Block Paving Driveways

Block paving driveways bring a lot of value to your Derby property. They look visually stunning, and they’re very durable. When you want to install a brand new block paving driveway in Derby, you need to call Central Paving for an affordable quote.

Why Install A New Driveway?

People have many different reasons for installing a new driveway. For some, it’s an ideal way to add to the resale value of their Derby home. For others, it’s a way to enhance the appearance of their home, and reflect their own personal taste and style. Whatever your reasons for wanting a new driveway, it’s never a good idea to try to do it yourself. You need special equipment and expert knowledge to be able to properly install a driveway.

Block Paving

You might already know that a block paving driveway is the one you want, or maybe you aren’t entirely sure what you want. You can call us on 01246 508256, email us, or get in touch using the contact form, and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your ideas.

Block paving driveways can be installed in a wide range of patterns, and designs. The blocks can be sourced in many different shapes, sizes colours and stones, which means that there is no limit to how your driveway could look.

As well as the versatility, block paving has many other advantages. It’s resistant to weather conditions, salts, oils and chemicals. It’s very durable and long lasting. In fact, it can last for more than 20 years, with very little maintenance.

The Process Of Installing Your New Driveway

You can call us on 01246 508256, use the online contact form, or email us for a consultation. We will discuss any ideas you have for your driveway, such as the pattern, design, colours, sizes, stone. We’ll also take into account the style of your home, as well as any other factors. We will provide you with a written quote. We will arrange a date and time for our team to visit your Derby home to commence work.

If there’s an existing driveway, we will remove it, and begin by digging the foundations. Depending on the conditions of the earth, we may need to install a geo-sheet, which is a membrane that sits on top of the earth. Then we will lay the sub-base, a load bearing layer, followed by a layer of sand. The blocks will sit on top of this sand, in the pattern and design you decided on. Once the blocks are in place, we will brush a fine sand over them, which is compacted, and seals the joints.

While the process seems easy, it does need to be done professionally. We would never recommend that you take this job on yourself. It can be very easy to make mistakes if you don’t fully know what you’re doing. Our team are experienced, trained craftsmen, who have the right equipment and expertise to install a beautiful driveway for your Derby property.

Maintaining Your Block Paving Driveway

Block paving driveways don’t need much maintenance. You may want to clean it from time to time, but you should never use a pressure washer. A pressure washer could wash out the sand, causing structural problems. Instead, clean it gently with soapy water, and then rinse it with clean water. You might need to replace some of the fine sand over the years.

Why should I choose Block Paving?

When it comes to choosing your new driveway installation, block paving is a great choice for a number of reasons. Take a look at the reasons why block paving is a brilliant option for your new drive or patio…


Block paving is very durable, it’s considered one of the most durable and long-lasting options when it comes to driveway installations. To get the most out of your block paving driveway in Derby, make sure you use a professional team like Central Paving, if blocks aren’t laid properly, they could start to spread or loosen. This is also important for sink age as this can happen if a heavy vehicle is parked for long stretches of time or if there’s heavy foot traffic.


Block paving does require maintenance to ensure it’s always look good, but if you keep on top of this it should only be a minimal maintenance process. Block paving really just required a clean and a brush to keep it looking good, it’s also important to look out for weeds in between the gaps.


Block paving requires no additional drainage and is a permeable option, so there’s one less thing to worry about when it comes to your driveway installation.


Block paving repairs can be carried out easily, they lift up easily and you can access the underneath simply. Block paving repairs require minimal disruption and once you’ve replaced it usually looks good as new.


The majority of people generally prefer the look of block paving, you can create a range of intricate designs and use the stones to produce an eye-catching pattern.

Whether you choose block paving, or another type of driveway, it’s important that you use a reputable and highly skilled block paving company and at Central Paving we’ll ensure that we provide your block paving to the best standard. No matter your requirements, we’ll guarantee that you’re more than happy with the results of your new driveway. We’re block paving specialists and will provide you with the right advice to ensure you make the right choice for your new block paving installation.

