get your own patio transformed just in time for summer!

Tegula Paving Driveway with Raised Flower-Beds in Howth, Dublin

This Tegula paving driveway has been recently completed by Select Paving in Howth, Dublin.

First we took out the original driveway and replaced the old base with a new one.

We built high raised flower-beds on both sides of the driveway and filled them with fresh topsoil. We laid the driveway with Brindle Tegula pavers and enclosed it with single Brindle/single Buff border for a nice contrast.

To see more of our paved driveway services in Dublin, check out our website. You can reach out to Select Paving via social media or via phone at 01 – 6856262 from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Saturday.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Asphalt Driveway With Cobblestone Border in Dublin

Take a look at some during and after pictures of this asphalt driveway completed by Select Paving in Dublin.

Our first step was to dig out and remove all of the original driveway and lay a fresh foundation. After compacting the base down, we created a new border of Silver Granite Cobbles as well as a large Apron at the entryway to the driveway using Slate Stone.

Finally we poured down a thick layer of asphalt and machine it rolled it down to be perfectly smooth.

Find more details about our tarmac driveway services in Dublin over on our website. Reach out to Select Paving Dublin via social media or via phone at 01 685 6262 to request a free quote or to schedule an appointment.

Gravel Driveway in Donnycarney, Dublin

This gravel driveway has been recently completed by Select Paving in Donnycarney, Dublin.

First we dug out the original driveway while preserving the existing raised flower beds. Then we laid down fresh hardcore foundation on top of a heavy duty membrane.

We created some irregular, curved borders with Silver Granite Cobbles for an eye catching design. The rest of the driveway was filled with gravel chippings and raked down smooth.

We installed a new, large doorstep to mirror the design of the driveway.

Visit our website to find more details about our gravel driveway services in Dublin. Our team at Select Paving Dublin is on hand at 01 – 6856262 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday to Saturday.

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.

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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.

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tiered Granite Patio with Astroturf and Gravel Patch in Dublin

We created this beautiful multi-tiered patio in the heart of Dublin.

The materials used were Granite Paving flags with Charcoal Grey paving brick border, astroturf (artificial grass) and granite gravel in front of the shed.

All of the materials were supplied and labour was carried out by your local driveway and patio contractor at Select Paving Dublin. Visit our website for inspiration on your own block paving driveway project in Dublin.

Corrib Driveway with New Brick Pillars in Clonsilla, Dublin

This block paving driveway project has been recently carried out by Select Paving in Clonsilla, Dublin.

We started by taking out the original driveway and laying a new foundation of 804 crushed stone as well as some heavy duty membrane sheeting.

Our team built two new brick pillars at the entrance of the driveway and topped them with beautiful granite capping.

We created raised flower beds using bull-nose kerbing. Same blocks were used to fashion a new doorstep.

Then we put down a layer of sand and cement mixture and compacted it down for the paving blocks to sit on. We used Corrib paving blocks for the main paving with a colour contrasting charcoal edge.

Select Paving is an expert driveway contractor that can handle jobs of any size. To get inspired, visit block paving services section on our website.

Corrib Driveway with Silver Granite Cobble Border in Coolock, Dublin

Our team at Select Paving Dublin has recently finished this corrib driveway in Coolock.

We took out the original tarmac driveway and lawn to extended the parking area.

We laid down a new 804 stone base and heavy duty membrane sheeting to prevent weed growth in the future. Our team also installed new Silver Granite Cobble border and set it in concrete.

The driveway was laid with Dark Grey Corrib blocks for the main paving and Light Grey ones for a colour contrasting edge.

See some more block paving services in Dublin on our website. Select Paving are experts at laying any surface on your driveway.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New Asphalt Driveway with Cobbled Border in Ballybrack, Dublin

Here is a recap of an asphalt driveway project, that Select Paving has recently finished in Ballybrack, Dublin.

First we took out the existing driveway and leveled off the area. Then we laid down an 804 stone base and installed rows of Light Grey Granite Cobbles around the perimeter for a nice colour contrast with the future asphalt driveway.

We fashioned a new doorstep using the same Light Grey Cobbles together with some Natural Grey ones.

Lastly we poured down a thick layer of asphalt and machine rolled it down for a perfectly smooth finish.

