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    Case Study – Blueberry Road, Bowdon

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The Bowdon project was installed in March of this year. We originally posted a time-lapse video of the landscaping that we did, and whilst we were there we also installed pattern imprinted concrete both at the front and rear of the property.

    The size of the project was immense, measuring a vast 300m2 area. The colour varied from the back, which was laid with cream, to the front, which was laid in Classic Grey. The pattern also varied from the front to the back. For the landscaping part of the job, the turf was laid with decorative stone borders. A pond was also built in the corner for the customer, who is an avid fish lover.

    Too see the full case study of this installation click here.

    Case Study, Oakwood Drive, Bolton

    Oakwood Drive

    Colour - Steadman Buff, Pattern - Ashlar Slate

    This particular customer approached a former customer for our details after being impressed by our work, which you can see here. The customer wanted a transformation of both the back and the front of their property, with a new pattern imprinted driveway and patio.

    Steps were built to the rear of the property to provide access to a lower garden area, and a half square step was installed providing access to the back door. Both sets of steps were formed using charcoal KL blocks. A wall was built at the front of the property using Marshallite buff block, providing a planting area, and the front wall repointed and given a facelift. The walls were then topped with coping stones. When deciding on the pattern and colour of the pattern imprinted concrete the, customer chose Steadman Buff and the Ashlar Slate pattern.

    To see the full case study for this pattern imprinted concrete driveway, please click here.

    Case Study, Ffordd Y Graig, Holywell

    Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveway, Holywell

    The Holywell project took place in an extremely rural part of North Wales. The customer wanted a transformation of both the back and the front of their property with a new pattern imprinted driveway and patio. Being enthusiastic motor cyclists and having vans, the customer required a hard wearing, durable and low maintenance surface, hence their decision to choose pattern imprinted concrete.

    The size of the project was immense, measuring a vast 480m2 area. There were variations in the colour of the concrete, from the back which was layed with Dove Grey, to the front which was layed in Steadman Buff. There were also variations in the pattern, with the back being printed with London Cobble, and the front being printed with Random Stone. A compass pattern was placed in the rear of the property, and an extra visual dimension was added by using acid stain to the compass to wonderful effect.

    To see the full case study of this job, with pictures taken from beginning to end, click here.

    McDonalds Drive-thru, Nottingham

    Finished Drive-thru

    The finished pattern imprinted concrete drive-thru

    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.

    Complete Driveway Designs Video Advert

    A new Complete Driveway Designs advert is now available to view on our you tube channel and on our website. The advert features a few examples of our Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways and Patios and shows off a selection of decorative features such as walls, fencing and decking.

    To see the video on our Youtube channel click here

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