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    What did you get for Christmas?

    We don’t always get what we want for Christmas; most people have received their fair share of ugly jumpers and socks. That’s why there’s a fine tradition of treating yourself after Christmas. After all, who knows what you really want better than yourself? Yes, it’s the thought that counts, and it’s lovely to receive any kind of gift at all… but it’s also great to be able to go and buy something you actually want a few days later. So, what did you get for Christmas? Gadgets you’ll never use? Clothes you don’t like?

    Of course, we hope you got better presents than that. But sometimes, it’d be nice to receive something practical, wouldn’t it? Like a new pattern imprinted concrete driveway for your property.

    Maybe your house deserves a present as well. And a pattern imprinted concrete driveway, although it’s difficult to wrap, is a gift that’s bound to impress. So, if you fancy getting yourself a practical post-Christmas gift, we’re the people to talk to.

    A new pattern imprinted concrete driveway is a gift that keeps on giving. A well installed pattern imprinted concrete driveway, especially if it’s well looked after, will last for years. If you get in contact with us now, we should be able to get you a prime slot over the summer.

    Imprinting Concrete Takes Attention To Detail

    We’ve got a reputation across the north west for installing excellent pattern imprinted concrete driveways, patios, and other related products. And we’ve built that reputation by working hard, by knowing what we’re doing, and by paying attention to detail.

    We pay attention to detail when we meet our clients. By listening to what you want to get from our property, we can properly explain what it’s possible to achieve with pattern imprinted concrete. And it means we can offer the best possible driveway design advice.

    And we pay attention while we’re installing your pattern imprinted concrete driveway. It ensures that the standard of work we deliver to each client is always as high as possible. After all, nothing damages a contractor’s reputation as quickly as dissatisfied and disgruntled customers. So, we like to keep you sweet. Every stage of the driveway  installation process – from initial excavation to the final tidy – is done properly.

    If you’ like to see some examples of the results of our attention to detail, there are quite a few in our case studies. As you should be able to see, we’re good at what we do. So, if you’d like to get in contact with a contractor that isn’t going to cut corners, and is going to leave you with a high quality pattern imprinted concrete driveway, remember that we provide free, no-obligation quotations.

    Get Some Front Garden Design Ideas

    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.

    Resealing Prevents Algae And Moss On Concrete Driveways

    Nature is a pretty resilient thing. Of course, it’s very important to be ecologically aware, and people are increasingly acting “green”. This is, we’re sure you’ll agree, good news for the planet.

    On a small scale at least, nature continues to do what it does best. This is particularly true when it comes to plant growth. It’s the reason why home owners have to resign themselves to tasks like weeding; nature is hardy, and if something gets a chance to grow, it probably will. If you’ve purchased a pattern imprinted concrete driveway, you should have fewer problems than people who chose other surfacing options. But be aware; over time, moss and algae can still be an unsightly nuisance.

    There’s a one word answer: resealing. Applying sealant to the surface of your pattern imprinted concrete driveway blocks the pores in the surface of the concrete. This makes it a very inhospitable environment for plant growth.

    Your contractor should seal your pattern imprinted concrete driveway as the final part of the installation process. It’s important that you have you pattern imprinted concrete driveway resealed every 5 years at the very least.

    You should also keep your driveway clean. Don’t worry; it doesn’t need to be done weekly. An occasional clean with a stiff-bristled brush and/or a pressure washer (set to fan, not pencil, to avoid damaging the sealant) should do it.

    More People Are Spending On Home Improvements

    Some interesting research has just been announced concerning personal loans. According to Sainsburys Finance, “plenty of people” have been arranging personal loans in order to carry out home improvements.

    We wouldn’t suggest that people go and get loans in order to pay for one of our pattern imprinted concrete driveways. But, regardless of where the money comes from, investing a sensible amount into home improvements like a pattern imprinted concrete driveway can really pay off.

    a property with a pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    a property with a pattern imprinted concrete driveway

    If you get a quality contractor involved, the design potential of working with pattern imprinted concrete will really open up. Whether you want to replicate slates, cobbles, bricks… there are a host of patterns and a wide palette of colours available. And with a team who really know what they’re doing, your driveway should look good and last for years.

    We suggest that you take a few minutes to read about the pattern imprinted concrete driveway installation process, and then investigate our case studies.  As you should be able to see from that information (and those lovely photographs), we definitely know what we’re doing when it comes to pattern imprinted concrete drives. And remember, we can offer a number of other related services, including the installation of fences and gates.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

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

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