We offer the widest selection of pattern imprinted concrete designs, colours and textures for 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
Our innovative approach to design means we can replicate any natural surface including stone, slate, cobbles, brick or even timber, Decorative Concrete Specialists offers a virtually limitless collection of patterns and colours, all personalised to your requirements. We can blend colours together to get the exact colour you want for your concrete and we use our creativity to ensure that your paving installation blends harmoniously with almost any type of architecture or landscape, whether offering a striking contrast or to blend in with the wall finishes to your home, we can do it.
If you have designated areas of usage like a BBQ area or pool surround that you would like to identify through your pattern imprinted concrete we suggest using contrasting colours, patterns or designs to make these areas stand out. We will work with you to incorporate these areas into the design so it flows and blends together as a piece of art.
For those who require an antique and vintage effect we apply a second colour during the sealing stage of the pattern imprinted concrete installation.
Pattern imprinted concrete has huge advantages over natural stone pavements in that it is more cost effective, offers greater design flexibility, is more durable, has no weeds and when installed by the vastly experienced Decorative Concrete Specialists installation teams, will enhance your home and garden perfectly.
Aesthetic Design Features
To ensure we get your design exactly the way you want it we have the most experienced and talented designers and surveyors working with us for you. They will listen intently to your ideas and requirements in terms of size, shape, colours, patterns and designs of your pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio.
Here at Decorative Concrete Specialists we take pride in designing your pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio to be an integrated part of your home and garden. How? by blending the hard landscaping of the driveway and patio areas with areas for soft landscaping such as flower beds against borders, planting areas for specimen trees and shrubs or feature gravel and shingle areas, perhaps with ornamental alpine plants.
So when your neighbours want to know who created such a beautiful driveway or patio you can tell them you did with a little help from us.
Steps and Ramps
Our pattern imprinted concrete services also includes building and creating steps or ramps if this or you would like this to be a feature. Whether square, rectangular or half moon shaped and with a matching or contrasting pattern imprinted concrete design sculptured into it. We can form a shaped step or steps, in semi-firm concrete or a combination of steps and ramps to satisfy both Building Regulations or disabled access requirements. None slip surface treatments are also applied to improve safety and a soldier course of cobble or brick effect border will be integrated into the pattern imprinted concrete design.
We do not install pre-cast steps from a builders merchant as they can ruin the pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio.
Drainage, Planning Permission and Building Regulations
Decorative Concrete Specialists always operates in accordance with best building practice and will not contravene planning permission rules, building regulations or local bye-laws.
Planning permission and building regulations do not apply to the installation of pattern imprinted concrete paving to a front driveway or a patio. However, from 1st October 2008 new rules apply for householders wanting to pave over their front gardens. You will NOT need planning permission if a new driveway uses permeable or porous surfacing which allows surface water to drain through, or if the rainwater on a non-porous surface is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally. If an existing porous surface of more than five square metres between the front of the property and the public highway is converted to a non-porous area such as pattern imprinted concrete, then planning permission is still NOT required providing surface rain water is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally and not to the road or to existing mains drains.
What is a Rain Garden?
Due to the new rules introduced in 2008 we can itroduced a solution knows as a rain garden. Rain Gardens are depressions located along the edge of the pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio at a low point. The depression can be filled with suitable plants to help slow run-off, or gravel or cobbles can be used as a decorative feature. See Aesthetic Design Features above.
To comply with these regulations Decorative Concrete Specialists will generally use a combination of aco drains, French drains, land drains and soakaways. Nevertheless, every pattern imprinted concrete driveway and patio installation is different and our designers and surveyors can offer best advice during their visit to your home. If planning permission is required, we will make an application on your behalf.
We use recessed tray covers to replace manholes as part of your pattern imprinted concrete driveway or patio installation. These are available in several sizes and have either a five ton or ten ton rating depending on the type of traffic the new surface is used for. Recessed covers over manholes allow our installers to infill them with pattern imprinted concrete and colour it to match the area around the manhole. The pattern imprinted concrete recessed tray covers are much more attractive than a basic metal manhole cover and can be easily lifted for access and inspection of drains at a later date.
Building Regulations do not generally apply to paving, though we will need to ensure that any alterations do not make access to your home any less satisfactory than it was before. Again, our designers and surveyors can advise you in your particular circumstances.
Concrete Crack Control Design
In some cases certain conditions can cause concrete to expand or contract making the surface crack. To ensure this does not happen when our designers and surveyors go through the design process with you they will evaluate any possible risks and implement a number of precautions. The pattern imprinted concrete paving design can be arranged so as to disguise crack control joints and with clever design can often enhance the appearance. We will fill all crack control joints cut into into pattern imprinted concrete driveways and patios installed by Decorative Concrete Specialists with mastic, which where possible will match closely the colour of the new driveway or patio.
If you wish to discuss our pattern imprinted concrete services for Luton please call us on 01793322098 or email email@example.com