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    New Year’s Resolutions

    Did you make any new year’s resolutions? It’s a tradition that a lot of people go in for. You know how it works; make three resolutions about things you’d like to achieve in the coming year, or things you’d like to change about yourself. And there are traditions within this tradition; promising to go to the gym, or to quit smoking, are very popular choices.

    But it isn’t all about self improvement. Home improvements can be the subject of new year’s resolutions as well. There’s always something that needs to be done around the house, isn’t there? It’s not too late to add another new year’s resolution to your list. Like, for example, sorting out a new pattern imprinted concrete driveway.

    Sorting out your driveway doesn’t have to be a mammoth task; it’s a simple as getting in touch with the right people to do the job. At Complete Driveway Designs we’ve got a long list of satisfied customers – take a look at our pattern imprinted concrete driveway case studies to see some examples of driveways that we’ve previously installed.

    So, resolving to sort that driveway out might be the new year’s resolution that it’s easiest to achieve. We’re more than happy to talk to you about your driveway, and we offer free, no obligation quotations. Get in touch now, because we get pretty busy over summer!

    Testimonials: It Could Be You!

    We like to use our website to tell you about the products and services we offer. That’s why we’ve got this blog, dedicated to talking about pattern imprinted concrete driveways and related issues. But sometimes we like to let our customers do the talking.

    Recently we received an email from one of our clients, describing exactly how pleased they were with the quality of the pattern imprinted concrete driveway installation that we’d performed for them.

    You can read the full testimonial by clicking here.

    We’re always after more testimonials. We perform a lot of installation jobs, and we understand that our clients are often very busy people who don’t necessarily have the time to write us a letter or an email after the job has finished. But we’d like to ask you to consider sending us a testimonial message, no matter how brief.

    You can contact us using this form. We’re planning on expanding our database of case studies as well sometime soon, so if you contact us for a pattern imprinted concrete driveway installation we may end up taking some photographs of the job as it progresses.

    Oh, and if you’d like to get a driveway that’s so good we want to shout about it, remember that we offer free, no obligation quotes.

    Silly Looking Cars, Great Looking Driveways

    Sometimes people can resist taking an everyday thing and making it, well, a bit wacky. Let us introduce you to… Carstaches.

    An American invention, the Carstache is exactly what it sounds like – a moustache for your car. Like all the best (and most of the worst) inventions, it’s so simple that it hardly needs explanation. Not convinced? Well, apparently Carstaches are becoming increasingly popular across the pond. And you’ve got to admit, there is something appealing about them. It’s a matter of taste, obviously, but still…

    If you want the front of your property to be eye-catching, but don’t want that to be because you’ve stuck a moustache to your car, maybe you should consider a new driveway. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway could be just the thing you’re looking for. Pattern imprinted concrete offers a variety of surfacing designs. So you could go for cobbles, slates, herringbone brick and more, in any one of a wide range of colours. What’s more, you can even combine areas of complimentary patterned and coloured concrete.

    If you take a look at our case studies, you’ll see some excellent examples of real properties which have benefitted from the addition of a pattern imprinted concrete driveway. And there isn’t an automobile moustache in sight!

    Shared Driveways Still Causing Problems

    Some properties share parking areas with another home; this is unavoidable. And driveway sharing can cause friction between neighbours. The issues that could cause arguments can be split into two broad groups: the way a driveway is used, and the upkeep of the shared area.

    There’s not much we can tell you about using your shared driveway that you won’t already know. Assuming you’re a reasonable person, we’re sure you won’t take advantage of the situation. If your neighbour doesn’t respect the balancing act necessary when you’re sharing a communal area, polite communication should sort the problem out in most cases. If it escalates, there are a number of routes open to you.

    When it comes to upkeep, however, we can help you. Repair and resurfacing costs will usually be split equally between the households which access the drive. So, when you’re looking to resurface a shared driveway, you want a solution that’s value for money and that will keep everyone happy.

    Pattern imprinted concrete is the way to go. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway looks impressive and while last for a long time. Investing in surfacing your shared driveway with pattern imprinted concrete should keep all parties happy; we doubt even the most awkward of neighbours will have a problem with the finished product. Not sure? Show them our case studies, and see if that doesn’t convince them.

    Include Home Improvements In Your Insurance

    We recently read an interesting article on the Financial Times website about home insurance in relation to home improvements such as pattern imprinted concrete driveways. The article points out that your home’s insurance sum should reflect the rebuilding cost of your home, not the resale value. While it might seem a small point, it’s worth taking in, as insurance providers are adept at finding reasons not to pay out.

    Issues like insurance costs are important to homeowners; we’re all very money-conscious at the moment. But investing in home improvements is still important; as well as improving the use you get out of your property, they can also have an impact on its resale value.

    a home with a pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    a home with a pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    A pattern imprinted concrete driveway is excellent value for money – especially when you consider its longevity if it’s regularly resealed. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway provides a quality surface for parking your vehicle, and can really improve the way your property looks.

    Want some evidence of how good much a pattern imprinted concrete driveway could improve your home? Check out our case studies for some photos taken before and after (and during!).  Interested in finding out how much a having a pattern imprinted concrete driveway installed at your property? Contact us for a free, no obligation quotation.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

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