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.


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.