Unfortunately, we are not taking on any new works in the short term.
We would like to thank all of our customers and suppliers and wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
We will close early on Friday 24th December and will re-open Tuesday 4th January 2022. We would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.
If you are looking to revamp your property why not contact us using our online contact form in the first instance.
Unfortunately, we are not taking on any new works in the short term.
Fences can provide security for your family and pets, together with added privacy but they can be so much more too. They can provide support for planters, highlight items of décor, contain proliferate plants and enhance your garden.
Fences come in all shapes, materials, sizes, and colours, so you can really match them to your outdoor aesthetic. It is also possible to mix and match materials to ensure that yours is truly unique.
If you are looking to revamp your property with a new fencing, why not use our online contact form in the first instance.
At JDG, we have a wealth of experience in providing a range of patios in the area and our knowledgeable installers have the skill set required to ensure you receive a quality patio.
A new patio does not have to cost a small fortune. We can work alongside you to design your patio and help you to achieve exactly what you want in the most cost-effective manner.
The completion time of project will depend on a number of factors, this includes the materials used and the size of the patio.
Once we have all of the details in place, we will be able to provide you with an estimated time of how long the project is going to take. As all of our services are bespoke, we gather all of your information including the materials you are using, the size of your patio, additional features, patterns and any additional components to enable us to provide a comprehensive quotation.
We are still providing FREE No Obligation Quotation or some friendly, professional advice please use our online contact form.
However, we are exceedingly busy at present and will be unable to take on new work for several weeks.
Why not contact us for a quotation?
Unsurprisingly due to the national lockdown(s) and the appalling weather of late, we are very busy.
However, you can still contact us for a FREE No Obligation Quotation or some friendly, professional advice please contact us using our online contact form.
Ten things to look forward to in 2021 (fingers crossed)
1 Widespread Covid-19 immunity
2 Traveling/meeting friends and family
4 The Tokyo Olympics
5 UEFA Euro Championship
6 T20 Cricket World Cup
7 The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World
8 The Eurovision Song Contest
9 Live Music, Theatre and Comedy
10 Shopping for non-essential items
Getting a clear idea of cost is difficult as you will be paying for a service as well as goods.
Of course, you have to factor in the choice of materials and the amount of excavation that will be required.
An average patio installed by a reputable company will cost in the region of £100-£175 per square metre. The price may well decrease as the size of the area increases. Of course, you must factor in the choice of materials and the amount of excavation that will be required (particularly sloped areas), access to the site and many other factors, like VAT. Some paving companies are not registered for VAT which will reduce the overall bill by some 20%.
Do not be surprised to see large price differences between quotes. In most cases, this is often due to investments into a fully employed workforce (not sub-contractors), training, insurance, accreditations and warranties and the aforementioned VAT.
Our Company are proud to be members of Interlay – The Association of Paving Contractors and approved installation contractors for Essex County Council.
Our staff are NRSWA* accredited (*New Roads and Street Works Act 1991). If you would like any information and prices, brochures and samples or a site visit to discuss your new paving project, please contact us using our online contact form.
JDG The Paving Experts Limited provide commercial landscaping and related services in Essex to a range of sectors including restaurants, property developments, shops and sports venues.
Contact us today for a FREE No Obligation Quotation, some friendly, professional advice or use our online contact form.
August 2020 - Focus on Hard Landscaping
Hard Landscaping is the term used in the trade for all surfaces. This can be driveways, patios, paths, steps, walls, fences, gravel areas, pergolas, etc.
Where possible we try to use locally sourced materials and merchants. We also use national and even international suppliers for some bespoke items that you will not find in the shops.
If you are looking to revamp your property with a new driveway, path or patio why not give us a call for a no obligation quotation or use our online contact form.
This year has been extraordinary and not for good reasons. Thankfully, we are over the worst and are looking forward to the future.
We would like to thank our customers for their support, patience and understanding.
We are almost back to business as usual. If you are looking for design ideas or prices please use our online contact form.
You can lay concrete any time of year.
