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    • lauren1983
    • By lauren1983 25th Feb 17, 12:21 PM
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    Block Driveway Quote
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    • 25th Feb 17, 12:21 PM
    Block Driveway Quote 25th Feb 17 at 12:21 PM
    Hi

    We have just had a quote for a block paved driveway. Does anyone have any opinions on the price please?

    Here's the details...

    Area is 56 m2
    The area needs sand putting down
    We need a 7m drop putting in.
    A large tree needs chopping down

    The hardcore base is already down
    We have already bought the blocks

    The quote was £2200

    Any thoughts?
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    • Alex.T
    • By Alex.T 11th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
    Not a bad price that. To be fair, a lot of places like to supply the stuff themselves, so in theory you are just paying that £2200 for their day rate. Depending on how many people they have working, would depend on how long it takes. It sounds like a 2 man, 4 day job.

    To give you an idea of what we paid for ours, down South, near London, approx. 100m2, complete dig out (concrete single drive and lots of grassed area) new soakaway, hardcore base, membrane layer, sand layer, Bradstone blocks, new front step to front door. Cost us just shy of £10k. Wasn't the cheapest quote, by a long way, but a really good job in my opinion.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 11th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
    I'd be wary of someone willing to lay on an unknown sub base. Did you do it yourself?
    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 11th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 8:26 PM
    Had a couple of quotes recently, 53m2 with the steps to the front door being done as well. Steps would involve bricks at the sides, and blocks for the steps.
    £2800 for both quotes, second company said the stairs would be £500 on their own.
    That's digging down till they hit something solid to start from, then back filling with type 1 to the sand level.
    • martinsurrey
    • By martinsurrey 13th Mar 17, 8:50 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:50 AM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:50 AM
    Hi

    We have just had a quote for a block paved driveway. Does anyone have any opinions on the price please?

    Here's the details...

    Area is 56 m2
    The area needs sand putting down
    We need a 7m drop putting in.
    A large tree needs chopping down

    The hardcore base is already down
    We have already bought the blocks

    The quote was £2200

    Any thoughts?
    Originally posted by lauren1983
    Are you putting blocks over where the tree is?

    As above, anyone willing to put this down without knowing the base is sound, or willing to put it over a freshly cut tree, is going to bodge it.
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