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Award winning driveways designed for your home

Visit our new Transformation centre at the Abridge Garden Centre, 126 Ongar Road, Abridge RM4 1AA

Call Nick Turner BSc (Hons) for a free design consultation now on 01992 577034


Visit our Brand new Resin Bound Gravel Driveway and artificial grass display area at the

Abridge Garden Centre,  126 Ongar Road, Abridge, RM4 1AA

12 of the Best Resin Bound Gravels on show with free samples to take away.

The best artificial grass in the South East on show with samples to take away

Excellent plants and garden ornaments and reclaim on sale

Excellent Cafe for superb food and drink

Visit Monday to Friday 10am till 4pm, Saturday/ Sunday 10am till 3pm

 

 

 

  Award winning driveways designed for your home,
Resin Bound Gravel, Block Paving, Granite setts and stabilised gravel

“Thank you to the whole Turnabout team for transforming our drive.  Right from the initial meeting you showed attention to detail and the imagination to modernise our front and back gardens.  The team were always friendly, tidy, hard-working and willing to go the extra mile.  No detail was missed or skipped, we are delighted with the finished product and would recommend using Turnabout Drives.”  Chris Holt, Loughton

Different Styles of Driveways

Resin Bound Driveways

        Resin Bound Gravelresin bound drives are our Premium range of driveways, the finished surface is an extremely hardwearing and very attractive solution for your Driveway.  The system involves choosing a dried aggregate of your colour choice and mixing with a resin until the aggregate is completely encapsulated with the resin. The finished surface is smooth and extremely hard wearing and looks fantastic.  The final surface is permeable and suitable for SUDS (sustainable drainage systems).  A permeable tarmac base is required and the resin mix is laid directly on top.  The Resin system is relatively new to the UK  however it is becoming very popular because of its attractive appearance.  A resin driveway constructed correctly should last a very long time.  The before and after picture below show the difference between untidy loose gravel compared to the new resin bound gravel. Please note we only lay resin bound gravel on new bases constructed by us. Our typical resin bound driveway will cost between £100 -£130 + VAT a Sq Metre.

The video below is an introduction to resin bound gravel.  For more information please call me on 01992 577034

 

Sandstone Cobbles and Setts

        Sandstone Setts and cobbles – Setts (granite and sandstone etc.) are also in our Premium Range.  Sandstone setts create fantastic looking natural stone driveways.  A sandstone driveway is an extremely hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing.  Sandstone setts / granite setts are natural stone that have been cut or split into cobble size.  They are laid on a full mortar bed on a reinforced concrete base and then hand pointed to create the ultimate looking paving.  Every stone is unique and is perfect for use in designer driveways.  Installing a sandstone sett driveway is very labour intensive and is limited to only the very best skilled installers.  The cost of a sandstone driveway is around twice the price of a block paved driveway and the results below show why.  Our typical sandstone/ granite sett driveway will cost between £160-£220 + VAT a Sq Metre.

 

Block Paving Driveways

        Block Paving –block paving is the most popular paving in the UK and is perfect or creating a quality looking and economical driveway.  There are many types of block paving on the market from classic cobbles such as the Marshalls Tegula to a modern clean line granite effect ‘Marshalls Argent’.  Block paving is a flexible paving system that is laid on a compacted subbase and a sand bed.  Kerb edging and border strengthen the drive and also add height and restraint to flower beds and borders.  One major advantage of block paving is the ability to lift up and relay the blocks if a new gas or water pipe is needed to be relaid to your property etc.

Block paving neeeds to be maintained to prevent air bourne weeds from geminating in the joints.  A stiff brush every month and the application of a path clear weed killer will keep the driveway looking clean and fresh.  The majority of block pavers are slip resistant and are suitable to slopes. Our typical block paved driveway will cost between £100 -£125 + VAT a Sq Metre.

Gravel Driveways

        Stabilised gravel- stabilised gravel looks like a normal gravel driveway but with an extremely tough honeycomb stabilisation system underneath which prevents gravel from going into the road and all over the rest of the garden.  The gravel is firm and needs little maintenance. The honeycomb sheets are  laid on a subbase and then filled by gravel.  Stabilised gravel provides an excellent low maintenance SUDS compliant surface suitable for drives and paths.  Stabilised gravel extremely tough and can withstand heavy vechicles driving over.  Our typical gravel driveway will cost approximately £75 + VAT a Sq Metre.

        “Turnabout Drives replaced our shabby, weed-strewn shingle driveway with a smart resin bound driveway in September 2012.  We are delighted with the results.  It has transformed the front of our property and we are regularly complimented on it by passers by.  We were very impressed with Nick’s level of expertise and the friendly, professional attitude of his team, particularly their close attention to detail and high standard of finish.  We have no hesitation in recommending them”.

 The video below is a customer testimonial

 

 

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Your FREE information guide to help you choose the correct driveway for your home, sent to you in the post.

Your driveway is an investment, something to be proud of.  I have produced this Free booklet to help you on choosing the correct driveway for your home.  There are many choices and sometimes it can be confusing.  Here is some useful information that will help you make a decision.

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How to create an Award Winning Driveway by Nick Turner BSc (Hons).

An attractive front garden and driveway improves kerb appeal and saleability of your property.  A well designed front garden can greatly improve the value of your home and provide convenient secure off street parking.  Most people want extra parking infront  of their house without turning it in to a carpark.  Turnabout drives design unique driveways which have ample parking spaces as well as incorporating planting areas and lawns.

The approach to your house is where first impressions are made.   Creating the Wow factor will make your property the envy of your friends and neighbours and with the added benefit of adding value.

A front garden that looks shabby and overgrown gives the impression that the property is unloved and neglected.  Cutting back overgrown shrubs instantly creates a lighter and more managed look to your property.

A well designed front garden can incorporate extra parking spaces as well as an elegant lawn and planting scheme.  There is no need to pave over the whole area. The use of planting areas and lawn is a brilliant solution to make a more eco-friendly garden. An ornamental front wall or railings create a boundary to the garden and adds security to the home.

Replace old tarmac and cracked concrete with paving that blends with the surroundings.  Modern block paving is a popular choice thanks to the array of styles and shades available.  Choose from rustic cobbles that suit period properties to ultra-modern clean lines more suiting to the contemporary home.  Resin Bound Gravel will enhance any garden.  There are so many colours and styles all blending into to the natural environment.

It is important to plan and style your driveway so that it suits your way of life and character of your home.  The design is the key to realizing the potential of your driveway.

Before and after.

Improving the outside of your home increases kerb appeal, improves saleability and makes you proud of your home. If you are looking at your existing driveway and finding it difficult imagining what a new driveway would look like then have a look at the transformations below.  Call Nick Turner on 01992 577034 for a free design consultation to get the best for your new driveway,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnabout landscapes ltd is a member of ‘Marshall’s Approved driveway and landscape contractor scheme’ which means our work is a high standard.  As a Marshall’s Approved Landscape Contractor we are recommended by Marshalls to install their patios and driveways.  We supply the UK’s most comprehensive range of driveway and paving products from Marshalls to ensure you receive the driveway or patio of your dreams to suit your style and budget; all professionally installed to your full satisfaction.

 

Call Now for a free quotation and a five year guarantee 01992 577034

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Your FREE information guide to help you choose the correct driveway for your home, sent to you in the post.

Your driveway is an investment, something to be proud of.  I have produced this Free booklet to help you on choosing the correct driveway for your home.  There are many choices and sometimes it can be confusing.  Here is some useful information that will help you make a decision.

 

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