If you want professionals handling your asphalt or tarmac driveway in Dublin give Select Paving a call today. We offer unbeatable prices and wide range of materials and techniques to dress up your driveways.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

New Gravel Driveway Avenue in Sutton, Dublin

Here are a few pictures of a new gravel driveway in Sutton, Dublin, completed by our team at Select Paving.

First we leveled off the area and prepared it for the gravel to come. Then we laid and compacted down our crushed limestone foundation. The existing kerbs were in a great shape so there was no need to replace those.

At the entrance of the property we laid multiple rows of snugly fitted granite cobble setts for a classy and timeless look. We topped the driveway with grey pebble gravel chippings and raked it down to create one even layer.

Please visit our website to see other gravel services in Dublin offered by Select Paving. Feel free to give us a call today to bring your own driveway projects to life.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Granite Gravel Driveway in Rathfarnham

Take a look at some during and after pictures of this granite cobble and granite gravel driveway in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. All materials and labour were supplied by our professionals at Select Paving.

As always we started by clearing out the existing driveway, which was laid with concrete. We also removed part of the lawn and greenery to significantly widen the usable area.

Our team laid a foundation of an 804 sub-base, as well as a hardcore membrane to stop any unwanted weed growth in its tracks. We created a pathway, edging border and a doorstep using varieties of Granite Cobbles and anchored them down with concrete. The multiple rows of cobbles at the entryway, along with a functioning drainage system, catch an eye of anyone walking by.

The rest of the area was then filled with Granite Gravel and compressed down.

You can check gravel services in Dublin or give us a call directly at Select Paving Dublin for a free estimate on your own driveway project.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tarmac Driveway with Grey Cobblestone Border in Dublin

Here is quick recap of a tarmac driveway, completed by Select Paving in Dublin.

First, we dug out the existing surface and removed it from the site. Then we laid down a foundation for the future driveway - a Type 1 MOT sub-base. We created a raised block kerbed flower bed in one of the corners as well as a new doorstep to match.

To break the blackness of the tarmac, we used a contrasting Grey Cobblestone border around and tripled it at the entrance to create a nice entryway feature. The border, along with the two new ACO drains on each side, were set in concrete to anchor them down.

Then we completed the project by pouring down a layer of tarmac and power-rolling it down for a perfectly smooth finish.

Should you be interested in getting a free quote about your own tarmac project in Dublin, give us a call at 01 – 6856262. More of tarmac services by Select Paving can be seen at https://www.selectpaving.ie/l/services/tarmac/.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Asphalt Driveway in Drogheda

We have recently laid a new Asphalt Driveway on a lovely property in Drogheda.

As usually, we started by prepping the area. That included digging and removing the original surface, leveling of any imperfections and laying a new solid base.

To define a clear border for the future driveway, we needed to lay new rounded kerbstones all around.

We finished the driveway with a layer of SMA Asphalt. This is one of the most popular materials used for residential driveways for its low maintenance and high durability. It gives any entryway a contemporary and modern look.

Our professional team is on hand to discuss your own dream asphalt project in Drogheda. You can call us directly or visit https://www.selectpaving.ie/services/tarmac/tarmac-driveways-dublin/ should you require more information.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Redesigned Patio in Glasnevin

We are especially proud of the following patio transformation, completed by experts from Select Paving in Glasnevin.

Firstly, we removed all old hedging and lawn to make space for the planned layout. Secondly, to increase the privacy of the owners, we built a new block wall. New pillars were installed at intervals to provide better stability for the wall.

We've laid a curved patio, using Grange Granite flagstones and Silver Granite border line with new foundations, membrane sheeting and sub-base underneath.

We filled the rest of the garden area with a Grade 1 Topsoil for the new lawn.

If you would like to read more about our patio services, check https://www.selectpaving.ie/l/services/patios/ for more information. We are looking forward to hearing from you about your own patio or garden project in Glasnevin!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Block Paving Installation in Dun Laoghaire

New block paving installation in Dun Laoghaire completed by Select Paving. We transformed the front of a garden area turning it from a lawn area into an elevated paved area using block paving from Kilsaran. We elevated it using a medium cobble block and put a dropped down area to blend in with the existing driveway.

The drop down was built using 3 sizes from the tumbled range at Kilsaran and a granite cobble border. Aco drains were installed along the border to ensure no water pooling would occur. Get a free quote today from Select Paving in Dublin. Experts at driveways, patio and garden installations. Free estimates. More at https://www.selectpaving.ie/l/services/paving/

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