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Block Paving

Block Paving is a durable, long-lasting driveway covering, block paved driveways are the surface of choice for those that wish to achieve a high-end attractive finish. Our professional team of groundworkers are experts in the installation of block paved drives.

It is no surprise that block paving is the UK’S number one choice of driveway covering; a long lifespan and vast selection of block styles mean that homeowners can tailor their new driveway to exact requirements.

This robust surface is equally effective and attractive when used in the installation of footpaths.

Thanet Building and Groundworks have and continue to install block paving in Thanet to the highest level of competency. Our NVQ qualifications enable us to install adequate drainage and sound footings for your new driveway.

For professionally installed block paving in Thanet contact Thanet Building and Groundworks, you are guaranteed a first-class service from enquiry to installation.

Should you be unsure of the style or look of driveway feel free to arrange a consultation during which we can go through the various block types and their potential benefits. First and foremost we are professional tradespeople and pride ourselves on straightforward and honest advice, we use no salespeople or hardball tactics.

Area of coverage: Based in Margate we provide block paving in Thanet, Whitstable, Canterbury and the surrounding areas.

Block Paving Styles

Block paving is available in two common types; both concrete blocks and clay fired bricks, we install both of these popular surfaces although we commonly recommend concrete blocks as this style of block tends to last longer.

Concrete block paving offers our customers an outstanding choice in terms of looks and styles this combined with the durability as mentioned above make this style of brick our go-to choice.

Should you require us to do so ornate patterns can be incorporated into your block paving. Block paving bricks come in various shapes and sizes which includes square and hexagonal; there are also numerous finishes of block; pewter, granite, and tumbled are all popular styles.

So, whether you live in a modern brick semi or a rustic cottage there will be a block to create precisely the look you wish to achieve.

For professionally installed block paving that fits seamlessly with your existing property contact Thanet Building and Groundworks today.

Footings and Drainage

When installing a block paved driveway, our team are fanatical about preparation, ensuring the foundations we dig for your driveway are to the correct depth and feature a gradual slope provides adequate drainage for your new installation.

We will complete the edge restraints of your driveway to a high standard this element of your drive acts as a frame. Edge restraints feature blocks laid on concrete around the outer edge of the drive.

This part of your driveway does what it says on the tin and acts like a restraint keeping your driveway sound and in place. Edge restraints also provide the strength for your driveway to support cars.

Most people will have seen a driveway in the past that has dipped in places or seems to be unlevel, often this will be caused by a poorly laid sub base. At Thanet Building and Groundworks we take the necessary steps and action to ensure your driveways sub base is well-compacted which means minimal dipping or unlevel blocks even after many years.

We will then level the sub-base off with a layer of good quality tailored sand finally the surface will be screeded these actions provide a perfectly level surface for us to begin laying your block paving.

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Free Estimates, Quotes & Advice

We believe in being totally transparent in everything we do and that includes our estimate, quotes and payment processes.

Our on-site surveys enable you to discuss the details of your upcoming project in the comfort of your own home; We do not employ salespeople instead a member of our qualified team will conduct your site visit.

When we come and see you to talk about a project, we will take some thorough notes about what it is you are trying to do and take all the measurements that we need to give you a personal and accurate quote.

We aim for the quote to be with you within a few days and it will include costs and details of how long the project will take to complete. Once you are happy with that, we can shedule you and give you exact date of when works will start and milestone payment, if applicable.


At that point we take a 10% deposit for the total cost of the job including aterials and labour.

Once we start your project, depending on the size of the job we may ask for milestone payments part way through but that is usually only on the bigger jobs.

Then, when the job is complete and you are 100% satisfied, we will ask for the balance which we are happy to accept by bank transfer (BACS), cheque or cash.