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    5 Year Guarantee

    It is our intention at Complete Driveway Designs Ltd to assure our customers that we will deliver all work -

    -In accordance with standard construction practices.

    -Using the highest quality materials available to us.

    Why Can We Offer 5 Year Materials / Workmanship Guarantee?

    We can offer this Guarantee upon request because we want to give you the minimum standards of the Materials and working practice that we would use on any of our projects. Please ask our surveyor for more details.

    We offer a 5 Year Workmanship Guarantee meaning that any omission or non-compliance with current construction practices, we would put right free of charge. We observe current building regulations and guidelines laid down by “The Concrete Society” for the installation of  Pattern Imprinted Concrete. (P.I.C.)20150701133108751

    Chelsea Awards

    The Plant of the Centenary, 'Rozanne' Geranium

    The Plant of the Centenary, the 'Rozanne' Geranium

    If you read our preview of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, you will no doubt be eagerly wanting to know the results. Some of the main awards were the Geranium ‘Rozanne’ being named as Plant of the Centenary, and the Trailfinders Australian Garden, built by Phillip Johnson Landscapes, being awarded Best Show Garden.

    The Plant of the Centenary is a special award this year to commemorate Chelsea’s 100th year. The ‘Rozanne’ was named after its discoverer, Mrs Rozanne Waterer, who found the strange looking geranium at the bottom of her garden in the small village of Kilve in Somerset in 1989. It is thought that it is a naturally occurring hybrid, which grows taller and has larger flowers than most other geraniums.

    The Best Show Garden, Trailfinders Australian Garden

    The Best Show Garden, Trailfinders Australian Garden

    The Trailfinders Australian Garden is an attempt at “capturing a small snippet of the beauty of the Australian country”. It uses native Australian plants, from lush ferns to bright kangaroo paws and bottle trees, and includes a waterfall and billabong. You can see a short video showing the garden, along with a chat with the designer Philip Johnson, by clicking here.

    You can see all the awards, along with lots of images and videos, at the show’s website.

    Training Day Moved To 15th June

    We are busy adding the final touches to our classroom, in preparation for our pattern imprinted concrete training day. Due to unforseen circumstances the date has been pushed forward by a week to Saturday the 15th June, but there are still places available if you wish to learn about the installation process of pattern imprinted concrete.

    The course will begin at 9am, with refreshments and lunch included. The booking fee is £25, or alternatively you can just turn up on the the day and pay the £150 + VAT total, but obviously a place will not be guaranteed for you.

    Top 5 DIY YouTube Videos

    An explanation on how to clean and reseal a block paved driveway.  This will not only improve its appearance but also protect it from weather damage.

    A video offering various tips and tricks in keeping a healthy lawn, looking at mowing, fertiliser and weed control, and aeration.

    This video describes how to kill weeds in your lawn. It illustrates which tools and products you will need use to get the job done.

    A short video that explains how to build an attractive and functional retaining wall for your garden, without using mortar.

    A long and informative video that shows how to build, fit and install a wooden gate for your garden.  It shows how to fix it securely between 2 supporting posts so that it is level, and how to add a return spring to your gate so that it is self-closing.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

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