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    Happy New Year From CD Designs

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. Welcome to Complete Driveway Designs’ 11th year. After celebrating a successful 10th anniversary last year, our aim is to make 2014 even better for ourselves and our customers.

    Over the next few weeks we will be telling you about the latest product that we are going to be specialising in – resin bonded stone. It can be used for driveways, patios and a host of other surfaces, and gives a great looking smooth finish that is strong enough for heavy vehicles, and highly weather resistant.

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    We have numerous projects lined up over the next few months, and we are taking orders for our late spring/early summer installations, so if you would like a free quote for any driveway, patio, fencing, walling or any other work then please call us on 01706 827180 or click here and leave us a message.

    Merry Christmas – A Winter Guide


    Merry Christmas from everyone at Complete Driveway Designs! We’re sure that lots of you were hoping for a white Christmas, but it seems that the weather reports were correct, and all we’re going to get is wet and windy. Should we get snow or ice in the future however, here is a quick guide for your pattern imprinted concrete.

    Don’t worry about the effect of snow on your driveway, it is perfectly protected. However if you do decide that you want to remove the snow, you must be careful when doing so. Using something heavy and hard-edged like a metal shovel or wooden broom may scratch the sealant or the concrete. It is best to use a plastic shovel, whilst trying not to scrape too close to the concrete.

    If your driveway becomes icy, you may consider trying to remove the ice. Don’t put salt on it, as the salt will make a mess of your driveway if there are any gaps in the sealant. You may also consider throwing some hot water over it to melt the ice, but in our experience the water just freezes again and you have the same problem. Anti-freeze can be used in watered-down, small amounts to defrost your driveway, and putting sand down can make it less slippery.

    If you want any advice don’t hesitate to get in touch, and stay safe!

    What did you get for Christmas?

    We don’t always get what we want for Christmas; most people have received their fair share of ugly jumpers and socks. That’s why there’s a fine tradition of treating yourself after Christmas. After all, who knows what you really want better than yourself? Yes, it’s the thought that counts, and it’s lovely to receive any kind of gift at all… but it’s also great to be able to go and buy something you actually want a few days later. So, what did you get for Christmas? Gadgets you’ll never use? Clothes you don’t like?

    Of course, we hope you got better presents than that. But sometimes, it’d be nice to receive something practical, wouldn’t it? Like a new pattern imprinted concrete driveway for your property.

    Maybe your house deserves a present as well. And a pattern imprinted concrete driveway, although it’s difficult to wrap, is a gift that’s bound to impress. So, if you fancy getting yourself a practical post-Christmas gift, we’re the people to talk to.

    A new pattern imprinted concrete driveway is a gift that keeps on giving. A well installed pattern imprinted concrete driveway, especially if it’s well looked after, will last for years. If you get in contact with us now, we should be able to get you a prime slot over the summer.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

    The Yard, Stubbins Lane, Ramsbottom, BL0 0PT
    T: 01706 827180

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