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Posted: 20 June 2004,19:08 QUOTE

Hi,

Having nearly finished a self-build next to my existing house, I now need to create a practical (and smart looking) shared drive.

The drive has nicely compacted type 1 all over with granite setts at the entrance.  I intend to cover the type 1 with a 35mm thick layer of 20mm gravel.

However, I am undecided on how to mark out the three separate areas; private bit for old house, private bit for new house and shared bit.

I was thinking about a few lines of granite setts to separate the three areas but was wondering what you thought.  Will it look OK?  Any other ideas?

Cheers,

Paul

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Posted: 20 June 2004,20:50 QUOTE

not sure on the edgings but personally i would use a 10mm gravel as i find due to less voids it holds better than a 20mm.
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Posted: 21 June 2004,09:24 QUOTE

I think the granite setts are the ideal option for edgings. I don't like to intriduce too many different paving types in any one project. For most driveway jobs, I always reckon 3 surface types is the maximum, so stick with the setts, says I!

Make sure they are well-bedded into a concrete bed and properly haunched with the same. Also, if they're being trafficked by vehicles, I'd use a beefed-up mortar to point them - add SBR or Ronafix to the mortar as directed on the packaging, and this will not only harden the mortar, but also improve the bonding, making it less likely to be separated from the setts.

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Posted: 21 June 2004,17:46 QUOTE

Thanks for your replies.

Just a quick question for Tony - what size gravel would you recommend?

Cheers,

Paul

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Posted: 21 June 2004,19:27 QUOTE

10mm for a driveway, 6mm for a footway, but it does rather depend on the type of gravel being used.

Over the weekend, I uploaded 3 new pages giving greater coverage of gravels and their uses, including a brief 'Gravel Gallery' that shows off a few of the more popular choices. I don't want to try and put up pictures of every gravel, because I'm not a retailer and it really ought to be up to them to provide images of their stock, not me.

Anyway, you can take a look at the new pages and let me know if they help at all.

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Posted: 25 June 2004,08:37 QUOTE

Tony,

Thanks for the pictures.  I've now ordered 20t of 10mm angular flint.

Cheers,

Paul

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