Concrete is a durable material, however, it won’t fully dry unless it’s poured in the right conditions. Laying concrete when the temperature is below freezing or it’s incredibly hot can prevent the mixture from hardening properly. For best results, we suggest doing it in spring or summer.
Concrete is impermeable.
Actually, concrete is porous – even the most dense types. This means that water and other substances (whether they’re in liquid form or vapour form) can pass through concrete. How long it takes for them to penetrate the material depends on its density, so water may seep through in just a few 1.
Concrete is always a gray color.
While concrete does start out as gray, it doesn’t always have to end that way. Mineral colours can be added to the mixture whilst wet and blended in to give the concrete a different colour when it hardens.
Concrete and cement are the same thing.
Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is actually an ingredient in the concrete used for concrete paving. Other ingredients include water, aggregates (like sand and crushed gravel), paste, and additives.
The law concerning driving over the pavement to gain access to your driveway is a confusing and may be subject to change soon.
To ensure you will not contravene Road Traffic Acts in future, it may be necessary to install a dropped kerb outside your property. This will ensure you have smooth, easy access to your drive and will not have to drive over the pavement.
It is necessary to obtain permission from the Local Authority to have a dropped kerb installed. There are stringent rules governing who can undertake this work. Contractors have to be holders of a suitable qualification, hold public liability insurance for £10m and be approved by the Local Authority
JDG are fully compliant and have many years experience, why not contact us for a quotation?
If you are looking for your driveway to have a permeable, smooth and natural feel, you've come to the right place.
Here at JDG the Paving Experts Limited, we offer a wide range of colour and texture options, to either complement or contrast any adjacent surfaces. This huge selection allows for the creation of a truly unique resin driveway that will be the envy of your neighbours.
Resin bound driveways provide a beautifully smooth finish with no loose stones to migrate into other areas, making it ideal for adjoining lawn areas and is very low maintenance. Just the occasional power wash will keep it looking pristine.
We also supply many other types of driveway from the ever-popular block paved, resin bonded, natural stone and of course gravel or decorative stones.
If you are just replacing your rear garden privacy fence or looking for a whole new fence we can supply closeboard, featheredge, picket or post and rail fencing.
We can supply and fit side, hand, double and pedestrian gates in various materials such as metal, softwood, hardwood, engineered etc. A gate can be the finishing touch to your garden, giving your house kerb appeal.
We can build walls using materials of your choice, including: Brick (in a variety of colours), Natural Stone, Concrete Blocks, Yorkshire stone slabs or Bradstone (alternative reproduction stone).
Natural stone is held in high regard due to its unique character, durability and attractiveness. With a broad range of colours, textures and patterns it is visually more interesting than man-made alternatives.
Natural stone is the eco-friendly choice for discerning buyers. It is non-toxic and lasts a lifetime. No chemicals are involved in the quarrying or fabricating and harmless to your property and health.
Because natural stone is quarried from the earth it is highly unlikely that any two tiles or slabs will match exactly. Many things affect the appearance; mineral deposits, temperature, underground springs and pressure received over time. These factors cannot be recreated in a laboratory or factory, making each slab totally unique.
Natural stone ages beautifully and over time acquires its own characteristics or patina. Unlike other materials it does not decay or rot, as such it is a sound investment that will last a lifetime and look good too.
Block paving is one of the most perpetually popular surfacing options; it is made from various materials such as clay and concrete, offered in an impressive range of colours and styles, the design possibilities are endless.
Block paving is environmentally friendly due to its porous nature as its lifespan of approximately 20 years. Being a hard-wearing surface it is a great material for a driveway or patio. As it is unaffected by salts, frosts, oils and a majority of chemicals it is widely used in industrial sites.
If you are looking for your driveway to have a smooth and natural feel, you've come to the right place. Here at JDG the Paving Experts Limited, we are ready to give your driveway a beautiful resin bonded gravel look in a choice of colours.
We also many other types of driveway from the ever popular block paved, resin bound, natural stone and of course gravel or decorate stones.