Adding Value

When it comes to your home, one of the first things that people will see is your driveway and whilst a new driveway will ensure your home’s exterior is visually appealing, it will also add value to the overall price of your property. Block paving can add a distinctive and unique finish to the front of your home, you can also make sure that it stands out from the other properties on your street by choosing an intricate pattern.

Choose Central Paving

Our team are very proud to be a family run business, with a proven track record. We endeavour to provide the highest standard of customer service. Upon choosing us, we will always give you an affordable quote, and will aim to deliver the work on time, or sooner. Here at Central Paving we are members of Plaspave, and, so you can be sure that we are a reliable, trustworthy company.

When it comes to block paving driveways, we source our materials from reputable manufacturers. We will only use high quality materials, to help ensure our own standards are met.

Central Paving believe our work stands out, which is why we offer an incredible discount on the first two orders placed in a new area. Most of our clients come from recommendations of previous clients. Customer satisfaction is our focus as our happy clients will tell others about us, and their beautiful, properly installed driveways are a showcase of our work.

Get in Touch with Central Paving

Call us today on 01246 508256 for an unbeatable quote on a brand new driveway for your Derby home. Alternatively you can send us an email, or use the online contact form on our website, and a member of our team will be in touch to talk to you.


Block Paving FAQs

Can I have block paving laid at any time of the year?

When it comes to block paving, it’s suitable to be laid all year around in the Derby area. If you have a block paving installation provided in the winter, then the process is likely to be slower, this is due to the weather conditions. It’s also recommend that block paving shouldn’t be installed at temperatures over 30C or below -8C. Should you have any further questions or queries, our professional team will be more than happy to assist.

How far will you have to dig down for the installation?

At Central Paving, we’ll only dig to the necessary depth that’s required to lay your block paving. The total digging depth required will be the total depth of the blocks and sand combined together. The average depth for the majority of block paving installations is usually around 25-30cm.

If a block is damaged, is it easy to be replaced?

Yes, this is one of the big benefits of block paving. Blocked paving is one of the easiest types of driveways to repair, at Central Paving we can easily repair and replace the blocks should they become faded or become cracked or are damaged. At Central Paving in Derby, we’re specialists when it comes to block paving repairs and installations.

What sort of maintenance service does my block paving require?

For the first few weeks, at Central Paving we recommend letting nature take its course, let your new driveway settle. After a few weeks, it’s then fine to go out and clean it on a regular basis, tidy it up and keep it looking good. After 3 years it’s then fine to give it a good thorough clean or have a sand and reseal provided.

During the block paving installation, how long can’t I use my drive for?

Our team of professionals will start the process of your installation, the digging of the base usually takes around 1-2 days depending on the base material. Our team will then lay the bedding of sand, at this stage you won’t be able to walk over it for a few hours. Once the blocks have been properly installed you’ll be free to walk over it. However, driving vehicles over the surface is forbidden until the sanding and compaction has been completed, if this is done, it can be detrimental to your driveway surface.

Is planning permission needed for block paved areas in Derby?

When it comes to block paved areas, planning permission isn’t usually required or necessary for block paved areas. But it’s important to consider, that should you suffer from flooding problem or water runs into a public drain in your area, then the council may need to be contacted in order to look at the drainage options available. All councils vary in their rules, so it’s always best to check. Should you require any information on this, our experts will be more than happy to help.

Does your block paving suffer from weed growth?

With block paving, weeds don’t grow from underneath the block, they usually occur because of surface seeding. By regularly spraying your block paving with weed killer this will help to keep the blocks and sand well sealed as well as help to reduce the chance from growing.

 How much does a block paving service cost?

The cost of block paving usually depends on the size of the area which you’re paving as well as the type and style of blocks that you choose to use. The team at Central Paving are more than happy to provide you with free quotation, you can trust our paving experts as all of our block paving installations are priced on a highly competitive basis.

Why should I choose Central Paving for my block paving installation?

At Central Paving, when it comes to a range of driveway installations, we’ve been providing our services across Derby for a number of years. What’s more is as well as the experience we also have the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that you receive a brand new driveway, something you can be proud of.


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