CD Designs Blog
During February we were delighted to find out that we were the ‘Most Loved’ driveway and patio business in Bury on thebestofbury website. They were running a promotion called ‘14 Days Of Love’, a Valentine’s Day tie-in finding the best businesses in the area based on the number of recommendations that they got, and we came top. Not only were we the most recommended driveway and patio company in Bury, we were the third most in the entire country!
We’re thankful that so many of you are finding the time to give a review of our work, and delighted that you are so pleased with it. We will continue to give you the best driveways and patios possible, and in doing so hope to get many more reviews, so that by this time next year we will be number one in the country.
28th March 2013
Black has long been the colour of elegance and simplicity. In fashion, the black suit or tuxedo is the standard formal attire for men, and for women the black dress is regularly seen on red carpets and catwalks. Designer Karl Lagerfeld was once quoted as saying “Black is the color that goes with everything. If you’re wearing black, you’re on sure ground”. The same is true outside of fashion, and black is increasingly being used for interior and exterior decorating. White walls and black furniture is often considered a ‘modern’ look, and the contrast between black and other colours looks beautiful, adds drama and never goes out of style.
A good example of how we use black to contrast other features is a driveway we installed in Blackpool in 2011, as shown in the photo above. We used our charcoal colour on the whole of the front drive and side path leading to the front door, and in contrast with the white walls, doorway and gravel, the black concrete gives a stylish and sophisticated look. We also use charcoal for our McDonald’s and KFC drive-thru’s. We are finding that more and more customers are choosing black for their pattern imprinted concrete driveways.
25th March 2013
In February we told you about our two new McDonald’s contracts. The first of the two in Nottingham has now been completed, and work on the next one is due to begin at the end of March.
Due to the volume of traffic that was expected on the site, our specifications were as with previous drive-thru’s changed slightly from our usual driveways, with 7 inches of concrete and steel reinforcement mesh being installed. Detection loops were then placed by in four positions throughout the drive-thru. Once the concrete was poured the client requested the use of charcoal colour and London cobble pattern throughout. Rather than use the usual surface colour hardener, our client specified the use of colour through charcoal pigment, which meant that the charcoal colour would run all the way through the concrete and not just the surface. On the corners of the drive-thru we used border mats and turned the pattern to suit the corners perfectly. Polythene was used to cover the kerbs to prevent the chance of staining the kerbs, and grills were removed from the aco drains, which were also covered.
Prior to completion we cleaned the drive-thru and cut in the crack control joints, followed by another clean. The drive-thru was then sealed using acrylic seal, and was now ready to be used by the public. This newly refurbished McDonald’s on the Victoria Retail Park, Nottingham was built next to an existing McDonald’s which will be demolished and replaced once the new one has formally opened.
Click here to see lots more images in the full case study for this job.
8th March 2013