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    Case Study and Testimonial – Worsley

    Finished driveway

    Finished driveway

    Last week we received a slightly unusual testimonial, not from one of our customers but from their neighbour Mrs. Ennis, who was so impressed with the job we had done on the driveway opposite, she wrote us a letter and gave it one of our guys on site:-

    Thank You Letter

    We were installing a pattern imprinted concrete driveway at Park Grove in Worsley, the case study for which has recently been added here. Mrs. Ennis wrote: “I am writing this letter to say how these men have worked so hard in all weathers, without supervision, doing a fantastic job, quietly, when possible. They are a credit to your company. Their names are John, Ben and Greg. I wish you every success”. Also included was a nice card:-

    Thank You Card

    We always love to get positive reviews from customers, so getting them from their neighbours as well is extra special. Many thanks to Mrs. Ennis for taking the time to write this lovely letter.

    Best Blogs of 2013

    Once again we have looked over our blog entries for the last 12 months, and picked out our favourite 5 for you. Click on the headlines to read the full articles.

    1. Movers and Shakers

    Mover & Shaker

    From January. To coincide with our move to our new offices in Ramsbottom, we were awarded with bestofbury’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ award.

    2. All-Weather Landscaping

    From April. We braved a March snowstorm to do some landscaping work in Bowden, Manchester.

    3. Spring Maintenance

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    Another one from April. Although Spring is a while away, it’s worth revisiting this blog about what to do if the Winter weather has taken its toll on your driveway.

    4. Case Study – Hollywell, Wales

    Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveway, Holywell

    From June. Our favourite and largest case study of the year was this pattern imprinted concrete driveway and patio in Hollywell, Wales.

    5. Caxton Gibbet McDonald’s

    Caxton Gibbet 1900

    From October. This Halloween themed blog entry tells of a McDonald’s drive-thru we installed in Caxton in September, and of the gruesome history of its location.

    If you liked these, you may also want to check out our list of best blogs from 2012.

    Happy New Year From CD Designs

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. Welcome to Complete Driveway Designs’ 11th year. After celebrating a successful 10th anniversary last year, our aim is to make 2014 even better for ourselves and our customers.

    Over the next few weeks we will be telling you about the latest product that we are going to be specialising in – resin bonded stone. It can be used for driveways, patios and a host of other surfaces, and gives a great looking smooth finish that is strong enough for heavy vehicles, and highly weather resistant.

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    We have numerous projects lined up over the next few months, and we are taking orders for our late spring/early summer installations, so if you would like a free quote for any driveway, patio, fencing, walling or any other work then please call us on 01706 827180 or click here and leave us a message.

    Case Study – Blueberry Road, Bowdon

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The Bowdon project was installed in March of this year. We originally posted a time-lapse video of the landscaping that we did, and whilst we were there we also installed pattern imprinted concrete both at the front and rear of the property.

    The size of the project was immense, measuring a vast 300m2 area. The colour varied from the back, which was laid with cream, to the front, which was laid in Classic Grey. The pattern also varied from the front to the back. For the landscaping part of the job, the turf was laid with decorative stone borders. A pond was also built in the corner for the customer, who is an avid fish lover.

    Too see the full case study of this installation click here.

    Case Study, Oakwood Drive, Bolton

    Oakwood Drive

    Colour - Steadman Buff, Pattern - Ashlar Slate

    This particular customer approached a former customer for our details after being impressed by our work, which you can see here. The customer wanted a transformation of both the back and the front of their property, with a new pattern imprinted driveway and patio.

    Steps were built to the rear of the property to provide access to a lower garden area, and a half square step was installed providing access to the back door. Both sets of steps were formed using charcoal KL blocks. A wall was built at the front of the property using Marshallite buff block, providing a planting area, and the front wall repointed and given a facelift. The walls were then topped with coping stones. When deciding on the pattern and colour of the pattern imprinted concrete the, customer chose Steadman Buff and the Ashlar Slate pattern.

    To see the full case study for this pattern imprinted concrete driveway, please click here.

    Complete Driveway Designs Ltd

    The Yard, Stubbins Lane, Ramsbottom, BL0 0PT
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