CD Designs Blog
Last month we received a lovely testimonial from a customer whose pattern imprinted concrete driveway we installed in Denton in December. It came via our partners at The Best Of Bury, who gather reviews about local businesses and show them on their site. The review from Karen H reads:
‘Professional and friendly service, workers tidy and on time. My new driveway looks fabulous and I’m getting a lot of compliments from friends and neighbours. I just wish I’d had it done sooner.’
For the installation of the driveway, first the existing driveway was broken up and dug out. Next a trench was dug on the left hand side of the drive for the new drainage system. Pipework was laid in this trench, which connected the existing drains to the front of the driveway where the new Aco drainage was to be fitted. The whole area was then levelled, and the Aco drainage fitted and connected. A new brick wall was built at the front of the property complete with two pillars at either side, new fencing was erected, and a small step was installed at the doorway using KL blocks. Concrete was poured into the step along with the rest of the driveway, which was then coloured, patterned and sealed, and a full clean was given to the whole area to finish.
We have made a full case study including pictures of the driveway in question, which you can see here.
7th February 2013
We recently received a testimonial via email from John and Judith Haworth, whose driveway we installed in April. As you can see they are very pleased with their pattern imprinted concrete driveway, and even took the time to send us some photos.
“Good afternoon Tim, hope you are keeping busy
I took a couple of the drive before we put the cars on hopefully I have attached them to this email.
We just wanted to say that we are extremely pleased with the end result. Your site team were always well mannered and well organised. It was fascinating watching the different stages involved and in the end we were glad that we decided to stay and watch .
We have had such good comments off the neighbours that I would not be surprised if we see your vans in our vicinity again soon.
John & Judith Haworth”
21st July 2012
This project was a blast from the past. Installed in 2010, we were installing a pattern imprinted concrete driveway on the same street in May 2012. We called round to see if our customer was enjoying their pattern imprinted driveway two years on and they were delighted to see us, inviting us to take some pictures of the driveway that they are rightfully proud of. Incidentally the project on the same street was a property we had previously installed a driveway for and had returned to install a patio, proving that customer care pays off.
The driveway was installed using Dove Grey colour hardener, Charcoal release agent and Ashlar Slate pattern. The driveway was finished by applying an acid stain to the borders to create definition and effectively a frame for the pattern imprinted concrete artwork within.
We cannot take all the credit for this job looking so well after two years. The customers have looked after their driveway and followed the advice given in our user guide, proving that this product always looks its best when it is looked after.
You can see the case study for the driveway here
2nd July 2012
Mr Khan first contacted us in November 2011 wanting a new pattern imprinted concrete driveway and some fencing put up. We quoted for both, but Mr Khan decided to use us just for the concrete driveway, as he’d received a more competitive quote for the fencing. When we arrived last month to install the concrete driveway, we could see the fencing was a complete mess. Apparently the company that had installed it had no proper equipment and had not quoted for the correct materials. Mr Khan was very unhappy, and could not get back in touch with the company.
We installed the driveway and then made attempts to rectify the fencing. The fencing was nowhere near straight, so it had to be completely redone. While doing this we got to see the full extent of the mess left behind. In order to fit the posts in the holes, they had been bashed with a hammer instead of being cut with a chainsaw, and the holes themselves had not been concreted. We did the best we could and left the fencing looking much better.
Mr Khan was very pleased with the work, and left us the testimonial below. Click to enlarge.
8th June 2012