Driveways

For those who are looking for an exceptional driveway or private road of the highest quality.

Thomas Bow City Asphalt has an experienced and dedicated workforce who have completed driveways on prestigious homes. With a range of paving equipment and applying quality standards used on highways, airports and race circuits you can be assured of a superior finish and a driveway that will stand the test of time.

Our teams are equipped to undertake a large range of domestic surfacing requirements to suit our customer needs, from excavating existing driveways, installing soakaways and necessary drainage systems through to a variety of surfacing options, we will create a driveway to be proud of.

Our expertise includes:

  • Excavations and Groundworks
  • Drainage and Soakaways
  • Kerbing, Ducting and Lighting
  • Block Paving
  • Natural Stone Paving
  • Asphalt Surfacing
  • Specialist Surface Dressings
  • Granular surfacing
  • Soft Landscaping, including Planting and Tree Management

Our skilled team at Thomas Bow have years of quality experience in producing the best driveways no matter where you live in Nottingham, Derby or  Leicester. No matter the size of the project our enthusiastic team will get the project completed with ease. 

Some of the types of driveways we offer include:

Gravel driveways 

The gravel used for driveways is typically a processed product consisting of rocks, sand and clay. This mixture offers many major advantages both aesthetically and practically, the rocks are able to compact together allowing a stable surface while also offering good water flow. Gravel looks great on any driveway, modern or traditional adding a coloured gravel in a red brick or even a neutral colour will ensure your driveway pops even more.

Block paving 

Block paving is a more traditional form of paving, known also as brick paving; it is commonly used as a decorative method of creating a pavement or hard standing. One of the many benefits of block paving is that bricks offer more flexibility as they are able to be lifted and replaced when they suffer from damage or become worn. 

Imprinted concrete 

Imprinted concrete or stamped concrete are a fairly new concept in the driveway community. Rather than using individual blocks to create your finished surface, a layer of concrete is poured on a suitable sub-base. A colour is then applied as well as a hardener to give it a perfect finish. One of the advantages of stamped concrete driveways is that it is completely sealed meaning there’s less likelihood of moss or algae growth. 

Driveways construction & surfacing

The best driveways in Nottingham are an investment that will last a lifetime. The quality of the materials we use and our decades-long experience enable us to install beautiful, durable driveways at prices you won’t find anywhere else! At Thomas Bow we provide the highest quality service wherever you are in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. 

For a quote for our driveway services and to find out more information send us a message below.

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FAQS

What are the different types of tarmac?

Commonly used in the UK are asphalt concretes (previously termed ‘bituminous macadamias or ‘bitmaps’), hot rolled asphalts (HRAs), and stone mastic asphalts (SMAs). Asphalts can further be grouped into road base, binder and surface course, each providing a different function in flexible pavement construction. 

Do I need to install new edging?

The short answer is yes. Laying any surface material without edging will run the risk of failing. Edging provides integral protection against the edges of the surface cracking and coming away from the rest of the driveway. 

How long should I wait before driving on a freshly laid driveway?

Waiting just 24 hours is sufficient but we recommend waiting 48 hours if possible in order to ensure the material is set properly. 

What do I need to be aware of before getting my driveway laid?

When used to construct driveways, it is recommended that cars are moving when the wheels are turned.If a car is stationary when the wheels are turned (particularly in modern power steering vehicles) the asphalt can be displaced and scuffed by stresses applied at that particular point. It is also recommended that vehicles are parked in different positions to avoid marking the asphalt, and fuel spillages to a minimum. 

How long will it take to complete?

This depends on a number of factors including the size of the surface. Projects can take anywhere from a few hours to a week depending on how much prep work is involved. Prep work includes things like excavation, drainage installation, edge work and other things that can affect the amount of time a project will take.