Decorative Concrete Specialists Ltd takes pride in offering the widest possible range of pattern imprinted concrete designs and colours to enhance your driveway, patio, commercial or any other area where good quality paving is required.
Pattern Imprinted Concrete – the perfect cost effective solution to all your paving requirements.
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Colours and Patterns
Decorative Concrete Specialists offers pattern imprinted concrete designs in a collection that is essentially immeasurable. We can imitate various different surfaces such as slate, stone, brick and timber. Decorative Concrete Specialists can customise your pattern imprinted concrete installation to your particular requirements, ensuring it integrates perfectly with your garden and home. Whatever your landscape or architecture, the skills and flexibility of Decorative Concrete Specialists will create a paving installation that amicably blends into your home.
Our designers and surveyors will work with you to provide a Decorative Concrete Specialists pattern imprinted concrete installation that has the perfect blend of both functional and aesthetic qualities. You may require a patio seating area or a section for barbeques? we will ensure you get all your desires from your concrete installation.
Pattern imprinted concrete has a wide range of advantages over natural stone pavements. On practical terms it is more durable, has no weeds, and is much more cost effective. However it also offers much more design control and after it is installed by tremendously experienced Decorative Concrete Specialists installation teams it will be a beautiful addition to your home and garden. Do not even worry about how a concrete design will compare to the natural material -a second colour is normally applied during the sealing stage to create a antique look.
Aesthetic Design Features
Here at Decorative Concrete Specialists we are all about the ‘Timeless’ experience. Our Designers and Surveyors have had years of experience, gaining lots of knowledge, skill and wisdom. We always attentively listen to your ideas and requirements meaning we create beautiful concrete installations that match your imperative desires such as shape and colour. We know that your pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio will become such an integral part of your home and garden so we ensure you gain a special something in your design.
We take pride in blending the hard landscaping of a driveway and patio area with sections for softer landscaping for things like gravel and shingle areas, specimen trees and shrubs, and for flower beds against borders. Even maybe ornamental alpine plants? Whatever the design decisions, A Decorative Concrete Specialists pattern imprinted concrete driveway and patio will be a brilliant touch to your home and garden.
Steps and Ramps
We don’t install Pre-cast concrete steps from a builder’s merchant because they would ruin a Decorative Concrete Specialists pattern imprinted concrete patio or driveway. We instead will create a variety of steps for your concrete pattern imprinted driveway. You may want a half moon shape stair with a contrasting pattern sculptured into it? We will happily form steps such as these as well as other styles, e.g. square or rectangular shapes. Steps can be formed in semi-firm concrete or we can create a combination of both steps and ramps to satisfy Building Regulations or disabled access requirements. To improve safety we can apply none slip surface treatments, and a soldier course of a cobble or brick effect border will be integrated into the pattern imprinted concrete design.
Drainage, Planning Permission and Building Regulations
Here at Decorative Concrete Specialists we always operate in accordance with best building practice and we won’t contravene building regulations, planning permission rules or any local bye-laws. Building regulations and planning permissions on the whole, tend not to apply to the installation of pattern imprinted concrete paving to a front driveway or a patio. Nonetheless, rules apply for householders wanting to pave over their front gardens. No planning permission is required if a new driveway uses porous or permeable surfacing which will allow surface water to drain through. This is also the case if the rain water on a non-porous surface is directed to a border or lawn to allow it to drain naturally. If there is an existing porous surface of more than five square metres, which is coverted to a non-porous surface, between the front of the property and the public highway, no planning permission is required as long as surface rain water is directed to drain naturally to a border or lawn as opposed to existing mains drains or the road.
What is a Rain Garden?
Decorative Concrete Specialists introduced Rain gardens into the UK after their American popularity. They are depressions located at a low point along the edge of the pattern imprinted concrete patio or driveway. The depression can be used to help slow run-off by filling it with plants, or as a decorative feature by using gravel and cobbles. For more information please see the Aesthetic Design Features section above.
To satisfy with the rules introduced with rain gardens in 2008, we will mostly use a combination of aco drains, French drains, land drains and soakaways. However, every pattern imprinted concrete driveway and patio installation is different so therefore our designers and surveyors can offer their best advice during a visit to your home. If planning permission is required, we will make an application on your behalf.
If, during the installation of your pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio, your manholes have to be replaced, Decorative Concrete Specialists prefer to use recessed tray covers. These tray covers have various size availability and have a five or ten ton rating depending on the type of traffic the surface is used for. Recessed covers allow our installers to infill them with pattern imprinted concrete and to colour match the surrounding area. These pattern imprinted concrete recessed trays are a lot more pleasing then just a basic metal manhole cover. They can also be lifted easily for any access or inspection of drains at a later date.
In most cases, building regulations do not apply to paving. However we will need to establish that any alterations made do not make access to your property any less satisfactory then it was before. Our designs and surveyors are here to advise on your particular circumstances.
Concrete Crack Control Design
There are certain conditions in which concrete can contract or expand, causing a cracking of the surface. The design process for all pattern imprinted concrete installations by Decorative Concrete Specialists takes into account the threat of cracking and so a number of precautions are designed within the installation. The design of the pattern imprinted concrete design can be arranged to camouflage crack control joints and with our clever designs we can often enhance the appearance. Decorative Concrete Specialists will fill all crack control joints cut into pattern imprinted concrete installations with mastic, which, where possible with be a close colour match to the new patio or driveway.
Decorative Concrete Specialists provide Driveways, Patios, Wallcrete and Commercial jobs across Bath.