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    Driveways For Bike Owners

    If you own a motorbike, the chances are you like to look after it. Motorbike owners tend, for some reason, to treat their vehicles with more affection than other people do with their cars. And we kind of understand why; whether they’re sleek Japanese sport-bikes, gleaming black-and-chrome road-bikes, or even just battered crossers, motorbikes are fun machines.

    If you’re planning as new driveway and you own a motorbike, you should be looking for a surfacing material that’s tough as well as being attractive. Guess what? Pattern imprinted concrete is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s becoming increasingly popular as a driveway surfacing material, and we’re one of the best contractors providing it in the North West.

    Pattern imprinted concrete isn’t just tough; it also looks good. Take a look at our case studies for examples of some completed pattern imprinted concrete driveways and we’re sure you’ll agree. And pattern imprinted concrete makes it very simple to design a driveway layout unique to your property. Want a special area for your pride and joy? It’s easy; a different pattern, a complimentary colour, and there you have it: a unique parking space for your bike.

    Interested? We can provide no-obligation quotations for free, and we’re more than happy to discuss unique designs.

    Coloured Driveway Details

    Pattern imprinted concrete driveways look good. Don’t just take our word for it; take a look at our case studies for some photographic proof. But, like all surfacing materials, it’s what you do with it that counts. We can help you make the most of it.

    A simple expanse of pattern imprinted concrete might be ideal for some of our customers, but we understand that others would prefer to add some eye-catching features. Because of the way that pattern imprinted concrete is installed, bands and fields of differently patterned concrete can be installed side by side. This means that bordering one pattern with another is entirely possible. It can have some really nice effects.

    More complex visual features are possible, with, for example, pattern variations that are integrated within a field of concrete. We’re also dab hands at the installation of brick borders and walls. That’s not to mention those features that aren’t included out of choice but instead out of necessity; like drainage and manhole covers.

    These features need to be planned for. We never neglect the features that your driveway needs, and we’re always happy to help you pick the overall design which best suits your needs. Feel free to contact us for more information, and for a free quotation.

    Driveways In Stockport

    Stockport is a lovely town with an interesting history. From the wonderful 27-arch viaduct – one of Europe’s biggest brick structures – to the Co-op Pyramid, Stockport has some really distinctive landmarks.

    At CD Designs we’ve completed distinctive pattern imprinted concrete driveway installations across the North West, for both domestic and commercial clients. Take a look at the case studies section of our website to get a sense of what we do. We appreciate the kind of traditional construction skill and attention to detail that was required during, for example, the building of Stockport’s viaduct. We also know that our pattern imprinted driveways really complete a property.

    Our pattern imprinting and concrete colouring techniques can provide a wide variety of different finishes.  The quality of our design and installation services, and our skilled team, mean that we’re one of the best contractors in the region.

    You want your home to look perfect; we want to help you achieve that. We’ve got the know-how and the skill to install a driveway that’ll really pull your property together. And that’s whether your home is in an old mill town like Stockport, or somewhere out in the countryside; we’re more than happy to travel.

    What Do You Park On Yours

    If you’re looking into pattern imprinted concrete driveways, then you’ll probably have read about their strength, durability, and longevity. And, if you’ve visited the case studies section of our website, you’ll have seen photographs of how attractive they are. If you’re planning on getting a new drive installed, chances are that you’ve probably got something to park on it. Off-road parking offers better security for your vehicle, reduces road congestion in your neighbourhood, and can significantly increase the resale value of your home.

    There are some wacky vehicles out there, all of which need somewhere to park. And while there may be more estates and hatchbacks out there than dragsters and monster trucks, that doesn’t mean that reputable driveway contractors such as ourselves should ignore the needs of the unique-vehicle owning minority.

    Take a look at some of these crazy cars. Oh, and these and these and these. And these. While most of them are ridiculously impractical, or are so wacky-looking that you wouldn’t be seen dead in them, are a few of them are undeniably impressive. Imagine how much more impressive they’d look parked up on one of our pattern imprinted concrete driveways…

    Good Foundations

    One of the most important stages of a pattern imprinted concrete driveway installation is the excavation of the area which the concrete will cover. Excavating the area, laying a membrane when necessary, and then filling it with sub-grade; these are the important prep steps that help to ensure a strong and level driveway. Giving full attention to this important stage is one of the things that separates the cowboys from the quality contractors.

    Different pattern imprinted concrete surfaces require different depths of sub-grade. The necessary depth is dictated by the amount of traffic that your pattern imprinted concrete is going to experience. Driveways and other pattern imprinted concrete surfaces which see vehicle traffic will require deeper excavation and sub-grade than patios and pathways.

    A proper layer of sub-grade underneath your pattern imprinted concrete driveway will minimize any potential issues with cracking; this will also be dealt with via the cutting of crack control joints. All concrete surfaces, including pattern imprinted ones, will crack at some point. However, the difference that having the right depth of sub-grade makes is dramatic. A lot of poorly installed driveway horror stories are caused in part by improper excavation and insufficient depth and quality of sub-grade. To get a free quotation from contractors who know what they’re doing and can prove their reputation, please use this online form.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

    The Yard, Stubbins Lane, Ramsbottom, BL0 0PT
    E:info@northwest-driveways.co.uk
    T: 01706 827180

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