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Old 13th Mar 2010, 12:53   #1
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Question Tarmac cost for driveway

We have a driveway leading to the garage that is tarmac, next to it is an area of gravel which could be used for a car (if the wall was cut back by a few feet to ease getting in and out).

Can anyone give me a rough idea of the cost of tarmac per square meter, and how deep it is layed for a driveway.
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 13:10   #2
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I re-laid my tarmac driveway 2yrs ago and extended it.

You basically will need to go down about 18cm and then put a base of hardcore down, this then needs to be rolled.
After which two layers of tarmac will need to be laid. The basecoat and then a top finishing layer.

Your be looking at about £25+ p/s/m just for the tarmac.

I did all the ground work myself, putting the hardcore down and the edging kerb stones, rolling it, etc.
I then got someone from a tarmac company to lay the two layers as a foreigner.

Get some quotes and i would only use a recommended tarmac company.

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 13:14   #3
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I shant be using some door knocking gang with "a bit leftover"!

I'm aware of the need for a good base and then the 2 layers, i can do the prep myself to save money like you ScoobyDoo did.

The altenative is to concrete it rather than tarmac, i guess that is equally expensive, if not more so?
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 14:06   #4
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I have a slanted driveway I want tarmac, - does this cost extra? It's not something I want to do just yet - just want a vague idea before I start getting quotes.

I'd say it was a 35 degree incline.

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 14:39   #5
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The altenative is to concrete it rather than tarmac, i guess that is equally expensive, if not more so?
I would bet it would be near the same price. But concrete has its advantages. First, it is much more durable if laid properly. You can include recycled products in it such as rubber and glass to cut down cost. And best of all, when the sun beats down on it in the summer it doesn't radiate 500° heat into your home and surrounding area and escalate your cooling bill.


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I have a slanted driveway I want tarmac, - does this cost extra? It's not something I want to do just yet - just want a vague idea before I start getting quotes.

I'd say it was a 35 degree incline.

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35 degrees! if it rains and you have tarmac you'll never get your car up there!

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 14:41
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 14:44   #6
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Tarmac yer drive for yer mister, i'll just get the tools from me caravan.

A mate of mine actually paid some gypos to do his drive, then they charged him double what they said to begin with, be careful on the pikey route if you go there
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 14:51   #7
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Maybe you should look at permeable paving instead of tarmac or concrete, besides I think you need planning permission for non-permeable surfaces anyway.

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/eng...kcommonpaving/
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 15:03   #8
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Do you like dags?
Do what?

westie17 - I will check on the planning but dont think its an issue as its not grass, its already drive, im just changing the material.

I Get Around - no pikey will ever be paid to do work for me.
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 17:55   #9
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Look what I've done with mine this last week with my mate (he did most of the work) -












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dmpoole - thats quite some work for 2 people in a week. I'm pretty sure its not your normal line of work, nice job!
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:08   #11
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dmpoole - thats quite some work for 2 people in a week. I'm pretty sure its not your normal line of work, nice job!
We also had another bloke with us who always works with him.
I've had this last week off so helped where I can (lots of tea).
It's over a week, the wall was done last thursday & friday but the pair of them go off to other jobs they are doing as well.
I've never seen 2 people work so hard.

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:09   #12
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Nice work by the way although the caravan in the next drive concerns me

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:14   #13
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Nice work there Dimple, although it poses the question as to which is better, tarmac or paved/brick ?

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Nice work by the way although the caravan in the next drive concerns me

that's where he buys his pegs

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:19   #14
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Block paving - *hurl*
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:22   #15
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Look what I've done with mine this last week with my mate (he did most of the work) -
Very nice. How much did it cost, i've been look into something similar?

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 18:59   #16
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Look what I've done with mine this last week with my mate (he did most of the work) -



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Not bad for pikeys, I see they lived on site for the week
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Old 13th Mar 2010, 19:47   #17
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Not bad for pikeys, I see they lived on site for the week
That caravan has been there for the 26 years we've been there and it has given me a lot of privacy.
I have always sat behind the window to the left of the door and the caravan has blocked my computing habits from passers by

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Old 13th Mar 2010, 20:05   #18
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^dirty old man

hey whats with the missing posts in this thread?

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Not bad for pikeys, I see they lived on site for the week


I don't think its possible to talk about driveways without mentioning pikeys!
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