Complete Drives and Patios are experts at designing expert patios and drives in Essex, from Southend and Shoebury across to Leigh on Sea and Basildon.
We can completely transform the exterior areas of your property, whether it's your driveway or garden.
From adding off-road parking to designing a stylish patio, we go the extra mile to providing our customers with an expert service.
We have built a reputation for the dedication to our customers, whereby we always strive to provide a quality service.
Driveways can enhance the visual appearance of your home, whilst providing off-street parking that is considered a vital commodity for most homeowners.
Also known as brick paving is a decorative method commonly used to create a pavement or hardstanding for driveways or gardens.
The primary benefit for customers that block paving with bricks, over other materials, is that the individual bricks that are used, can also be easily replaced at a later stage, by being lifted up.
Why is this important? It allows for maintenance and remedial work to be carried out under the surface of the paving.
This avoids leaving any lasting marks once the paving bricks have been replaced. Typical areas that utilise block paving would be for driveways, pavements, patios, town centres, precincts and most commonly in road surfacing.
The bricks that are used are typically made of concrete or clay. Some other composite materials can also be used. Each type of brick has its own means of construction.
The biggest difference is the way in which they set hard, ready for use. A clay brick has to be fired in a kiln to bake the brick hard.
A concrete brick has to be allowed to set. The concrete paving bricks are a porous form of brick formed by mixing small stone hardcore, dyes, cement and sand and other materials in various amounts.
Many block paving manufacturing methods are now allowing the use of recycled materials in the construction of the paving bricks such as crushed glass and crushed old building rubble. Common Block Paving Patterns
There are many different laying patterns that can be achieved using block paving.
The most common of these is the herringbone pattern. This pattern is the strongest of the block paving bonds as it offers the most interlock, therefore making it a good choice for driveways and road surfacing.
A herringbone pattern can be created by setting the blocks at either 45 degrees or 90 degrees to the perpendicular.
Other popular types of pattern include stretcher bond and basketweave; with the latter being better suited to paved areas that will only receive light foot traffic, due to its weaker bond.
Our designs are a wonderful way to expand your living space into your garden by creating a perfect area for you to enjoy your garden. This area will become ideal for entertaining friends and family, outdoor dining or just enjoying the outside on a sunny day.
As a company that has a proud background as fencing specialists in Southend and the surrounding areas. Our experience has ensured that our customers are always provided with a professional service that leaves them extremely happy.
We can offer a full range of fences for any and all gardens and areas that you require fencing for.
There's a lot more to fences than just a few wooden boards.
Choose from a wide array of designs, styles and looks from;
Our wealth of experience ensures our customers are always provided with a professional service that can completely transform your garden..
From the initial design through to completion, we are focused on working closely with our customers to ensure that their requirements are always met.
We take great pride in the high level of our work and our customers reap the benefits of our ability to achieve unsurpassed quality for all our services.
You can rely on Complete Drives and Patios Ltd to provide the finishing touch to enhance your property’s exterior.
Based in Essex, we have undertaken a wide range of projects for customers throughout the county.
With an extensive portfolio of our previous work, we can show you the varied amount of work that we have undertaken.