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
Whether you require paving that matches the brick work of your home or the landscape of your garden we specialise in proving a wide range of imprinted concrete designs and textures. We can offer our customers a bespoke and tailored service which means we can create any type of paving you like including patterns, pictures, text and colours all customised to exactly how you want it. Our concrete can replicate many different textures such as stone, slate, cobbles, brick or even timber and we can blend colours together to suit your home and garden, so whether you want your paving to make a statement or to simply blend with the architecture of your walls we can be sure to get an exact match to what ever design you have in mind.
We pride ourselves in offering such a bespoke service that is completely in our customers hands to what design and imprinted concrete they want as our services and products are so flexible you can be as creative as you like. We love a challenge so its always great when our customers challenge us to produce something unique and different. Our designers and surveyors will work endlessly with to ensure that you get the perfect design and product that will completely change your garden and home.
As well as creating any pattern imprinted concrete you like our highly experienced installation team have the skills and techniques to guarantee a perfect fit no matter how complex the layout of your garden or driveway may be. We can provide our extensive range of imprinted concrete along with installation services all across Middlesex.
Our pattern imprinted concrete in comparison to other types of paving has many advantages as it offers a huge range of design flexibility, more durable, more cost effective, grows no weeds and will enhance and change your home and garden dramatically.
Aesthetic Design Features
With years of experience we can provide you with a driveway or patio that looks timeless. After all your paving is something that has to last for years to come so it is imperative we get the design and installation absolutely perfect. Our designers will sit with you and listen to every little detail you give them including size, shape, colours, patterns and imprints and if you like we can add our own little twist and creativeness to it. We blend 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. A pattern imprinted concrete driveway and patio which will finish the last touch to your home and garden by Decorative Concrete Specialists in Middlesex.
Steps and Ramps
We can provide your garden, driveway or patio with steps or ramps that satisfy both Building Regulations or disabled access requirements. We can add slip surface treatments to improve the safety or we can form a solider course of cobble or brick effect border that can integrated into the pattern imprinted concrete design. No matter what shape the steps may be whether their square, rectangular or half moon we can guarantee they will look perfect and completely match the design and pattern of your imprinted pattern concrete along with an imprinted design or logo sculptured into the step if you request.
We do not install pre-cast concrete steps from a builder’s merchant as they can ruin the Decorative Concrete Specialists pattern imprinted concrete.
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. Generally speaking, 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?
Rain gardens are widely used in America and Decorative Concrete Specialists introduced them to the United Kingdom in response to the new rules introduced in 2008. 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. As each patio and driveway is different our designers and surveyors will evaluate your driveway or patio to ensure the best solution and feature is used. If however planning permission in required we can fill out this application on your behalf.
If your driveway or patio has a manhole we used recessed tray covers which are available in several sizes and have either five ton or ton ton ratings depending on the type of traffic the surface is used for. By using recessed covers over the manholes it allows us to infill them with pattern imprinted concrete and colour to match the are around the manhole. Our pattern imprinted concrete recessed tray covers look much more attractive compared to a basic metal cover and can are easy to lift when accessing the drains for inspection.
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
Concrete can expand or crack in different conditions so when Decorative Concrete Specialists send their designers and surveyors out to evaluate they will take into account every possible threat and implement a number of precautions. The pattern imprinted concrete paving design can be arranged so it can disguise a crack control joint and all crack control joints cut into pattern imprinted concrete driveways or patios installed by Decorative Concrete Specialists can be filled using mastic which will match closely to the colour of the new driveway or patio.
If you would like to discuss our services and products please call us today on 01793 322098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org