CD Designs Blog

    Purchasing A New Build House?

    Purchasing a new build house has many positives. Issues which can plague some older homes are – hopefully at least – not going to be an issue. And whether you’re having your home built to your specifications, or you’ve purchased a house in a larger development, there can be a greater amount of choice in the details of your property.

    A home with imprinted concrete

    A home with imprinted concrete

    Driveways and patios should always be considered when you’re looking at purchasing a new property, whether or not it’s a new build. These additional features are big plus points for any buyer. If your house is still being built, it’s worth finding out whether or not there’s space in your contractual agreements with the builders/developers to bring in an outside firm to complete a pattern imprinted concrete installation. After all, it pays to leave it to the specialists.

    Having your pattern imprinted driveway or patio installed before you move in to your home will save disruption later on. It can also help with budgeting if you consolidate costs into one period of expenditure as opposed to having an initial expense and then later on having to pay for a driveway installation. If you’re interested in getting us involved in the development of your property, we offer free, no-obligation quotations.

    First impressions Count For Your Business

    Although most of the information on this website – and in the posts on this blog – is aimed at domestic customers, we’ve got a lot of experience working for commercial customers. We’ve completed installations for (and on behalf of) a number of large organisations. They picked us because we’re a skilled team who apply the same care to all our jobs, no matter how big or small the client.

    Pattern imprinted concrete surfaces can really bring your commercial property up a notch. They’re attractive, meaning that we can provide a unique surface that reflects your business. They’re durable; after all, concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world for a reason. And, best of all, they’re cost effective – a reasonable initial outlay and some simple maintenance results in a pattern imprinted surface that will look good for years.

    The compressive strength of concrete also means that high-traffic areas can still be pattern imprinted. Delivery bays, for example, or other areas of your property which see a lot of vehicular traffic, can be surfaced and will hold up to the usage. Our knowledge of the installation process means that we’ll be able to identify the necessary depth of excavation and subbase fill to ensure that your pattern imprinted concrete surface is up to the task. And our attention to detail and the quality of our work means that it’ll look good for years.

    Classic Patterns

    We can replicate a lot of traditional surfacing patterns using pattern imprinted concrete. The vast majority of the work we do is based around creating “traditional looking” driveways and patios. A lot of the traditional surfacing materials are attractive; pattern imprinted concrete means you can get that kind of look without the related problems.

    property with imprinted concrete driveway

    property with imprinted concrete driveway

    So, what are these traditional patterns? Well, cobbles are always a favourite. The square cobbles that we recognise today shouldn’t really be called cobbles; they’re properly known as setts. They were the road surfacing material of choice in the days before tarmacadam, which must’ve made for some bumpy rides. But don’t worry; our cobble-pattern imprinted concrete is easy to walk on.

    We also install a lot of slate-patterned driveways and patios. Slate has always had a role in construction, from traditional dry-stone walling to roofing and so on. With our ability to match colours with patterns, it’s possible to create a surface which looks like it’s been constructed using any one of a variety of slates from around the world.

    And then there’s herringbone brick. Bricks, in their countless varieties, are the staple of the construction trade. And herringbone is a beautifully simple way of getting a visually interesting effect with basic materials. However, the installation process takes time, and with irregular bricks you’re going to get problems. Not with our herringbone brick pattern imprinting mats though. And again, combining patterns with colours allows any look from rustic to modern.

    Continue Your Drive Into Your Garage

    Pattern imprinted concrete is suitable for all manner of surfacing projects; it’s really versatile, and provided you’ve got a contractor who knows what they’re doing, you can get some very impressive results. If you own a property with a garage, and you’re interested in having a new driveway installed, have you considered extending your pattern imprinted concrete?

    Garage flooring needs to be tough, but there’s no reason to skimp on visual appeal. And if you’ve got a traditional drive-leading-to-garage set up, it’s possible to extend the project. Flooring your garage with pattern imprinted concrete at the same time as having your drive installed is two birds with one stone, and at the end of the installation you’ve got a visually complementary property, and a garage floor that’s tougher than a lot of the alternative flooring solutions.

    We’ve got experience installing a number of different accessories, like gates and lighting, so any peculiarities or necessities thrown up by your project shouldn’t be a problem for us. Pattern imprinted concrete is excellent for installing around integrated features, and chances are that your project won’t throw up anything we haven’t dealt with before. Get in touch if you’re interested in seeing what we can do for your drive and/or garage flooring, or would like a free quote.

    You Don’t Have To Mow The Lawn

    Driveways, like all home improvement projects, can really split opinion. Obviously, we’re keen on pattern imprinted concrete drives, and so are our customers. But we know that there are some people out there who are daunted by the idea of giving up some of their lawn to make space for a concrete driveway. And we understand that some people feel uncomfortable about hard surfacing in general. It’s our business to put your minds at rest.

    Our pattern imprinted concrete driveways and patios are installed to the highest possible standards. You can see this in the case studies section of this website. Contractors who cut corners don’t provide drives that look like that. It isn’t just about visual appeal though. We’ve got years of experience pattern imprinting concrete, and years of experience designing and installing all kinds of surfaces.

    That means that we know what to look out for when it comes to issues like drainage and manhole covers. It also means that we’ve got a real understanding of what’ll look good design-wise, and what the capabilities of the materials are. Happily, it means one more thing; we’re able to answer any questions that you might have. If you’d like to talk to us about a project, we offer free quotes. And while we’re at your property we’ll keep you as informed as you want to be about the progress of the project.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

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

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