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Yorkstone Flagstones For Paving & Driveways

When it comes to building stunning driveways in Manchester, Salford and throughout the North West, here at Integral Driveways we only use the best suppliers in the business. Our Yorkstone Flagstones are from Holmfirth in the heart of Yorkshire by a company called Abacus Stone Sales that are a world renowned supplier of Yorkstone and reclaimed stones with 5 quarries in Holmfirth and Honley in the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

When you choose a driveways or patio with us and choose Yorkstone, you know you are getting the most natural flags that will be cut and dressed to requirements and will weather beautifully over the years making your driveways the envy of all your neighbours.

Check out the images below of what Yorkstone flags look like.

Yorkstone Flags are the perfect choice if you want to add character to your property and there are many choices for exterior landscapes like rustic, cathedral grade and the new stone that can be cut and pressed. You can also use reclaimed stone too if you want to save money and want to go for the weathered look from the beginning.

So What Is Yorkstone?

Yorkstone is a very high grade stone from Yorkshire that is desirable for paving and flagging, it’s a natural stone with varying colourings because each piece of natural Yorkstone is taking from the quarry and is individual. Yorkshire stone is noticeable in Yorkshire homes and there is a big difference between Yorkshire stone and other county stone quarried.

How Did It Come About?

Quarried since the 18th century, Yorkstone can be found throughout Local Yorkshire cities and towns, but also throughout the world. Over the years, people realised that Yorkstone has many benefits and has become more and more popular throughout the years and is now so popular that you can find homes being built throughout the world.

As Yorkstone is more expensive, you know you are getting a quality product that will last. The benefits of seeing your driveway or patio looking like new even 20 years down the line makes the expense worthwhile. As they say, you cannot put a price on quality and usually a driveway will last a life time.

So, when you choose Yorkstone you are adding value to your home, people will love the design, the feel and unique character compared to other homes on the street without it.

If you decide to use reclaimed Yorkstone or normal Yorkstone from here in the UK you are also being kind to the environment as there is not much travel involved meaning less emissions, reclaimed even more as it has already been quarried.

So, in summary, we would recommend Yorkstone for your next driveway, patio or landscaping project and Integral Driveways has a great relationship with Abacus s0 we can supply and fit your Yorsktone Flagged patio or driveway for less than many other local Manchester companies.

Why not speak to a member of our team today for a free no obligation quote.

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The Driveway Process

1- The location of your driveway will be cleared and excavated to a depth of eight inches and prepared for the concrete to be poured upon. Aggregate is set down and machinery is used to compact and level it to form a solid base. Shuttering is pinned and nailed in place to provide the required shape and drainage is positioned before the concrete is poured. We always make sure that the driveway is cleared beforehand so that we can create a level surface throughout and we normally do with our own diggers.

2- Once the driveway preparation is complete, ready mixed fibre re-enforced concrete is delivered to the site then poured, levelled and floated. Concrete is poured four inches thick in all areas of the drive then rolled to remove air bubbles and bring moisture to the surface so that the concrete can be printed and built on to the driveway.

3 – Then we need to add the colour hardener is evenly spread across the wet concrete and then smoothed to harden and colour the mix. The rubber mats imprint the surface of the concrete to apply the desired pattern.

4 – After the printed concrete has dried completely (this may take 24-72 hours depending on weather conditions), the shuttering is removed, expansion joints are cut in the required places, the driveway is washed and left to dry (approximately 24 hours). When dry, colour matched silicone is placed in the expansion joints. Finally sealant containing a slip-resistant agent is brushed onto the surface to protect it and enhance the colour.

The process of installing a driveway can take up 3-4 days and can change the whole exterior of your home. If you have a driveway in Manchester, Salford or Prestwich that needs attention, then why not contact us for a free quote today and let us help you make the right decision for your next driveway.

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Indian Stone – What Is It?

We find many customers throughout Manchester love Indian Stone driveways for many reasons. It’s tough and durable, looks great, is low maintenance, affordable and easy to clean. However, we thought we would give you a quick overview of why many people are choosing to install Indian Stone for their driveways.

Below is an example of a recent indian stone driveway we installed in Manchester recently.

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Indian stone driveway in Manchester

If you would like to know more about Indian Stone driveways please get in touch today for a free no obligation quote

Why Choose Patterned Concrete

Why should you have Patterned Concrete for your driveway?

Patterned Concrete is created by using stamps to imprint a desired pattern onto concrete. This technique has been used for the past 50 years with a growing variety of feature such as;

  • A wide range of stamping patterns
  • Stains to give us the vibrant colours
  • Can be applied to many different surfaces and textures
  • Cost less than traditional alternatives (stone, slate, brick, etc)

With so many benefits the real question is; Why don’t you already have a Patterned Concrete driveway?