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Block Paving, Tarmac and Resin Bound driveways and Patios

Think this is an expensive driveway? It’s not, its just been installed with thought and care by a team who are led by some of the best installers in the area.

Peterborough Improvements are proud to have one of the most well known and highest qualified block paving and ground works professionals in the Cambridgeshire area.

Experienced not only in block paving but also Tarmac and Resin surfacing, our lead installer Darren Bennet has over 30 years experience in both residential and commercial installations covering Peterborough,  Stamford, Spalding, Deeping and the surrounding areas up to 30 miles of Peterborough with over a thousand local installs under his belt.

Rather like a good chef that makes or breaks a restaurant, Darren leads his team with the attitude “do the job once”, proof of this philosophy is with literally hundreds of positive testimonials and the highest of website feedback.

This coupled with that fact that unlike most companies we don’t just install one type of groundwork, means you are going to get an unbiased, totally professional recommendation for works, rather than a pushy salesman.

Our expertise includes – Gravel Driveways, Block Paved DrivewaysResin Bound SurfacingPatio’s, Paths & Slab laying

For your free consultation, give our friendly team a call today on 01733 306022.

Trusted By...

Work completed for Tesco in Werrington
Work Completed for Deaf Blind UK in Peterborough
Work completed for Anglian Water

We have over 30 years experience in the installation of driveways

With over 30 years experience within the industry we invite you to find out a little more about what makes Peterborough Improvements Specialists.

Shaun Featherstone

Managing Director

Unique Driveways
the way you want them

Resin trowelled by Darren

One thing that we understand at Peterborough Improvements is that every driveway should be exactly what the client is wanting and not simply what is easiest for the driveway company. In our opinion there is nothing worse than seeing row of houses all with the exactly the same driveways. Why not choose an installer who will show at least a little imagination.

The amount of different paving options for driveways available today are endless, so our experienced driveway contractors can transform your once drab and tired driveway into something you will be proud of whilst greatly improving the overall look of your home. We have paved area’s from small pathways and patios through to huge commercial area’s, so whether you have a small garden project or a large driveway you need working on, we can help.

After an initial free consultation our project manager will work closely with you in order to make sure that the work is 100% to your satisfaction and delivered on time. All our work is fully guaranteed and no project is too big or too small. We have a huge selection of paviour, block paving and Resin bound aggregates we can show you at our Peterborough Showroom and we will happily advise on the best materials to use for your particular project and budget

The Types of Driveways We Install


For Driveways and Pathways

  • Cost Efficient
  • Quick to Install
  • Various Colour Options
Gravel Driveway Installers Peterborough


For Driveways and Pathways

  • Relatively Cheap to Install
  • Very Durable
Tarmac Driveway installers Peterborough

Block Paving

For Driveways, Pathways and Patios

  • Diverse Range of Material Styles and Colours
  • Hard Wearing

Resin Bound

For Driveways, Pathways, Patios and Ornamental Areas

  • Aesthetically Pleasing
  • Permeable
  • Diverse colour options
  • Can Be Overlaid onto Some Existing Bases
  • Low Maintenance

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Our Block Paving and Resin Bound Driveway Service Explained
Driveway Survey Peterborough

Survey and Design

We will start off by carrying out a site visit where we can introduce ourselves, understand exactly what work it is you require and give you any advice we can in relation to your resin driveway / Tarmac or block paving project. We will take all the measurements we require and images of the install area so we can provide you with a computer generated design mock as part of your free no obligation professional quotation. This will be emailed to you usually within a few days.

View one of our design mocks below – 

Driveway Being Installed in Peterborough


Once agreement has been reached we will arrange a date and time for us to start the install. In most cases we will start with digging out the existing drive and levelling (With a Resin Bound installation this might not be required as we can usually overlay onto concrete or tarmac drives).  This will usually involve the use of a mini digger and is normally completed within one day with all the debris taken away and environmentally disposed of. (We tend not to use skips but our own tipper vehicles).

Levels will then be set and a geotextile membrane installed on top of the subsoil to the total area of your driveway. This helps prevent the mixing of the sub soil or clay with the hardcore that will be installed but will still allow water to flow freely.

At this stage MOT type-1 hardcore is laid to the total area of your new driveway on top of the geotextile membrane to a minimum depth of 150mm. This is then compacted down numerous times in different directions to give a good solid base.

Edging restraints (usually blocks) are then installed to contain the block paving or resin installation.

At this stage if the driveway is to be finished as a tarmac drive a 6mm finishing course will be installed and compacted. With a Resin Bound a bitumen or concrete base will be installed on top of the hardcore leaving between 18-20mm for the final resin install which is then hand trowelled once the concrete has cured or the bitumen oxidized.

With block paving drainage will need installing and once complete the driveway area will be covered with course grit sand, compacted and screeded.

Blocks are then laid and the area is brushed with Kiln dried sand until all joints are full to the top. The area is then compacted once again and any surplus kiln dried sand is now removed.

Driveway installed in Peterborough

Finishing Install

All waste material will be taken away ensuring your driveway is left nice and tidy. We will provide you with a completed invoice with the final payment due upon completion of the project and you being completely happy. We will also advise you on the best way to maintain the condition of your drive including driveway sealing.

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Some of our recently Installed Driveways

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Unit 30, Mancetter Square
Peterborough, PE4 6BX
01733 306022
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