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Block Paving Quotes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Is This Quote Fair?
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  • edited 17 July 2010 at 5:11PM
    hawkpavinghawkpaving Forumite
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    edited 17 July 2010 at 5:11PM
    never accept any quotes from doorstep canvassers, reputable paving company`s do not knock on peoples doors, try and use a company that has come recommended to you, or better still use an approved installer, that way you will have the back up of the manufacturers
    should you encounter any problems, hawk paving.co.uk
  • hi there, having used this site for many helpful little tips in the past, i saw this post and thought id help people myself:) . im not the sort of person to part with money easily believe me! so when i wanted my drive block paving you won't be surprised when i say i got 14 different quotes!, now I thought id save everybody this time and effort by saying (if you live in the east midlands, as i think this is the only place they cover, they're nottingham based) that i eventually took the second cheapest quote and they where fantastic! really professional and most importantly nearly the cheapest! I know judging by some of the other people that came round this could be a tricky purchase for some people, so heres my tip ljdpaving.com
  • Reading some of these posts make me cringe. I cant believe the prices people charge and get away with and more than likely the job was done to poor standard.

    A job done well should consist of the following ....

    300mm for base (very well compacted type 1)
    40mm of sharp sand (no more than this)
    60mm blocks (not the silly thin 50mm ones that a lot use)
    soak-away to be suds compliant

    All this from start to finish inc waste should cost
    £50 per meter for basic blocks
    £55 per meter for upgrade three sized block
    £60 per meter for cobble look blocks

    + £5-10 per meter optional weed sealer

    Hope this helps to stop people getting ripped off with silly prices and giving good tradesmen a bad name ! - designandbuild.weebly.com
  • sethsgransethsgran Forumite
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  • vickywalts wrote: »
    hi there, having used this site for many helpful little tips in the past, i saw this post and thought id help people myself:) . im not the sort of person to part with money easily believe me! so when i wanted my drive block paving you won't be surprised when i say i got 14 different quotes!, now I thought id save everybody this time and effort by saying (if you live in the east midlands, as i think this is the only place they cover, they're nottingham based) that i eventually took the second cheapest quote and they where fantastic! really professional and most importantly nearly the cheapest! I know judging by some of the other people that came round this could be a tricky purchase for some people, so heres my tip ljdpaving.com

    Thanks...I got a quote from these guys and they came and did the job for me and it looks really nice. Thanks for the Tip
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  • MalkyMalky Forumite
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    Thanks...I got a quote from these guys and they came and did the job for me and it looks really nice. Thanks for the Tip
    Could you make it any more obvious that you work for said company :rotfl:
  • blackstablacksta Forumite
    919 posts
    Thanks...I got a quote from these guys and they came and did the job for me and it looks really nice. Thanks for the Tip

    lol - so fast so good
    I owe £3233 @ 0%
  • to get an idea of paving prices, you should visit getproquotes.co.uk. you will find square metre prices for your paving works, and others.
  • Yorkie1Yorkie1 Forumite
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    Spam reported (3 posts from newbie nicochess, all promoting the same website).
  • house builders pay groundwork sub-contractors £62 per square meter for the standard brindle and charcoal drives this includes everything ,they pay this little because they have thousands of meters laid on each site. I charge £70 per square meter which is the right price , It requires skill and hard work to do a quality job I don't advertise, my previous customers go out of their way to recommend me, you get what you pay for, only ever use someone who comes recommended
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