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    Concrete Driveways Can Be Stylish

    Concrete might not be the first substance that pops into your head when you think about style. But if you’re looking for a stylish solution to a front garden or driveway design plan, a pattern imprinted concrete drive is the answer.

    We can imprint a wide variety of different patterns into concrete, meaning that your driveway doesn’t have to look run of the mill. And when you combine your pattern of choice with one of the range of colours we offer, you can really start to see the possibilities.

    A CD Designs driveway can improve your property in a number of different ways. Our driveway installations are carried out to the highest possible standards, meaning that you should be free from driveway worries for a long time. All you need to do is remember to reseal your driveway every so often. That should help to keep it looking as good as new.

    And your new driveway will definitely impress your neighbours. The range of finishes available are all based on classic surfacing materials and designs, so there’s no need to worry about your concrete driveway looking ugly or boring. What could be more stylish than a product that looks good and lasts?

    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.

    Avoid Parking On The Street

    We install pattern imprinted concrete driveways across the North West, and we do it at a wide variety of different properties. Sometimes we have to lay and imprint a massive area (we’ve done up to 70 square metres at one property before now) and sometimes it’s a more modest project. Regardless of the size of the installation job, every customer gets the same excellent service during the job and the same high quality driveway at the end of it.

    A pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    A pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    One thing is common to most of the properties we visit; neighbours. The majority of people we visit live in relatively built-up residential areas, neighbourhoods, and cul-de-sacs. And it’s this fact that helps makes our pattern imprinted concrete drives so popular. Securing a hard, long lasting, attractive surface on which to park your vehicle has many benefits.

    Off road parking can have a positive effect on the price of your car insurance. It can also help boost the resale value of your home should you decide to sell up and move on at a later date. And by removing your car from the road you live on, and tucking it safely away on your drive, you can help reduce congestion on your road, and provide a little more room for your neighbours to park and manoeuvre their vehicles.

    Private Roads

    The Complete Driveway Designs team can turn our hands to a number of different projects. That’s because of our experience in installing hard surfaces, and our skills when it comes to pattern imprinted concrete. So; our installation abilities don’t stop at imprinted concrete driveways and patios, although we do them very well.

    Let’s take private roads as an example. There a surprisingly large amount of properties around the North West, and further afield, which have private road access. And because private roads are just that – private – their upkeep and integrity can sometimes require attention. Obviously, living off a private road can cause some headaches, and you should understand who has what amount of responsibility over your road.

    Pattern imprinted concrete is the surfacing option of choice when you’ve got to please a number of residents. It’s also ideal for driveways or stretches of road attached to single households. With the CD Designs team, you get a complete service, from design to site-specific advice on maintenance, and all at the highest possible standards and with the minimum of fuss. A private road surfaced with pattern imprinted concrete will last for years, and will look good for years as well.

    Take a look at some of our available patterns and colours, and have a peek at our case studies for examples of finished pattern imprinted concrete in situ.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

    The Yard, Stubbins Lane, Ramsbottom, BL0 0PT
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