Mews - Connecting Driveways

Style Herringbone
Type Modern sharp edge block (Omega)
Area Mews / connecting driveways
Budget £7000 (guide only)
Size 120m2
Duration 2 weeks (guide only)

The material of the driveways in this street was tarmac. The clients decided they wanted to achieve an neater finish to the area and to continue with the existing block paved material used for the actual road surface throughout. Keeping the block type the same gave unity and simplicity needed to reach the desired finish. A more striking effect was achieved by using the natural and charcoal colour alternately. These blocks also worked extremely well with the style and colour of the mews homes, something a little more contemporary. To finish the personal areas, some selected the sleeper retainers for flowerbeds. Using this more rustic material gave a hint to its coastal location in Brighton.

Thank you for the excellent job you made of block paving the Mews.

On Behalf of the residents from numbers 4 - 10, I would like to thank you for the excellent job you have made of block paving the Mews. To say that is has made a huge difference to the outlook is an understatement. We are all thoroughly delighted with the result.

Victor Wright
Image showing connecting driveways defined by alternating colours of block paving

Connecting driveways defined using a black and white block alternately

Image of white block edged using a black block to give boundary line

White Omega block used for main bulk of paving with black Omega block edging to give boundary line

Images of connecting driveways with railway sleeper raised flowerbed

Connecting driveways and a raised flowerbed constructed out of railway sleepers.