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The internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? With no internet, for example, there’d be no way for you to check out our online case studies gallery. Also, it wouldn’t be nearly as convenient for someone who’s after a pattern imprinted concrete driveway to contact us for a free quote. It’s also a great place to research topics, or to find inspiration and advice.
Now, we’ve written before about potential design ideas for your front garden. But, as you may have noticed, we’re a pattern imprinted concrete driveway business, not a garden design business. So, we thought, why not give you a bit of advice on how to find some front garden design inspiration?
Search engines are your friend, particularly their “image search” functions; typing in “small front garden design ideas”, for example, should provide you with a few interesting photographs. Of course, the thing about search engines is that they will throw up some results that are less than helpful. SO sometimes it’s better to go a bit more direct. Most gardening magazines and TV-shows have their own dedicated websites now, and there should be a wealth of photos and articles. And don’t forget the national newspapers; a lot of the broadsheets now have gardening and/or property supplements, both on- and off-line.
So, if you’re looking for something to do to your front garden, there’s a wealth of information out there. Just remember to pay attention to your driveway needs: parking space is always at a premium, and pattern imprinted concrete offers an impressive amount of design flexibility.
27th October 2010
Front gardens are lovely spaces. They give you an opportunity to exercise those green fingers. And, as the first part of your property that visitors and passers-by see, it’s a chance to show off your good taste. Well laid-out flower beds, a manicured lawn, maybe even a water-feature or perhaps the common garden gnome could make an appearance.
A pattern imprinted concrete driveway is an excellent addition to any property. What’s more, the flexibility afforded by concrete as a material means that we can create all manner of designs to accentuate your favourite front garden features.
If you take a look at our case studies, you’ll be able to get an idea of how pattern imprinted concrete driveways look in situ. As you can see, the patterns and colours available make pattern imprinted concrete the ideal surface for your driveway. Classic driveway looks are easily replicated, and we’re sure you’ll be able to find a combination of colour and pattern which completes your front garden.
After all, it’d be a shame to have your front garden let down by a rundown parking area. Cracking and other problems can affect driveways that are old, or haven’t been correctly maintained. You put the effort into the gardening; let us put the effort into your pattern imprinted concrete driveway.
23rd September 2010
Pattern imprinted concrete driveways are ideal for people who’d like to take a step back from dealing with a labour intensive front garden. For example, take a look at the job we did at a property in Shelly Road in Little Hulton.
The clients wanted to replace their time and attention hungry front garden with an area of pattern imprinted concrete surfacing. We were happy to help. And as you can see from the pictures of the finished project, their new pattern imprinted concrete driveway looks pretty outstanding, even if we do say so ourselves. These particular clients also needed a driveway strong enough for them to give them peace of mind when they’re parking their caravan. Again, a Complete Driveway Designs pattern imprinted concrete drive was exactly what they were looking for.
A pattern imprinted concrete driveway is much easier to maintain than a front garden; a regular clean is advisable, and resealing every two years should keep it in excellent condition. Monitoring your pattern imprinted concrete drive for any cracks or delamination will also mean you’re a step ahead should any remedial work become necessary.
So if you fancy simplifying the amount of upkeep you have to put into your property, why not take a leaf out of our Shelly Road clients’ book? We offer free, no obligation quotations, and as our satisfied customers could tell you, we’re one of the best pattern imprinted concrete contractors in the North West.
16th September 2010